When it comes to Advanced Grooming courses or continuing your education, you have several options:

  • If you are a student and you’re enrolled in the Zero to Groomer or Zoom to Groom programs when you come near graduation, you will be able to choose any of the Advanced Grooming curriculum courses to personalize your studies (your advisor will give you more guidance in this matter). This will let you focus/specialize in the skills or topics you prefer. For a list of available courses, scroll further down.
  • If you are already a pet groomer, but would like to enhance your skills and a certificate to show that you are an advanced groomer, you can take our Advanced Grooming Program. The completion of this program (which is personalizable) will award you a Diploma of Advanced Pet/Dog/Cat Groomer and can also serve as preparation for your Master Groomer title (if you want to). More info about this further down.
  • If you are already a pet groomer, but would like to learn something new, enhance your skills, or further your knowledge in a particular topic, you can enroll in any and as many individual courses as you want, but no certification will be awarded. You can also enroll in any of our Workshops or Seminars, depending on what you’re looking for. Some courses/workshops/seminars will require you to demonstrate a particular level of knowledge and/or skill in order to be able to let you enroll. For a list of available courses, scroll further down.

 

Advanced Grooming Program

The program lasts 3 months. At the end of the 3rd month, a final test will be applied to ensure the students have the necessary advanced skills to receive the Advanced Groomer Diploma.

Core Curriculum

  • Feline Clipping
  • Rare Dog Breed Clipping
  • Sleeper Poodle Cuts & Styles (Advanced & dog show styles)
  • Sleeper Hand Scissoring (Advanced hand scissoring)
  • Bichon Frise & Other Advanced Clips
  • Trend: Japanese Styles
  • Ocheltree Hawks & Modern Patterns
  • Efficiency & Speed Grooming Techniques

+ 4 optional courses from the curriculum list


 

Advanced Grooming / Continued Education Curriculum List

  • Grooming Patterns and Clipper Techniques (Art of Pet Styling)
  • Poodle cuts & styles (Basic and pet)
  • Beginner & Intermediate hand scissoring
  • Terrier cuts & styles
  • Feline Clipping
  • Rare Dog Breed Clipping
  • Accessory making & application
  • Proper Pet Hair Dying
  • Sleeper Poodle Cuts & Styles (Advanced & dog show styles)
  • Sleeper Hand Scissoring (Advanced hand scissoring)
  • Bichon Frise & Other Advanced Clips (Sleeper? Ocheltree?)
  • Trend: Japanese Styles
  • Ocheltree Hawks & Modern Patterns
  • Efficiency & Speed Grooming Techniques
  • The Business of Grooming: Introduction
  • Building your Grooming Business (Starting it, building it, & keeping clientele)
  • Time management, production, & Profit
  • Marketing strategies for small grooming businesses
  • Social media & Public relations
  • Entering the grooming Texas workforce: Interviews & Personal presentation