Canine Quick Start Assistant Groomer Program

Theory 20 Hours-Completed online at home       

Practicum 60 Hours- completed at the Academy




 The most important aspects of any groom are the bathing and drying techniques. Students will focus on handling of dogs, as well as basic prep grooming. Skills include; bathing techniques, de-shedding, brushing/combing, nails, cleaning ears, sanitary trims, condition evaluation, and introduction to equipment and products. The students will also be introduced to the various breeds and coat-types.


 The objective of this program is to educate and prepare the student with the knowledge required to be qualified to enter into the dog grooming industry as a Grooming Assistant / Bather Brusher for any Professional Grooming establishment.


Theory Syllabus

  • Groomer & Pet Safety
  • Grooming Equipment Selection & Care
  • Anatomy & Behaviour
  • Breed Standards of the Canadian Kennel Club
  • Proper Handling Techniques
  • Challenging Pets
  • Special Care of Young & Old Pets
  • Customer Service
  • Business Smarts




Practicum Syllabus

  • Understanding Canine Language
  • Handling- Control Techniques
  • Understanding and Recognition of the Anatomy of the Canine
  • Use of Tools of the Trade
  • Use of Products of the Trade
  • Practicing Sanitation Procedures
  • Recognition of Various Coat Types
  • Practicing and Mastery of Bathing Techniques for the Various Coat Types
  • Practicing and Mastery Drying Techniques for the Various Coat Types
  • Ability to Provide Condition Evaluation
  • Practicing and Mastery of DeShedding Techniques
  • Ability to Complete with Mastery Prep Work (Nails, Pads, Ears, Teeth, Sanitary Trims)
  • Creating Beautiful Feet on Natural/ Brush Out/ Shedding Dogs
  • Creating Finishing Touches For Amazing Client Presentation


  • Grade 12 Diploma
  • Grooming is a very physical job- although we have tables, tubs etc. that aid in the lifting of dogs, a groomer still must have physical strength and endurance to lift and stand for long periods of time.

tuition $1410  

registration $125

workbooks $219

tools $1646


Total $3462