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Assistant Pet Stylist

This program is designed for students with no professional grooming experience as an avenue to enter the market in a relatively short period of time. Students concentrate on handling of dogs, brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing, drying, and basic finishing techniques for various long haired, short haired, and double coated breeds. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to work competently at the approved level with minimal supervision.

Getting Started

Application and Entrance Assignment Processing Fees: $50.00
Pre-requisite: None
Total Training Time: 80 Classroom hours
Time Requirement: Full-time student = Two weeks (40 hrs/wk)
2018 Class Start Dates: 2018 Start Date Calendar    2019 Start Date Calendar

Tuition, Tools & Textbooks

  • Deposit ($175.00)
  • Tuition ($2,000.00)
  • Books ($185.00)
  • Complete Toolkit ($875)
  • Application Fee ($25)
  • Enrollment Fee ($25)
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  • Two Speed Professional Clipper w/ #10 Blade
  • #40 Blade
  • #30 Blade
  • Combination Comb
  • Wide Toothed Comb
  • Medium Slicker Brush
  • Rubber Curry
  • Thinning Shears
  • Small  Detail Shears
  • Ear Protection
  • Grooming Mask
  • Guard Comb Kit
  • Hemostats
  • Large Nail Trimmer
  • Blade Coolant
  • Ear Powder
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Kwik Stop
  • Spray Disinfectant
  • Kennel Lead & Loop


Canine Anatomy: Canine Terminology – Harold Spira
Breed Standards: The New Complete Dog Book – The American Kennel Club
Grooming: Notes from the Grooming Table – 2nd Edition – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Notes Pocket Pal – 2nd Edition – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Theory of 5 – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Canine First Aid: Groomer’s Guide to Pet First Aid, Injuries & Health – Boyd Harrell, DVM

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