Certificate in Professional Dog Grooming, Training and Obedience

The Certificate in Dog Grooming Training and Obedience course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the world of professional dog grooming. Say goodbye to mediocre grooming sessions and hello to grooming that wows both your four-legged friends and their human companions.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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Start Anytime

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Flexible Online Delivery

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Payment Plans from $35 to $45 Per Week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 150 hours.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Professional Dog Groomer
  • Dog Trainer
  • Dog Obedience Instructor
  • Canine Behaviourist
  • Dog Care Specialist
  • Dog Daycare Operator
  • Dog Kennel Operator
  • Pet Business Owner
Course Modules

1. Professional Dog Grooming

  • Introduction
  • Canine Classification
  • Introduction to ANKC and Dog Breeds Groups
  • Before You Start
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Canine Anatomy
  • Dog Handling
  • Safety and Restraints
  • Danger Points
  • First Aid
  • Products, Tools and Maintenance
  • The Basics
  • Coat Types
  • Introduction – Skin and Hair
  • Clipping and Scissoring
  • Clipping Techniques
  • Scissor Skills
  • Types of Feet
  • Mixed Breeds Grooming
  • Breed Specific Grooming
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 1 Toys
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 2 Terriers
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 3 Gundogs
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 4 Hounds
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 5 Working Dogs
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 6 Utility
  • Breed Specific Pet Grooming – Group 7 Non-Sporting
  • Grooming Extras
  • Time To Get Your Groom On 


  • Instagram Marketing OR 
  • Facebook Marketing

2. Dog Training and Obedience

  • Introduction
  • Canine Behavioural Development
  • Canine Psychology
  • Recognising and Modifying Canine Behaviour
  • Undesirable Domestic Behaviours
  • Foundation of Obedience Training
  • Dog Obedience Training
Course Fees Include
  • All required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor will help you every step of the way and answer any questions.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the online learning portal allows you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allows you to have a refresher whenever needed.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $35 to $45 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

Does your dream career involve being surrounded by dogs every day, whilst earning a steady and sustainable income? Do you love the idea of delving into the canine mind, discovering how they think and feel, in order to provide them with a superior quality of care and training? Then our Professional Dog Grooming, Training & Obedience short course is perfect for you!

In this course, it begins with the key technical knowledge and skills for you to master superior grooming. You will learn everything from canine classification, treating different coat types, clipping equipment and techniques, safety and first aid procedures, plus marketing your grooming services using social media. Then we dive into training and obedience, exploring the world of canine psychology. Here, you will receive practical training on how to shape positive, constructive canine behaviours, facilitate desensitization for dogs and also how to tackle undesirable domestic behaviours too.

If you are someone who is enthusiastic to develop your canine credibility and expertise, you are in the right place with this short course. Created by two of the best dog groomers in the industry, begin learning from the best in the business today! 

Tutor Support

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

My Learning Online

Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life. They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed. By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. This means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one. My Learning Online provides a broad selection of flexible online courses, offering practical skills in fields such as agriculture, animal care, business, and photography. Developed with industry experts, these courses ensure immediate relevance and applicability across various sectors. Ideal for those looking to advance their career, switch industries, or pursue a passion, My Learning Online's courses allow for flexible, online study, enabling learners to gain essential skills and knowledge at their own pace and convenience.
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