Dog Grooming Course 

Dog Grooming Diploma Course

Dog Groomer Diploma course
Accredited Theory & Practical Training

Continued Professional Development

      This course (with practical) counts for 140 hours CPD

With Practical  

Course Fees:  £850

Without Practical

Course Fees:  £699

Module 1

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.

Module 2

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.

Module 3

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. 

Module 4

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.

Module 5

Bathing, brushing and caring for teeth, nails, face, rear, ears

This comprehensive module includes information about grooming puppies and older dogs.

Module 6

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.

Our Dog Grooming course is designed for careers working as a Dog Groomer or setting up your own Dog Grooming Business.

This course is excellent value for money, the course fees include all tutoring fees, assessments, materials, accreditation AND 2 week practical training session!

Professional Dog Groomer Diploma Level 3

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) 

Professional Dog Groomer Diploma Level 3

Dog Grooming Course 

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.

Dog-Grooming-Course and Diploma Course Synopsis

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.

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.

Love Dogs? Make Extra Income With Our Dog Grooming Course

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.


Recent Dog Groomer Course Reviews:


Animal Jobs Direct Dog Grooming Diploma course review from recent student Sue Jones who is now working as a dog groomer

"I left a long career in the IT world to pursue my dream of working with animals, and Rosemary from Crown Clippers has been training me since the end of 2015 whilst working on my Advanced Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma through Animal Jobs Direct. The course has been very interesting covering aspects from dogs health, behaviour, business and of course dog grooming.

The 2 week practical course was incredible and Kelly and her team were great in teaching me new techniques and helping to encourage and develop my grooming skills. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to embark on dog grooming as a career, as the support and help that you get is exemplary and unlike other online courses, you get great constructive feedback". 

Sue now works for Crown Clippers Dog and Cat Grooming

Animal Jobs Direct Dog Grooming Course Student Review from Diane Constantinides who has completed our course and has now set up and is running her own successful grooming business

"When I decided to become a dog groomer I needed an initial combined theory and practical course that would provide me with the basic knowledge and support team that would enable me required to advance dog grooming as my careers. I searched the web and found Animals Job Direct and it ticked all the boxes for me. Affordable, all modules sent to me and marked one at a time and then of course the practical which helped tie it all together, all this and i was able to continue working.

The Animal Jobs Direct course and team gave me the confidence to continue and go on to  open my own grooming business "Bubbles Pet Parlour".

I now work full time in my own business.

Animals Job Direct has allowed me to open doors into the dog and cat grooming world which for me has become valuable and I would recommend this course 100%. My business is successful and I am now studying to teach grooming as well. Heres to the future!"


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