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Certificate Course Outline

12 week - 150 hours

JKL Dog Grooming Course
Lesson 1

Canine Coat Types
smooth, short, double, silky, harsh, curly and corded coats

Parts of a Dog, Physiology
fibula, tibia, scapula - converting terminoloy into groomer jargon

Parasites, Zoonoses
fleas, ticks, worms, rabies, ringworm, heartworms

Getting Started - First Groom
Tools, Equipment, Supplies, First Groom - Step-by-Step

JKL Student Groomer
Lesson 2

Grooming Tools
description, usage, maintenance, professional equipment and suppliers lists

Supplies, Equipment and Product Comparisons
dryers, tables, fixed restraints, pet support and positioning systems, clipper vacuum systems, salon set-up

Professional Clippers and Blades
comb attachments, blade size and purpose, clipper and blade maintenance, clipper usage

Grooming Products
shampoos, conditioners, colognes, ear powders and cleansers, styptic powders and gels, clipper oils and coolants

What is a Matt?
dematting, detangling, clipping down, speed and matt combing

Brushing, Combing, Nail Trimming Techniques
wire slicker and pin brushing, combo comb, nail clipping

New Grooming Products
tables, dryers, bath aids, bathtub units, groomer apparel

Clipper Maintenance Detail
illustrated step-by-step procedures

All About Shears
sizes, shapes, function
scissor pliers
scissoring methods and holding techniques

JKL goes online!
 Lesson 3

Before the Bath
lifting and control techniques, patterns and styles, toenails, clipping, grinding, nail caps
ears, plucking and cleansing, excess coat removal, dematting, brushing combing, clipper burn, areas of special concern

During the Bath
wetting, lathering, scrubbing, rinsing, conditioning, towel drying
bathing equipment

After the Bath
drying - high velocity, fluff, cage
clipping, brushing, combing, finishing touches

Grooming the Double Coats
shorter double coats, longer double coats
undercoat removal - the brush out, hair removal, pads, toes, feet, hocks, tidying feathers, undercarriage, tail

causes, prevention, treatment

Controlling Problem Dogs
identifying, handling methods, the importance of table size, passive or submissive posture
control and restraint

Grooming Shortcuts
hair removal, wet HVing, wet clipping
electrical safety precautions

Best Management Practices
how clean is clean? disinfecting, sterilizing
read the label, antibacterial soaps, selecting the ideal disinfectants

Personal Safety Equipment
ear, eye, lung and skin proctection

JKL expands globally
Lesson 4

common clipper patterns
grooming detail - step-by-step
clipper control, scissor blending, tapering, beveling
clipping feet, face, tail, undercarriage
clipper dexterity
line grooming
scissor finishing popular trims

Bichon Frise
complete grooming detail
head and body styles

Correcting Faults
Patterns for Correcting Faults
short body, long body, bow legs, French front, cow hocks, overweight

JKL International Partners
Lesson 5

coat types, short and long legged terrier patterns
head and tail detail, head and tail features charts

Pet Terrier Trims
grooming instruction for common terrier breeds

Hand Stripping
overview, methodology, advantages, disadvantages
blow coats, hand plucking, rotating the coat

Pet Grooming Comparisons
pattern similarities and differences - an aid to instant terrier breed information and grooming

Terrier Heads and Bodies Simplified
basic geometric head shapes
coat removal - too little, too much, just right

JKL International Partners
Lesson 6

Common Spaniel Trims
Cocker Spaniel - maintaining the full coat
English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel,

Setter Trims
Irish Setter, English Setter, Gordon Setter
correct head, body, feathers & feet

First Aid

Hints, Tips, Trade Secrets
stains, fleas, odors, nicks, cuts, clipper burn
clipper lines, carding, bows, barrettes, bandanas

Puppy's First Groom
scheduling first consultation
getting the job done
follow up

Grooming the Senior Pet
special needs of the geriatric dog

JKL becomes mobile friendly
Lesson 7, 8, 9

Coat Types
Domestic Long Hair, Short Hair

Cat Physiology
groomer terminology

Parasite Recognition
internal and external parasites

Cat Specific Grooming Tools
brushes, combs, crates, harnessess
grooming bags, air muzzle

Matting in Cats
removal of matts and tangles

Hints, Tips, Trade Secrets
body language, facial expression
control and restraint
protective gear

Before, During and After Bath
respiratory cautions

First Aid, Pesticides and Disinfectants
Disinfectants and Pesticides
safe or toxic to cats?

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