This course is for individuals who would like to learn about grooming their own small to medium sized dog.
The course covers the procedures to follow for bathing and drying, clipping and styling your dog. It also covers introductory canine care for your dog.
You should have a keen interest in dogs and be able to source a small to medium sized dog.
The dog must be groomed without significant matting.
All dogs must be fully vaccinated within the last 12 months.
This course will cover:
* We do not offer hand stripping on this course.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance. A College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on successful completion of the course.
You will be required to supply your own:
The College runs a commercial salon and all grooming equipment within the salon is used on the course. Protective tabards/aprons can be worn when in the salon and they will be provided for your use on the day.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to dog grooming, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.
She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."