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

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 for 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!

Learning Outcomes of Dog Grooming Course:

  • 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 course today and learn everything you need to know to professionally groom dogs and become a self-employed dog groomer.

There are varieties of responsibilities of a dog groomer. A dog groomer not just brushes the coats, gives bath and blow dyes your pets' bodies; the duties include general health care checkup, bathing, brushing, blow dyeing, hair trimming, ear-eyes and teeth-cleaning, nail clipping, pedicure, customised 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.

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
  • Course content developed by “Industry Experts/Professionals”

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Course media


  • Animal Care - download
  • Animal Care 10 Exciting Careers - download
  • Pet Care and Safety Tips - download
  • Rights and obligations of pet owners - download
  • These are 9 strange but true animal laws all pet owners should be aware of - download


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

  • Dog Grooming: The History of Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming - Module 2: Why Do We Groom?

  • Dog Grooming: Why Do We Groom?

Dog Grooming - Module 3: Anatomy

  • Dog Grooming: Name Those Body Parts!

Dog Grooming - Module 4: Breed Groups and Coat Types

  • Dog Grooming: The breed groups
  • Dog Grooming: Coat types

Dog Grooming - Module 5: Equipment and Techniques

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

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

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

Dog Grooming - Module 7: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean Part 2

  • Dog Grooming: Brushing Your Dog
  • Dog Grooming: Long Hair That's Frequently Matted
  • Dog Grooming: Skin Problems
  • Dog Grooming: Other Skin Problems
  • Dog Grooming: Causes of Skin Problems
  • Dog Grooming: Knowing When to See the Vet

Dog Grooming - Module 8: Things to Look for Before You Groom a Dog

  • Dog Grooming: Skin Conditions
  • Dog Grooming: Changes in Temperament
  • Dog Grooming: Eyes & Ears
  • Dog Grooming: Teeth

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

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

Dog Grooming - Module 10: Preparation

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

Dog Grooming - Module 11: Skin Conditions Part 1

  • Dog Grooming: Structure of the Skin
  • Dog Grooming: Functions of Skin
  • Dog Grooming: Skin Glands

Dog Grooming - Module 12: Skin Conditions Part 2

  • Dog Grooming: Nails, Claws and Footpads
  • Dog Grooming: Coat Growth
  • Dog Grooming: Parasitology

Dog Grooming - Module 13: How to Bathe Your Dog

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

Dog Grooming - Module 14: How to Get Your Dog to Love Bath Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dog Grooming - Module 18: Basic First Aid Part 1

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

Dog Grooming - Module 19: Basic First Aid Part 2

  • Dog Grooming: Fractures
  • Dog Grooming: Dislocation
  • Dog Grooming: Soft Tissue Injury
  • Dog Grooming: Wounds
  • Dog Grooming: Eye Injuries
  • Dog Grooming: Paraphimosis
  • Dog Grooming: Metabolic Problems
  • Dog Grooming: Heat Stroke
  • Dog Grooming: Bandaging
  • Dog Grooming: 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 can obtain the Digital (PDF) Certificate for only £2.49. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post for only £4.99 (FREE POSTAGE). With these affordable pricing on certificates, we’re also offering the PDF Transcript for FREE.

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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Susan adderley asked:

How do I access this once purchasef


Hello Susan, Once purchased you will receive an email with the login credentials.

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Meg asked:

Does the course give you information on cutting/trimming dogs fur? I couldn't see if there was any mention on this.


Hi Meg, Yes, trimming dogs fur is covered in this course. Thank you!

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Neil 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 Neil, 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.

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Del Rio asked:

How many hours are needed to complete this course?


Hi Rio, Thank you very much for your query. If you want to complete the course in one sitting, it will take approximately 06 hours. Thanks

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