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Diploma Groomer Technician Outlines

Academic and Hands On Learning


(16 week, 125 academic hours)
IEAA Internationally Accredited
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MODULE 1 - CANINE COAT CARE

Sub Module A - Coat Types
  • Smooth coats
  • Short coats 
  • Double coats
  • Silky coats
  • Harsh coats
  • Curly coats
  • Corded coats


  • Sub Module B - Parts of a Dog, Physiology
  • Fibula, tibia, scapula - converting terminology
    to groomer jargon

    Sub Module C - Parasites, Zoonoses
  •  fleas, ticks, worms
  • rabies, ringworm, heartworms, sporotichosis


  • Sub Module D - Getting Started
  • Tools, Equipment, Supplies
  • First Groom - Step-by-Step
  • Smooth Coats
  • Short Coats
  • Double Coats

  • MODULE 2 - TOOLS OF THE TRADE

    Sub Module A - Grooming Tools

  • Description, Usage, Maintenance
  • Professional Equipment and Suppliers Lists

    Sub Module B - Supplies, Edquipment and Product Comparisons

  • dryers
  • tables and loops
  • fixed restraints
  • pet support and positioning systems
  • clipper vacuum systems
  • shop set up

    Sub Module C - Professional Clippers and Blades

  • dryers
  • tables and loops
  • fixed restraints
  • pet support an and positioning systems
  • clipper vacuum systems
  • shop set up

    Sub Module D - Grooming Products
  • shampoos
  • conditioners
  • colognes
  • ear powders and cleansers
  • styptic powders and gels
  • clipper oils and coolants

     Sub Module E - What is a Matt?
    dematting, detangling
  • clipping down
  • speed and matt combing

    Sub Module F - Brushing, Combing, Nail Trimming Techniques
  • wire slicker and pin brush
  • combing
  • nail clipping

    Sub Module G - New Grooming Products
  • tables - hydraulic, electric
  • dryers - high velocity, stand up, cage, compartment
  • bath aids - steps, ramps, lifts
  • bathtub units
  • groomer apparel

    Sub Module H - Clipper Maintenance Detail
  • illustrated step-by-step procedures

    Sub Module I - All About Shears
  • sizes, shapes, function
  • scissor pliers
  • scissoring methods and holding techniques
  • practice and strengthening exercises
  • convex or bevel edge
  • shear ergonomics

    MODULE 3- PROFESSIONAL PROCEDURES & SAFETY

    Sub Module A - Before the Bath

  • lifting and control techniques, small and larger dogs
  • patterns and styles
  • toenails, clipping, grinding, nail caps
  • ears, plucking and cleansing
  • excess coat removal
  • dematting, brushing, combing
  • clipper burn
  • areas of special concern: eyes, teeth, wrinkles, elbows, hocks, pasterns, anal sacs

    Sub Module B - Procedural Steps to Bathing
  • wetting, lathering, scrubbing
  • rinsing, conditioning, towel drying
  • bathing equipment

    Sub Module C - Procedural Steps to Finishing
  • bathing equipment
  • drying - high velocity, fluff, cage
  • clipping, brushing, combing
  • finishing touches
  • coat oils and colognes

    Sub Module D - 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

    Sub Module E - Grooming the Double Coats
  • causes, prevention, treatment

    Sub Module F - Controlling Problem Dogs
  • identifying difficult dogs
  • handling methods
  • the importance of table size
  • passive or submissive posture
  • control and restraint

    Sub Module G -Grooming Shortcuts
  • control and restraint
  • hair removal
  • wet HVing
  • wet clipping
  • electrical safety precautions

    Sub Module H - Best Management Practices
  • how clean is clean?
  • disinfecting
  • sterilizing
  • read the label
  • antibacterial soaps
  • procedures
  • selecting the ideal disinfectants

    Sub Module I - Personal Safety Equipment 
  • ear protection
  • eye protection
  • lung protection
  • skin protection
  • Pet First Aid

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