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Fax: 01621 862 669

Email: animalmagichydrotherapy@live.co.uk

Address: 44 Military Road

Colchester

CO1 2AN

For Grooming, Fitness and Hydrotherapy

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Course Details

 

1 DAY BEGINNERS COURSE IN DOG GROOMING - £150

 

Our 1 day course for beginners is ideal for dog owners who want to learn more about their own/ favourite dog breed. For people who think they might want to take up grooming as a profession but are not sure if it is really for them, this is a really good taster course.

 

Students ARE required to bring a dog with them for this course although there will be other dogs on the premises which students will be able to handle.

 

*PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS NO CLIPPING OR SCISSOR WORK ON THIS COURSE*

 

Students will learn how to bath and dry a dog as well as how to correctly groom and maintain their dogs coat in between professional grooms. Topics include health checking dogs, correct handling and restraint techniques, parasites, trimming nails, anal glands, cleaning ears, correct equipment use and brushing out.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of attendance, a tasty treat for their dog, and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

2 DAY COURSE IN CAT GROOMING- NO CLIPPING - £450

 

Cat grooming is not commonly taught, and we at Animal Magic are proud to provide this course to all cat lovers and future groomers. From the keen feline enthusiast, to the wannabe professional groomer, this course is ideal.

 

There will be cats on the premises for students to handle. To ensure a variety of breeds, coat types and personalities, students are allowed to bring their own cats, please ask for more details.

 

*PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS NO CLIPPING ON THIS COURSE*

 

Students will learn about different cat breeds, coat types, handling and restraint as well as bathing, drying, health checking and brushing/ combing out. Nail trimming, eye and ear care will also be taught.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive written notes from topics covered in theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, a cat toy and Animal Magic goodies!

 

If students have successfully completed the 2 day cat grooming course and decide they want to learn more, a fee will be charged for an additional training day. This ensures that students do not have to retrain days 1 and 2 of basic training but so that they can have a refresher session plus clipper training. The cost of this will be £165.

 

 

 

3 DAY COURSE IN CAT GROOMING- CLIPPING - £650

 

This course has the same content as the 2 day course. Additionally, students will be taught how and when to clip a cat, de-matting and basic behaviour.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive written notes from topics covered in theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, a cat toy, and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

2 DAY GROOMING COURSE IN DEALING WITH GERIATRIC DOGS AND CLINICAL CONDITIONS*£300

 

Unfortunately, some dogs have/ develop health problems which can make grooming difficult and even dangerous. As a groomer, you will come across dogs with conditions, like hip dysplasia or dogs that have three legs. The aim of this course is to teach students about handling techniques, behaviour, and the needs of different clinical conditions and the geriatric dog.

 

If you wish to become a professional groomer or have a dog that is ageing/ has a health problem, this 2 day course will teach you all you need to know about grooming and handling them. Basic anatomy of the dog will be taught, and some aspects science will be included.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive written notes from topics covered in theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, a tasty treat for your dog, and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

5 DAY COURSE IN BASIC DOG GROOMING - £1500

 

Our 5 day course involves basic scissoring techniques, clipping, handling and restraint, trimming nails, eye, teeth and ear care in addition to the recognition of breeds, coat types, bathing, anal glands, drying and brushing out.

 

Students will learn all of the basic techniques and training with a mixture of theory and practical work. Dogs will be provided; however, if students wish to bring in their own dog, Animal Magic must give permission to do so.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive handouts from theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, grooming gifts and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

5 DAY COURSE IN STYLING* - £1000

 

Want to learn more than the basic groom? Our course in styling covers a variety of breeds and coat types. Students who wish to be professional dog groomers are advised to attend this course as you will definitely come across owners who wish to have their dogs groomed in their traditional breed standard style. Owners who like their dogs to have cute character faces can learn how to style them.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive handouts from theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, grooming gifts and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

20 DAY COURSE IN DOG GROOMING AND STYLING (FULL TIME- 4 days a week over a 5 week period) - £3000

 

OR

 

20 DAY COURSE IN DOG GROOMING AND STYLING (PART TIME- completed over an 8 week period) - £3000

 

Both of these courses combine the 5 day basic grooming and 5 day styling courses but in much more depth with more opportunities for practical hands on work experience to aid in perfecting techniques. Over the 20 days, students will be able to groom a large variety of dogs and put their theory knowledge to the test.

 

Students will also learn about the grooming business, customer relations, record keeping, dog behaviour and anatomy.

 

On completion of this course, students will receive handouts from theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, dog toy and treats, grooming gifts and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

28 DAY COMBINED COURSE IN DOG GROOMING, STYLING, AND SHOW CLIPPING (FULL TIME- 4 days a week over a 7 week period)++ - £4000

 

OR

 

28 DAY COMBINED COURSE IN DOG GROOMING, STYLING, AND SHOW CLIPPING (PART TIME-3 days a week over a 9 week period)++ - £4000

 

This particular course aims to teach students about all of the above dog grooming courses which have been combined into one intensive course to provide maximum experience and knowledge. Dog show fanatics and dog owners who like the fancy clips can learn how to create prize winning haircuts!

 

On completion of this course, students will receive handouts from theory sessions, a certificate of attendance, dog toy and treats, grooming gifts and Animal Magic goodies!

 

 

 

OTHER DETAILS:

 

All courses contain theory and practical elements. We cater for students of all learning abilities from 16 years of age to adult. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact one of Animal Magic’s team.

 

All students will be strictly supervised by experienced team members.

 

Dogs and cats of actual Animal Magic customers will be used for students to handle as part of the working business with the kind permission of their owners.

 

Students will be required to take their own written notes during training, however basic handouts will be provided on all courses.

 

Training courses at Animal Magic do not certify students with nationally recognised awards. However, the certificates of attendance show successful knowledge, understanding and work experience have been achieved. All training provides all the information required for students studying up to City and Guilds Levels. If students wish to pursue further training, they are advised to visit www.cityandguilds.com. For more advice, contact us.

 

Light refreshments will be supplied on all courses but students are advised to bring a pack lunch with them. There is a local shop and sandwich bar if students wish to purchase lunch elsewhere.

 

Payments can be paid in cash, by cheque or by credit/ debit card. Cheques should be made payable to Animal Magic.

 

Animal Magic reserve the right to refuse student applications and end the successfully completion of courses if students do not abide with the rules and regulations. Animal Magic also reserves the right to change course content, prices and dates without advanced notification. Please read all terms and conditions.

 

 

 

*STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED BASIC DOG GROOMING COURSE TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE HAS BEEN OBTAINED

 

++THE CAT GROOMING COURSE (NO CLIPPING AND/ OR CLIPPING) CAN BE ADDED TO THESE COURSES TO CREATE A 30 DAY INTENSIVE GROOMING COURSE