Dog Grooming Diploma

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Dog Grooming Diploma


A dog is a man’s best friend. Sure, it’s a cliché of course, but anyone who has owned a dog, or has looked after a dog knows that it’s absolutely true! Dogs are loyal, loving, affectionate and (sometimes!) obedient. More often than not they become a really important part of the family.

And that’s why this Diploma Course in Dog Grooming is so fascinating! It gives you a chance to interact with dogs, and includes valuable advice on setting up your own business and make a living looking after our canine cousins.

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Is this course suitable for me?

This course is suitable both for beginners and those with an established background with dogs. You don’t nee…

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Dog Grooming Diploma


A dog is a man’s best friend. Sure, it’s a cliché of course, but anyone who has owned a dog, or has looked after a dog knows that it’s absolutely true! Dogs are loyal, loving, affectionate and (sometimes!) obedient. More often than not they become a really important part of the family.

And that’s why this Diploma Course in Dog Grooming is so fascinating! It gives you a chance to interact with dogs, and includes valuable advice on setting up your own business and make a living looking after our canine cousins.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is suitable both for beginners and those with an established background with dogs. You don’t need any previous experience - the course is aimed at students who wish to provide quality grooming for their own dogs, as well as those who are thinking of setting up their own grooming business.

All you need is a love of dogs, patience and a mature outlook! However, as the course requires a great deal of time, effort and attention to detail, it is not suitable for anyone with back problems or repetitive motion injuries.

What will I learn on the course?

Our Dog Grooming Diploma course gives you the opportunity to learn in detail about all aspects of grooming dogs. The course includes the history of humankind’s relationship with dogs, in-depth details of the grooming process, as well as helpful advice on how to set up and run your own dog grooming business. Even vets and dog breeders have studied this discipline successfully!

What skills will I gain?

  • By completing our distance learning Diploma in Dog Grooming, you can expect to develop a range of valuable skills. These include:
  • A detailed understanding of the relationship between humans and dogs and a working knowledge of the long history of this relationship
  • An in-depth knowledge of a wide range of different breeds of dog and the ability to adapt grooming techniques to suit each breed
  • The ability to understand that each dog has a unique personality and how to adapt accordingly, so grooming is efficient and hassle-free
  • The ability to groom dogs as quickly as possible whilst showing maximum attention to detail
  • The business skills necessary to help in the setting up of a dog grooming service

 

Lesson 1

Covers: - Man’s History with Dogs - The History of Dog Grooming - The Dog Grooming Profession

Plus: - Test - Practical Task - Further Reading & Research

Lesson 2

Covers: - Dog Breeds - Breed Recognition - Dog Anatomy and Physiology - Dog Diseases - First Aid

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 3

Covers: - Types of Coat - Smooth Coat Breeds - Short Coat Breeds - Double Coat Breeds - Long and Silky Coat Breeds - Harsh  and Wiry Coat Breeds - Curly and Woolly Breeds - Corded Coated Breeds

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 4

Covers: - Types of Coat - Short Coat Breeds - Long Coat Breeds - Designer Breeds

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 5

Covers: - Equipment Required - Grooming Tools – Clippers – Blades - Shears – Scissors – Equipment –Maintenance - Uniforms and Protective Clothing - Protective Equipment - Products Required - Price Lists - Suppliers Information and Contact Details

Plus: - Test - - Further Reading & Research

Lesson 6

Covers: - Safety Measures - Dog Psychology - Dog Control - Pre-Bath – Bath - Post Bath

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 7

Covers: - Grooming - Dealing with Double Coats - Professional Grooming Shortcuts - Working with Puppies - Working with the Senior Dog

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 8

Covers: - Terriers - Terrier Trims - Head Details - Body Details - Hand Stripping - Terrier Breeds - Airedale Terrier - Australian Terrier - Bedlington Terrier - Cairn Terrier - Dandie Dinmont Terrier - Irish Terrier - Kerry Blue Terrier - Lakeland Terrier - Norfolk Terrier - Norwich Terrier – Schnauzer - Scottish Terrier - Sealyham Terrier - Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier - Welsh Terrier - West Highland White Terrier - Wire Fox Terrier - Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Grooming Comparisons

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 9

Covers: - Spaniel Breeds - Spaniel Breed Trims - American Cocker Spaniel - American Water Spaniel - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - English Cocker Spaniel - English Springer Spaniel - English Toy Spaniel - Irish Water Spaniel - Welsh Springer Spaniel - Poodle Types - Poodle Breed Trims - Minature Poodle - Standard Poodle - Toy Poodle

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research

Lesson 10

Covers: - Setter Breeds - Setter Trims - English Setter - Gordon Setter - Irish Red Setter - Irish Red Setter - Other Breeds - Bichon Frise - Old English Sheepdog - Portuguese Water Dog - Mixed Breeds and Designer Dogs

Plus: - Test - Further Reading & Research

Lesson 11

Covers: - Drop Coat Breeds - Drop Coat Trims - Coton de Tulear – Havanese - Lhasa Apso – Pomeranian - Shih Tzu - Troubleshooting

Plus: - Test - Further Reading & Research

Lesson 12

Covers: - The Law and You - Health and Safety - First Aid - Setting Up in Business – Accessories – Finances - Choosing Premises - Salon Design – Insurance - Business Plan - Business Profile - Business Portfolio - Conclusion

Plus: - Test -  Further Reading & Research.

Also FREE with the course…

FREE DVD: ‘Dog Grooming - the Basics’, plus a copy of the ‘Dog Grooming for the Beginner’ text book featuring all 87 breeds.

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