“Good Grooming starts with Good training”

Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming


To give the student the confidence, skills and ability to groom all common breeds to ‘absolute’ breed standard and to open and run a successful dog grooming business. The course also aims to fast track the student to achieving the high level of grooming skill required to pass the City & Guilds (7750) Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming.

Content – Theory
Breed recognition, anatomy and physiology, recognition of skin diseases & parasites, recognition of infectious diseases, dog psychology, methods of getting & retaining customers, customer care, customer records, telephone skills, parlor design & set up, business set up & management, VAT, basic accountancy procedures and information on suppliers.

Content - Practical
Initial assessment of coat type & condition, brushing out, de-matting, pre-bath clips for all relevant breeds, pre-bath scissoring for all relevant breeds, hand stripping, bathing, drying, correct handling of dogs, correct use & maintenance of all equipment, nail trimming, ear cleaning & plucking, blending & thinning techniques, finishing trims for all common breeds to breed standard, scissor trims for bichons & poodles and correcting breed standard imperfections. Please note, the last 5 days of this course is devoted to developing the student’s sense of proportion, balance and angulation. Developing this ‘groomers eye’ is a core grooming skill and distinguishes an excellent groomer from a good groomer.

10 weeks (50days)

1 theory – written
5 practical – 1) dematting 2) brushing out, bathing & drying 3) pre-bath clipping & scissoring 4) finishing trims 5) scissoring techniques. Students are also continuously assessed during the course.

Assesment System :
Exams – 60%
Continuous Assessment – 40%

Grading :
0-40 Fail (no cert.), 41-75 Pass, 76-100 Distinction

Certification :
On successful completion of the course students are awarded an appropriate certificate.

Course Fee:

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