Dog Grooming

The Benefits of Using a Dog Muzzle

Dog Muzzle, The Academy of Pet Careers

At The Academy of Pet Careers, all students (both grooming and training) learn to acclimate dogs to wearing a muzzle because it’s such an important skill to have. And as a professional trainer and behavior consultant, I believe that every dog should learn to be comfortable wearing a muzzle.   Many people cringe at the…

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How to Help Your Dog Overcome A Fear of Nail Trims

Fear of Nail Trims, The Academy of Pet Careers

Nail trimming is often one of the scariest parts of the dog grooming process for the dog, but it’s also a part that is critical for the health of any pet, whether they have long hair or short hair. If you have a dog that is scared of having his nails trimmed, there are several…

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How To Become A Dog Groomer

How To Become A Dog Groomer

Starting a new career can be exciting, but you may have questions about how to get started. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a dog groomer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this guide just for you that lays out all your options. Before you get started, it’s important to define…

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Dog Massage Classes

Dog Massage

Massage is beneficial for dogs of all ages and sizes. Using techniques at home can build the bond between pup and parent. Dog massage can play an important role in the emotional and physical well-being of your dog! Learn more about massage classes below. About Dog Massage Classes Classes are taught by Ash & Oak…

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Do Dog Groomers Need To Be Licensed?

Do dog groomers need to be licensed?

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a dog groomer, you’ve probably found yourself on the internet researching if dog groomers need to be licensed. It is important to understand the difference between getting licensed and getting certified, and what the rules are in your state. These two words are used almost interchangeably in the…

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How to Control and Live with a Shedding Dog

Dog Shedding

Unless you have a dog with hair that must be trimmed periodically, or you have a hairless breed, you deal with shedding. All dogs with fur shed, some more than others. Each breed’s coat is unique, but when it comes to shedding, there are essentially three types of coat, and ways of preventing shedding. Short…

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4 Tricks to Bonding with Your Adopted Dog

bonding with your adopted dog

The day you bring home your new dog is exciting, exhilarating, and more than a little bit scary. Whether your new dog is a puppy, young adult, or mature dog, you quickly realize how little you know your new best friend. Judging from the confused but affectionate expression on your dog’s face, she is feeling…

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