Certificate in Dog Grooming Professional Online Course

Become a professional dog groomer!

Certificate in Dog Grooming Professional Online Course

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Learn How to Groom Your Dog or Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

The Professional dog grooming training course will offer you a fulfilling way of learning everything you need to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog grooming business.

About Dog Grooming

Dog grooming encompasses everything involved in caring for a dog’s hygiene, cleaning and physical appearance. The necessary frequency of dog grooming is dependent on the breed, age and health of the dog, but grooming is sure to help keep a dog healthy and comfortable.

This course includes a comprehensive look at everything you need to groom your own dog or start your own dog grooming business.  Starting with essential saftey considerations, the basics of setting up your business and location and equipment information you'll be prepared to set up the ideal dog grooming workspace before moving on to an indepth look at the various techniques and processes involved in efficient and professional level dog grooming across a variety of breeds, coat types and sizes.

What Can I Do after Taking this Dog Grooming Course?

Our Dog Grooming course is suitable for anyone, whether you are considering a career as a dog groomer or you want to gain more knowledge of dog grooming. Our Dog Grooming course will provide you with the essential information that you need to care for clients’ and/or your own pets in a responsible, welfare-conscious way.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to groom your own dog or start your own dog grooming business
  2. Comprehensive 12 module Certificate in Professional Dog Grooming Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading dog grooming experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses for Success programs are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Further Studies

If you're interested in pursuing futher animal studies or gaining a better understanding of pet care in general, visit our Animal Psychology and Advanced Animal Psychology courses.

1. Welcome and Safety

  • Introduction and course structure
  • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
  • Your safety
  • Pet safety

Outcomes

  • You will understand why it is important to approach and handle dogs in a manner that promotes their confidence and co-operation and the health and safety of all throughout. 
  • Understand the potential threats to health, safety and security in a bathing area (such as slippery floors/surfaces, electricity) and steps that should be taken to minimise the threats.
  • Know the importance in following manufacturers’ instructions regarding dilution of cleansing products, how to correctly interpret these instructions, and the possible consequences of not doing so. 
  • Understand how to maintain the welfare of the dog during the work.
  • Learn how to maintain health and safety for yourself, colleagues and others. 

2. Business basics

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • First Impressions
  • Advertising

Outcomes

  • Understand health, safety and welfare requirements which underpin this work.
  • Understand that businesses and the self-employed have to organise their own tax and NI payments
  • Know that your clients will evaluate first impressions, and why its important to look professional
  • Learn that advertising plays an important role in creating and growing a client base.
  • Understand different ways to advertise.

3. Getting started

  • Location
  • Equipment
  • Organisation
  • Attire

Outcomes

  • Learn which equipment used for removing knots, tangles and dead hair, the correct selection and techniques for their use.
  • Learn which equipment to use for removing excess hair, its selection and correct techniques for use.
  • Know how to clean equipment and correct storage methods
  • Know the protective equipment and clothing required when bathing a dog, its purpose and why it is important to use it correctly.
  • Know how to assess and plan the work to be done within an agreed timescale. 
  • Understand the work which the client has requested.
  • Know the types of tools and equipment for the work. 
  • Know the necessary condition of the work area for the work. 
  • Understand why it is important to use protective clothing during the drying process.
  • Know the different types of drying equipment available, their purposes and to which dog and coat types they are most suited. 
  • Understand the correct temperature and velocity of drying equipment, how to adjust them and the potential dangers of incorrect setting.

4. Anatomy and health

  • Anatomy
  • Common skin diseases and parasites
  • First aid
  • Grooming injuries

Outcomes

  • Learn what steps should be taken in the event of accidentally cutting the dog or self.
  • Know how friction burns occur and how they can be avoided. 
  • Know the normal signs of health and signs indicating the dog should be referred to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Know about abnormal conditions such as external/internal parasites and lesions. 
  • Know basic dog anatomy and physiology sufficient to be able to identify abnormalities.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of basic skin problems and infestations.
  • Know why it is important to obtain authorisation from the client or a senior colleague before using anti-parasitic products.
  • Know the limits of your role when informing clients of possible abnormalities and conditions (i.e. not diagnosing) and the importance of referring clients to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Understand the types of problems which may occur and how these should be dealt with. 
  • Know the signs of distress in dogs and the action that should be taken when these are observed.
  • Understand what heat stress and brush burn are, their signs and causes and how to prevent them happening.
  • Know how to identify abnormal conditions of the coat and skin, why it is important to do so. 

5. Pre-bath  

  • Getting ready
  • Selecting shampoos and conditioners
  • Handling and restraint
  • Pre-bath brushing
  • Pre-bath clipping

Outcomes

  • Learn why a dog’s coat should be bathed before trimming and when a dog’s coat should be removed prior to bathing.
  • Understand why the coat type and style to be achieved affect the methods of preparing coats and equipment that should be used.
  • You will know how to groom out a coat, removing knots, tangles and dead hair without injuring the dog 
  • Learn why clipping off and rough trimming are sometimes necessary and why the age of the dog may influence the decision 
  • Know how to judge the correct amount of hair to be clipped/scissored off and why it is important not to remove too much 
  • Understand the different types of cleansing products available, their purposes and the types of coat and conditions for which they are suitable 
  • Know how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the cleansing products that should be used.

