Brenda’s Grooming Academy Bilingual Course Curriculum

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Are you ready to learn the latest grooming techniques that pets love?

See what you’ll learn in English or French below and don’t hesitate to apply today!

A 100% Hands-on Learning Experience

At Brenda’s Academy of Professional Dog Grooming ( located in Moncton, NB ) our philosophy places major emphasis on building grooming skills through actual practical classroom experience in your language of choice - all classes are bilingual, English & French.

After an initial orientation session, students start their 100% hands-on learning experience. They work on live pets under close supervision by the instructors. Students are also given extensive individual guidance, and the class size is limited to provide maximum attention to each student.

To see if you qualify to join us, please check out our admissions requirements.

Grooming Course Duration & Classes Schedule

Course Duration

Classes take place over 16 weeks with 3 courses available per year, check out our course dates to know when the next course will start.

The test of time has proven that a minimum of 16 weeks is necessary to sufficiently teach the basics of grooming and instill in each student that extra sense of confidence needed to groom professionally.

Classes Schedule

Our classes take place on weekdays.

Monday to Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Students get 1 hour for lunch every day except Friday.

Pet Grooming Course Topics

Below are the topics we will cover over the duration of the course:

  1. Grooming demonstration
  2. Brushing
  3. Bathing & de-matting
  4. Poodle breed standard
  5. Table & cage sanitation
  6. Determining poodle sizes
  7. Standard poodle clips & variations
  8. Dog anatomy
  9. Cleaning ears & clipping nails
  10. Cage drying & fluff drying
  11. Tools of the trade
  12. Scissor control & patterns
  13. Clipping face & feet
  14. Clipping tail & body
  15. Mustaches & top knots
  16. Blending, shaping & scissoring
  17. Terrier breeds & their specific styles
  18. Spaniel breeds & their specific styles
  19. External parasites
  20. Expressing anal glands
  21. Grooming cats (optional) *
  22. Getting your business started
  23. Receiving customer's dogs
  24. Skin disorders
  25. Customer relations

* To note, the course focuses on dog grooming although cat grooming education is offered as an optional topic for students who are interested.