Pet Grooming Plus Program

 
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*MSCC is proud to now be working with Pet Emergency Education (P.E.E.) to offer our students certification in CPR & First Aid as part of the Pet Grooming Plus Program.

MSCC's Pet Grooming Plus Program is a 600 hr. professional grooming program that will teach students everything that is covered in the Basic Grooming Program. In addition, this program teaches proper knowledge of breed conformation and outlines, the ability to recognize faults and techniques to correct or camouflage them allowing for a balanced, harmonious, picture perfect finish. The art of Hand Scissoring is also taught to enhance the breed profile and sculpt the coat. Hand Stripping and Carding of both Terrier and Sporting breeds, a technique essential for the preservation of correct coat texture, color, and health, is covered as well as the correct application of these techniques to ensure the safety of the dog.

Creative Grooming is taught in our Pet Grooming Plus Program. Students will learn what products are available to correctly and safely apply to the pets coat to "color" or "dye" the coat which offers clients a truly unique look for their pet.

MSCC strongly believes that being a Professional Pet Groomer also means having ample knowledge of animal health. While no one can replace a proper veterinarian’s diagnosis, a skilled pet groomer can aid clients by recognizing issues that need to be addressed. We help prepare students by giving them a wealth of information through hands on-teaching and classroom lectures such as:

  • Dental Care

  • Eye and Ear Care – Routine maintenance as well as ailments that affect both feline and canine’s ears and eyes.

  • Pest Control – Recognition and control of pests and parasite infestations.

  • Skin and Coat Care – Common causes and aids in the treatment of skin conditions.

  • Prenatal and Whelping Care

  • Nutrition for Pets

  • Contagious Diseases – Contagious diseases affecting the canine, feline, and/or human; recognizing symptoms and prevention.

  • Controlling the Feline

  • Animal CPR & First Aid - As part of the program, students will be certified in CPR and First Aid through Pet Emergency Education (P.E.E.).


TESTING

In order to graduate from this program will need to complete the 600 clock hours as well as successfully pass a series of both written and hands-on demonstrations in order to be eligible.

Written exams include AKC breed information knowledge and breed recognition of the following groups:

  • SPORTING

  • NON SPORTING

  • TERRIER

  • HERDING

  • HOUND

  • TOY

  • WORKING

There are 4 additional written examinations for this program that include tests covering medical terminology and information along with the Final Exam.

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Hands-on demonstrations are given over varied groups in the AKC and the breed’s grooming instructions as outlined in the program:

  • STRAIGHT COAT

  • CURLY COAT

  • HAND SCISSOR ALL OVER

  • PATTERN 1

  • PATTERN 2

  • MIXED BREED MAKEOVER

  • B & B