Your beloved pet is in good hands with the HydroDog Teska franchise. We understand that your pet is a real live animal and that our bathing and grooming skills directly impact the quality of their lives.
Becoming a professional groomer is an exciting decision as a HydroDog franchise owner. It was important to Jody Maple, HydroDog franchise owner out of West Springfield, Massachusetts, to start with proper and credible training in the industry. He recognized that there was a lot to learn and it was incredibly important to take part in a training program attentive to safety, sanitation, and health of the animals.
As a part of the HydroDog preparation, Jody completed an intensive five-week master grooming program at the prestigious Academy in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Academy Bathing and Grooming Certificate Program included classes titled “Understanding Man’s Best Friend,” “Form and Function of Man’s Best Friend,” “Taking Care of Man’s Best Friend,” “First Aid & CPR for Man’s Best Friend,” “Salon for Man’s Best Friend,” “Grooming For Man’s Best Friend,” and “Styling Man’s Best Friend.”
Upon completion of the Certificate Program, Jody was able to bathe and groom pets encountered in a mobile pet grooming unit in a compassionate, safe, and gentle manner. He learned the history of the dog, temperament, and behavior while taking in the basic training methods used to train dogs. He also learned the anatomy of the dog, nutrition, disease and vaccinations, medical conditions, internal and external parasites, and first aid including CPR. Jody was able to identify the different American Kennel Club breeds, recognize the characteristics of each breed, and the country of origin and original task for which they were bred following this training.
Jody also learned about basic salon design, salon organization, proper salon procedures, salon operations, and client relations. Technical procedures learned included:
- Nail trimming
- Ear cleaning
- Teeth brushing
- Expressing anal glands
- Hand Stripping
Last but not least, Jody learned safe and gentle handling of the pet during all technical procedures. Salon organization and sanitation are a top priority as well as mobile pet grooming unit procedures.
Tired of fighting Fido at bath time? Bring your furry companion to HydroDog for a gentle and caring grooming session so they look, smell, and feel their best! To make a dog grooming appointment in the West Springfield area, call HydroDog Teska at 413-327-7400.