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Basics of Dog Grooming

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This course includes:

00:53:00 hours

CPD Accreditation

6 units

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Key Concepts Covered by This Free Course:

  • Gain an understanding of the history and purpose of dog grooming.
  • Be able to conduct a pre-grooming health assessment.
  • Understand how to prep the grooming area to ensure a safe environment for both the dog and the groomer.
  • Know the required tools and equipment for grooming different coat types.
  • Learn the basic grooming techniques to keep a dog looking clean and healthy.
  • Understand how to handle grooming emergencies.

Course Overview 

Looking to learn the basics of dog grooming? Look no further! Our Basics of Dog Grooming course is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to groom their own dogs or start a career in dog grooming. In this comprehensive course, you will gain an understanding of the history and purpose of dog grooming, learn how to conduct a pre-grooming health assessment, and know the required tools and equipment needed for different coat types. The course also covers basic grooming techniques, such as bathing and drying, brushing and combing, and trimming nails and hair. You'll learn how to create a safe grooming environment for both the dog and the groomer, and what to do in case of emergencies. With this course, you'll be able to keep your dog looking clean and healthy, and even start your own grooming business.

Course Benefits

Our Basics of Dog Grooming course is designed to give you the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to groom dogs effectively and safely. Whether you are a pet owner looking to groom your own dog or a professional groomer seeking to start or enhance your career, this course has something to offer. By taking this course, you'll learn the history and purpose of dog grooming, as well as gain an understanding of the basic techniques needed to keep your dog healthy and clean. You'll also learn about the tools and equipment required for grooming different coat types, and how to create a safe grooming environment. With the skills and knowledge gained from this course, you'll be able to provide your dog with proper grooming, saving time and money. For those looking to start a career in dog grooming, our course will provide a solid foundation to build upon, opening up opportunities in a growing industry. The skills learned in this course are also transferable to other animal grooming professions.

Career Path

  • Professional Dog Groomer - A professional dog groomer provides grooming services for dogs, including bathing, trimming, and styling their fur.
  • Pet Store Groomer - Pet store groomers work in a retail setting and provide grooming services to customers who bring their dogs into the store.
  • Mobile Dog Groomer - A mobile dog groomer operates a van or trailer that is equipped with grooming supplies and travels to clients' homes to provide grooming services.
  • Animal Shelter Groomer - An animal shelter groomer provides grooming services to dogs in a shelter setting to improve their adoptability.
  • Pet Resort Groomer - A pet resort groomer provides grooming services to dogs who are staying at a pet resort or boarding facility.
  • Self-Employed Dog Groomer - A self-employed dog groomer runs their own grooming business, providing services to clients either at their own location or traveling to clients' homes.
Course content

Module 01: History and Purpose of Dog Grooming

History and Purpose of Dog Grooming


Pre-Grooming Health Assessment


Prepping the Grooming Area


Required Tools and Equipments for Grooming


Basic Grooming Techniques


Grooming Emergencies


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