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Dog Grooming

Summer Flash Sale ~ Level 7 Endorsed by The Quality Licence Scheme | 180 CPD Point| Audio Visual Training| Exam Included

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Study method
Online, self-paced
605 hours
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365 days
No formal qualification
180 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This Level 7 Dog Grooming course is endorsed by The Quality Licence Scheme and accredited by CPD, CMA & IAO (with 180 CPD points) to make your skill development and career progression related to Dog Grooming substantial and easier than ever!

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 skilled dog groomer or just wish to develop your dog grooming routine, this Dog Grooming 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.

You'll get a Free Student ID card by enrolling in this Dog Grooming course. This ID card entitles you to discounts on bus tickets, movie tickets, and library cards.

Key Topics to Be Covered by Dog Grooming

  • 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 of Dog Grooming

  • 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 an expert 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



180 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Qualification Standards

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Why Prefer this Dog Grooming Course?

  • Opportunity to earn a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme and another certificate accredited by CPD, CMA & IAO after completing this Dog Grooming course
  • Student ID card with amazing discounts — completely for FREE! (£10 postal charges will be applicable for international delivery)
  • Standard-aligned lesson planning
  • Innovative and engaging contents and activities
  • Assessments that measure higher-level thinking and skills
  • Complete the Dog Grooming program in your own time, at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)

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***

Here is the curriculum breakdown of this Dog Grooming course:

***Dog Grooming***

Dog Grooming Introduction to the Course

  • Course Objectives

Dog Grooming Module 1: The History of Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming Module 2: Why Do We Groom?

Dog Grooming Module 3: Anatomy

  • Name Those Body Parts!

Dog Grooming Module 4: Breed Groups and Coat Types

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

  • The breed groups
  • Coat types

Dog Grooming Module 5: Equipment and Techniques

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

  • 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

Dog Grooming Module 6: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

  • 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

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

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

Dog Grooming Module 8: Pre-grooming and General Care

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

Dog Grooming Module 9: Preparation

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

Dog Grooming Module 10: Skin Conditions

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

Dog Grooming Module 11: How to Bathe Your Dog

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

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

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

  • 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?

Dog Grooming Module 13: Drying Your Dog After a Bath

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

Dog Grooming Module 14: Bathing and Drying: General Considerations

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

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

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

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

Dog Grooming Module 16: Basic First Aid

In this Dog Grooming module, we will cover the following topics:

  • 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 all the modules in the Dog Grooming course, your skills and knowledge will be tested with an assignment questions assessment. You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the Dog Grooming course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

Show off Your New Skills With a Certification of Completion

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Dog Grooming course, you can order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be home-delivered, with a pricing scheme of —

  • 139 GBP inside the UK
  • 149 GBP (including postal fees) for international delivery

Certification Accredited by CPD, CMA & IAO

Upon finishing the Dog Grooming course, you will receive an accredited certification that is recognised all over the UK and also internationally. The pricing schemes are —

  • 10 GBP for Digital Certificate
  • 29 GBP for Printed HardCopy Certificate inside the UK
  • 39 GBP for Printed HardCopy Certificate outside the UK (international delivery)

Who is this course for?

Is This Dog Grooming Course Right for You?

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.


There are no previous knowledge requirements for dog grooming; this is open to anyone! Any learning enthusiast from anywhere in the world can enrol on this dog grooming course without any hesitation.

All students must have a passion for learning and literacy, as well as being over the age of 16.

Browse this 100% online dog grooming course from any internet device, including your computer, tablet or smartphone. Study at your own pace and earn an industry-recognised skill with this dog grooming course.

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

Questions and answers

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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

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

CJ asked:

Hi, is there a exam at the end of the course? Also will this help someone who is trying to get into dog grooming?


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

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.


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