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DOG GROOMING COURSE + CPD CERTIFIED QUALIFICATION

SmartBreeder Grooming Academy 4 Day intensive Crash Course is designed & developed for students wanting to start a career in the Dog grooming industry but do not wish to complete the course awarded with City & Guilds qualifications.  

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DOG GROOMING COURSE + CPD CERTIFIED QUALIFICATION

SmartBreeder Grooming Academy 4 Day intensive Crash Course is designed & developed for students wanting to start a career in the Dog grooming industry but do not wish to complete the course awarded with City & Guilds qualifications.  

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CPD Certified

Self-paced learning

One-off purchase

The Course

Dog grooming can be a lucrative source of income, is stress-free and relaxing.

SmartBreeder Grooming Academy 4 Day intensive Crash Course is designed & developed for students wanting to start a career in the Dog grooming industry but do not wish to complete the course awarded with City & Guilds qualifications.  

You will receive the same tutoring in terms of tutor experience as our City & Guilds students completing the combined City & Guilds Level 2 course.

Upon course completion you will have access to our on-line Grooming CPD, you will be provided with the course books and will also have a chance to build up your grooming portfolio.

There will be practical & theory exams at the end of the course.

A Smartbreeder Grooming Academy Certificate of Attendance & CPD Approved In-house qualification will be awarded on completion of the course.

Course Length: 4 days practical hands on salon training, 7 Days distance learning online material (recommended) and a 1 Day exam.

Your Instructor

Sophie

I have been grooming for over 10years. I started my career as a work experience student in a well respected grooming train school. I was soon offered a job as a bather, and then went on to complete my Level 3 in Dog Grooming and Teacher Training so I could help with teaching the students.

I went on to gain my LCGI (Licentiate of the City & Guilds Institute) and complete my Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming, becoming a master groomer. I believe in improving the grooming industry and my grooming skills by attending regular seminars, demonstrations and workshops.

My qualifications include: City & Guilds Customer Service NVQ Level 2, City & Guilds Dog Grooming NVQ Level 2, Pet First Aid, Animal Microchipping Course + CPD Certified Qualification, Animal Ultrasound Course + CPD Certified Qualification, Canine Fertility Course + CPD Certified Qualification

COURSE TOPICS

1. Health and Safety for Dogs and Groomers

Health and safety is extremely important when it comes to grooming your dog - or those owned by others - especially in a business setting.

2. How to Lift a Dog

The course demonstrates the correct way of lifting dogs, i.e. by sliding your dominant arm under his or her chest between the dog's front legs. Tuck his bottom between your arm and body then lift.

3. First Aid for Dogs

Doing a First Aid Course for dogs is pretty much essential if you intend to set up your own dog grooming business.

4. Disclaimers

This is important for you to protect yourself by getting new customers to sign a contract agreeing to your grooming terms and conditions. This will cover your fees, the fact they have requested the grooming in the first place, and what to do should there turn out to be an emergency and the dog needs veterinary treatment.

5. Insurance

When starting any business you will need to get the appropriate insurance - a claim for an injured pet or customer could run into the thousands which in turn could cripple your business before it starts.

6. Equipment

Before you start your dog grooming business you will obviously need to invest in some essential equipment i.e. Clippers, Brushes, Combs Nail clippers etc

7. Breeds and Coat Types

There are obviously different breed of dogs with different types of coats that as a dog groomer you will have to familiarise yourself with.

8. Bathing and Drying

Before bathing make sure you do a health check, then make sure the correct shampoo and also make sure to check the temperature of the water.

SMARTBREEDER REFRESHER GUARANTEE:

Once you purchase and attend any of our courses—should you still not feel 100% confident—we provide unlimited refresher sessions for you in the subsequent 12 month period at our Manchester HQ Training Academy.

What our Customers Say

"This is the best course I have been on. I am now confident to go away and groom other dogs now"

Shirley C.

01/03/2022

"I loved working with all the cute dogs. The tutor was so good and patient"

Estelle W.

07/03/2022

"I had a great 4 days on this course. It was just the right amount of time we needed to learn what we needed to"

Claire M.

15/03/2022

"What an incredible course loved it!"

Penny L.

21/03/2022

What our Customers Say

"This is the best course I have been on. I am now confident to go away and groom other dogs now"

Shirley C.

01/03/2022

"I loved working with all the cute dogs. The tutor was so good and patient"

Estelle W.

07/03/2022

"I had a great 4 days on this course. It was just the right amount of time we needed to learn what we needed to"

Claire M.

15/03/2022

"What an incredible course loved it!"

Penny L.

21/03/2022

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KP
28/07/2022
Katy P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dog grooming

It was a great course. I got to know tools that will help me improve my skills as a groomer.

SB
27/07/2022
Sandra B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Grooming Course

This is a fantastic qualification to get if you want to open your grooming salon. The staff was very helpful and learning on a variety of different dogs helped me a lot.

CT
19/07/2022
Claire T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fab Course

The tutor was so nice and helpful. I loved working on all those lovely dogs.

MF
15/07/2022
Megan F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic Course

This was the most wonderful experience I love dogs and getting to work with them all day was the best.

SM
14/07/2022
Steven M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Course

I didn't think the tutor was going to be as nice as they were - all the staff were very helpful.

TR
13/07/2022
Tyler R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Course

This course was so good I would recommend it to my friends and family.

WM
12/07/2022
Winston M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Course

Great facilities to work with there on the course.

FY
11/07/2022
Florence Y.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Course

The tutor has made the course so easy and now I have the confidence to start my own business.

PR
11/07/2022
Peter R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great course

The course has given me confidence to go and start my own business.

C
08/07/2022
Chrissy
United Kingdom United Kingdom

TOP Course

The girls were so nice and what a beautiful salon to be able to work in everyday.