Dog Grooming - Writtle University 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:


Grooming (Clipping/Scissoring - Styling to your breed *)

Ear hair

Nail clipping

Health Check

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 University 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.

A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

To book your dog into our professional grooming parlour please call 01245 422505

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

Useful Information

As with all practical courses participants are required to wear sturdy footwear.

Participants will require note taking equipment.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:9

Course Dates

  • Saturday 3 December 2016 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £157.00 per person
    (No places remaining)
  • Saturday 4 February 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £157.00 per person
    (No places remaining)
  • Saturday 18 March 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £157.00 per person
  • Saturday 22 April 2017 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
    £157.00 per person

For group bookings please contact Sue German 01245 421782




One day


Sue German 01245 421782

Customer Feedback

'Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Now appreciate our dog's groomer! Very useful tips and techniques given' Trevor from London.

'Exceeded expectations' Louise from Burnham on Crouch


Our opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm
  • Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

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If you have any questions before booking please contact us.