Dog Grooming

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6 hours
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No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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If you want to get a deep insight into this topic and start a career in this sector then this award-winning and best-selling Dog Grooming course is the perfect choice for you.

This Dog Grooming course is approved by CPD. You can study at your own pace and get accredited in just 6 hours. This Dog Grooming course is designed for both part-time and full-time students.

Tons of learners around the UK have taken this course to boost their knowledge and skill to work in the related field. This Dog Grooming course is developed by industry experts and is packed with several information-rich modules to give you a proper understanding of this topic and accelerate your career.

Expert tutor support and 24/7 customer support are what you’re going to get with this premium quality Dog Grooming course. You will get help and answers to all your queries throughout the comprehensive syllabus of this Dog Grooming.

You or your employer can easily verify your qualification by checking the validity of your certificate from our dedicated website.

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


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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This Dog Grooming is designed by industry experts and will give you a thorough understanding of this topic. Our courses are designed with easy to understand modules that break down each topic and gives our learners proper training on the subject.

If you want to work in this sector and stand out from the rest of the competition, then our Dog Grooming is the perfect place to start.

We guarantee that you will gain relevant skill and will gain tremendous knowledge on the subject. And the professional qualifications that you achieve after completing the course will help you greatly in procuring a job in the relevant field.

Enjoy a pleasant learning experience with the Academy for Health & Fitness. Enrol in our Dog Grooming Today!

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

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
  • Anal Glands
  • 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

Upon passing the assessment, you will receive proper certification that is recognised all over the UK as well as internationally. The PDF certificate is free of cost which you can download instantly upon completing the assessment or you can order it online. You can also receive an original printed copy of the certificate for showcasing your achievement anywhere and everywhere, which will be sent to you by post. The postal fee for this printed copy is only £5.99, with no additional fees or expense.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive dog grooming 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 Grooming 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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Sandra Grose asked:

How many hours are needed to complete this course


Hi Sandra, Thank you very much for your query. If you want to complete the course in one sitting, it will take approximately 06 hours. However, you will get one-year access to the course to complete it. Thanks

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