The Apprentice Pet Stylist is the premier program that combines 81 hours of theory and 559 hours of lab work. A certificate as a Derma-Tech Specialist is awarded at the successful completion of the course. Seminars are also offered through out the year for additional pet styling expertise.
Apprentice Pet Stylist Program
A 640-hour course designed for training in the topical conditioning, bathing, drying, and styling of dogs and cats in preparation for an entry-level position as an Apprentice Pet Stylist.
Advanced Pet Styling Program
Graduation from a State Licensed Pet Styling School or 1 year of Pet Styling Experience.
Advanced continuing education for experienced Pet Stylists wishing to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, styling techniques, and innovations.
Animal Behavior Handling Techniques: including a comprehensive course designed to increase your awareness of Canine behavior and handling techniques. Included is understanding animal behavior, conditioning and counter conditioning, techniques used to facilitate table training and good dog behaviors, how to talk to the animals, rehabilitation of problem dogs, fear biting, phobic behaviors, client consultations, and much more.
Topical Conditioning of Canine/ Feline Skin and Hair: How much do you really know and understand about Canine skin and hair? Yet as a pet care professional, it's your business to know. In fact, clients seek you out for expert advice and topical condition of their dog or cats coat. This course will not only help you understand skin and coat but will also bring to up-to-date with the latest dermatological information designed for the maintenance of healthy Canine and Feline skin and coat.
The Mechanics of Pet Styling: A dynamic course designed to teach proven techniques intended to improve the quality and speed of your clipper, scissors, thinning shears, and/or hand-stripping techniques.
The Art of Pet Styling: In-depth instruction in the art of creating "ideal" breed profiles. This course includes the understanding and usage of focal points, outlining, Pivot Point Scissoring, and Geometrics in Canine Design to facilitate transforming imperfect Canines into "Ideal" examples of their breed. Breeds of your choice and supply are used for the hands-on sessions.
LaBest Academy of Animal Arts is an ISCC Certified School