The Program

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The Golden Paws Complete Guide to Dog Grooming Book breaks down each step of the grooming process so you can follow the instructor’s direction and “see” how to apply them to the pets from step 1 throughout the whole pet styling process.

Here is a small sample of Prepping 101. This easy step-by-step learning method was developed by master stylist and one of the Nation's top instructor, Jacqueline Rauch. These pages represent skills and prepping procedures. The steps of shaving of a female stomach and the steps of shaving a poodle face. This procedure is followed thru in Bathing & Drying 102, Styling 103, and The Advanced Styling Seminar 104.

You can see the start and stop points and path of each step. Your Instructor guides you along each step, and you quickly master your styling skills because not only are you applying the step to the pet, but you can see it in black and white diagrams to truly understand the grooming process. Each step in the styling process from prepping to fine finishing has been broken down so the student can readily grasp the styling process and be applying fine finish skills in weeks instead of months! What gets our students ready in 6-8 weeks instead of months is our proprietary program. See our Slide Show below of pets that our students have groomed. If you want to create beautiful breed designs, Golden Paws School is for you.

 

Prepping Organizational Chart Skills, Tools, & Procedures


TOOLS
Clipper Clipper – Brush Out any Hair Build-Up
Blades #15 & #40 Blades - Oil Blades Daily
Toenail Clipper/Blood Stop Powder
Hemostat
Brush
Big Comb
De-Mat Tool

TOOL MAINTENECE
Clipper - Brush Out any Hair Build-Up
Blades - Oil Blades Daily - Clean in Blade Wash weekly

PREPPING TOOLS AND SKILLS
Shaving – Clipper & Blades
Clipping Toe Nails – Toenail Clipper & Blood Stop Powder
Cleaning Ears – Hemostat & Ear Cleaner
Brushing – Brush
Quality Check- Big Comb
De-matting – De-Mat Comb, etc.

CONTROL POSITIONS
A) Stomach (1)
B) Feet (1, 2, 3, 4,)
C) Pads (1, 2, 3, 4)
D) Head (1, 2, 3,)

CONTROL POINTS
A) Skin
B) Ears
C) Hair
D) Elbows
E) Tail &Rectum (1)
F) Last Resort (1)

PREPPING PROCEDURES


DOG PARTS
1) Stomach
2) Rectum
3) Pads
4) Nails
5) Inner Ear Hair
6) Hair Slicker Brush
7) Hair- Quality Check
8) Hair Mats

TOOLS
#15 Blade
#15 Blade
#40 Blade
Nail Clipper/Blood Stop Powder
Hemostat
Big Comb
De-Mat Tool, Brush, Big Comb

PREP BREED DESIGNS
Follow instructions in Breed Design Instructional Chapters

SAFETY WARNINGS
A) Stomach – Blade Irritation area and Possible cut area (thin nipples)
B) Rectum – Blade Irritation area
C) Genitalia – Blade Irritation area
D) Webbing between Toes – Possible cut area
E) Cheeks – Blade Irritation
F) Neck – Blade Irritation
G) Ear Pocket – Possible cut area
H) Eye Lids – Possible cut area
I) Ear Edges – Possible cut area
J) Any Loose Skin – Possible cut are
K) Skin – Brush Irritation
L) Inner Ear – Do not insert Hemostat Tips too Deep into ear

 

“NEVER LEAVE THE PET UNATTENDED. PUT THE PET IN A SAFE CAGE”

PREP 101: SHAVING THE STOMACH

 

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Each Step for Shaving a Poodle Muzzle

POODLE PREP: CLEAN FACE NO MUSTACHE

 

1._Shaved_Cheek_Seperation_Line

1. Shaved Cheek Seperation Line

2._Front_Opening_of_Inner_Ear

2. Front Opening of Inner Ear

3._Shave_Cheeks

3. Shave Cheeks

4._Shave_Neck_Sides

4. Shave Neck Sides

5._Shave_Front_of_Neck

5. Shave Front of Neck

6._Shave_Front_of_Neck

6. Shave Front of Neck

7._Bottom_Eye_Lid

7. Bottom Eye Lid

8._Nose_Stop

8. Nose Stop

9._Top_of_Nose

9. Top of Nose

10._Mouth_Pocket

10. Mouth Pocket

11._Side_of_Muzzle

11. Side of Muzzle

12._Underneath_Chin

12. Underneath Chin

 

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Skills List

Because you are actually learning in an upscale salon, you will be exposed to real world situations much like a teaching hospital. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and give quality care.

