A leader in pet groomer training for over 40 years!

Diploma Course Outline

26 week - 500 hours, Plus Hands-on Work


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JKL Dog Grooming Course
Module 1

Canine Coat Types
smooth, short, double, silky, harsh, curly and corded coats

Parts of a Dog, Physiology
fibula, tibia, scapula - converting terminoloy into groomer jargon

Parasites, Zoonoses
fleas, ticks, worms, rabies, ringworm, heartworms

Getting Started - First Groom
Tools, Equipment, Supplies, First Groom - Step-by-Step

JKL Student Groomer
Module 2

Grooming Tools
description, usage, maintenance, professional equipment and suppliers lists

Supplies, Equipment and Product Comparisons
dryers, tables, fixed restraints, pet support and positioning systems, clipper vacuum systems, salon set-up

Professional Clippers and Blades
comb attachments, blade size and purpose, clipper and blade maintenance, clipper usage

Grooming Products
shampoos, conditioners, colognes, ear powders and cleansers, styptic powders and gels, clipper oils and coolants

What is a Matt?
dematting, detangling, clipping down, speed and matt combing

Brushing, Combing, Nail Trimming Techniques
wire slicker and pin brushing, combo comb, nail clipping

New Grooming Products
tables, dryers, bath aids, bathtub units, groomer apparel

Clipper Maintenance Detail
illustrated step-by-step procedures

All About Shears
sizes, shapes, function
scissor pliers
scissoring methods and holding techniques
practice and strengthening exercises
convex or bevel edge shears
shear ergonomics

JKL goes online!
Module 3

Before the Bath
lifting and control techniques, patterns and styles, toenails, clipping, grinding, nail caps
ears, plucking and cleansing, excess coat removal, dematting, brushing combing, clipper burn, areas of special concern

During the Bath
wetting, lathering, scrubbing, rinsing, conditioning, towel drying
bathing equipment

After the Bath
drying - high velocity, fluff, cage
clipping, brushing, combing, finishing touches

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

causes, prevention, treatment

Controlling Problem Dogs
identifying, handling methods, the importance of table size, passive or submissive posture
control and restraint

Grooming Shortcuts
hair removal, wet HVing, wet clipping
electrical safety precautions

Best Management Practices
how clean is clean? disinfecting, sterilizing
read the label, antibacterial soaps, selecting the ideal disinfectants

Personal Safety Equipment
ear, eye, lung and skin proctection

JKL expands globally
Module 4

common clipper patterns
grooming detail - step-by-step
clipper control, scissor blending, tapering, beveling
clipping feet, face, tail, undercarriage
clipper dexterity
line grooming
scissor finishing popular trims

Mixed Breeds
Doodles, Cockapoo, Teripoo, Maltipoo, Pomapoo
trims - daisy, teddy bear, pantaloon, mohawk
face, body and tails options
Bichon Frise
complete grooming detail
head and body styles

Other Curly Coats
Portuguese Water Dog - Retriever Trim, Lion Trim
Old English Sheepdog - full coat, cruiser trim, giant teddy trim
Irish Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel
Patterns for Correcting Faults
short body, long body, bow legs, French front, cow hocks, overweight

JKL International Partners
Module 5

coat types, short and long legged terrier patterns
head and tail detail, head and tail features charts

Pet Terrier Trims
grooming instruction for over twenty common terrier breeds

Hand Stripping
overview, methodology, advantages, disadvantages
blow coats, hand plucking, rotating the coat
illustrated start to finish instruction

Pet Grooming Comparisons
pattern similarities and differences - an aid to instant terrier breed information and grooming

Terrier Heads and Bodies Simplified
four basic geometric head shapes
coat removal - too little, too much, just right

Other Harsh Coat Patterns
Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

JKL International Partners
Module 6

Common Spaniel Trims
Cocker Spaniel - maintaining the full coat
suburban trim, smoothie
English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel,
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel

Setter Trims
Irish Setter, Red & White Setter, English Setter, Gordon Setter
correct head, body, feathers & feet

Other Dropcoats - Complete Grooming Detail
line brushing
Lhasa Apso - three grooming styles
Havanese and Cotton de Tulear - pet grooming, step-by-step
Shih Tzu - three grooming styles

Puppy's First Groom
scheduling first consultation
getting the job done
follow up

Grooming the Senior Pet
special needs of the geriatric dog
gentle, methodical hands on approach
comfort and safety

JKL becomes mobile friendly
Module 7, 8, 9

Coat Types
Domestic Long Hair, Short Hair
Cornish Rex
Maine Coon
Devon Rex

Cat Physiology
groomer terminology

Parasite Recognition
internal and external parasites

toxoplasmosis, rabies, etc.

Cat Specific Grooming Tools
brushes, combs, crates, harnessess
grooming bags, air muzzle

Matting in Cats
removal of matts and tangles

Procedures, First Aid, Tips and Tidbits
body language, facial expression
control and restraint
protective gear

Before, During and After Bath
espiratory cautions

Common Trims
comfort, tiger, mohawk, smoothie, lion
Disinfectants and Pesticides
safe or toxic to cats?

JKL International Partners
Module 10

First Aid
heatstroke, cariod pulmonary rescitation - ABC's
choking, controlling bleeding
pressure points, tourniquets
sprains or fractures, dressings, splints, aftercare
first aid kit - necessary items list

Hints, Tips, Trade Secrets
stains, fleas, odors, epilepsy
nicks, cuts, clipper burn
clipper lines, carding
bows, barrettes, bandanas
creative grooming

Disinfectants and Pesticides
understanding labels

Groomer Health and Safety
safe lifting, accident prevention, clean air

Salon Design and Floor Plans
design examples for safety oriented, ergonomic salons
mobile units
layout and floor plans

Business Start-Up
viability, start-up cost, profit calculators
business plan and template
client relations
rates, pricing, profits
exclusive customizable business templates

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