"A PET EDUCATION ENTERPRISE"

 

THE PROGRAM

Complete Guide to Dog Grooming - A Step by Step Instructional Guide with Pictures and Illustrations by Jacqueline Rauch and Mitzi ParishThe Golden Paws Complete Guide to Dog Grooming book breaks down each step of the grooming process so you can follow the instructor’s direction and “see” how to apply them to the pets from step 1 throughout the whole pet styling process.

Here is a small sample of Prepping 101. This easy step-by-step learning method was developed by master stylist and one of the Nation's top instructor, Jacqueline Rauch. These pages represent skills and prepping procedures. The steps of shaving of a female stomach and the steps of shaving a poodle face. This procedure is followed thru in Bathing & Drying 102, Styling 103, and The Advanced Styling Seminar 104.

You can see the start and stop points and path of each step. Your Instructor guides you along each step, and you quickly master your styling skills because not only are you applying the step to the pet, but you can see it in black and white diagrams to truly understand the grooming process. Each step in the styling process from prepping to fine finishing has been broken down so the student can readily grasp the styling process and be applying fine finish skills in weeks instead of months! What gets our students ready in 6-8 weeks instead of months is our proprietary program. See our Slide Show below of pets that our students have groomed. If you want to create beautiful breed designs, Golden Paws School is for you.

PREPPING ORGANIZATIONAL CHART SKILLS, TOOLS, & PRECEDURES

TOOLS
Clipper Clipper - Brush out any hair build-up
Blades #15 & #40 Blades - Oil blades daily
Toenail Clipper/Blood Stop Powder
Hemostat
Brush
Big Comb
De-Mat Tool

TOOL MAINTENANCE
Clipper - Brush out any hair build-up
Blades - Oil Blades daily - Clean in blade wash weekly

PREPPING TOOLS AND SKILLS
Shaving - Clipper & Blades
Clipping Toe Nails - Toenail Clipper & Blood Stop Powder
Cleaning Ears – Hemostat & Ear Cleaner
Brushing – Brush
Quality Check- Big Comb
De-matting – De-Mat Comb, etc.

CONTROL POSITIONS
 A) Stomach (1)
B) Feet (1, 2, 3, 4,)
C) Pads (1, 2, 3, 4)
D) Head (1, 2, 3,)

CONTROL POINTS
A) Skin
B) Ears
C) Hair
D) Elbows
E) Tail &Rectum (1)
F) Last Resort (1)

PREPPING PROCEDURES

DOG PARTS
1) Stomach
2) Rectum
3) Pads
4) Nails
5) Inner Ear Hair
6) Hair Slicker Brush
7) Hair- Quality Check
8) Hair Mats

TOOLS
#15 Blade
#15 Blade
#40 Blade
Nail Clipper/Blood Stop Powder
Hemostat
Big Comb
De-Mat Tool, Brush, Big Comb

PREP BREED DESIGNS
Follow instructions in Breed Design Instructional Chapters

SAFETY WARNINGS
 A) Stomach – Blade Irritation area and Possible cut area (thin nipples)
B) Rectum – Blade Irritation area
C) Genitalia – Blade Irritation area
D) Webbing between Toes – Possible cut area
E) Cheeks – Blade Irritation
F) Neck – Blade Irritation
G) Ear Pocket – Possible cut area
H) Eye Lids – Possible cut area
I) Ear Edges – Possible cut area
J) Any Loose Skin – Possible cut are
K) Skin – Brush Irritation
L) Inner Ear – Do not insert Hemostat Tips too Deep into ear

 

“NEVER LEAVE THE PET UNATTENDED. PUT THE PET IN A SAFE CAGE”

PREP 101: SHAVING THE STOMACH

 

Mitzi Parish shaving the stomach Golde Pawsdrawing of how to hold the elbows when shaving the stomach

 

EACH STEP FOR SHAVING A POODLE MUZZLE
POODLE PREP: CLEAN FACE NO MOUSTACHE

 

1. Shaved Cheek Separation Line 2. Front Opening of Inner Ear 3. Shave Cheek
shaved cheek separation line
front opening of inner ear
shave cheek
4. Shave Neck Sides 5. Shave Front Neck 6. Shave Front of Neck
shave neck sides
shave front neck
shave front of neck
7. Bottom Eye Lid 8. Nose Stop 9. Top of Nose
bottom eye lid
nose stop
top of nose
10. Mouth Pocket 11. Side of Muzzle 12. Underneath Chin
mouth pocket
side of muzzle
underneath chin

1. Shaved Cheek Separation Line 2. Front Opening of Inner Ear 3. Shave Cheek  4. Shave Neck Sides 5. Shave Front Neck 6. Shave Front of Neck  7. Bottom Eye Lid 8. Nose Stop 9. Top of Nose  10. Mouth Pocket 11. Side of Muzzle 12. Underneath Chin

white poodle dog grooming Golden Paws

 

SKILLS LIST

Because you are actually learning in an upscale salon, you will be exposed to real world situations much like a teaching hospital. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and offering the highest level of pet care.