Learn how to groom your dog with our professional online dog grooming certificate program. Graduates will earn a certificate upon successful completion and graduate from our program with the knowledge and experience to be successful and be safe.
This is a professional non-degree program for individuals interested in a career in dog grooming. Learning how to groom dogs requires a substantial amount of both hands-on experience and general knowledge about dog breeds, behavior and the special care required for each breed. In this program, we offer the student the opportunity to do both (“knowledge” and “hands on”) 100% online.
Coursework, video lectures and video demonstrations are provided online. Students will be required to accurately complete online quizzes/exams and turn in on-time and accurate worksheets or other written homework. Students MUST also participate in hands-on training by providing video evidence (video homework submitted to the Instructor for grading) to graduate from this program.
Instructor: Anita Case
Prerequisites: The following courses must be taken before the grooming courses due to safety and liability issues for us, you and your animal clients. The behavior class is absolutely necessary to help you read and understand body language so that when you groom, you won’t push yourself or the dog and end up getting hurt. The Different Breeds, Different Needs course is key, for as groomers, you will need to be able to identify and understand the needs of various dog breeds in order to provide optimal handling and care for all of your clients.
Prerequisites Cost: $630.00 USD (Click on each to pay for each separately)
Prerequisites Payment Plan: (*NOTE: this will ONLY cover all the prerequisite courses=NOT the grooming courses below)
4 monthly payments of $160.00 USD (Click on the Subscribe button below)
Grooming Program: This grooming program consists of three parts that must be taken consecutively.
Part One: Basic Grooming will cover everything to groom a smooth/short coated dog. Part One will familiarize students with the professional standards employed in pet grooming salons. We will discuss: an overview of grooming, professional attire, grooming equipment, starting out paper work, set-up of the shop, handling, greeting client, skin anatomy, short coated breeds, shampoo’s, nail and ear care, etc. This class will allow you, the student, to get a good idea of whether you have what it takes to be a groomer before investing any real money and time getting more involved with styles. 18 modules/lessons.
Part Two: Intermediate Grooming will focus on double coated and long coated dogs, dematting, fluff drying, basic clipper and scissor work, bathing/drying, more anatomy for groomers, time management, sanitation, and working with difficult pet.
Intermediate, Part II Payment Plan:
5 monthly payments of $140.00 USD (Click on the Subscribe button below)
Part Three: Advanced Grooming will be more advanced breeds including Poodles, Terriers, Bichons, Shih Tzus, and clipper and scissor work setting patterns, speed,corrective grooming, clipper usage, blending, setting up a shop and more.
General Student Information:
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You must also read and agree to the E-Training for Dogs, Inc. Standard Terms and Conditions prior to taking a course: Click HERE to read these. You will be asked when you register if you have read them and will not be allowed to take the course if you do not agree to the terms.