Grooming skills for all breeds

  • Brushing & de-matting
  • Bathing & dipping
  • Blow (fluff) drying
  • Coat conditioning
  • Ear plucking and cleaning
  • Eye care
  • Anal glands
  • Nail trimming
  • Handling the clippers
  • Skin types
  • Avoiding clipper/brush burn

Grooming skills by breed

  • Setting the patterns
  • Clipping with variety of different blade sizes
  • Clipping with blade extenders
  • Hand scissoring
  • Thinning the coat

Animal health

  • Skin conditions and care
  • Internal & external parasites
  • Ear infections
  • Foot problems
  • Warts
  • Hip and knee-cap problems
  • Teeth
  • Nervousness, convulsions-seizures
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sanitation

Special dog care

  • Grooming puppies
  • Grooming aging dogs

Ways to earn extra money

  • Nine ways

Gaining experience

  • Finding practice dogs

Business ownership

  • Business planning…3 different strategies
  • Setting up your shop
  • Zoning regulations
  • Pricing your services
  • Naming your business
  • Skin types
  • Avoiding clipper/brush burn


  • Customer record keeping
  • Bookkeeping …tax information
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Getting and keeping customers
  • Customer relations
  • Questions customers ask-correct answers
  • Time management
  • Hiring help

Simple equipment care & repair

  • They are Important…but really simple

The reference manual contains 21 chapters. Twenty of the chapters have Chapter Self-Tests to enhance your learning. Also included-grooming check lists by Breed for your use, so that you will be certain you have covered every step to completion. In addition, there is a Grooming Chart covering 20 of the working breeds grooming instruction and bath frequency charts.




Our 8 hours of filmed instructional training are the key to success of our package. 

Enjoy easy menu access to each breed and grooming topic!

Many, many hours were devoted to developing these exceptional instructional aids. You will feel as though you are with us in person teaching you by our side! We cannot imagine learning without this vital tool. Our tapes are produced and dubbed by an excellent videography company on high quality DVDs designed for heavy use. The lighting and camera shots capture each lesson with clarity. They are packed full of quality instruction!! From this training you will be shown how to properly bathe, blow-dry, clip and scissor style over 30 of the most popular breeds. Here are just some of the breeds you’ll learn groom..

Terrier Breeds
Including the Schnauzer, Wire Fox, Scotties, West Highland White

Spaniel Breeds
Including the Cocker (American and English) and Springer

Parted Coats
Including the Maltese, Yorkshire and Silky, LhasaApso and Shihtzu

Mixed Breeds
Including the Pekeapoo, Cockapoo and several others


Old English Sheepdog and Bichon-Frise are shown

The Poodle

The Poodle is covered extensively, paying particular attention to clipping the feet and face safely without fear of clipper-burn problems. An in-depth segment on Hand-Scissoring and putting the Poodle into a Kennel, Lamb and Teddy Bear Pattern and then into the more advanced patterns of Summer(Bikini) Dutch and their variations.


On video you’ll be shown exactly how to hold the dogs and tools so that you will be able to efficiently handle both. You’ll be shown each of the various steps that lead up to the hair clipping.. toenail trims, ear plucking, anal gland care, bathing, dipping, fluff-drying and de-matting the coat. Also on video.. how to clean and do simple required maintenance on the clippers. Also how to properly handle the dogs in a safe manner to ensure your safety and that of the animal. We even have a segment on making hair bows “our way”!

(Note:We are showing you how to groom for the family dog only.. not for the show ring.)