Dog Grooming Practical Experience

Learn how to get practical experience

Practical learning is strongly encouraged on this course, however we understand that for some students it’s just not practical (excuse the pun!)

There are 12 modules included in this course each with a different optional practical task to complete. Practical tasks are encouraged, however are not compulsory and therefore do not form part of your final mark.

There are so many organisations that will welcome a groomer in training who is studying a responsible course such as this one. You can;

  • Groom your own dog or dogs of your family and friends.
  • Approach local rescue centres and shelters. The dogs in their care all benefit from extra attention and are often desperate for human contact. This is also a great way to build your portfolio and CV.
  • Advertise through local veterinary surgeries, social media and pet stores for canine models, which will quickly become regular paying customers.
  • Contact local grooming salons and spend some time volunteering for them. Most groomers welcome an extra pair of hands and those that work alone will enjoy the company.

There is certainly no need to pay to gain practical experience. We show you how to become qualified at a fraction of the cost of many training providers.

You will begin by learning how to carry out a careful yet thorough canine health check as every dog groomer should. You then move through stages of learning until you are completely happy to groom any dog breed with confidence.

We show you how to locate canine models and how to carry out risk free, progressive practical dog grooms that leave you with happy clients and smart dogs.

We will teach you skills which will be built on throughout the course. Practical learning via carefully designed tasks include;

  • Proficiency in canine communication
  • Full body health assessment
  • Preparing, bathing and drying each of the many coat types
  • Scissoring basic shapes and feathers
  • Hygiene clipping
  • Full body styling
  • Full body clipping
  • Poodle styling
  • All breed and coat type styling
  • Building community presence
  • Marketing and networking your service

What do others think?

‘I am currently undertaking training with a groomer for two weeks and this course has helped understand what they are doing and how I can do it.’

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