This Dog Groomer Level 3 course teaches the knowledge required to work in this rewarding and fun sector and helps people to launch their own grooming business so that they can provide excellent care to dogs on a daily basis.
Much like humans, no dog is the same. They all have different coats, different temperaments so what might work for one dog might not work for another. In this Dog Groomer Level 3 course you’ll learn different techniques and how they work for different dogs. You will learn the techniques used by professional dog groomers to create a successful business. With this qualification you will learn all the skills required to become a professional dog groomer or just to look after that special four-legged friend at home.
|Study time:||100 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Course format:||Paper based pack|
|Assignments:||6 written tasks|
|Entry requirements:||None specific|
Dog grooming is essential to maintaining the health and well-being of canines and without the proper treatment pets can become smelly, matted and even carry parasites. Since the world’s favourite pets are usually within the home and in close contact with humans, they should be properly cared for and clean. In addition to this the dog groomer is able to spot anything which may be bad for the dog and can find things which may need the attention of a vet.
This unit will explore the role of the dog groomer, what they are required to do and why their job is so important to the health of dogs.
Being able to trim a dog’s coat and successfully work with an animal to give a full clean wash requires a certain level of cooperation. In this unit we will explore the art of getting a dog to work with you and how to manoeuvre dogs so that you can safely treat their coats. We will look at specific areas of animal behaviour and how to ensure the animal is in the correct position for you to do your work.
Some dogs simply hate being washed or having their fur trimmed. So we will also look at safe ways to restrain dogs and how to work with some of the more anxious or aggressive ones so that you are protected and safe to do your job.
Brushing and bathing a dog correctly will make their fur much less prone to matting and make them clean and hygienic, ready for their haircut. Lots of people brush their dogs regularly but a lot of people do not do this correctly through fear of hurting their pet and fur can become matted over time.
In this unit we will look at the equipment and techniques needed to comb and clean a dog so that their hair is untangled, sleek and clean. This can take a lot of time, especially with longhaired dogs, and differing techniques may be required for dogs with a variety of coats
This unit will look at the many different coats of dogs and the types of hair that dogs can have. We will also then look at different trimming and haircutting techniques which you, as a dog groomer, will need to understand. We will explore the variety of dog hair that you may come across and explore the best ways to deal with each of these as a dog groomer.
Throughout this unit on the course we will look at the different considerations of a dog groomer and the various aspects that you must take into consideration prior to working with animals. This will cover how to handle any accidental injuries that may occur when grooming dogs as well as ensuring that dogs are comfortable and happy in your care.
Knowing how to set up and run your own dog grooming business can be tricky. It requires a lot of planning and preparation to get all of the aspects right so that you can be a success. In this unit we will explore the different types of grooming business which you could look into and how you can attract new clients to your company. As well as this we will look at specific financial requirements and taxing that you must abide by.