Course Content: 

  • Responsible dog ownership, Why groom your dog regularly?
  • What happens if you don’t groom your dog regularly?
  • Introduction to essential grooming equipment
  • The right time to start grooming, Suggested grooming regime for different breeds
  • Safe animal handling techniques, Understanding animal behaviour
  • Skin conditions and how we contribute, Proper diet…grooming from the inside out
  • Parasite prevention and treatment, Basic first aid
  • Coat types, Coat care for different breeds, Coat preparation, Matt removal, Shedding seasons, Different methods of grooming
  • Eye care, Ear care – flushing, cleaning, plucking, treating infections, Nail care – clip, file, treating bleeding/cracked nails, Paw and pad care, Anal gland function, warning signs and care
  • Bathing technique, Coat specific shampoos and conditioners, Drying techniques, Basic clipper techniques


Course Duration: 6 weeks X 2hour classes  

Location:               METAC Training    

Course Cost:         €150

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