Course type:

Introduction to dog grooming

This is a half day practical course which is suitable for those students with little or no dog grooming experience and who are considering applying for the City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants.

Students are required to provide 1 large/medium dog for this course ie German Shepherd, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, Labrador, Spaniel. All dogs that attend Hartpury College Dog Grooming school must have proof of vaccination or a valid titre test.

This course covers the basics of dog grooming, grooming out, bathing and drying, nail clipping and ear cleaning.  Please note: there is no clipping on this course.

You will need to wear flat shoes and old clothes as you will get dirty. Please also bring a plastic apron.


Note: Attendance on this course does not entitle an applicant to an automatic place on the City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants.

*Please note that this course is for those aged 19+.

If you wish to attend this course and are under 19 you will not be able to go onto the Level 2 course until you are 19+

DATES 2017 - 2018:

  • 4th February 2018  14:00 - 18:00
  • 11th February 2018  14:00 - 18:00
  • 18th February 2018 09:00 - 13:00  or 14:00 - 18:00


  • £75


  • 09:00 - 13:00 or
  • 14:00 - 18:00


Telephone for availability: 01452 702 529 or email


Big and hairy dogs (they can be smelly too!) for our students to work on to make them look their best. The dogs will have a bath with a high quality shampoo, a blow dry, brush out and nail clip. Dependent on breed we will then de-shed or give them a basic clip. The cost of this service is just £5.

Breeds required (amongst others) are:

Any large, double coated breed:

German Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog, Newfoundland, Old English Sheep Dog, Labradoodle, Leonberger, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever, Husky, Collies, Setters.

For Clipping:

any Poodle Cross (Labradoodle, Cockapoo, Cavapoo, Schnoodle etc), Bichon, or Bichon cross - Cavachon, Lhasa Apso, Shihtzu, any Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier, any cross breed that requires clipping.

We are also offering one day a month where Hartpury staff and members of the public can have dogs groomed that don't fit the requirements to be a dog model to be groomed. They will be groomed by a Level 3 Qualified groomer in our purpose built grooming salon. Prices start from £25 with discount available to Hartpury College Staff.


For more information please email

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Day
1 Day course
Course type:
Part Time

Why study Professional at Hartpury University Centre?

Hartpury’s Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre specialises in providing professional courses and apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors, from land-based, animal and equine to education, health and safety and food and drink.

These are designed to meet the needs of local employers, enabling them to source the right training at the right price to upskill their employees, as well as to provide additional qualifications to boost the skills, CVs and earning potential of our students right on their doorstep.

Our diverse team of trainers all have extensive industry experience in their specialist areas and are on hand to provide bespoke business advice, support and training.

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