The Grooming Academy, dog groomer training courses

Professional Dog Grooming Courses


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This enhanced dog grooming skills course is designed for those who already have some experience of the dog grooming industry. It should be of interest to those who already have knowledge of the salon operation and of equipment handling, possibly already working as employed in the grooming industry, and who want to improve and enhance their skills. It is an ideal course for those who have need of a refresher course for their grooming skills, perhaps those wishing to return after a prolonged break or those who feel a need to refresh and improve their existing skills. This course consists of five days (Mon – Friday, over one week) tuition and practical training.

The initial stages of the course will include a refresher in handling the dogs, bathing, grooming, drying, etc. It is assumed that students attending this course will already have the basic preparation skills and so this part of the content will be minimal. Additionally, it is assumed that attendees on this course will already have the basic skills and knowledge in handling and correct use of the grooming and salon equipment and so the tuition in this respect will be based on this prior knowledge. If you believe that you DO NOT possess the basics needed to commence this course from this point of existing knowledge, then you need to consider an alternative course, as this could have a detrimental effect on your ability to gain from this particular course.

Students will be taught ear inspections and cleaning, training on recognising ear infections and problems as well as correct nail trimming and finishing. You will be covering in more depth the practical application of specific breeds of dog grooming and professional grooming skills. You will receive tuition in the confirmation, correct trims and breed-related conditions in your selected breeds that require regular grooming - along with general tuition related to the breed.

You are welcome to use our grooming equipment on this course. However, we understand that students attending this course are likely to be in possession of their own grooming equipment (including grooming clippers) and we are happy for you to bring this along should you wish to do so. We will advise all students on the equipment that they will need to bring with them. If you need to purchase any equipment, we will be happy to provide supplier details should you need it (some of whom we have preferential terms agreed with for our students).

This course is structured to give you an enhancement of your existing grooming skills focussed on a specific groomed breed. We cannot guarantee inclusion of models from any specific breed, but if you have a wish to be taught on a specific breed please let us know at the earliest possible time and we will endeavour to include it. Former students from any of our courses always have the facility to use us as a help and advisory service throughout the rest of their grooming career.

As an alternative to the above course, students with some grooming experience may wish to consider the City & Guilds Professional qualification in dog grooming LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA FOR DOG GROOMING STYLISTS (7763-03).


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