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Advanced Dog Grooming Certificate

Course Overview


Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest-free payment plan for $40 – $50 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



4 key modules which are made up of over 50 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 200 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to study, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Are you looking to start a new career? Are you passionate about dogs and could see yourself working with them every day? Do you have aspirations to run your own business?

Then this is the course for you! This wonderful online course is the Rolls Royce of Dog Grooming courses!

No previous experience is required. This course will take you from the very basics all the way up to advanced grooming techniques and practises. From there you will delve into the business of grooming, including the development of a business plan and marketing within the dog grooming arena.

Forget just reading about dog grooming in other online courses, watch our dog grooming pros conduct each lesson in video tutorials then practise with the professional dog grooming kit we provide you.

Written and tutored by arguably New Zealand’s two best dog groomers, this course is for those individuals who are serious about a long term career in dog grooming!

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Beginner Dog Grooming

  • Introduction to ANKC
  • Before you Start
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Coat Types
  • Brushing, Bathing and Drying

Module 2 – Professional Dog Grooming

  • Canine Classification
  • Before you Start
  • Products, Tools and Maintenance
  • The Basics
  • Coat Types
  • Brushing, Bathing and Drying
  • Clipping and Scissoring
  • Mixed Breed Grooming
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming 7 Groups
  • Grooming Extras

Module 3 – Advanced Dog Grooming

  • Advanced Introduction
  • Understanding Terminology Fundamentals
  • Glossary of terms
  • Coat Colours
  • Anatomical Shapes and Definitions
  • Canine Skull Types
  • Medical Terminology
  • Grooming Terminology
  • Skin and Hair
  • De Matting with Scissors
  • Bulk Reduction with Scissors
  • Scissor Finishing
  • Layering Techniques
  • Undercutting Techniques
  • Top Cutting Techniques
  • Cross Cutting Techniques
  • Clippers
  • Blades
  • A Little Treat!
  • Bichon Frise
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • English Setter
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Irish Setter
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Poodle – Sporting Trim
  • Terminology and Tools
  • Why Hand Strip
  • Importance of Hand Action
  • Rolling a Stripped Coat
  • Working a Rolled Coat
  • Maintaining a Harsh Coat

Module 4 – Digital Business Marketing

  • Instagram Marketing
  • OR
  • Facebook Marketing
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