Dog Grooming Course: Advanced Course

Advanced Course

Course Length:
8 weeks

Course Cost:

All of the Dogsbody courses are aimed at people who wish to run their own grooming business. However, if you are somebody who is hoping to run a professional salon producing high quality grooming OR you wish to gain a City and Guilds Advanced Qualification, then the Advanced or the Elite course is for you.
Along with the course content covered on the Foundation and the Improver, we now move into the finer details of finishing. On this 8 week course you will learn about what is required of candidates sitting exams (theory and practical) and, as with all our students, you will be encouraged to compete at the annual Dog Grooming Championships to show off your skills!

Topics covered in this course include:

  • preparation of show coats
  • improving efficiency
  • how to use a dog's coat to hide conformation faults,
  • managing daily schedule, planning for busy times
  • exam preparation and sourcing the right dog
  • marketing and showcasing your business
  • customer relations, educating your clients
  • tips on attracting and keeping new clients

All of the courses offered by Dogsbody include one year's membership to the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association. The IPDGA is Ireland's only association dedicated to Groomers, offering up to 4 seminars per year countrywide including the annual championships and 2 day seminar held in October. The seminars are an invaluable source of information on new products and techniques. They feature top-class groomers from all over the world demonstrating their skills as well as sharing unmissable experiences and advice from their own careers. Competing gives groomers the chance to improve at their own level while having their work critiqued by the very best Master Groomers.

With this training course, (as well as receiving a year's membership to the IPDGA) each student receives the following textbooks and manuals:

  • Doglopaedia
  • Notes From the Grooming Table
  • The Manual of Dog and Cat Grooming
  • Student training manual

The theory section is to be completed at the student's convenience and before the end of the practical course.


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