Dog Grooming

Expert Animal Care Training | FREE Certificate | Dog Behaviour Course & Downloadable Resource Included | 6 CPD Points

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6 CPD hours / points
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Dog Grooming

If you have a pet dog or plan to provide Dog Grooming service in your locality, you may reconsider your Dog Grooming skill before taking responsibility of those lovely creatures. You'd be surprised after completing the course on Dog Grooming and be completely compatible to handle the wellbeing of your dogs, we assure you!

There are varieties of responsibilities of a dog groomer. A dog groomer not just brushes the coats, gives bath and blow dyes your pet's bodies; the duties include general health care checkup, bathing, brushing, blow dyeing, hair trimming, ear-eyes and teeth-cleaning, nail clipping, pedicure, customized hair cutting, cleaning anal glands and the methods are different from breed to breed. You need to know how to keep the dogs away from parasites, infections, and other skin disorders; also have proper knowledge on how to groom the dogs according to the weather.

This Dog Grooming course will help you learn how to be a professional dog groomer, all the necessary pieces of information, and methods to keep up with the demanding market.

Develop the professional skills you need to start your own dog grooming business with the Dog Grooming course!

Learn the knowledge and skills you need to groom all breeds of dogs to a professional standard.

The Dog Grooming course has been professionally designed to provide you with the essential qualities you need to set up your own dog grooming business and begin servicing clients.

Get a FREE "Dog Behaviour Course" with your Dog Grooming Course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand dog behaviour and their communication methods
  • Gain insight into dog anatomy and their different body parts
  • Learn about different breeds of dog and how their coats differ
  • Understand how to bathe a dog
  • Learn how to brush a dog’s coat and trim its nails
  • Get expert tips on pre-grooming and general care

Register on the Dog Grooming training course today and learn everything you need to know to professionally groom dogs and become a self-employed dog groomer.

Why The Animal Care is Your Best Choice:

Key Features of Dog Grooming:

  • Immersive course materials (i.e. videos, presentations and explanatory figures.)
  • Comprehensive course design
  • On-demand learning support 24/7
  • Freedom to study at your own pace
  • Instant certification on course completion
  • CPD accreditation
  • Course content developed by “Industry Experts/Professionals”

Keep your pets safe with our Special "Pet Care & Safety " guide. Get this as a Complementary Gift with this Dog Grooming Course


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Our comprehensive Dog Grooming course is designed to give our learners the best possible learning experience. We’ve broken up our Dog Walking Business course into 19 bite sized modules. To achieve certifiable skills there is no better place than The Animal Care.

**** Course Curriculum****

***Dog Grooming***

Dog Grooming - Module 1: The History of Dog Grooming

  • The History of Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming - Module 2: Why Do We Groom?

  • Why Do We Groom?

Dog Grooming - Module 3: Anatomy

  • Name Those Body Parts!

Dog Grooming - Module 4: Breed Groups and Coat Types

  • The breed groups
  • Coat types

Dog Grooming - 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

Dog Grooming - Module 6: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean Part 1

  • 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: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean Part 2

  • 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 8: Things to Look for Before You Groom a Dog

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

Dog Grooming - Module 9: Pre-grooming and General Care

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

Dog Grooming - Module 10: Preparation

  • 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 11: Skin Conditions Part 1

  • Structure of the Skin
  • Functions of Skin
  • Skin Glands

Dog Grooming - Module 12: Skin Conditions Part 2

  • Nails, Claws and Footpads
  • Coat Growth
  • Parasitology

Dog Grooming - Module 13: 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

Dog Grooming - Module 14: 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?

Dog Grooming - Module 15: Drying Your Dog After a Bath

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

Dog Grooming - Module 16: Bathing and Drying: General Considerations

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

Dog Grooming - Module 17: Grooming Details (Clipping, Scissors, Ears, Teeth, Feet, Bottoms)

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

Dog Grooming - Module 18: Basic First Aid Part 1

  • Aims and Objectives
  • Evaluation
  • Initial Management
  • Handling and Transport
  • Checks and Observations
  • Life Saving Techniques
  • Bleeding (Haemorrhage)
  • Shock
  • Heart Condition
  • Poisoning
  • Insect Stings

Dog Grooming - Module 19: Basic First Aid Part 2

  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Wounds
  • Eye Injuries
  • Paraphimosis
  • Metabolic Problems
  • Heat Stroke
  • Bandaging
  • Anatomical Directions

Assessment Method:

After completing all the modules in the Dog Grooming course, students will have to complete a multiple-choice question exam. Students will also be given the chance to complete a mock exam before their final exam, so they know what to expect from the assessment process.


Our Dog Grooming course is fully accredited. Rest assured with our accredited courses, because we strive to provide up-to-date skills and knowledge to help you become more competent and effective in your field of interest.


Once you’ve successfully completed your Dog Grooming course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Who is this course for?

This Dog Grooming course is ideal for students who want to become professional dog groomers. It is also the perfect training course for dog owners who want to learn to groom their dogs at home.


The Dog Grooming course can be accessed from any internet-enabled device, including computers, tablets, and smartphones. Access the Dog Grooming course from anywhere in the world and work through the content at a pace that suits you.

There are no formal entry requirements for the Dog Grooming course, and it is open to everyone.

Career path

Professions in this field include the following: Professional Dog Groomer, Certified Dog Trainer, Dog Sitter, Dog Walker, Animal Breeder, Veterinarian Assistant, Laboratory Animal Caretaker, Veterinary Technologist/Technician, and more!

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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