Salon for Man's Best Friend

The complicated and fascinating world of the salon is explored via such issues as:

  • What the various, essential areas of a salon and how they work, separately and together.

  • Why workflow such an important concept when trying to understand how to improve salon safety and efficiency.

  • Why is the Office Area important, especially to salon managers and owners.

  • Why is a Green Area important, and what aspects of upkeep must be considered.

  • Why traffic flow and first impressions so important in consideration of your Reception Area.

  • What equipment, policies, and procedures must be understood for a well-functioning Reception Area.

  • How does a Retail Area fit into your Reception Area

  • Should the Retail Area be completely separate and why.

  • What happens in the Evaluation Area that makes it one of the most important areas of the salon.

  • Equipment included in a well-functioning Evaluation Area.

  • Main considerations in terms of safety and traffic flow in the Holding Area (Kennel Area).

  • The state-of-the-art choices you must make for the safety of your staff and pets in your Holding Area.

  • Why efficiency, traffic flow, and equipment choices so significant in your Grooming and Styling Area.

  • How your choices of equipment in your Bathing Area determine efficiency and safety for your staff and pets.

  • The safety considerations that define the Drying Area.

  • The Laundry Area focuses on the daily functioning of your salon.

  • Considerations that should influence your decisions regarding the Rest-room Area, Utility Area, Storage Area, and Break Area.

  • What tools and equipment necessary for the functioning of the ultimate pet grooming salon.

  • What stripping knives are necessary.

  • How you choose clippers, blades, and snap-on combs for your salon.

  • What scissors and thinning shears are necessary.

  • Why wire cutters a necessity in every salon.

  • What types of towels do you need, and how should you organize them.

  • What tools and equipment do you need to provide the utmost safety for both the pet and the professional.

  • What types of bathing safety gear are necessary for every salon.

  • What safety regulations and rules must be abided by, for the safety of pets and professionals alike.

  • What is OSHA, and what rules does it have in place for salons.

  • What eye care products are a necessity in all salons.

  • What ear care products are a necessity in all salons.

  • What oral care products are a necessity in all salons.

  • What keeps the dog's mouth healthy and clean.

  • What foot and nail care products must be known to all professionals.

  • Why colognes for pets useful in a salon.

  • Skincare products are available on the market, and how and why should you use them.

  • What decorative products will enhance your artistry and please pet families.

  • Why knowledge of all the types of shampoo essential.

  • How knowledge of conditioners enhances your expertise.

  • What are product stabilizers and how do they work.

  • What are coat gels and how do they work.

  • What sanitizing products are necessary to make your salon shine and keep it sanitary and healthy for professionals and pets alike.

  • How pets are received from their families in the reception area.

  • How you standardize the evaluation of the pet when it arrives, so that pricing may be uniformly established, and then communicated clearly to the pet family.

  • The correct methods of transporting the pet through the salon for safety and efficiency.

  • The correct methods of placing and removing the pet from the kennels.

  • The correct methods for placing and removing the pet on the drying grooming and styling table.

  • Correct methods for placing and removing the pet from the bathing station.

  • The type of pet monitoring procedures that must be in place to ensure the safety of every pet at your salon.

  • What is the buddy system, and how does it work to facilitate safety and efficiency for pets and staff alike.

  • Procedures must be in place for handling an emergency situation in the salon.

  • What types of emergencies are likely to occur, and how do the procedures for them differ.


Pricing Structure 

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $1000

Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course

Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $200

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $900

Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $160

You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings. 

Course 1 of 3 to complete the "Professional Bather, Groomer Stylist Series" Certification 

  1. Salon layout and design, equipment, tools, and products.

  2. Grooming with safety proper technical skills and techniques.

  3. Styling by trim styles by coat types.

If you work with dogs all day, you owe it to yourself and to the pets in your care to achieve a specialist level and rank to be the best at taking care of man's best friend.