Dog Grooming Business Pathway
Fast Track Your Dog Grooming Business Start Up!
If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog grooming business? This pathway is made up of four sections. To begin with, you will learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health. Then, in the second, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer. In the third section, you will move on to the “start your own business” course, in which you will learn essential business startup skills and get support from an experienced business coach. Finally, you will receive one-to-one videos from an expert groomer. From here, you will be an attractive candidate as a grooming apprentice, and can commence practical experience with confidence.
Completing this course will be the first step toward a new and exciting career working with dogs.
Download your FREE Course Curriculum now
- Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care
- Learn about key concepts which are required by dog groomers including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling
- Discover the basic skills needed when starting your own business
- Receive one to one mentoring with a Business Coach and gain access to one-to-one Dog Grooming videos
- Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
- Gain a certificate which has been developed by industry experts.
Investment: $1,795 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest-FREE payment plan.
Pre-requisites: None. Enrol today and start when you are ready
Duration: 280 hours (approximately 10 hours per module). Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
Start date: Get instant access to your course
Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course.
Delivery and support: Online with unlimited tutor support via email or phone
Covering four modules
Certificate in caring for dogs
ANCG149 – Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 – Canine Biology
ANCG125 – Dog Health – Part 1
ANCG126 – Dog Health – Part 2
ANCG131 – Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 – Dog Breeding
ANCG123 – Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 – Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 – Other Dog Services
Certificate in Dog Grooming
ANCG163 – Scope and Nature of Grooming Animals
ANCG103 – Animal Biology
ANCG116 – Care of the Coat and Skin
ANCG136 – Dog Grooming Techniques
ANCG138 – Grooming Other Types of Animals
ANCG155 – Other Grooming Tasks
ANCG141 – Handling Animals During Grooming
ANCG165 – Show Grooming
ANCG139 – Grooming Safety
ANCG168 – The Business of Grooming
Start your own business
ABKN201 – Starting Up
ABKG186 – Preparing your Business Plan
MGTG129 – Marketing and Social Media
ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
ABKG185 – Planning for Profit
ABKN214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
ABKN133 – Understanding GST
ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis
Private video sessions covering
- Dog Washing
- Brushing and Combing
- Clipping and Trimming
- Advice on Starting a Business / Getting Your First Step on the Dog Grooming Rung
One to one mentoring with a business coach.
Potential Career Outcomes
The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in various animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:
- Pet Shop staff member
- Animal Trainer
*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.
The availability of Animal Care-related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 12,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $32,351 – $53,242 per year. Animal Carers tend to work in Arts and Recreation Services, Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation Industries.
Sources: The Department of Education, Pay Scale Australia
★★★★★ “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
Take a look at what you’ll be learning in our Dog Grooming Pathway!
Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals
Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.
Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)
I am finding the material in this course very helpful and most interesting. The best part is the positive feedback and support that I have received from my tutors Rachael and Eden. Can’t wait to study something new.
Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)
Really enjoying my course. The feedback is great. My tutor Rachel is wonderful and always there if I need her. I'm working on my last assignment now and considering taking another course.