“Good Grooming starts with Good training”

Certificate in Dog Grooming Course

Certificate in Dog Grooming


To give the student an excellent basic knowledge of grooming all common breeds to breed standard. The course also aims to give the student the confidence and skills required to allow them to open their own business.

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

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 including basic scissor trims for bichons & poodles.

7 weeks (35 days)

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

Assesment System :
Exams – 50%
Continuous Assessment – 50%

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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