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Dog grooming courses added by Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College has added two job training courses in dog grooming through its Continuing Education program.

The first course, Dog Grooming 101, begins Aug. 20 and runs through Oct. 1.

Participants will learn the basics of dog anatomy, health and safety, recognizing normal and abnormal conditions and safe handling techniques as well as application techniques for basic grooming for pre-bath preparations, safe bathing, drying and scissoring, nail trimming, dremeling, filing and the finishing techniques.

The course will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Registration fee is $325 and includes books and tools rental.

The second course, Dog Grooming 102, will begin Oct. 15 and run through Nov. 19.

Participants will learn advanced skills and learn about breed groups, breed patterns, styling techniques of particular breeds, grooming the senior pet, and grooming the neglected pet.

This course builds on the skills learned in Dog Grooming 101.

Dog Grooming 102 will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

The registration fee is $175.

Both courses will be held at The Refined Pup Pet Grooming at 3754 Brevard Road in Horse Shoe.

For more information or to register, call 828-694-1735 or email


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