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Become a Professional Dog Groomer

Study to Become a Professional Dog Groomer Through Career College UK.

Start a Canine Career with our Advanced Grooming Course.

Why Become a Dog Groomer?

If you are passionate about dogs and their welfare, a career working as a Professional Dog Groomer could be for you.  In a latest industry report, dog owners within the UK spend 10 billion pounds per year on their canine friends, in an ever-growing industry.  Qualified Dog Groomers with both practical and theoretical experience are in high demand, and by studying with Career College UK you will receive the exact skills required start in the profession.

Choose to work within an existing business or set up your own as a Dog Groomer – a perfect role full time or part time. With low set up costs – Professional Dog Groomers can set up their own practice, or even run a mobile service.  Around 60% of dog breeds require grooming in on regular basis and so working as a Dog Groomer can provide a regular and steady income of business throughout the year.

How do you start?

No previous qualifications or experience necessary, on completion of the course students will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, accredited by ABC Awards – one of the nation’s leading awarding organisations.  With both online and practical training, the Diploma is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the sector.

On completion of the course you will have advanced knowledge in bathing, shampooing, drying, clipping, trimming and brushing a variety dogs. You will have skills in handling potentially anxious dogs, canine first aid, and will have an understanding for grooming techniques for different types of coats, breeds and ages of dog.

The course also includes detailed information on running a successful fixed or mobile dog grooming business, so students have all the knowledge and skills required to go out and start working immediately.

Dog Grooming Course Information

Students study the theoretical aspects of the course online at their own pace. A combination of online resources and content is then assessed through short answers and quizzes throughout the course. Students have up to 2 years in which to complete their studies – however, most students complete the course within a few months.

On completion of the theoretical work, students then complete 2 weeks practical training within a professional dog grooming salon to apply their theoretical knowledge, practicing the technical skills of the profession.

Anatomy and Health
The first stage of becoming a Professional Dog Groomer is to have a full understanding of the canine anatomy which you will study in the first module of the course. Handling dogs, groomers are often the first to identify health disorders and diseases, and you will have a learn more about general canine health and welfare.

Canine First Aid
Accidents can happen when handling dogs during grooming. This module covers information on how to handle dog emergencies and administer basic first aid to dogs.

Aggression, Stress reduction and bite avoidance
Handling dogs is an essential skill as a Dog groomer, and this module will cover canine psychology and body language to enable groomers to identify and respond to stress in a dog. Origins and causes of aggression vary depending on the breed, and you will develop the knowledge to identify and manage this behaviour.

Grooming techniques for different types of coats
In this module you will learn more about the different types of coats and grooming techniques for individual dogs. You will also learn about the different tools and products available to a Dog Groomer.

Bathing, brushing and caring for teeth, nails, face, rear, ears
All other aspects of grooming are covered within this module, as well as working with puppies or older dogs.

Running a successful fixed or mobile dog grooming business
Many graduates go onto set up their own fixed or mobile dog grooming business on completion of the course, and this module covers detailed information on how to get started. Essential business skills such as maintaining records, tax and operations are covered to prepare you for work as your own boss.

Career College UK offer the most affordable Dog Grooming Course in the Industry to include online and practical training – essential to become a successful groomer. Students are able to pay the course fees in full, or via instalments through direct debit for £90 per month.

Please contact our friendly careers advisors today for detailed information on the course fees and options available to you.

Why Us?

Practical and Online Training

Practical experience is essential to gain the skills to become a Professional Dog Groomer.  Many of our competitors offer low value ‘online only’ courses – which are not valued by employers, and do not give you the skills required to enter the industry.

Accredited Level 3 Diploma

As one of the most highly regarded and comprehensive courses in the sector, graduates will receive the exact skills, knowledge and accreditation to set up their own business, or work within an existing grooming business.

Dedicated Tutor

You will have a highly experienced, dedicated tutor available to assist you throughout your studies.  Having a personal tutor will ensure you get through your studies as quickly and easy as possible.

Self-Paced Study

Complete the qualification as quickly or as slowly as you like – depending on your time commitments.  On completion of your online training, you can complete your practical at a time convenient for you.

  • “This is a brilliant course. The course materials gave an excellent foundation to the theory aspect and the two week practical brought together everything I learnt from the theory modules. The grooming teacher Kelly and the groomers in the salon were very helpful in teaching grooming techniques and Louise, the course tutor was really encouraging, helpful and efficient with answering queries. In addition, the course is very good value for money. Would highly recommend!”

    - Carys Phillips

  • “I have just completed the written course which I found very enjoyable, comprehensive and it I like the way it makes you think about and consider many aspects of the job yourself whilst learning; and I am exceedingly pleased to gain a distinction. Louise is always there and is very encouraging. Working with animals is not just about making money along the way, but mainly about caring and putting the needs of the animals uppermost and this comes across in the course. It is well worth doing and thank you so much. I am very much looking forward to the practical.”

    - E Walker

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