About

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.

In this online course, you will know all the steps to safely prepare a dog for grooming. You will learn health and safety procedures, how to handle dogs before, during and after grooming. You will also discover everything about the equipment you'll need.

Requirements

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.

Lessons

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
  • Muzzles
  • Pet safety

Module 3: First Aid

  • Introduction
  • How to approach an injured or ill dog
  • Artificial respiration
  • Heart massage
  • Heat stroke
  • Stress from shock

Module 4: The Most Common Disorders

  • Introduction
  • Eczema
  • Ringworm
  • Dandruff
  • Scabies
  • Otitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Plaque

Module 5: Working Tools

  • Large items
  • Cutting equipment and scissors
  • Brushes and combs
  • Accessories
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Dive in!

Module 7: Anatomy & Types of Coat

  • Anatomy
  • 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

  • Introduction
  • Poodle
  • Yorkshire terrier
  • White west highland terrier
  • English cocker spaniel
  • Shih Tzu
  • Schnauzer
  • Labrador/retriever
  • French Bulldog
  • Samoyed husky
  • Mongrel / mutt / mixed breed

Career

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.

Career path

  • 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

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    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.

    In this online course, you will know all the steps to safely prepare a dog for grooming. You will learn health and safety procedures, how to handle dogs before, during and after grooming. You will also discover everything about the equipment you'll need.

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    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
    • Muzzles
    • Pet safety

    Module 3: First Aid

    • Introduction
    • How to approach an injured or ill dog
    • Artificial respiration
    • Heart massage
    • Heat stroke
    • Stress from shock

    Module 4: The Most Common Disorders

    • Introduction
    • Eczema
    • Ringworm
    • Dandruff
    • Scabies
    • Otitis
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Plaque

    Module 5: Working Tools

    • Large items
    • Cutting equipment and scissors
    • Brushes and combs
    • Accessories
    • 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
    • Shampoo
    • Dive in!

    Module 7: Anatomy & Types of Coat

    • Anatomy
    • 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

    • Introduction
    • Poodle
    • Yorkshire terrier
    • White west highland terrier
    • English cocker spaniel
    • Shih Tzu
    • Schnauzer
    • Labrador/retriever
    • French Bulldog
    • Samoyed husky
    • Mongrel / mutt / mixed breed

    Career

    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.

    Career path

    • 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

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    10175 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited