Har-Ber High School students brush up on dog grooming skills in classes

Har-Ber Highschool students groom dogs on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Har-Ber Highschool in Springdale. The dog grooming service is a part of the school’s veterinary program and provides students with hands on experience grooming dogs. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for today's photo gallery. (River Valley Democrat Gazette/Caleb Grieger)

SPRINGDALE -- Amid a little barking, the dogs were calm as students bathed, dried and brushed them on a recent Friday.

That's not always the case with the canine clientele, said agricultural science instructor Patti Priest, who oversees a dog grooming program that started this fall at Har-Ber High School.