Dog Grooming Level 3

Course code: OSC1014
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Would you love to work with man’s best friend? Maybe you want to learn the skills to be able to groom your own dog? This is where our dog grooming course comes in!

  • Learn about the fascinating history and anatomy of dogs
  • Understand that grooming is important for keeping dogs clean and healthy and preventing infection
  • Learn how to bathe, brush and dry to keep a dog's coat clean and healthy
  • Discover how to look after a dog's teeth, paws and claws to maintain optimum hygiene
Course Overview

Boost your knowledge and understanding of how to groom dogs professionally, from home!
All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

Dog Grooming Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content
  • What is dog grooming?
  • The benefits of dog grooming
  • Equipment
  • Different roles
  • Shows
  • The head
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Forelegs
  • Hind legs
  • Paws
  • Claws
  • Rear end
  • Man's best friend
  • Origins of dog grooming
  • What keeps a dog's coat healthy?
  • Genetics
  • General health
  • Diet
  • Internal parasites
  • External parasites
  • Canine First Aid
  • Managing injuries
  • Training to groom
  • Handling difficult dogs
  • Brushing techniques
  • Massage
  • Breed-specific grooming techniques
  • How to bathe a dog
  • How to dry a dog
  • Clipping and stripping
  • Stripping techniques
  • Clipping techniques
  • Basic techniques
  • Pet cut
  • Advanced clipping styles
  • Spaniel coats
  • Poodle coats
  • Face - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Fur - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Eyes - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Ears - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Teeth - cleaning and identifying problems
  • Claws - cleaning and identifying problems