Dog Grooming Course: Elite Course

Elite Course

Course Length:
12 weeks

Course Cost:

Similar to the Advanced course, but for the perfectionist in you, this course will really hone your skills as a groomer. You will be confident in all breeds and coat types and your scissoring will be of a high quality. You will be very familiar with the day to day running of the grooming salon and your grooming will have reached a high level, meaning you can confidently complete multiple grooms in one day. This course runs for 12 weeks and will help to distinguish your work from your competitors.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • how to handle an emergency situation and administer first aid
  • instruction in rare breed styling
  • time-saving “short cuts” that will cut corners without affecting the quality of your work
  • basic book-keeping and taxation
  • using retail to improve your bottom line
  • introduction to Higher Level ( Master ) Grooming qualification

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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