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Course Overview

They say that dog is man’s best friend, and nowhere does this hold more true than in the UK; a nation of pet lovers, with over 26% of the UK adult population being dog owners. But to be the perfect dog parent, you must have an excellent understanding of the basics of grooming. Whether you wish to become a skilled dog groomer or just wish to develop your dog grooming routine, this Dog Grooming Diploma is perfect for you. In this in-depth training course, you will be trained in all areas of dog grooming, from how to bathe your puppy to professional grooming equipment. It also covers essential information on the anatomy of a dog and dog breeds. Pre-grooming, general care, and canine diseases will also be discussed, giving you a clear insight into the nature of the dog grooming industry.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • The history of dog grooming
  • The benefits of grooming & grooming techniques
  • An overview of the anatomy of a dog
  • Dog breeds and coat types explained
  • Dog grooming and training equipment
  • Dog hygiene and health tips
  • Pre-grooming and general care
  • How to bathe your dog

Learning Outcomes

  • Deepen your understanding of the anatomy of a dog and how canines communicate
  • Learn about the different types of dog breeds and dog coats
  • Know how to bathe your dog, maintain its coat, brush its teeth and trim its nails
  • Broaden your knowledge of dog hygiene, common canine diseases and their treatment
  • Become an expert dog groomer and work in salons or clients’ homes
  • Discover expert tips on pre-grooming and general care
  • Familiarise with professional dog grooming tools and equipment
  • Understand the nature of the dog grooming industry and its history

Your Path to Success

The Dog Grooming Diploma is a must for dog owners and dog lovers, as well as anyone looking to become an expert dog groomer or start their own dog grooming business. Professions in this field include the following:

  • Skilled Dog Groomer
  • Certified Dog trainer
  • Dog Sitter
  • Veterinary Assistant

Skills You Will Gain

  • Dog grooming skills
  • Dog training skills
  • Canine communication skills
  • Understanding of canine behaviour
  • Knowledge of dog anatomy
  • Knowledge of dog health & hygiene

Is this Dog Grooming Diploma right for you?

This comprehensive Dog Grooming course is a must for those who are looking to become expert dog groomers, as well as dog owners who wish to develop their dog grooming skills. There are no entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £139 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.

CPD Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD certificate. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: The History of Dog Grooming
The History of Dog Grooming 00:07:00
Module 2: Why Do We Groom?
Why Do We Groom? 00:06:00
Module 3: Anatomy
Anatomy 00:15:00
Module 4: Breed Groups and Coat Types
Breed Groups and Coat Types 00:16:00
Module 5: Equipment and Techniques
Equipment and Techniques 00:30:00
Module 6: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean
Keep Your Dog Healthy and Clean 00:49:00
Module 7: Things to Look for Before You Groom a Dog
Things to Look for Before You Groom a Dog 00:08:00
Module 8: Pre-grooming and General Care
Pre-grooming and General Care 00:20:00
Module 9: Preparation
Preparation 00:19:00
Module 10: Skin Conditions
Skin Conditions 00:45:00
Module 11: How to Bathe Your Dog
How to Bathe Your Dog 00:08:00
Module 12: How to Get Your Dog to Love Bath Time
How to Get Your Dog to Love Bath Time 00:05:00
Module 13: Drying Your Dog After a Bath
Drying Your Dog After a Bath 00:08:00
Module 14: Bathing and Drying: General Considerations
Bathing and Drying: General Considerations 00:14:00
Module 15: Grooming Details (Clipping, Scissors, Ears, Teeth, Feet, Bottoms)
Grooming Details (Clipping, Scissors, Ears, Teeth, Feet, Bottoms) 00:18:00
Module 16: Basic First Aid
Basic First Aid 01:14:00
Assignment – Dog Grooming 3 weeks, 4 days
Order Your Certificate
Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00


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Dog Grooming
  • 1 year
  • Number of Units18
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days

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