How long it actually takes to become a fully-fledged dog groomer is completely dependent on every individual.
Completing all the training, as well as gaining practical experience, can take as long as a year, depending on how quickly you learn and how many certifications you would like to achieve.
Next, you will have the choice of setting up your own salon/business or applying for a role with an existing dog groomer. This part of the process can take a short amount of time or it can take a series of months, depending on the opportunities available to you. But if you know that this is your doggy dream, then it will all be well worth it.
Top tip: whether you choose to apply for an existing role or set up your own business, it can help to secure additional qualifications in related areas of your trade. For example, you may also want to supplement any dog grooming training you complete with other relevant animal care courses or short business courses.
As with the majority of our short business courses, the Certificate in Dog Grooming has an approximate completion time of 200 hours, which is staggered over a series of weeks. But you are free to study at your own pace – with 24/7 access to the course materials. You will also have tutor support to help you whenever you get stuck.
If you’re ready for a pawsome journey into your dog grooming career, check out our online dog grooming course and download the brochure for more details.
Our other animal care courses include a Beginner’s Dog Grooming Certificate, Professional Dog Grooming, Training and Obedience and an Advanced Dog Grooming Certificate.
The beginner’s course is ideal for those who want to start from scratch and learn the basics. Whereas the advanced course naturally delves into the more advanced grooming techniques and practises, including developing business and marketing plans.
The Professional Dog Grooming Training and Obedience course, meanwhile, teaches you to master superior grooming skills, whilst also receiving practical training on how to shape positive behaviours in dogs.
It likewise covers how to help manage stress in dogs, whilst teaching you how to tackle the naughtier behaviour in puppies. This is the perfect short course online for those who’d like to learn or sharpen skills in both grooming and dog training, as it will allow you to expand on your services in the dog world and spend even more time with your pooch pals.