Dog Grooming to Business Pathway

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Learn how to sStart your own Dog Grooming Business!

In the first portion of this course you’ll learn about nutrition, exercise, training, hygiene and common health issues, so you can offer your pet a long and happy life. The second portion covers dog handling, health and safety, caring for the skin and coat, preparing for showing and more. The third teaches you how to start a business alongside 4 hours of practical one to one tuition and mentoring with our experienced and well renowned dog grooming team.

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Key benefits

  • Learn to care for your dog through nutrition, exercise and hygiene.
  • Understand common health problems and their treatments.
  • Be able to provide effective practical training for your dog.
  • Understand a wide range of pet needs and become a professional Dog Groomer
  • Learn to groom pets and know how to provide effective care for your pet
  • Determine the typical daily needs of an animal, both physical and psychological
  • Become a professional and qualified dog groomer
  • Receive a FREE  12 month membership to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce valued $350
  • 4 x 1 hour skype / video sessions with Angela Anderson’s team

Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson is a National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand Master Groomer and the first New Zealander to hold an ICMG (Internationally Certified Master Groomer) who has been grooming since 2000. She runs the prestigious Angela's Parlour Grooming and Angels Grooming Academy in Massey, Auckland where she holds practical dog grooming training for students throughout New Zealand and Australia. As well as being highly sort after for seminars, judging and consultancy, Angela is also the mentor and Franchisor for Jims Dog Wash in New Zealand. Running a busy grooming salon, grooming academy and franchises has meant Angela has vast skills and knowledge in the grooming industry.

We donate to SPCA on completion



Covering four modules

Dog Care

1. Introduction to Dog Care
2. Canine Biology
3. Dog Health Part 1
4. Dog Health Part 2 -Illnesses and Treatments
5. Dog Breeds
6. Breeding
7. Dog Behaviour and Training
8. Grooming
9. Other Dog Services

Dog and Pet Grooming

1. Scope and Nature of Grooming
2. Animal Biology
3. Caring for the Skin and Coat
4. Specialised Grooming Tasks
5. Handling Animals
6. Grooming Dogs
7. Grooming Exotic Animals
8. Safety in Grooming Workplace
9. Preparing for Showing
10. Starting a dog grooming business

Start your own business

1. ABKN201 - Starting Up
2. ABKG186 - Preparing your Business Plan
3. MGTG129 - Marketing and Social Media
4. ABKN122 - Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
5. ABKG185 - Planning for Profit
6. ABKN214 - Fundamentals of Payroll
7. ABKN133 - Understanding GST
8. ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis 

Practical one to one Tuition

1. Dog Washing
2. Brushing and Combing
3. Clipping and Trimming
4. Advice on Starting a Business / Getting Your First Step on the Dog Grooming Rung

Accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Course summary

Investment:  $1750 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest FREE payment plan.

Assessments: 27 modules / 27 assignments, and 4 x 1 hour live tutor sessions.

Duration: 12 months/250 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course.

Delivery and support: Online with unlimited tutor support via email or phone

Course Level: 6

Complementary hard copy book worth $150!

This is the NEW SECOND EDITION of 'Notes From The Grooming Table' that has set the industry standard for grooming reference guides. You get step-by-step instructions and beautiful, easy to follow illustrations that have made this book a must-have for groomers and stylists world-wide. Written by esteemed stylist, speaker, and judge, Melissa Verplank (CMG) and featuring gorgeous illustrations by renowned wildlife artist Lisa Van Sweden, this amazing guide is based on Ms. Verplank's years of experience and expert grooming skills. Notes From the Grooming Table has put thousands on the path to beautiful grooming.

Our students say

★★★★★ "Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor is always there to help whenever I need it!" - Harriet Gregory

★★★★★ "Tutors are very helpful and make contact really quickly." - Helen Alty

6 reviews for Dog Grooming Business Pathway

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynne Pritchard

    I am loving the new job and thanks to Angela and the dog care team, i feel confident when doing my grooming job. i am absolutely delighted with my career change.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Harriet Gregory

    Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor Sean is always there whenever I need it!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pamela Giles

    Good course, enjoyable, really straightforward.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helen Alty

    Good course, really enjoying it. Tutors are very helpful and make contact really quickly. Found the folder really helpful.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ailish Treviss

    I wanted to do a Dog Grooming Course, and this course with The Career Academy was the only one I could find that provided a great course for a reasonable price.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny Sharpe

    I decided to enrol with The Career Academy because I needed a course I could do from home. A bit more on grooming dogs would have been invaluable as that’s the field I wish to take but in saying that I really enjoyed learning about the other aspects of this course and looking forward to doing more studies through you. Excellent overall.

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