View Full Version : Hi! I am new! Few Questions!

02-07-07, 10:45 AM
Hi everyone, I looking into going online to be train on dog grooming.....Has anyone, heard of Penn Foster (dog grooming on line courses)....Are they worth the money. Thanks for any info.

02-07-07, 12:42 PM
Hi there. I just signed up for this site and I am also new. I have been checking out all of the schools and I received a brochure from Penn Foster. They sound ok but I also would like to hear more if anyone has info on this school. I am concerned about learning online/videos or whatever. Has anyone heard of Rightlookpets.com? They offer training and a mobile unit. I am going to visit their offices soon.

02-07-07, 12:59 PM
Hi Kaison,
I don't have any information to offer about the online courses but just wanted to say...Welcome to the Board!

02-07-07, 01:02 PM
It occurs to me that I did not say where I am from. I am on the Central Coast of California.

02-07-07, 04:12 PM
Hello and welcome. Thanks for sharing the rightlookpets.com site. I had seen their trailers, but didn't know that they were offering grooming specific trailers.

There are good online courses offered on this site. I know people who have taken online grooming courses listed on this site and were very happy with them. It's a great way to learn grooming when you combine it with an apprenticeship working with an experienced groomer to get the hands on as well.

Best of luck in your new career!

Stephen Note: Very soon we are going to have LOTS of info about Right Look Pets.

02-07-07, 04:20 PM
Hi and Welcome to you! Good luck in your future studies.

Gracy Rose
02-07-07, 06:46 PM
The receptionist at one of my shops took their Vet Asst. course through them, mainly because she wanted to learn terminology. She was very pleased with their customer service.

02-07-07, 07:00 PM
Penn Foster offers many courses for many trades. How does that compare to home study courses by groomers for groomers? Just a hint that you should consider in a salon or shop etc, apprenticeship is based on learning under another groomer. Is Penn Foster a grooming business? So I don't want to totally throw out their program, I am not knocking it, but what do you think is the difference with home study programs by groomers for groomers vs. Penn Foster. Think about it.

02-07-07, 09:09 PM
Iam really confused with oline course for dog grooming. I could see if you take a course and work at a shop as a bather while you are reading. It will help identifying breeds, equipment, how to bath ect... but If your looking at doing this and then you can go straight into grooming or opening your own shop. Thats will be just plain insane..

02-07-07, 09:23 PM
Don't know anything about the online course. Just wanted to welcome to the board.

02-08-07, 06:27 AM
Thanks for all the info and for welcoming me to the board....I am thinking of doing the online course with Penn Foster and getting hands on training with a local breeder.

02-08-07, 06:45 AM
welcome, don`t know anything about the on-line but would think it would be best to go to school and get the hands on if you could or do the on-line and train with a groomer after.

02-08-07, 11:34 AM
I would personally prefer to learn something like dog grooming hands-on, not through an on-line course. You can watch, look, touch, while learning in person from someone else.

02-08-07, 12:01 PM
I'm not mobile but wondered if all the trailers were that small? That is as big as my bathing room (not being smart) but where do they fit all the equipment that comes listed?

02-08-07, 05:33 PM
I am also new to the board and I am enrolled in penn fosters school for pet grooming. You get tools with this course comb, slicker brush, scissors, andis clippers. the customer service is very good, the books are very basic, but informational I have also secured an apprenticeship with a certified groomer. In the books it will tell you to visit a shop or go to your local shelter to volunteer to get hands on experience. good luck hope this helps

02-09-07, 08:05 AM
Thanks for the info....I have contacted some of my local groomers and they are willing to have me come and do some hands on training....

Do you think the Penn Foster was worth the money????

02-09-07, 09:34 AM
I took the Vet. Assistant course through Penn Foster.
I learned alot!
Their videos & other learning tools are very informative.

I learned alot of terminology that actually helps with grooming &
when taking my animals to the Vet.

Hope this helps,
Gab. ;-)

02-09-07, 02:58 PM
I got my training through this website. I started the course in fall of 2005 and I am really enjoying working out of my home. To get hands on, I sent out an email to everyone in my address book and told them that I needed hands on training and would groom their dogs for free in exchange for training. I received more than enough to complete my course.

02-09-07, 06:08 PM
I do, the tools I have received so far have been name brand and the price is pretty fair, people are usually excited about getting there dogs groomed for free. another thing the books taught me was to go to the local shelter and offer free first time grooming for people who adopted pets, a good way to get your business going!