This course is for individuals who would like to learn about grooming their own small to medium sized dog. The course covers the procedures to follow for bathing and drying, clipping and styling your dog. The course also explores introductory canine care for your dog. Please note that we can offer hand stripping if you require this for your breed of dog.
You should have a keen interest in dogs and be able to source a small to medium sized dog. The dog must be groomed without significant matting. All dogs must be fully vaccinated within the last 12 months.
The course focuses on the care and grooming of your dog. It covers bathing and drying and clipping and styling.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance. A College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.
You will be required to source a fully vaccinated dog to bring with you.
The College runs a commercial salon and all equipment within the salon is used on the course. You should wear sensible flat footwear and trousers/jeans. Protective aprons are worn when in the salon and they will be provided for your use on the day.
You may wish to participate in further grooming training that the College offers to enhance your skills. We run a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to dogs, cats, other animals and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
You may also be interested in the following experience courses we run:
A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.
She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.
"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."