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Introduction to Dog Grooming


Students will learn how to prepare, groom, bathe and dry dogs and the use and maintenance of grooming equipment. Equipment and personal protective equipment is supplied by the College.


This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the principals of dog grooming and how these can be put into practice. This course will cover assessing dogs for coat type, coat grooming styling requirements, coat condition checks, demonstration of safe and effective routines for health checks, grooming, bathing and drying as well as ear and nail care. 


Daytime course option - 

Course Start Date - 28th February 2019 –

End Date - 16th May 2019  

Make payment for the course and book your place here


Evening course option - 

Course Start Date - 12th March 2019

End Date - 23rd July 2019 

Make payment for the course and book your place here


For more information contact

If you wish to pay the total £750 fee in instalments please contact the Finance Department on 01904 772203. An initial payment of £200 is required to secure your place on the course, with a further 2 x £200 and 1 x £150 payable by direct debit.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this course but experience with dogs is favourable.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students could go on to study a C&G Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400