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Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to become a Dog Groomer
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Dog Groomer
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

This course will provide an excellent foundation of knowledge for those wishing to work as a professional dog groomer. It will also be ideal for those wishing to learn to groom their dog at home.The course explores the equipment required for grooming, different coat and breed types, grooming techniques and applications such as bathing, brushing, clipping and trimming.

Subjects also include the basic external anatomy of a dog, the identification of common illnesses, the contraindication of treatments and evaluation of risks to both groomer and dog.There will be also be guidance on what to do in emergencies, maintaining dogs’ teeth, claws, eyes and ears, the preparation of dogs for shows as well as the exploration of employment possibilities.


  • Lesson One
    • The History of Dogs and Grooming
      • The History of Domestic Dogs
      • Dogs and Man
      • The Dog-Human Partnership
      • Origins of Dog Grooming
      • Dog Grooming for Fashion
  • Lesson Two
    • The Role of the Dog Groomer
      • Dog Grooming – The Benefits
      • What is Involved in Dog Grooming?
      • The Basic Duties of a Dog Groomer
      • Grooming for Shows
      • Working as a Dog Groomer
  • Lesson Three
    • The Anatomy of a Dog
      • The Head and Ears
      • The Body
      • The Neck and Shoulders
      • The Back
      • The Torso
      • The Legs
      • The Paws
  • Lesson Four
    • The Tools of a Dog Groomer
      • Equipment
      • Health and Safety
      • Grooming Injuries
  • Lesson Five
    • Canine Illness and Healthcare
      • Grooming First Aid Kit
      • Canine Resuscitation
      • Parasites
      • Allergies and Skin Conditions
  • Lesson Six
    • Grooming Different Coat Types
      • Coat Types
      • Factors that Influence a Healthy Coat
  • Lesson Seven
    • Brushing, Bathing and Drying
      • Making Grooming a Pleasurable Process
      • A Grooming Diary
      • Brushing Skills
      • Canine Massage
      • Bathing
      • Drying
  • Lesson Eight
    • Clipping/Stripping the Coat
      • Clipping
      • Stripping
  • Lesson Nine
    • Eyes, Ears, Teeth and Claws
      • Eyes
      • Ears
      • Teeth
      • Claws
  • Lesson Ten
    • Showing Dogs
      • Types of Dog Show
      • Preparing for a Show
      • To Chalk or Not to Chalk?

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £30
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £400 £380 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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