Certificate In Professional Dog Grooming

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Course Overview

This course is ideal for those wanting to embark on a career in dog grooming and pet grooming. Learn all the fundamentals of dog grooming, clipping, trimming, techniques & equipment through our high quality video tutorials.

Pet Grooming is a skill and you need to be trained to do it professionally. Not only so that you can be efficient and do the right thing for your clients, but also so that you don’t inadvertently cause injury to a pet that could result in you being seriously out of pocket, not to mention the “brand damage” it could do.

Dog groomers know that keeping a dog’s coat healthy is one of the most important parts of their job. To do this, groomers must be highly knowledgeable about coat types and breeds. Many different types of dogs will come into the grooming salon, so it is essential to have a strong understanding of dog groups, coat types, and how to properly groom each dog.

From learning the fundamentals of dog grooming to showing you how to successfully start a business this interactive course will provide you a step by step guide to succeed in the industry.

As an added BONUS students are also equipped with a dog grooming kit to practice on at home!

Course Details


Certificate In Professional Dog Grooming

Course Duration

150 hours of study from start to finish 

Tutor Support

Monday to Saturday via email or phone contact 

Study Mode

100% Online

Start Date

Enrol anytime

Course Units

Module 1

  • Animal Industry and Welfare
  • Dog Breeds and Anatomy
  • Coat Types and Breeds
  • Life Stages and Behaviour
  • Safe Handling and Restraints
  • Pet First Aid
  • Fleas, Ticks and Common Parasites
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Shampoos and Conditioners
  • Healthy Ears and Nail Care
  • Grooming a Smooth or Short Coat
  • Grooming a Fluff or Curly Coat
  • Grooming a Drop Coat
  • Grooming a Double Coat
  • Grooming a Combination Coat
  • Grooming a Wire Coat

Module 2

  • Interact With Customers
  • Provide Service To Customers
  • Develop & Implement Marketing Strategies
  • Develop & Implement A Business Plan
  • Establish And Conduct Business Relationships
  • Manage Finances Within A Budget
  • Manage Personal Work Priorities & Professional Development
  • Manage Recruitment Selection & Induction Processes
  • Plan and Manage Conferences
  • Manage Meetings
  • Plan And Implement Administrative Systems
  • Manage Quality Customer Service
  • Interpret Financial Information
  • Sell Products And Services
  • Prepare & Monitor Budgets
  • Coach Others In Job Skills
Career Pathways
  • Dog Grooming
  • Pet Grooming
  • Starting a business and becoming your own boss!
Course Features
  • Receive a “Dog Grooming Kit” to practice on at home and bridge the gap between online and face to face learning!
  • All course material is provided for students and included within the course fees.
  • Network with other likeminded students in our interactive online learning platform.
  • Graduate with an official certificate recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • Receive an academic transcript of all the units completed.
  • A letter of recommendation for any current or future employer.
  • Assistance in either setting up a LinkedIn profile or CV/Cover letters.
  • A three-day cooling off period to ensure you’re happy with the course of your choice.

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