Pet Grooming Program
Curriculum – What You’ll Learn
ABC’s Grooming Program teaches gentle, humane grooming techniques. Our course includes everything from bathing, brushing and drying to proper clipper and scissor use. ABC believes in a strong focus on health and safety and teaches both dog and cat grooming methods. What’s more, as part of this course you will receive an extensive array of critical tools for you to use when you reach your hands-on portion of this program.
Here are the 11 stages that every graduate completes:
- Stage 1 – Introduction to Grooming
- Stage 2 – A Groomer’s Toolbox
- Stage 3 – Health & Safety
- Stage 4 – Cat Grooming
- Stage 5 – Dog Grooming Details
- Stage 6 – Bathing, Brushing, and Drying
- Stage 7 – Clipper Use and Scissor Control
- Stage 8 – Breed Profiles and Mixed-Breed Styling
- Stage 9 – Career Building Skills for the Professional Pet Groomer
- Stage 10 – Hands-On Externship and Pet CPR & First Aid Certificate
- Stage 11 – Final Exam & Graduation
Includes 37-Piece Grooming Kit
One of the most daunting and confusing things for new groomers is deciding what tools you require to pursue your profession. With literally tens of thousands of products on the market proper selection is critical and potentially confusing. ABC removes this problem by including a 37-piece Grooming kit as part of your course of study. This kit was compiled by expert groomers and gives the novice an outstanding start in their new profession!
Affordable Tuition - An Investment in Your Future
Mentor Locations in Every Canadian Province
Bring the Classroom to Your Living Room
Our groomer program combines the flexibility of home study with critical hands-on training experience at a real-life grooming facility. This is an important point. Courses without hands-on experience won’t properly prepare you to be a groomer. Trying to learn to be a groomer without a solid academic grooming foundation is often beyond the abilities of most people. That’s why ABC’s groomer program includes the best of both approaches.
Do What You Love
Did you know that there are 13.8 million dogs and cats in Canada? That breaks down to about 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs. What’s more, roughly 35% of Canadian homes have a dog and 38% have a cat. Canada is a pet loving nation which means Canadian’s care about their pets and are often willing to spend a great deal of money (and time) on their care. In fact, the average Canadian pet parent spent almost $760 per year on the care of their pets.
All of this equates to potential opportunities. While no responsible school can or should guarantee employment after graduation, there is no denying that the opportunities in a country of pet lovers is clear and exciting. This includes grooming!
For many years students throughout Canada have been taught to “do what you love” or to “follow your passion”. Becoming a groomer because you love making pets look good and because you might have artistic talent, allows you to combine a love of craft with a pragmatic vocation that might be able to earn a living from.
Launch your career in as little as one year!
Start Your Journey Today
All ABC programs in Canada feature open enrolment. This allows you to start your education immediately. A pet grooming career is about making a difference in the health and lives of animals!
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