6. Bathing 

  • Protection
  • Wet down
  • Soap up and work in
  • Rinse and condition

Outcomes

  • Know the importance of preventing solutions entering the dog’s eyes, mouth and ears and why it is important to tell the client if this happens 
  • Know how to check that all residues have been rinsed from the coat and skin unless contraindicated by manufacturers’ instructions. 
  • Learn why its important to make a dog ‘squeaky clean’
  • Understand how to wet down a dog correctly
  • Know how to condition a dog

7. Drying

  • Towel
  • High velocity
  • Stretch
  • Kennel
  • Blanket

Outcomes

  • Know the methods to remove excess water from the dog prior to drying and why it is important to do this.
  • Learn how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Understand how the style that is to be achieved affects the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Know how drying technique, equipment and brushing during drying affect the finish.
  • Know how to identify when coats are completely dry and the potential consequences of not drying a dog properly. 

8. Ears, eyes, teeth, feet and bum

  • Ears and eyes
  • Teeth
  • Claws
  • Anal glands
  • Hygiene clip

Outcomes

  • Understand why particular care is required when removing excess hair from around eyes and ears
  • Learn the importance of removing excess hair for the dog’s hygiene.
  • Understand the external examination of anal sacs, what is normal, when expression may be necessary, why it is done and the possible consequences of doing it incorrectly or ignoring their poor condition.
  • Know why it is necessary to check the anal glands, eyes, ears, skin, teeth and gums
  • Learn how to clean the dogs teeth safely and efficiently
  • Know how to clip dogs’ nails and what to do if they bleed.

9. Smooth and medium coats

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming smooth coats
  • Grooming medium coats

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of smooth and medium coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for smooth and medium coated dogs 

10. Long coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of long coated dogs.
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly 
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling long coated dogs. 
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for long coated dogs.  

11.Wire coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Brushing
  • Plucking and stripping
  • Trimming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of wire coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing wire coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing wire coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling wire coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for wire coated dogs. 

12.Curly coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of curly coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing curly coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing curly coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for curly coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for curly coated dogs.  

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
About this Course

Learn How to Groom Your Dog or Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

The Professional dog grooming training course will offer you a fulfilling way of learning everything you need to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog grooming business.

About Dog Grooming

Dog grooming encompasses everything involved in caring for a dog’s hygiene, cleaning and physical appearance. The necessary frequency of dog grooming is dependent on the breed, age and health of the dog, but grooming is sure to help keep a dog healthy and comfortable.

This course includes a comprehensive look at everything you need to groom your own dog or start your own dog grooming business.  Starting with essential saftey considerations, the basics of setting up your business and location and equipment information you'll be prepared to set up the ideal dog grooming workspace before moving on to an indepth look at the various techniques and processes involved in efficient and professional level dog grooming across a variety of breeds, coat types and sizes.

What Can I Do after Taking this Dog Grooming Course?

Our Dog Grooming course is suitable for anyone, whether you are considering a career as a dog groomer or you want to gain more knowledge of dog grooming. Our Dog Grooming course will provide you with the essential information that you need to care for clients’ and/or your own pets in a responsible, welfare-conscious way.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to groom your own dog or start your own dog grooming business
  2. Comprehensive 12 module Certificate in Professional Dog Grooming Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading dog grooming experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses for Success programs are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Further Studies

If you're interested in pursuing futher animal studies or gaining a better understanding of pet care in general, visit our Animal Psychology and Advanced Animal Psychology courses.

1. Welcome and Safety

  • Introduction and course structure
  • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
  • Your safety
  • Pet safety

Outcomes

  • You will understand why it is important to approach and handle dogs in a manner that promotes their confidence and co-operation and the health and safety of all throughout. 
  • Understand the potential threats to health, safety and security in a bathing area (such as slippery floors/surfaces, electricity) and steps that should be taken to minimise the threats.
  • Know the importance in following manufacturers’ instructions regarding dilution of cleansing products, how to correctly interpret these instructions, and the possible consequences of not doing so. 
  • Understand how to maintain the welfare of the dog during the work.
  • Learn how to maintain health and safety for yourself, colleagues and others. 

2. Business basics

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • First Impressions
  • Advertising

Outcomes

  • Understand health, safety and welfare requirements which underpin this work.
  • Understand that businesses and the self-employed have to organise their own tax and NI payments
  • Know that your clients will evaluate first impressions, and why its important to look professional
  • Learn that advertising plays an important role in creating and growing a client base.
  • Understand different ways to advertise.

