This course is a leap up from the Introductory Course offering further practical and hands on skill practice.


Who is this course suitable for?

Packed into 10 days you will touch on different aspects of dog grooming, this is the perfect course length to fit around your current employment or lifestyle. In this course you will gain knowledge of the most popular dog breeds seen in a grooming salon. This course is an ideal start for students who want to become self employed as a dog groomer or those who wish to gain employment in a grooming salon. This course level will appeal to potential employers in a salon job application and enable you to display an array of skills. This course may also appeal to students who have experience in grooming but wish to refresh their skills on suitable dog models in a grooming salon environment.

What does the course cover?

The course will include further details on tools of the trade, animal welfare legislation, handling, bathing, nail trimming, clippering and scissoring techniques, ear plucking, breed specific styling, health and safety in the salon, choosing the right products for the dog and distinguishing between different coat types to ensure the correct grooming methods are used. 

What will I receive at the end of the course?

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Four Paws Foundation Course in Dog Grooming Certificate with an individual written reference from your course tutor detailing your skill level in each component of the course. If you wish to continue with your studies and undertake the Intermediate or Advanced Course, this course cost and time will be deducted from your next training course. In addition to this all Four Paws students who have completed the 10 days of study or above will receive a 20% discount off our Canine First Aid Course.

 £1,500 Per Person

(Optional Open College Network West Midlands Accreditation £126)


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