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Groom Your Own Dog

This is an introductory course helping you learn how to groom your own dog safely and correctly at home. You will leave with the knowledge of how to groom your own dog - using the correct equipment and basic grooming skills.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Animal Care
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 5.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £100
Days/Times: 9:30-2:30 PM; WED, THUR, FRI
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/groom-your-own-dog-2
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Course Information for Students

This is an introductory course helping you learn how to groom your own dog safely and correctly at home. You will leave with the knowledge of how to groom your own dog – using the correct equipment and basic grooming skills.

You must be 19+ and have a keen interest in canine health and welfare. 

  • You must provide your own small to medium-sized dog for the course. (No handstripping breeds)
  • The dog must be well behaved for training.
  • The dog cannot be matted.
  • Ideally there should be around six to eight weeks’ coat growth, to be enough to trim.
  • Dogs must be up to date with vaccinations. (Proof of this must be shown on the day of the course.)

*Call the salon to make a booking for this course on 01332 836615 or email dog.grooming@derby-college.ac.uk*

Students will develop a range of knowledge on how to groom their own dog safely and effectively at home. We will cover:

  • Grooming equipment
  • Bathing and drying
  • Nails and ear cleaning
  • Basic clipping of the dog (one length all off)
  • Trimming eyes, feet and ears
  • Essential health checks

The course entails a practical session at the Dog Grooming Unit at Broomfield Hall 

There are no additional costs or specialist equipment required. The items we ask you to provide on the day are:

  • Sensible clothing (trousers/long-sleeved top)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Notepad (in case you would like to make notes)
  • Food and refreshments for yourself

*All other equipment needed will be provided during the course.*

There are no assessments within this course.

If you wish to participate in further grooming training or to develop your grooming skills into a career, Derby College Group offers a Level 2 City & Guilds Dog Grooming Assistant course.

Also, Derby College Group offers a range of post-16 Animal Care courses and other short courses in Animal Care or other land-based subjects. Please see the Derby College Group website and Prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information



This course could lead to one of these careers...

Animal Care Services Occupations

£18433

Animal Care Services Occupations

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2023 11:35 am