Dog Grooming Course

CPD 60
Estimated Study Time 60 hours
Study mode Online
Start Date Anytime
Enrolment will be valid for 2 years
Assessment Method Short answer questions to confirm your knowledge

Course fees £499

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Unit # 1

Anatomy and Health

This unit studies basic canine anatomy, general canine health & welfare, how to carry out health checks & identify health disorders & diseases. The module includes information about parasites and how to deal with them when grooming a dog.

Unit # 2

Canine First Aid

Learn how to deal with emergencies and the basic first aid principles for dogs. There is the potential for accidents when grooming a dog, and it is therefore essential for a dog groomer to have good first aid knowledge.

Unit # 3

Aggression, Stress reduction and bite avoidance

Understand the origins & causes of aggression and how aggressive behaviour differs between dog breeds. Crucially, understand safety measures & precautions concerning an aggressive dog. This module of the dog grooming course also includes information about basic canine psychology and body language – learn to recognise and respond to the signs of stress.

Unit # 4

Grooming techniques for different types of coats

Learn about the different canine coats, canine grooming equipment that a dog groomer will be using. Learn about the techniques, tools and products necessary for dog grooming.

Unit # 5

Bathing, brushing and caring for teeth, nails, face, rear, ears

This comprehensive module includes information about how to handle and groom puppies and senior dogs.

Unit # 6

Running a successful fixed or mobile dog grooming business

Learn how to become a self-employed dog groomer. By the end of this dog grooming course, you will have an overview of how to set up a mobile or fixed dog grooming business, maintaining records for income purposes, registering for tax and general aspects of being your own ‘boss’ in the formal sense.

Dog Groomer Course

What skills will I learn?

A good groomer needs to have a complete understanding of the animals they work with as often a groomer may be the first to spot if a dog has health issues. You’ll study anatomy and health, including dealing with parasites when you’re grooming, and animal first aid to ensure you’re prepared for all eventualities. You’ll also pick up useful information about basic canine psychology as well as the practical skills you’ll need to make the dogs in your care look their best.

Finally, you’ll be given the business skills you need to run your own dog grooming business, including setting up as a mobile dog groomer which could prove a useful additional source of income.

Whether you simply want to earn an extra income or you’re considering making dog grooming your full time career, we run a range of courses to help you achieve your ambition.

Dog Grooming Course More Information

The demand for professional dog groomers is increasing, and there are many varied career opportunities for trained dog groomers. Working as a dog groomer can be very rewarding, and grooming can prevent and alleviate suffering as groomers are trained to identify signs of ill health. A regularly groomed dog will be happier, feel more comfortable and have a healthier looking and shinier coat. Our dog grooming course consists of 6 theory modules all about grooming dogs.

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A career as a Dog Groomer

Are you passionate about animals and dream of a job working with man’s best friend? Then why not take our dog grooming course and earn some extra income doing something you’ll love? Dog grooming courses are a great way to transition into a job working with animals. Like Sue Jones, who left her career in IT to pursue a lifelong dream of working with animals. She studied the Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma and is now doing a job she loves.

Why should I train as a dog groomer?

A well groomed dog is a happy and healthy dog, so if you love working with canines, training as a dog groomer is a great way to learn more about our four legged friends while earning some valuable extra income. We all love to pamper our pets, so the dog grooming sector is booming and there are plenty of opportunities to turn a part time job into a full time career.


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