Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

Continued Professional Development
60 hours

Course Summary


women-clean-our-dogThe 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.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Love Dogs? Make Extra Income With Our Dog Grooming Course


Cute dog Spitz at groomer salonAre 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 J. 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.

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.


Why should I train as a dog groomer


Royals-Dog-Grooming pups-grooming-courseA 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?

Dog-Groomer-CourseA 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.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.


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