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Course Duration

8 hours

Type of course

Short Courses

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central
On completion of this theory-based course, participants will learn to read and understand dog body language, and develop the foundational skills to perform basic grooming for your dog. You will also learn how to use positive and science-based methods to condition positive emotional responses, desensitise, and counter-condition negative emotional responses to manage your dog's behaviour in fearful, anxiety-inducing and stressful grooming situations.

Fee for this course can be paid using SkillsFuture Credits. Visit for more information.

SkillsFuture Course Ref No: TGS-2022016123

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What you'll learn

  • Introduction to dog grooming
  • Basic dog body language
  • Fear, anxiety and stress signals in dogs (grooming situations)
  • Conditioning, desensitisation and counter-conditioning
  • Hygiene shaving of fur for dogs
  • Nail clipping and filing, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, anal gland expression for dogs
  • Brushing and drying techniques of fur for dogs
  • Undercoat removal and de-matting of fur for dogs

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