Dog Grooming Course
Dog Grooming course brochure
I would highly recommend it. It is very thorough and help is always available.
Shona, County Durham, UK
“I have learnt so much already that I didn't know and I'm not even half way through it yet.”
Claire, Co. Down, UK
“You are able to study at home at your own pace and if you need assistance your tutor is always available to help you.”
Sharon, Bristol, UK
“Do it! The course is very good.”
Kelly Buchanan, Herefordshire, UK
“Definitely worthwhile and excellent value for money.”
Philippa Clarke, UK

Accredited Diploma in Dog Grooming Course

The 13 Dog Grooming Course Modules

1: Supplies & Equipment

  • What Supplies and Tools You Need
  • Where to buy professional equipment
  • Setting up grooming stations
  • Setting up bathing stations
  • Cleaning & Sharpening Scissors & Clippers
  • Blade Maintenance
  • Blade charts
  • Clipper vac
  • Grooming attire
  • What to wear and why

2: Safety First

  • Making your parlour a safe place to work
  • Handling Animals Safely
  • Disinfecting
  • Table and Cage Sanitation
  • Handling Fear and Cage Biters
  • Which breeds bite the most
  • Muzzles
  • Dealing with Difficult Dogs
  • Aggressive Dogs
  • Dealing with Difficult Cats
  • Making Bathing Safe
  • First Aid for humans
  • Fire Safety
  • Keeping Animals Separate
  • First aid for animals
  • Bleeding nails
  • Lacerations
  • Clipper burns
  • Cracked pads
  • Shampoo in the eyes

3: Bathing Dogs

  • Bathing Dogs
  • General bathing process
  • Protecting eyes and ears
  • Emptying anal glands
  • Removing tear stains
  • Safety measures
  • Protecting Eyes and Ears
  • Drying
  • Types of dryers
  • Cage drying
  • Fluff drying
  • Nail Clipping
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Nail charts for dogs
  • Nail grinding
  • Nail filing
  • Cleaning the Ears
  • Cleaning teeth
  • Fleas & Ticks
  • Selecting Shampoos and Conditioners

4: Basic Dog Grooming

  • Breed Types & Recognition
  • Breed chart
  • Breed Grooming Standards
  • Combing & Brushing
  • Coloring
  • Grooming Old Dogs
  • Grooming Sick Dogs
  • Dealing with Matted Hair
  • De-shedding
  • Shaving Down a Dog
  • Short Coated Breeds
  • Simple requirements
  • Quick Groom
  • Mixed Breeds
  • Making Bows

5: Grooming double coated, corded and specific breeds

  • Long Double Coated Breeds
  • Short Double Coated Breeds
  • Brushing Out
  • Shaving Undercoat
  • Grooming Corded breeds
  • Breaking up cords
  • Cocker spaniels
  • Schnauzers
  • Poodles
  • Terriers

6. Additional Clipping & Scissoring Techniques

  • Feet
  • Face
  • Stomach
  • Rectum and Privates
  • Sanitary (Hygiene) Clip
  • Mustaches
  • Beards
  • Scissoring
  • Stripping

7. Skin and coat disorders

  • Recognizing Conditions that Need Medical Attention
  • Ears
  • Skin conditions
  • Anal sacs
  • Parasites
  • Allergies
  • Ringworm
  • Bacterial infections
  • Lumps
  • Hair loss
  • Cat problems
  • Obesity and overweight

8. Setting Up Shop

  • Working from Home
  • Mobile Groomer
  • Choosing a Shop

9. Setting up a Mobile Grooming Service - Part 1

  • Advantages and drawbacks of a van-based service
  • Van essentials
  • Buying your van
  • Becoming a franchisee
  • Equipment and facilities you need
  • Process of van-based grooming

10. Setting up a Mobile Grooming Service - Part 2

  • Running the business
  • Finance and insurance
  • Marketing a mobile grooming business

11. Running the Business

  • Setting Business Hours
  • Time Management
  • Drop offs and Pick-ups
  • Hiring employees
  • Management
  • Tax Requirements
  • Business forms and records
  • Processing the work

12. Finance and legal

  • Selecting a Business Type
  • Insurance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax
  • Self-Employment taxes
  • Licensing Requirements (international)
  • Borrowing to finance your business

13. Marketing

  • Setting Your Pricing
  • What is the going rate in your area?
  • What does your competition charge?
  • What should you charge extra for?
  • Extensive de-shedding
  • Giant breeds
  • Building a clientele
  • The initial enquiry
  • Signage
  • Promotional supplies