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L3 Dog Grooming Course

Our L3 Dog Grooming Course provides knowledge in all aspects of dog grooming. Through studying this course you will develop an understanding of the history of the relationship between humans and dogs. You will also learn how to carry out the grooming process and gain the skills needed to set up your own dog grooming business.

Our L3 Dog Grooming Course provides:

  • A detailed understanding of the relationship between humans and dogs and a working knowledge of the long history of this relationship
  • An in-depth knowledge of a wide range of different breeds of dog and the ability to adapt grooming techniques to suit each breed
  • The ability to understand that each dog has a unique personality, and how to adapt accordingly so grooming is efficient and hassle-free
  • The ability to groom dogs as quickly as possible whilst showing maximum attention to detail
  • The business skills necessary to help in the setting up of a dog grooming service.
Full course spec
Course Ref: L3DOG
Course fee: £359.00
Hours of study: 120 hours
Tutor support: 12 months

Interest Free Payments From £5.84 per month.
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Man's History with Dogs

  • The History of Dog Grooming
  • The Dog Grooming Profession

Dog Breeds

  • Breed Recognition
  • Dog Anatomy and Physiology
  • Dog Diseases

Types of Coat

  • Smooth Coat Breeds
  • Double Coat Breeds
  • Long and Silky Coat Breeds
  • Harsh and Wiry Coat Breeds
  • Curly and Woolly Breeds
  • Corded Coated Breeds
  • Short Coat Breeds
  • Long Coat Breeds
  • Designer Breeds

Equipment Required

  • Grooming Tools
  • Equipment

Safety Measures

  • Dog Psychology
  • Dog Control
  • Pre-Bath, Bath and Post Bath

Grooming

  • Professional Grooming Shortcuts
  • Working with Puppies
  • Working with the Senior Dog

Setting Up in Business

  • Finances
  • Choosing Premises
  • Salon Design
  • Insurance
  • Business Plan
  • Business Profile
  • Business Portfolio.

Free Gifts

  • DVD offering comprehensive advice on basic grooming techniques
  • The Complete Dog Breed Guide.

As you progress through the L3 Dog Grooming Course sections you will encounter lessons, activities, core reading and assessments.

There are no entry requirements for our ABC courses.

Our L3 Dog Grooming Course is Powered by:

  • Printed Study Guides in Sturdy Folder
  • Dedicated tutor support via email
  • You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
  • You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
The course contains a number of self-assessment exercises, these are a vital part of the course as they help you gauge your progress. There are also Tutor Marked Assignments to be submitted to your tutor for marking and feedback.
Perhaps the most important asset provided as part of your L3 Dog Grooming Course is access to a dedicated academic tutor. You will be assigned a tutor on enrolment who will support you for 12 months. Support extensions are available upon request.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).


The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.


ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Pay your course in full or spread the cost with one of our monthly instalment plans. Speak to one of our advisers today about arranging a monthly instalment plan for your chosen course(s) on 0330 111 4006

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