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Where to star in dog grooming

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by MrsBrightside, May 18, 2017.


  1. MrsBrightside

    MrsBrightside PetForums Newbie

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    Hey all I hope someone can help.

    I am 37 (on sat) and want to retrain as a dog groomer.

    At the moment I work shifts so I was looking at online courses but also have a friend who is willing for me to have some hands on experience. The online course was better for me as I can then fit it in around my son, work and the placement at the groomers I have secured.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction of which course is worth doing?? I feel like I havent a clue what is worth doing and what isnt?
     
  2. Hardwick Hounds

    Hardwick Hounds PetForums Senior

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    Is your friend a dog groomer?

    I've never seen the contents of an online course but dog grooming is extremely practical. Whilst theory is very relevant and useful it's not enough to then go and groom a dog on your own.

    If you found a quality course online and used it to them gain experience by volunteering it could make you find a placement more easily. Otherwise it would be a waste of money as you would still need a qualification or many years as a trainee/assistant before you could groom on your own.
     
  3. MrsBrightside

    MrsBrightside PetForums Newbie

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    hiya yes my friend is a groomer...I did try and link to the course its via stonebridge (if you google it) and the course is the
    Dog Grooming Professional Advanced
     
  4. Hardwick Hounds

    Hardwick Hounds PetForums Senior

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    £345! You'd be far better putting that money towards a college course. The free clippers it offers aren't professional clippers and wouldn't get you very far which makes me question the credibility of the course.
     
  5. MrsBrightside

    MrsBrightside PetForums Newbie

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    the problem is I cant get to my nearest actual college :( so online learning was going to work well for me, the advanced course I dont think you get the clippers it was £314? cause for some reason the higher level course was cheaper then the lower level with the free clippers lol this is why I asked for advice as this is all new to be and a whole diff work option.. I might just have to keep it a dream if the online options arent right :(
     
  6. Hardwick Hounds

    Hardwick Hounds PetForums Senior

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    If you have the budget you could do an intensive course over a couple of weeks at a grooming school and stay in a B&B nearby. That would provide you with a qualification and enough experience to get a job as a trainee/assistant while you build up your portfolio and experience to be a Groomer, and enough to do a basic groom or two at home. If you have a good credit score you could finance it with a personal loan with reasonable interest. That would be my preference if I were in your shoes.

    Whereabouts are you?
     
  7. JoyceRedn

    JoyceRedn PetForums Newbie

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    There are many dog grooming tutorials are available in the youtube.
     
  8. SusieRainbow

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    Not really a practical solution for someone who wants a qualification though, more for home grooming your own dog.
     
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