4-Day Course For Professionals

Learn How To Groom Dogs Safely

This is an entry-level grooming course designed for beginners.

Whether you want to learn how to groom dogs for a hobby, or to become a professional groomer, this course is for you.

What You Will Learn

You will learn all the essential skills necessary to groom dogs safely and correctly.

It’s a hands-on course and you will get to do 4 full grooms during the 4 days.

After only 4 days training with Jill, you will learn all the skills needed to be able to launch a business from home, get a job in a salon or start your own mobile grooming business.

This course is not government accredited (as Dog Grooming is an unregulated industry) but you will receive a Certificate when you complete the course.

Safe handling of the dogs

Ear and eye care

Bathing and blow-drying to a professional standard

How to clip the hair to different lengths using blades and attachments

How to shape the face, ears, paws and tail to make them look really cute

De-shedding, undercoat stripping and hand stripping demonstrations

How to market your new skills and get your first clients

Bichon Frise

Nail trimming, including black nails

Clipping the hygiene areas of the dog safely

Brushing and combing methods and choice of tools for different coat types

Scissoring techniques using 5 different scissor types

Recognising various types of hair and breeds of dog

Selecting and purchasing the correct grooming equipment

Cost & Location

The cost for the 4 days training is $2,470 and includes:

A training and safety manual

Use of all equipment

12 months of phone support with Jill

The dog models

Details of where to purchase grooming tools at trade prices

Access to the online Membership where you can view the training videos

The course is held at the Smooch a Pooch salon in Cairns & DGS Imports in Brisbane.

The days start at 8.15 am and finish at 3 pm.

You will leave the course after only 4 days filled with the excitement of knowing that you have sufficient skills to launch your new dog grooming career or business.


Who This Course Is For

The 4-day hands-on workshop is $2,470 and is a very small investment for anyone wishing to enter the pet industry and become a professional groomer. You can start earning this back within a week of completing the course with Jill.

Next Course Dates for 2024

Cairns 2023 and 2024

December 2023 - 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th - last course in Cairns at 2023 price of $2,200

2024 Courses $2,470

January 16, 17, 19, 20th

February 11-14th

March  5, 6, 8, 9th

April  5-8th

June  14-17th

July 19-22nd

August 5-8th

October 7-10th


Brisbane 2023 and 2024

December 2023  11th and 12th – 1-day or 2-day Course ($600 per day) This is the last course for 2023. It is a 'taster course' so you can come for a day and see if professional dog grooming is for you.

2024 - 4-day Course is $2,470  (max 7 spaces)

January 29, 30, 31 and Feb 1st (4 spaces left)

March 25-28th

May 27-30th

July 8-11th

September 9-12th

October 21-24th

December 2-5th


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