Accredited Level 3 Diploma Course
Our Dog Grooming course is designed for careers working as a Dog Groomer or setting up your own Dog Grooming Business.
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This course can be studied WITHOUT the practical placement and the course fees are reduced to £699, please click here to enrol WITHOUT practical placement.
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Dog Grooming Course: Inclusive of optional two week practical.
NB: The Practical training placement is included in the course fees!
The practical session for this course is run by a City and Guilds Dog Groomer who is as passionate as we are about ensuring that dogs' care and welfare is the most important aspect of a dog groomers job.
Location of Optional Practical: Romford (NE London)
The demand for professional dog groomers is increasing and there are many varied career opportunities for trained dog groomers.
Working as a dog groomer can be very rewarding and grooming can prevent and alleviate suffering as groomers are trained to identify signs of ill health. A regularly groomed dog will be happier, feel more comfortable and have a healthier looking and shinier coat.
Our Dog Grooming course consists of 6 theory modules all about grooming dogs and it includes an optional 2 week practical session where you will work with a professional groomer and gain hands-on experience.
Our dog-grooming-course is unique in that it includes an optional 2 week practical at a City and Guilds approved salon. This is included in the price of the course as we think it is essential to offer the option of undertaking some practical dog grooming experience.
Anatomy and Health
In this in depth dog grooming course you will learn about basic canine anatomy, general canine health & welfare, how to carry out health checks & identify health disorders & diseases. The module includes information about parasites and how to deal with them when grooming a dog.
Canine First Aid
Learn how to deal with emergencies and the basic first aid principles for dogs. There is a high potential for accidents when grooming a dog and a dog groomer needs to have good first aid knowledge.
Aggression, Stress reduction and bite avoidance
Understand the origins & causes of aggression and how aggressive behaviour differs between dog breeds. Crucially, understand safety measures & precautions in relation to an aggressive dog. This module of the dog grooming course also includes information about basic canine psychology and body language; learn to recognise and respond to the signs of stress.
Grooming techniques for different types of coats
Learn about the different canine coats, canine grooming equipment that a dog groomer will be using. Learn about the techniques and tools and products necessary for dog grooming.
Bathing, brushing and caring for teeth, nails, face, rear, ears
This comprehensive module includes information about grooming puppies and older dogs.
Running a successful fixed or mobile dog grooming business
This module covers a number of vital factors that are involved in being a self-employed Dog Groomer. By the end of this dog grooming course you will have an overview of maintaining records for income purposes, registering with the Tax people and general aspects of being your own ‘boss’ in the formal sense.
Optional One Day to Two Week Practical
Practical session with a qualified dog groomer. You will cover effective and humane handling and restraint of dogs, gain hands-on grooming practice with a variety of different dog coats and procedures, dog bathing, health and safety principles, the handling and cleaning of equipment and materials and more. The session is run Mondays to Fridays and is carried out in a professional dog grooming salon.
Are you passionate about animals and dream of a job working with man's best friend? Then why not take our dog-grooming-course and earn some extra income doing something you'll love? Dog grooming courses are a great way to transition into a job working with animals, like Sue Jones who left her career in IT to pursue a lifelong dream of working with animals. She took the Advanced Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma and is now doing a job she loves.
Why should I train as a dog groomer?
A well groomed dog is a happy and healthy dog, so if you love working with canines, training as a dog groomer is a great way to learn more about our four legged friends while earning some valuable extra income. We all love to pamper our pets, so the dog grooming sector is booming and there are plenty of opportunities to turn a part time job into a full time career.
What skills will I learn?
A good groomer needs to have a complete understanding of the animals they work with as often a groomer may be the first to spot if a dog has health issues. You'll study anatomy and health, including dealing with parasites when you're grooming, and animal first aid to ensure you're prepared for all eventualities. You'll also pick up useful information about basic canine psychology as well as the practical skills you'll need to make the dogs in your care look their best.
Finally, you'll be given the business skills you need to run your own dog grooming business, including setting up as a mobile dog groomer which could prove a useful additional source of income. Diane Constantinides took the optional two week practical course and now runs her own very successful salon.
Whether you simply want to earn an extra income or you're considering making dog grooming your full time career, we run a range of animal care courses to help you achieve your ambition. Visit the Animal Jobs Direct website for more details.
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