Friend and Companion Pet Grooming and Teaching Academy - DAY AND NIGHT CLASSES! Friend and Companion has been serving the Northwest area since 1987. If you love animals and you are looking for a new career that is rewarding and heart warming, then we have the classes for you. Come have some fun with us today!! Call 281-536-0314
Enroll today for Dog Grooming Classes -
Please note working with animals is a very rewarding and fulfilling career - but you must be a patient and loving person. You can be ask to leave a class for getting out of control with the baby you brought or even your own pet. We have a" NO TOLERANCE" level for any kind of volatile behavior!. WE DO WORK WITH RESCUES AS WELL! THESE BABIES NEED A LOT OF GENTLE LOVING CARE!
Bathing Class - This Class is a very sought after class by employers. A great bather is one key to the finished product of the well groomed fur baby. This course teaches proper bathing techniques, how to handle different coat textures, stress signs to watch out for, fluff drying, brushing and dematting, nail clipping, dremeling, ear plucking,ear cleaning and anal expression. This class also goes into great depth of safety procedures during bathing and drying, that can cut down own liabilities of unskilled bathers. This class is a great way to up your revenue for a vet, doggie daycare, boarding facility or dog walking service. Bathing seminars are a 4 week course consisting of one night or day per week for 2 hours, or two 4 hour classes on a Sunday. Whichever is easiest for your schedule. 350.00 and last for 6 hours. These classes are taught on a one on one basis This class also teaches the student polite and correct ways to handle clients phone calls and take care of emergency situations to help the groomers. Also proper cleaning techniques of tub area and floors, kennels, and how to properly release pets back to owners. ( it;s not letting them fly through the air.) or dragging them out by their leashes. A well trained bather can be such an attribute to any pet oriented business. This class is also a great way to get your foot in the door of a grooming salon with some education behind you.
All Classes must be attended 80% in order to graduate. Paying the fee does not mean you graduate. Participating and learning determines Graduation Certificate. Also, you will not be working on our clients dogs. In all classes you must provide your dogs for the class. All dogs brought to class must be on flea preventative and current on all shots.
Everyone wants a free grooming! Our students never seem to have a problem finding dogs. You also can volunteer to groom for a rescue. They will love you. During the grooming mini seminars most people bring their own baby.
DOG GROOMING CLASSES - English classes consist of the basics of grooming! You will learn how to use all equipment. Leaning the complete grooming process from bathing to finishing. Clipper skills and scissor skills. Once you learn these skills, you then are ready to work on speed and your own free style type of grooming. This class is a wonderful, fun and complete information package.
We also have a team Builder class - This class is designed for two people that plan to work together in a business setting.We will teach you how to be a team and reach your desired goal of working together to learn all the grooming techniques to become successful in your business. 8 week course
We provide all equipment during class and can help you to chose the correct equipment needed upon graduation. Many of our students graduated to operate mobile grooming vans or storefront, work from home or other grooming facilities. This is a 8 week 32 hour course. - This is a 8 week - one night per week -for 4 hours per week class. This class provides all basic information needed to begin your career.