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International Dog Grooming Professional IDGP certification

Dog Grooming Course

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Become a Certified Dog Groomer

International Dog Grooming Professional™ | IDGP™

There's never been a better time to start a career as a dog groomer. Groomers all over the country have waiting lists or are simply refusing new clients. What an amazing opportunity to start a new and lucrative career!

Get your International Dog Groomer Certification in less than a year with QC's interactive online training. Study at your own pace. Watch instructional videos and complete hands-on assignments to grow your grooming skills. Graduate with all the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the dog grooming industry!

Are you ready to start an amazing career?

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Includes everything you need to get started!


  • Certification upon graduation
  • 21-day money-back guarantee
  • Lifetime access

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18 monthly payments of $127.72

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Professional-Grade Grooming Starter Kit

When you enroll, you'll receive a kit of dog grooming tools to help you complete your studies and start your career. This kit includes cordless WAHL clippers and combs, three grooming scissors, an assortment of brushes and combs, and more!

Newest Course Materials

Your course materials are always available online and are always being updated with the latest industry standards. Refer to your updated training guides throughout your career!

Personalized Feedback

Just because you're learning online doesn't mean you're learning alone. You'll receive personalized audio feedback from your tutor on every dog grooming assignment you submit.

Lifetime Access

Once you're a member of the QC family you 'll have lifetime access to all the tools and resources available to QC students. This includes discounts on industry products and so much more!

Course Outline

The Dog Grooming Course is split into 5 parts, each containing individual training units.

You must complete a unit with a satisfactory grade before you can submit assignment for the next units.

Units A–C

The first few units in this course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of dog grooming. In these units, you'll cover health and safety, basic dog anatomy, skincare, behavior, the tools of the trade and more.

During these units it is recommended that you start considering your grooming workspace so that you are prepared for the practical assignments later in the course. Unit C will be particularly helpful in selecting appropriate tools, equipment and products.

It is also recommended that you start seeking out dog owners who are willing to let you use their dogs in practical assignments later in the course.

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In order to provide you with the resources to learn your craft safely, your grooming course also comes with a two-unit course on dog first aid. This course covers emergency situations that may occur in a grooming environment and prepares you to respond calmly and effectively in any emergency.

You must complete both units of the First Aid course before proceeding to the next unit in the dog grooming course.

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Once you understand the basics of dog grooming and dog first aid, you will move on to units that teach you the hands-on skills involved in grooming. In these units, you'll cover nail trimming, ear cleaning, brushing, de-matting, bathing, drying, coat types, pet cuts, breed standards and more. You'll complete a number of basic practical assignments that will prepare you to start your practicum.

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Dog grooming as a profession requires a lot of background knowledge, but ultimately your success will depend on your ability to safely and skillfully groom dogs.

Your practicum is designed to allow you to practice and receive feedback on these essential skills. The units within the practicum involve intensive practical assignments that draw on the content you've mastered throughout the course. You'll have a chance to receive feedback from your tutors on your bathing and drying skills, in addition to the pet cuts and breed cuts you'll create throughout your career.

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(Optional Unit)

Dog grooming is a creative career, but it's also a business. After completing your practicum you can choose to complete the optional Business Essentials unit. This unit will help you develop the skills you need to run your own successful dog grooming business, from building your brand to constructing a business plan to setting your prices.

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QC Pet Studies' Guarantees

QC means Quality of Course, and we stand behind that promise. That's why QC Pet Studies offers a money-back guarantee.

The 21-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Try the course risk-free for 21 days. This gives you time to receive your course materials and evaluate whether the dog grooming course is right for you. If you decide it s not a good fit, simply contact QC and request a refund. It's that easy!

Note: For sanitary reasons, the clippers and attachment combs provided with the dog grooming course cannot be refunded (value $200 US)

The 1-Year Money-Back Guarantee

Your online course will pay for itself within one year. That's a promise. If, after one year of receiving your certificate of completion, you haven't earned the equivalent of your tuition fees in your professional salary, your course tuition will be refunded in full. All you have to do is provide proof that you've made a reasonable effort to find work as a dog groomer or dog trainer.

Note: This guarantee is only valid for graduates of the Dog Grooming Course.

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Learn from Certified Master Groomers

When you enroll with QC Pet Studies, you'll be matched with an industry professional currently working in the field who will review your work and provide you with in-depth feedback and advice on every assignment. These accomplished tutors are Certified Master Groomers who have decades of experience in the grooming industry and are eager to share their professional insight to help you succeed.

Your personal tutor will provide you with in-depth audio feedback on each assignment to let you know what you did well and how you could improve. Use this feedback to guide you through the next unit in your course.

Lisa Day

Certified Master Groomer

40+ Years of Experience

Paddy Gaffney

Certified Master Groomer

20 Years of Experience