3. Getting started

  • Location
  • Equipment
  • Organisation
  • Attire

Outcomes

  • Learn which equipment used for removing knots, tangles and dead hair, the correct selection and techniques for their use.
  • Learn which equipment to use for removing excess hair, its selection and correct techniques for use.
  • Know how to clean equipment and correct storage methods
  • Know the protective equipment and clothing required when bathing a dog, its purpose and why it is important to use it correctly.
  • Know how to assess and plan the work to be done within an agreed timescale. 
  • Understand the work which the client has requested.
  • Know the types of tools and equipment for the work. 
  • Know the necessary condition of the work area for the work. 
  • Understand why it is important to use protective clothing during the drying process.
  • Know the different types of drying equipment available, their purposes and to which dog and coat types they are most suited. 
  • Understand the correct temperature and velocity of drying equipment, how to adjust them and the potential dangers of incorrect setting.

4. Anatomy and health

  • Anatomy
  • Common skin diseases and parasites
  • First aid
  • Grooming injuries

Outcomes

  • Learn what steps should be taken in the event of accidentally cutting the dog or self.
  • Know how friction burns occur and how they can be avoided. 
  • Know the normal signs of health and signs indicating the dog should be referred to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Know about abnormal conditions such as external/internal parasites and lesions. 
  • Know basic dog anatomy and physiology sufficient to be able to identify abnormalities.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of basic skin problems and infestations.
  • Know why it is important to obtain authorisation from the client or a senior colleague before using anti-parasitic products.
  • Know the limits of your role when informing clients of possible abnormalities and conditions (i.e. not diagnosing) and the importance of referring clients to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Understand the types of problems which may occur and how these should be dealt with. 
  • Know the signs of distress in dogs and the action that should be taken when these are observed.
  • Understand what heat stress and brush burn are, their signs and causes and how to prevent them happening.
  • Know how to identify abnormal conditions of the coat and skin, why it is important to do so. 

5. Pre-bath  

  • Getting ready
  • Selecting shampoos and conditioners
  • Handling and restraint
  • Pre-bath brushing
  • Pre-bath clipping

Outcomes

  • Learn why a dog’s coat should be bathed before trimming and when a dog’s coat should be removed prior to bathing.
  • Understand why the coat type and style to be achieved affect the methods of preparing coats and equipment that should be used.
  • You will know how to groom out a coat, removing knots, tangles and dead hair without injuring the dog 
  • Learn why clipping off and rough trimming are sometimes necessary and why the age of the dog may influence the decision 
  • Know how to judge the correct amount of hair to be clipped/scissored off and why it is important not to remove too much 
  • Understand the different types of cleansing products available, their purposes and the types of coat and conditions for which they are suitable 
  • Know how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the cleansing products that should be used.

6. Bathing 

  • Protection
  • Wet down
  • Soap up and work in
  • Rinse and condition

Outcomes

  • Know the importance of preventing solutions entering the dog’s eyes, mouth and ears and why it is important to tell the client if this happens 
  • Know how to check that all residues have been rinsed from the coat and skin unless contraindicated by manufacturers’ instructions. 
  • Learn why its important to make a dog ‘squeaky clean’
  • Understand how to wet down a dog correctly
  • Know how to condition a dog

7. Drying

  • Towel
  • High velocity
  • Stretch
  • Kennel
  • Blanket

Outcomes

  • Know the methods to remove excess water from the dog prior to drying and why it is important to do this.
  • Learn how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Understand how the style that is to be achieved affects the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Know how drying technique, equipment and brushing during drying affect the finish.
  • Know how to identify when coats are completely dry and the potential consequences of not drying a dog properly. 

8. Ears, eyes, teeth, feet and bum

  • Ears and eyes
  • Teeth
  • Claws
  • Anal glands
  • Hygiene clip

Outcomes

  • Understand why particular care is required when removing excess hair from around eyes and ears
  • Learn the importance of removing excess hair for the dog’s hygiene.
  • Understand the external examination of anal sacs, what is normal, when expression may be necessary, why it is done and the possible consequences of doing it incorrectly or ignoring their poor condition.
  • Know why it is necessary to check the anal glands, eyes, ears, skin, teeth and gums
  • Learn how to clean the dogs teeth safely and efficiently
  • Know how to clip dogs’ nails and what to do if they bleed.

9. Smooth and medium coats

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming smooth coats
  • Grooming medium coats

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of smooth and medium coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for smooth and medium coated dogs 

10. Long coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of long coated dogs.
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly 
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling long coated dogs. 
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for long coated dogs.  

11.Wire coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Brushing
  • Plucking and stripping
  • Trimming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of wire coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing wire coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing wire coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling wire coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for wire coated dogs. 

12.Curly coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of curly coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing curly coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing curly coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for curly coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for curly coated dogs.  

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course ID No.: 009OADGP
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
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Qualification: Certificate

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