De-shedding Skills
Drying Techniques/ for optimal results
Brushing and Combing/
get that polished look
Shampoo / Anal Glands
Flea / Skin Treatments
Blow Drying / Fluff-Out Brushing
Sanitation
Skin and Hair
Bathing Techniques
Safety Techniques

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Pet Oral Hygiene
Clipper Techniques
De-matting Techniques
Curly Coat Cut down
Pet Psychology
Dog Anatomy
Control Positions
Shaving Skills
Tool Usage and Maintenance
Blade Lengths
Toe Nails
Ear Cleaning
CPR and other subjects of importance
Pleasing the Customer/ Customer
requests for their pet
Detachable Blades
Skimming Techniques
Cut Down Techniques
Outline Shaping
Fine Finishing/Balancing & Outline Shaping
Blade Skills
Breed Designs
Thinning Shear Techniques
Camouflaging Faults by Styling
Add-on Services
Job Counseling
A Happy Pet is a Joy to Groom
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Golden Paws is located in an area with a wide range of breeds and you will have the opportunity to work on different breed designs.

Tuition & Tools

Houston, Tx Location.

Pricing, Hours, Tools and Programs will vary at each Golden Paws location. Contact Location for Pricing, Hours, Tools and Programs.

Professional Dog Styling Program
(Prepping 101, Bathing & Drying 102, Styling103)

6 Weeks

Professional Dog Styling

Tution Fee : $ 3,850.00
Registration Fee : $100.00
Equipment Cost : $ 790.00
Text Books Cost : $ 160.00

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Total Cost : $ 4,900.00

Program Outline

Prepping 101
Theory 5
Lab 53
Total Clock Hours 58

Bathing & Drying 102
Theory 1
Lab 34
Total Clock Hours 35

Styling 103
Theory 24
Lab 108
Total Clock Hours 132


Total Program Hours 225

Executive Dog Styling

 

Tution Fee : $ 4,400.00
Registration Fee : $ 100.00
Equipment Cost : $ 790.00

Text Books Cost : $ 200.00

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Total Cost : $ 5,490.00

Advanced Dog Styling Seminar

Tution Fee : $ 2,095.00

Registration Fee : $100.00

Equipment Cost : (Purchased by students from previous class.)

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Total Cost : $ 2,195.00

Long Distance Dog Grooming Program

Tution Fee : $ 1995.00
Registration Fee : $ 50.00
Equipment Cost : $ 532.73 (plus shipping and handling )

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Total Cost : $ 2577.73

Advanced Dog Styling Seminar 104**

4 weeks
Tuition (Currently) ...... $2095.00
Registration Fee............$100.00
Tool Fee (purchased by students from previous class)

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Total Fees…………….$2195.00

**Students must have prerequisite courses or be given approved credits and have all tools on the tool list

Program Outline

Theory
Lab
Total Clock Hours

7
67
74


The Advanced Dog Styling Seminar Course will teach students the following procedures:

1) Refinement Skills
2) Scissoring
3) Thinning Shears
4) Blade Finish
5) Mixed Breed Styles
6) Breed Designs

7) Speed Techniques
8) Balancing
9) Behavior Problems
10) Tool Techniques
11) Blending Techniques
12) How to bring out the Beauty of individual pets

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Tool Kit

TOOLS FEE................................................................$ 790.00
(PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON MANUFACTURER'S COST)


1 GOLDEN PAWS COMPLETE GUIDE TO DOG GROOMING
1 NOTES FROM THE GROOMING TABLE
1 BLOOD STOP ½ OZ.
1 PET NAIL CLIPPER
1 5.5” STRAIGHT HAIR PULLER
1 GREYHOUND 7.5” COMB
1 DELUXE COARSE TOOTH COMB
1 DEMATTING COMB
1 LG. SLICKER BRUSH
1 SM. SLICKER BRUSH
1 8 ½ ” STRAIGHT SHEAR
1 8 ½ ” CURVED SHEAR
1 42 TOOTH THINNING SHEARS
1 2 SPEED CLIPPER
1 SNAP-ON COMB #1
1 SNAP-ON COMB # 2
2 # 40 BLADE
2 # 15 BLADE
2 # 9 BLADE
1 # 7 BLADE
1 # 7F BLADE
1 # 5F BLADE
1 # 4F BLADE
1 A-5 BLADE #7/8
1 UNIFORM - JACKET
1 TOOL BOX
1 MASK & EAR PLUGS
1 EAR CLEANER
1 BLADE CLEANER

Housing

For our many out-of-town students there are weekly rate hotels near the school where many of the students have stayed. Many of those hotels accept pets.

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