The Introduction To Dog Grooming Course – A Great Way To Get Started 

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Introduction to Dog Grooming – Phase 1

Whether you are thinking of a career change, looking to see if dog grooming could appeal to you or simply want to learn how to care for your own pet, our Phase 1 course covers the basics and is the ideal place to start. Perfect for beginners with no experience, it enables you to gain skills, get a feel for the industry and build a platform for you to start your dog grooming journey. Our expert tutors at Anrich Grooming School will guide you through hands on practical sessions covering a range of elements including bathing and drying techniques, coat preparation, introduction to clipping & styling techniques, nail & ear care, de-matting, health checking, canine anatomy, as well as equipment care & maintenance.

All the dogs are provided for you whilst you are on the course giving you a variety of breeds, coat types & techniques to work with.

With a maximum of 6 students per class you will be always under constant supervision from our highly skilled tutors.

When Will I Start the Course and How Long Will It Take?

Our Phase 1 courses are 2 weeks long, running Monday to Friday (10 days). We run these courses all throughout the year enabling you to find one that suits you.

Course Contents


Anatomy of the Dog


Coat Preparation


Ear Plucking


Nail clipping


Pad Trimming


De-matting Techniques


Introduction to Scissoring & Styling


Health Checking & Assessments


Handling, lifting and Control


Bathing and Drying techniques


Equipment Care and Maintenance


Health and Safety

How Is It Assessed?

The course is assessed by our qualified instructors. They will monitor you during the duration of the course and will then consider your ability alongside the criteria that underpins the delivery of the course.

What Are The Course Fees?

The cost of the course is £1,500.

What’s Next?

Once you have shown an interest in the course, all you need to do is confirm that you want to enrol and then attend the course! It couldn’t be any easier! So, get in touch with us today to find out more about the course and to make your booking.

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