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For many of us, our dogs are considered beloved members of our family. They are constantly by our side and we know we can count on them even when it seems as though everyone else has abandoned us.


It is not surprising then that when it comes to caring for our dogs, nothing but the best will do. We care for them as we care for our own children by feeding them, loving them and giving them plenty of attention. We also need to care for them in one other important way: by grooming them on a regular basis.


In this course, we will show you how you can meet all of your dog's grooming needs. From bathing and brushing to nail clipping and even taking care of those nasty anal sacs, we will provide step by step instructions for making sure you do the job right.

Despite what you may think, grooming a dog isn't that difficult to do; all that you need are a few basic supplies, some patience and a handful of treats!
Dog Grooming101

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1 : Dog Grooming Basics

    Just as grooming is an essential part of a human's daily routine, maintaining a regular dog-grooming routine is an important step in maintaining your dog's health.
  • Lesson 2 : Getting Started

    It should come as no surprise that when it comes to grooming your dog, consistency is one of the keys to success. One of the ways you can provide consistency is to carry out the grooming tasks in the same place each and every time.
  • Lesson 3 : Getting to Know Your Dog Inside and Out

    Don't worry, we're not going to get into the complexities of the digestive tract here. However, if you are going to tackle the task of grooming your dog, it is important that you have a basic understanding of its anatomy.
  • Lesson 4 : Bathing and Brushing

    If you have children, what I'm about to say will make a great deal of sense: It takes longer to prepare to give your dog a bath than it does to actually complete the task.
  • Lesson 5 : Understanding Doggie Hygiene

    Once you've finished washing your dog's coat, face, and ears, there are still other tasks to complete -- such as nail trimming, tooth brushing, eye care, and some other not-so-pleasant tasks, like taking care of clogged anal sacs.
  • Lesson 6 : Clipping the Coat

    Clipping your dog's coat for the first time isn't very different from giving your kid their first hair cut: It's an unnerving task, but once you learn the basics, you will be able to clip with confidence.
  • Lesson 7 : Customized Coat Care

    Dog grooming is not a one-size-fits-all prospect. Much of what you will and won't do to care for your dog's coat will depend on the coat's type and length.
  • Lesson 8 : The Not-So-Common Occurrences

    Until this point, we have focused on the routine tasks associated with dog grooming. But as we all know, there are times when the routine will be punctuated by some unusual occurrences.
  • Lesson 9 : Doggie First-Aid

    No matter how careful are you are, or how many precautions you take, sooner or later, you are going to run into a situation that will require some knowledge of first aid.
  • Lesson 10 : Time-Saving Grooming Tips

    After completing nine lessons on dog grooming, you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed. Don't despair, grooming your dog isn't nearly as time-consuming or difficult as you might think.
  • Lesson 11 : Becoming a Professional Dog Groomer

    So, let's imagine that you've taken everything you've learned in this course and have become quite good at grooming your dog.
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Course Title: Dog Grooming 101
Course Number: 7550107
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the preparations needed before starting the grooming process.
  • Summarize the procedures involved in bathing and brushing a dog.
  • Describe what to look for in doggie hygiene.
  • Summarize the methods used to clip a dog's coat.
  • Describe various customized coat care solutions.+
  • Summarize basic doggie first-aid.
  • Summarize next steps and career options in becoming a professional dog groomer, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1: Importance of Dog GroomingAssignment20
Lesson 1 : Dog Grooming BasicsExam7
Lesson 2: Tools Used for Dog GroomingAssignment20
Lesson 2 : Getting StartedExam10
Lesson 3: Anatomy of DogAssignment25
Lesson 3 : Getting to Know Your Dog Inside and OutExam10
Lesson 4: Handle the Dog with CareAssignment20
Lesson 4 : Bathing and BrushingExam10
Lesson 5: Importance of Dog's HygieneAssignment20
Lesson 5 : Understanding Doggie HygieneExam10
Lesson 6: Clippers for TrimmingAssignment20
Lesson 6 : Clipping the CoatExam10
Lesson 7: Breeds of DogsAssignment25
Lesson 7 : Customized Coat CareExam10
Lesson 8: Skunk Attack on DogsAssignment20
Lesson 8 : The Not-so-Common OccurrencesExam10
Lesson 9: First Aid Kit and Preventive measuresAssignment20
Lesson 9 : Doggie First-aidExam10
Lesson 10: Tips for Grooming DogsAssignment20
Lesson 10 : Time Saving Grooming TripExam9
Lesson 11: Getting into Pet Grooming BusinessAssignment20
Lesson 11 : Becoming a Professional Dog GroomerExam10
The Final ExamExam49
Total Points:390
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