I want to take some online courses for Dog Grooming to start off with, I haven’t found any places, other than Petco, that offer training around my area, Ventura County, CA, especially since I can’t travel anywhere yet for a few months.
Do I have to live in the areas that offer online courses?
What are to the best sites to take a few classes from?
Can anyone give me some advice on online courses for dog grooming and the schools?
Please don’t waste your time or money on online or home study dog grooming courses. Dog grooming is hands-on work and that is how it is best learned, by doing. Many groomers will take on new persons, start them out as bathers and gradually teach them the art and skill of grooming. You earn while you learn. Grooming schools can be helpful but cost $3,000 or more. The best time to approach a groomer to ask for training is probably in the summer time, when many dogs come in for bathing. Go to the grooming businesses you would like to work at dressed ready to work. This means comfortable clothing (jeans and T-shirts will do) and shoes you can stand up in all day. Nothing too tight or revealing. Elaborate hairstyles are a bad idea. Grooming is messy, hard work. It’s not for everyone. It’s better to get hands-on training to find out if you like the work and can do it than to waste money and time on home study or online classes. Another way to learn is to apply for work at PetCo or a similar chain store where they will teach you to groom on an earn while you learn basis but I think learning from a professional groomer is the best way. Good luck!