Dog Care, Grooming and Nutrition (12 month access)

Module 1- Dog Care, Grooming and Nutrition

Lesson 1: So you like dogs?

During your first lesson, you will learn the benefits of professional dog grooming and why regular grooming is important. You will be introduced to the variety of dog breeds from around the world and some interesting facts about them. You will learn about common health issues that are present in some breeds and I will teach you the basics of a dog’s anatomy with some very interesting facts.

Lesson 2: Let’s dig into it

All dog breeds are divided into 7 groups which we will discuss during this lesson and which type of dog breed will suit you the best. Next, we will delve into common illnesses and diseases that may arise and we will touch on the subject of dog nutrition and how to ensure that your dog gets the nutrition it needs. 

Lesson 3: Equip yourself

In this lesson, we will discuss how to create a safe working environment and because you are working with a live animal it is important to take measures to protect yourself as a groomer and you will also be introduced to the variety of equipment needed to groom and the maintenance thereof. We will also discuss the important factors about caring for a dog. 

Lesson 4: Doggy body language

Being a dog groomer you will be handling different types of dogs from nervous dogs, aggressive dog, disable dog etc. In this lesson, you will learn how to read a dog’s body language and to approach different dogs in a relevant manner and shown how to handle them while grooming. 

Lesson 5: Let me take a look at that

In lesson 5 “Let me take a look at that” you will learn how to conduct a full pre-grooming inspection by checking your dog’s appearance, body language, coat condition and overall health. I will teach you various techniques such as removing certain matters from a dog’s coat. We shall discuss wide-ranging factors that affect the coat condition and the grooming process. 

Lesson 6: Hair, Hair, EVERYWHERE

During lesson 6 called “Hair, hair, everywhere” you will study the 7 different types of dog coats and how to maintain it by using certain equipment and techniques. The nutritional information in this section includes all aspects of how to improve the condition of their coats. 

Lesson 7: Rub-a-dub-dub in the tub

Lesson 7 educates you on the correct methods and techniques on how to brush and bath your dog to achieve maximum results. Demonstration videos will be used in this lesson to guide and inform you on what exactly to do. You will be taught how to brush the teeth, which takes place during the bathing process. 

Lesson 8: Blowing you away

In lesson 7 you studied the correct bathing technique, but now you are sitting with a wet dog, what now? You will now be educated in various drying methods and techniques to turn your fur baby into a little fluff ball. Accidents do happen and that is why you should always be prepared for any situation. During this lesson, we will also discuss how to react in emergency situations and what steps to follow. 

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    Dog Care, Grooming and Nutrition

    On completion of this course you will have the knowledge of the vast variety of dog breeds around the world and learn the correct method to groom common breeds by brushing, bathing, clipping, scissoring and maintaining the coat. This course is paws down the best online dog grooming course.

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12 month access
  • Pet owner
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Attendant or Trainer
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Animal Carer
  • Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service

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