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Dog Cleaning Training Course

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Cambridge Open Academy


£25 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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In the UK, pet ownership has been on the rise, with a staggering 51 million pets, and dogs leading the way. As a result, there is a growing demand for dog cleaning and grooming services. Our comprehensive Dog Cleaning Training Course equips you with the knowledge and expertise needed to excel in this thriving industry.

With 11 well-structured modules, you'll explore every aspect of dog grooming, from understanding why grooming is crucial to mastering the techniques and tools involved. By the end of this course, you'll be well-prepared to maintain dogs' hygiene and overall well-being.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of dog grooming in maintaining their health and happiness.
  • Familiarize yourself with the essential equipment and techniques required for effective grooming.
  • Learn how to keep dogs healthy and clean, identifying potential issues that may arise.
  • Discover the key considerations before you embark on grooming a dog, ensuring their safety and comfort.
  • Master pre-grooming and general care routines to create a positive grooming experience.
  • Gain expertise in bathing, drying, and detailed grooming, including clipping, scissoring, ear, teeth, feet, and bottom care.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Are you passionate about dogs and eager to delve into the world of dog cleaning and grooming? Look no further. Our Dog Cleaning Training Course is your gateway to mastering the art of canine care. With a focus on theoretical knowledge, our 11 comprehensive modules cover everything from the 'why' to the 'how' of grooming.

Starting with the fundamentals of why grooming is crucial, you'll progress through equipment, health considerations, and pre-grooming steps. The course then delves into the intricate details of preparation, bathing, and creating a positive bath-time experience. Finally, you'll explore the finer points of grooming, including clipping, scissoring, ear, teeth, feet, and bottom care.

By the end of this course, you'll be well-versed in the world of dog cleaning, ready to enhance your own pet's well-being or embark on a fulfilling career in the growing pet grooming industry. Enrol now and become a dog cleaning expert!

Course Curriculum:

  • Module 01: Why Do We Groom?
  • Module 02: Equipment and Techniques
  • Module 03: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean
  • Module 04: Things to Look for Before You Groom a Dog
  • Module 05: Pre-grooming and General Care
  • Module 06: Preparation
  • Module 07: How to Bathe Your Dog
  • Module 08: How to Get Your Dog to Love Bath Time
  • Module 09: Drying Your Dog After a Bath
  • Module 10: Bathing and Drying: General Considerations
  • Module 11: Grooming Details (Clipping, Scissors, Ears, Teeth, Feet, Bottoms)

Who is this course for?

  • Pet owners looking to enhance their dog's well-being.
  • Aspiring dog groomers seeking foundational knowledge.
  • Pet care enthusiasts eager to expand their expertise.
  • Individuals interested in the booming pet grooming industry.

Career path

  • Dog Groomer Assistant: £16,000 - £22,000 per year
  • Professional Dog Groomer: £22,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Mobile Dog Groomer: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Pet Salon Owner: £25,000 - £50,000+ per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a CPD Accredited PDF certificate completely free of cost as a proof of your accomplishment.

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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