Dog Grooming - Writtle College

Dog Grooming

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About the Course

This one day college certificated course is for owners who would like to learn to groom their dogs at home. Topics covered include:



Ear hair

Nail clipping


Skin problems

Advice on anal glands

Participants must bring a dog with them. Anyone wishing to pursue a career in dog grooming is advised to attend the NPTC/Petcare Trust course also offered at Writtle College.

Certain breeds naturally need more attention e.g. Old English Sheepdogs, Poodles and Labradoodles. Skills are learnt over a longer period of time for these breeds and participants may wish to discuss this with the tutor before booking a place. Please contact short course training on 01245 421782 to arrange this.

We would recommend any dog, especially puppies, attend a grooming parlour or groomers before coming on this course, to familiarise them with surroundings and procedures. This will help to avoid distressing the dog.

Entry Requirements

At the time of booking would you please specify which breed of dog you will be bringing to the course?

Participants are required to wear sensible, covered footwear.

Please note:

Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times unless otherwise directed by the instructor

Bitches in season should not attend

Vaccinations must be up-to-date on all dogs attending Writtle College courses

Please do not bring your dog if he or she is unwell. Any dog suspected of carrying a contagious disease will not be allowed to attend

No dogs are to be left unattended in vehicles on campus under any circumstances

If your dog fouls the training area please clear it up immediately

Writtle College reserves the right to refuse attendance to any dog considered to be a danger to the instructor, other participants and/or their dogs

Course Dates

  • Saturdays, 18 April 2015 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £135.00 per person
  • Saturday 20 June 2015 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £135.00 per person
  • Saturday 25 July 2015 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £135.00 per person

For group bookings please contact Sue German 01245 421782




One day


Sue German 01245 421782