JR's Grooming School

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Whether you are looking for a career in Dog Grooming, to build your own Dog Grooming business, or to upgrade your skills using the best teachers in NZ, JR's Dog Grooming Academy has the right course for you. View 2 classes below or just contact us and we'll be in touch to design the best course options for you. 

JR's Academy Courses

Details Class Size Price
4 Weeks 4 weeks, 5 days a week
9:00am - 4:00pm
2 dogs per day

Students will learn what is listed on Curriculum at their pace.

Limited to 5 students $5500.00
9 Weeks

9 weeks, 5 days a week
9:00am - 4:00pm
4 dogs per day

Student s will learn to groom 4 dogs per day to prepare to be in the workplace.

Limited to 5 students $8500.00

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Equipment List

This is the complete list of items that students will be required to bring with them at the start of a course.

  • Notes From the Grooming Table
  • Clipper Wahl Km 2 clipper
  • Blades 30,15,10, 7f, 5f 4f
  • Snap-on Combs complete set
  • Scissors 6.5 to 8,5 Straight, Curve, Thinner 
  • Brushes Medium Slicker flat and Curve 
  • Combs long pin poodle comb med/fine
  • Shedding tools rake, shedding blade
  • De-matting Tools matt splitter
  • Nail Clipper large and small
  • Hemostat


Student Goals

Curriculum Details

  • Starts with Classroom and Orientation
  • School Policies and Procedures
  • Salon Organization
  • Shop Safety
  • Identification and proper use of tools and equipment
  • First aid
  • Breed identification
  • Handling and holding techniques for bathing, prepping and trimming
  • Use of muzzle safety
  • Setting breed patterns
  • Trimming of cross breeds
  • Finishing touches
  • Use of snap on combs
  • Clips for Non-sporting, terrier, gundog and toy groups
  • Proper brushing
  • Skin problem identification
  • Flea and tick identification and removal
  • Safe and efficient removal of matts
  • Safe use of dematting tools
  • Use of de shedding tools
  • Proper  use of tools and equipment a maintenance
  • Handling difficult and aggressive dogs
  • Handling young puppies to aged adult dogs
  • Difference between manhandling and proper restraint of pets
  • Making bows
  • Rare breed grooming
  • Correct use of bathing systems
  • Ear plucking
  • Nail trimming
  • Proper drying techniques and  use of dryers
  • Ear cleaning and flushing out of ears.
  • And much more...

The National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand offers a Master Groomers Certification. This student will be trained to the guidelines of a Master Groomer. The NDGANZ is one of the highest regarded certifications in the world.