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Dog Groomer Training Diploma

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Academy for Health & Fitness


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Study method
Online, self-paced
6 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This Dog Groomer Training DiplomaCourse is the only guide you need for learning the essential topics thoroughly and acquire the necessary skills for a special discounted price.

Our exclusive Dog Groomer Training Diploma Course follows an advanced curriculum with topics broken down into a total of 16 scaled-down modules for your ease of self-paced learning. These modules will assist you in grasping the basics and leading you to the steps of getting a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the Dog Groomer Training Diploma Course. The course materials designed by experts are easily accessible 24/7 by any of your smartphones, laptops, PCs, tablets etc. Our expert instructors are available on weekdays to listen to any of your queries via email and help you in achieving your goals.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • The history of dog grooming
  • The benefits of grooming & grooming techniques
  • An overview of the anatomy of a dog
  • Dog breeds and coat types explained
  • Dog grooming and training equipment
  • Dog hygiene and health tips
  • Pre-grooming and general care
  • How to bathe your dog

Learning Outcomes

  • Deepen your understanding of the anatomy of a dog and how canines communicate
  • Learn about the different types of dog breeds and dog coats
  • Know how to bathe your dog, maintain its coat, brush its teeth and trim its nails
  • Broaden your knowledge of dog hygiene, common canine diseases and their treatment
  • Become a professional dog groomer and work in salons or clients’ homes
  • Discover expert tips on pre-grooming and general care
  • Familiarise with professional dog grooming tools and equipment
  • Understand the nature of the dog grooming industry and its history


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD QS

Course media


They say that dog is man’s best friend, and nowhere does this hold more true than in the UK; a nation of pet lovers, with over 26% of the UK adult population being dog owners. But to be the perfect dog parent, you must have an excellent understanding of the basics of grooming. Whether you wish to become a professional dog groomer or just wish to develop your dog grooming routine, this Dog Training Diploma is perfect for you.

In this in-depth training course, you will be trained in all areas of dog grooming, from how to bathe your puppy to professional grooming equipment. It also covers essential information on the anatomy of a dog and dog breeds. Pre-grooming, general care, and canine diseases will also be discussed, giving you a clear insight into the nature of the dog grooming industry.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Dog grooming skills
  • Dog training skills
  • Canine communication skills
  • Understanding of canine behaviour
  • Knowledge of dog anatomy
  • Knowledge of dog health & hygiene

Why should you choose the Dog Groomer Training Diploma course with Academy for Health & Fitness?

  • Opportunity to earn a certificate accredited by CPD & IAO after completing this Dog Groomer Training Diploma course
  • Student ID card with amazing discounts — completely for FREE! (£10 postal charges will be applicable for international delivery)
  • Globally accepted standard structured lesson planning
  • Innovative and engaging contents and activities
  • Assessments that measure higher-level thinking and skills
  • Complete the Dog Groomer Training Diploma program in your own time, at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full 24/7 tutor support

Course Curriculum:

Introduction to the Course

  • Course Objectives

Module 1: The History of Dog Grooming

Module 2: Why Do We Groom?

Module 3: Anatomy

  • Name Those Body Parts!

Module 4: Breed Groups and Coat Types

  • The breed groups
  • Coat types

Module 5: Equipment and Techniques

  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • De-Matting Tools
  • Coat Kings
  • Stripping Equipment
  • Clippers
  • Blades
  • Comb Attachments
  • Scissors
  • Nail Clippers
  • Ear Care
  • Toolbox
  • Restraints
  • Grooming Tables and Work Stools
  • Oiling Equipment
  • Sterilisation
  • Finishing Touches

Module 6: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean

  • Bathing Your Dog
  • Bathing a Puppy
  • Choosing a Shampoo
  • Protecting Your Dog’s Eyes and Ears During Bath Time
  • Brushing Your Dog
  • Long Hair That's Frequently Matted
  • Skin Problems
  • Other Skin Problems
  • Causes of Skin Problems
  • Knowing When to See the Vet

Module 7: Things to Look for Before You Groom a Dog

  • Skin Conditions
  • Changes in Temperament
  • Eyes & Ears
  • Teeth

Module 8: Pre-grooming and General Care

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth
  • Facial Care
  • Nail and Claw Care
  • Causes of Hair Loss
  • Lumps and Bumps

Module 9: Preparation

  • Handling
  • Introducing A Dog to Grooming and Handling
  • Human–Dog Interaction
  • In the Salon
  • Dog–Dog Interaction
  • Grooming Out
  • Matted Coats
  • Rough Trimming

Module 10: Skin Conditions

  • Structure of the Skin
  • Functions of Skin
  • Skin Glands
  • Nails, Claws and Footpads
  • Coat Growth
  • Parasitology

Module 11: How to Bathe Your Dog

  • Power of Positive Association
  • Protect the Ears
  • Start Young
  • Use the Right Shampoo
  • Work from the Neck Down
  • Dry Right

Module 12: How to Get Your Dog to Love Bath Time

  • Don’t Rush
  • Bring A Positive Attitude
  • Make It Fun
  • Enlist Canine Assistance
  • Make the Water Comfortable
  • Begin Young
  • Bring Food into the Tub
  • Still Struggling?

Module 13: Drying Your Dog After a Bath

  • Ensure the Dog is Comfortable
  • Use a Happy Hoodie
  • Let Him Air Dry
  • Towel Dry

Module 14: Bathing and Drying: General Considerations

  • Shampoos and Conditioners
  • Bathing Procedure
  • Drying
  • Equipment for Drying
  • Towel Drying
  • Other Methods of Drying

Module 15: Grooming Details (Clipping, Scissors, Ears, Teeth, Feet, Bottoms)

  • Clipping the Nails
  • Brushing/Combing
  • Bathing
  • Drying
  • Clean the Ears
  • Trim Toenails
  • Brushing Teeth

Module 16: Basic First Aid

  • Aims and Objectives
  • Evaluation
  • Initial Management
  • Handling and Transport
  • Checks and Observations
  • Life Saving Techniques
  • Bleeding (Haemorrhage)
  • Shock
  • Heart Condition
  • Poisoning
  • Insect Stings
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Wounds
  • Eye Injuries
  • Paraphimosis
  • Metabolic Problems
  • Heat Stroke
  • Bandaging
  • Anatomical Directions

Assessment Process

Once you have completed the modules in the course, your skills and knowledge will be tested with an automated multiple-choice assessment, after which you will receive instant results.

Showcase Your Accomplishment of New Skills: Get a Certification of Completion

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this Dog Groomer Training Diploma course to achieve the CPD & IAO accredited certificate. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive dog grooming training course is a must for those who are looking to become professional dog groomers, as well as dog owners who wish to develop their dog grooming skills. There are no entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career path

The Dog Groomer Training Diploma is a must for dog owners and dog lovers, as well as anyone looking to become a professional dog groomer or start their own dog grooming business. Professions in this field include the following:

  • Professional Dog Groomer
  • Certified Dog trainer
  • Dog Sitter
  • Veterinary Assistant

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