About the course
If you want to work with dogs and have a strong empathy with animals, then maybe a career in grooming beckons. Or perhaps you’d like to understand how to groom your own dog. Practical and informative, this Animal Grooming course covers everything you need to know; from a history of dog grooming to today’s popular styles, and what to do when accidents happen.
Dog grooming has come a long way since the 1st century BC when dogs were sheared like sheep. It wasn’t until the 18th century Paris that the idea of clipping for fashion, rather than function, came into being. But with Holly and Hugo you have the latest clips for reference, and will never be lost for style, whether your client is a Poodle or a Samoyed.
When setting up a grooming business the course helps you:
- Decide what equipment to buy
- Learn how to safely restrain animals
- Keep yourself safe
- Keep you clients safe
- Maintain good hygiene practises
- Understand the correct way to shampoo and bathe dogs
- Clip claws without tears
- Know the traditional clips for different dog breeds
Enroll today and unleash your inner groomer!
What you will learn
In this course, you will know all the steps to safely prepare a dog for grooming. Learn:
Health and safety procedures for you, your staff and your furballs
How to handle dogs before, during and after grooming
Common skin, eye, ear and teeth disorders to look out for
Equipment you'll need to clip, cut and comb hair
How to properly wash dogs with different hair types - long, curly or short
Grooming needs of different pedigrees and mixed breeds
First-aid techniques you may need as it's better to be safe than sorry
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
Module 1: Where Did Grooming Begin?
- History and evolution of dog grooming
- Origins of dog grooming
- A profession of the future
- Bark the loudest!
Module 2: Be Prepared!
- Safe set up procedures
- Safety for you and your staff
- Safety restraints
- Pet safety
Module 3: First Aid
- How to approach an injured or ill dog
- Artificial respiration
- Heart massage
- Heat stroke
- Stress from shock
Module 4: The Most Common Disorders
Module 5: Working Tools
- Large items
- Cutting equipment and scissors
- Brushes and combs
- Hygiene and disinfection
Module 6: Psychology And Bathing
- The dog groomers approach to dogs
- Advice for clients on preparing dogs for grooming
- Aggressive dogs
- Why wash?
- Before you start
- Important little places
- Dive in!
Module 7: Anatomy & Types Of Coat
- Types of coat
- Table of grooming levels
- Bathing dogs with long hair
- Bathing dogs with curly hair
- Bathing dogs with short hair
- Bathing Nordic dogs
Module 8: Standard Styles
- Yorkshire terrier
- White west highland terrier
- English cocker spaniel
- Shih Tzu
- French Bulldog
- Samoyed husky
- Mongrel / mutt / mixed breed
Who is this course for
This course will be of great interest to animal lovers and professionals in the pet care industry who would like to better understand the grooming of dogs, how to properly care for the dogs in your care, and to any learner who is interested in dog grooming as a future career.
Candidates with an interest in working with animals
Anyone interested in a career in dog grooming and animal care.
Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals, and want to be able to properly care for the animals.
Existing dog groomers in pursuit of promotion
To receive certification, you must:
- Complete every page of the course
- Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
- That's it!
After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.
CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.
International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157.
TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation