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Professional Advanced

In our Professional Advanced course, let our instructors guide you through the latest in scissoring and colouring techniques that will help you take your pet grooming career to greater heights. This curriculum has been specially developed to allow you the flexibility and creativity to hone your craft while at the same time calling upon and putting to good use the technical mastery that you would have picked up from our lessons.

By the end of this course you will be ready to:

  • Pet colouring skills

  • New show grooming techniques 

  • You will be ready to sit for the SKC Class A Grooming Examination*

This course will prepare you for careers such as:

  • Pet Grooming Assistant

  • Pet Salon Manager

  • Pet Salon Owner

  • Pet Day Care

  • Pet Boarding Kennel

  • Dog Training 

  • Dog Walker 

  • Dog Breeder 

  • Handler 

  • Handler Assistant 


6 hours per lesson

Flexible class scheduling

Single lessons are $180/ lesson


20 lessons


Course outline


Show Poodle Grooming

  • Understanding the Show Puppy Clip/Continental Clip

  • Line Setting and Balance

  • Top Knot Setting Techniques

SKC Class A Examination Show Puppy Clip/Continental Clip 

  • Model Preparation

  • Posture

  • Balance

  • Shape Setting

  • Top Knot Setting


  • Advanced Breed History

  • Clay Modelling, Drawing of Show Clips

  • Study of the FCI breed standards

  • Structure and how to cover faults

  • Balance of Poodle Show Clips

Pet Styles


  • Creative Pet Grooming

  • Pet Coloring

Disclaimer: Course outline are subjected to change depending on student's speed of learning and progress. 

SKC Examination

  • Students are responsible for registration and fees of the annual SKC Grooming Examination. The school will provide details on registration procedures. 

  • Competition Model rentals are not included in course fees and are subject to availability. Terms and Conditions for the welfare of the model apply.


(not included)

Nail Care

Nail Clipper

Nail File

Quik Stop


Ear Care


Ear Cleaner

Ear Powder




Doggyman Slicker Brush

Madan Pin Brush



Straight Comb Short Teeth

Straight Comb Long Teeth



Scissors Pouch

Tool Box/Bag


2-Speed Anidis Clipper

Small Panasonic Clipper



Andis Blades: #40, #30, #10, #7F, #5F 

Wahl Attachement Combs Set


Training Shears

Straight Shears

Curve Shears

Thinning Shears


Equipment Care

Clipper Oil

Blade Coolant


Text Books and Stationary

Complete Poodle Book

Drawing Tools

Show Grooming Tools

  • Band Cutter

  • Rat-Tail Comb

  • Wrapping Bands

  • Wrapping Paper

  • Wrapping Plastic

  • Show Bands

  • Aerosol Hair Spray

  • Liquid Hair Spray


Tools and Equipment in this list are not included in Tuition Fee.


All professional tools and equipment in this list are available for purchase via the school office.


Students are not obliged to purchase tools and equipment from the school and they may purchase tools and equipment from other vendors. 


To avoid purchasing unsuitable tools and equipment, students are strongly advised to consult their instructors regarding suitability of each item before the purchase from other vendors.