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Practicum Requirements - Groomer Technician Course


lf you plan on seeking salon employment, large corporate salons often hire JKL groomers in training, so you can actually train while on the job. Some smaller salons will do the same, depending on their current needs.

The practicum subjects required for grading are as follows:

Photos must be in the following prescribed format:

  • 1 before photo of each subject
  • 4 after photos of each subject (1 full side view, 1 full rear view, 1 full front view, 1 close up head view)
  • photo size at least 800 x 600 pixels
  • The practicum subjects required are as follows:

    1. Smooth-coated Breed (set of 5 photos)
    2. Short-coated Breed (set of 5 photos)
    3. Double-coated Breed (set of 5 photos)
    4. Drop-coated Breed (set of 5 photos)
    All photos MUST be clear and up close.

    Spot Grooming Photo Before & After requirements:

    (any coated breed)

    • a trimmed hock and a catlike foot
    • a scissor rounded foot
    • trimmed or clipped footpads
    • a trimmed tail showing efforts with thinners or shears
    • a clipped undercarriage
    • a plucked and cleansed ear
    • double coat removal utilizing a dog rake
    • dematting showing correct use of a dematting tool
    • a photo of you and any finished subject
    • photos or videos of you actually performing a start to finish groom. (this will require an assistant to take the photos or videos in sequence)
    • pre bath procedures: dematting, brushing, combing, coat removal with clippers and/or shears
    • bath procedures: wetting, lathering, rinsing, towel drying
    • finish procedures: blow drying, finishing brushing or combing with pin brush, wire slicker  and combo comb.