Maser's Academy of Fine Grooming teaches the basics of dog grooming and
advanced dog grooming, such as: hand scissoring, styles, patterns, and all breed
grooming. Maser's is licensed under Chapter 28C.10. Inquiries or
complaints regarding this or any other private or vocational school may be made
to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 Tenth Avenue SW,
Olympia, Washington 98501-3105
The skills taught are:
- Use and care of equipment.
- Bathing, Drying, Nail trimming, Ear and anal gland cleaning.
- Health and first aid for general problems encountered.
- Handling of dogs and cats, and behavior problems.
- Brushing and de-matting.
- Roughing out: pre bath grooming.
- Scissoring, Thinning and Stripping.
- Finishing: achieving the finished product.
- Breed studies for the dogs that frequent grooming salons.
- Clips and styles for dogs that frequent grooming salons.
- Videos: individual breeds and seminar topics.
Maser's offers 5 levels of education:
Introductory class, Vocational Pet Grooming
Ten day 70- 80 hours This class teaches, Bathing, Brushing, Drying
de-shedding, de-matting, and how to handle dogs with different temperaments.
This class is mandatory unless student has prior grooming shop experience.
Vocational Pet Grooming Level 1 (200 hours) This class trains students to be
Groomer's Helpers it is a 5 week (25 day class) We will work on all breeds of
dogs but will emphasize Sporting Breeds, There will be a written test on
Sporting breeds to earn a certificate.
Vocational Pet Grooming Level 2 (200 hours) This class trains students to be
Entry Level Groomers it is a 5 week (25 day class) We will work on all breeds of
dogs but will emphasize Non-Sporting Breeds, There will be a written test on
Non-Sporting Breeds to earn a certificate.
Vocational Pet Grooming Level 3 (200 hours) This class trains students to be
All breed Salon Groomers ( and Shop Owners) it is a 5 week (25 day Class) We
will work on all breeds of dogs but will emphasize Terrier Breeds, There will be
a written test on Terrier Breeds to earn a certificate.
Master Groomer. Once a student has passed all levels of classes and wish
too, they may study and take a written test on all of the other groups of dogs,
Herding, Hound, Toy and Working. Once they pass this written test on all the
breeds of dogs they will earn a Certificate as a Maser's Master Groomer.
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