December 5, 2023

From Fur to Fab: Introducing Our New Dog Grooming Program in 2024

If you’re a dog lover with a passion for pampering our four-legged friends, you’re in for a treat! International Academy is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new Dog Grooming Program, set to kick off in early 2024. With a duration of 600 hours, this program can be your pathway to a career in dog grooming. In this blog, we’ll take you through all the essential details about our program and why it can be a fantastic opportunity for aspiring dog groomers.

Program Overview

Our Dog Grooming Program is designed to provide comprehensive training to individuals who are enthusiastic about caring for and beautifying dogs. We understand that many of our potential students have busy daytime schedules, which is why the program will initially be offered exclusively in the evening. Classes will run from Monday through Thursday, allowing you to maintain your daytime commitments. The class timings are convenient, spanning from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The Ultimate Grooming Kit

To ensure you have everything you need to excel in dog grooming, each student will be provided with a comprehensive grooming kit. This kit includes all the necessary supplies and tools required for grooming dogs professionally. You’ll be amazed at the array of high-quality grooming instruments that come in this kit, setting you up for success from day one.

Classrooms With Everything You Need

Our modern and well-equipped classrooms boast specialized bathing stations and grooming stations. Here, you’ll gain hands-on experience in a real grooming environment, replicating what you’ll encounter in your future career. These facilities are designed to make your learning experience as practical and authentic as possible.

Financing Options

We understand that pursuing a new career path can be a significant financial commitment. To assist our students in achieving their dreams, we offer the opportunity to finance the program through Federal Financial Aid, for those who qualify. Financial aid can help alleviate the financial burden and make it easier for you to embark on your journey to becoming a skilled dog groomer.

*financial aid is only available to those who qualify

Curriculum Breakdown

The Dog Grooming Program is structured to provide a well-rounded education in every aspect of dog grooming. The program spans 30 weeks, with the first 10 weeks dedicated to laying the foundation of your grooming knowledge. During this period, you’ll focus on the theoretical aspects and scientific principles behind dog grooming. Simultaneously, you’ll get hands-on training in essential tasks such as bathing dogs, trimming nails, cleaning ears, and more.

The remaining 20 weeks of the program will be dedicated to honing your skills by performing full grooms on as many different breeds and coat types as possible. This intensive practical training will prepare you to tackle various grooming challenges and meet the specific needs of different dog breeds.

Business Component

In addition to grooming techniques, we understand the importance of business skills in your future career. Therefore, our program includes a business component that equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your own grooming business successfully. You’ll learn about client management, marketing, and the essential business practices that will set you up for success in the industry.

Comprehensive Knowledge

In our program, you will acquire a wealth of knowledge to ensure you can provide the best care for your furry clients. Students will be expected to become experts in various areas, including:

  • Breed Recognition: You’ll be well-versed in all American Kennel Club (AKC) breeds and coat types, ensuring you can cater to the unique grooming needs of each breed.
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Understanding the anatomical and physiological aspects of dogs is crucial for safe and effective grooming.
  • Zoonotic Diseases: You’ll receive training in recognizing and preventing zoonotic diseases, which can be transmitted between animals and humans.

Academic Standards

At International Academy, we take education seriously. Our curriculum is designed to meet the highest educational standards and has been approved by several esteemed organizations. We adhere to the curriculum approved by the Commission on Independent Education (CIE) and the accrediting agency, Middle States Association. Additionally, we are committed to adhering to the standards set by the Federal Department of Education. This commitment to excellence ensures that you receive a high-quality education that prepares you for a successful career.

Contact Us For More Information!

Our Dog Grooming Program at International Academy is set to transform dog lovers into skilled and knowledgeable professionals who are ready to tackle the demands of the grooming industry. With a flexible schedule, financing options, a well-structured curriculum, and a strong focus on practical training, our program is designed to empower you to embark on a fulfilling career in dog grooming.

If you’re ready to embark on this exciting journey and be part of this industry, join us in our Dog Grooming Program in 2024. Your dream of transforming fur into fabulousness is just a few steps away! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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