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Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy

Professional Dog Groomer Training Course 

Dog Collective Co. offers professional dog groomer training. Have you always dreamt of becoming a dog groomer? Maybe you loved learning how to groom your own dog so much that you want to turn it into your new career? Just imagine turning up for work everyday and having Poochie the Pomeranian, Bella the Bichon, Larry the Labrador and Milo the Maltese as your clients? This dog grooming course might just be the "pawfect" fit for you!

At Dog Collective Co. we currently offer the following professional dog grooming course: 
One on One Training - Intensive 50 hour course. This is a flexible option as it will be just you in the course.  

 

The Dog Collective Co. dog grooming course can help you fulfil your dream and train you in everything "dog groomer". Having trained multiple dog groomers in the past, it's a delight seeing them now running their own successful dog grooming businesses or working within the industry.  

 

Learning to become a professional dog groomer at Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy

 

Work with real dogs from the very beginning:

At Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy we know that the only way to truly learn how to become a dog groomer is to train on real dogs. Unlike the majority of dog grooming courses available, you will be hands on with real life K9's from day one of your grooming course. No book or video can prepare you for what it's really like to physically have to handle a dog, bath a dog and groom a dog - hands on is the only way to go! Don't worry, your trainer will be with you every step of the way so you'll never be on your own. All dogs used throughout your dog grooming course will be organised for you, and we can train on yours or friends and families dogs too.

 

What will you learn?:

During this dog grooming course you will learn the essentials of what it takes to be a professional dog groomer, call it 'Dog Grooming 101'. Like anything in life, you will never stop learning, but you will definitely have the essential skills and knowledge to go out there and proudly announce "I'm a professional dog groomer!".

 

As there are a multitude of different breeds and style cuts, it's impossible to learn every one of them, however, you will learn how to do full basic dog clips on a variety of common breeds, from this you will have the skills and knowledge to start working as a dog groomer as well as the foundations from which you can grow.

 

Being One on One, the business side of training is bespoke. So depending on the area of the industry you're wanting to get into, for example: mobile grooming, open a salon, work for someone else etc, we personalise business training just for you, such as the general running of a dog grooming business, where to purchase products, booking systems, pricing and so much more. You will also learn about dealing with clients and the cleaning and maintenance of equipment too.

Some of the other things you will learn are as follows:

 

• How to correctly bath and blow dry a dog

• Different types of style clips including Schnauzers, West Highland Terriers and Poodles

• How to shave, trim and clipper a dog

• Scissoring a dog's face, feet, tail, skirting, trousers and more

• Dealing with knotted and matted coats

• How to brush and maintain a dog's coat

• How to clip a dog's nails

• Grooming and dealing with puppies

• Cleaning and plucking dog's ears

• Trimming dog's paw pads

• How to groom and tidy a dog's head and face

• Clipping around a dog's eyes

• How to do a sanitary clip (bottom etc.)

• De-shedding and thinning a dog's coat

• How to brush a dog's teeth

• Checking in a dog for it's groom

• Different blade lengths and how to choose which to use

• How to maintain grooming equipment
• Basic dog first aid

• Dealing with difficult dogs

• Advise on running a dog grooming salon, mobile salon and working in the industry

• Plus much MUCH more ...

 

Entry Requirements:

As this is a beginners course, no previous qualifications or experience is required in order enrol.

 

Location:

Training takes place at the Dog Collective Co. grooming studio based in Southport on the Gold Coast.

(However,  as it is a One on One course, training may also be able to be held at your salon, mobile trailer or a mixture. Please contact to discuss further. N.B. Travel and accommodation fees may apply)

 

*Casual groomer training and groomer mentoring also available - For more information click here

Professional Dog Grooming Course Information
 

How long does the course take to complete?

One on One Training: (Just you and the trainer)

This is a 2 week intensive 50 hour course held from Monday through to Thursday. This can be done over 2 consecutive weeks or 2 separate weeks.

However, as it's just you in the course, days on which this course is held can be changed if you require flexibility. For example: 2 days per week over 4 weeks or 3 days per week over 2 weeks then 2 days per week for 1 week, etc ... (Groomer training operates Monday to Thursday only - Course dates by arrangement).
 

What time does the course start and finish each day?

The course will commence at 9am and be finished by 4pm each day. 
 

What do I need to do the course?

Aside from a love of dogs and excitement about beginning your new career, all tools and equipment you require to complete your course whilst at Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy are supplied. We do recommend purchasing your own grooming scissors prior to commencement though. 

 

What will I receive?

Aside from awesome hands on training, you will receive the following:

 

• You will receive a Dog Collective Co. Professional Dog Grooming Course workbook which is yours to keep. This is a great tool to make notes in throughout your course and to refer back to once your course is complete.

 

• Ongoing phone and email contact/mentoring with your trainer for 12 months from the beginning of your course. Just because your course is complete doesn't mean you can never talk to your trainer again. As with any new career, job or business, it's always comforting knowing that you're not alone and advise, assistance and mentoring is only a phone call away.
 

• You will receive a Certificate of Completion from Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy to proudly display to your clients.

 

• Once you've completed your course, you will always have the option to appoint your trainer/mentor for some one on one 'in person' time. This can either be at the Dog Collective Co. groomer training studio or a location of your choosing (i.e. your own grooming salon). This can be a great option if you're setting up your own grooming or mobile salon, or if you just feel you'd like some one on one in person consulting or training. (Cost's apply for in person mentoring/consulting at the rate of $110 (inc GST) per hour for past students - minimum 2 hours.  Extra costs may apply if travel is required.)

 

What qualification will I receive?

By the end of this training you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy.

 

No official qualifications are currently required to work as a dog groomer in Australia. However, if you would like to receive a nationally recognised qualification, Dog Collective Co. in collaboration with the Heiniger Academy can assist you in obtaining Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) ACM30122 (extra fees will apply from Heiniger Academy) For further details please read the information below regarding the Heiniger Academy.

 

What is the cost?

One on One Training: Professional Dog Groomer Course - One on One Training is $5500 (inc GST).

How do I enrol?

To enrol please fill in the application form below. Once the application form has been received a call will be organised for an interview/discussion. Upon acceptance of your enrolment, you will receive an invoice for your deposit.

 

Still unsure if dog grooming is for you or want to know more?

If you would like to discuss the course further and/or check out the grooming/training studio please contact Tammy on 0404 124 208 and we'll organise a meeting. We're also happy for you to see us in action if you're unsure dog grooming is for you.

 

*If you previously completed our 'Learn to groom your own dog workshop' and have decided you'd like to make it a career and do the 'Professional Dog Groomer Training', we will happily deduct the workshop fee you've already paid.

(Don't see a course option, structure or location to suit your needs? Please let us know as we may be able to assist.)

 

Payment Plans Available via ZIP - Please enquire.

Dog Collective Co.

Professional Dog Groomer Training
Enrolment Form

Questions?

Have a question about the course

or want to meet up for an 

obligation free chat?

Contact Tammy on 0404 124 208

or email hello@dogcollectiveco.com.au

Casual Groomer Training & Mentoring also available
 

Valeska and Tammy

Valeska

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2023.

 I did my course with Tammy and Frank!!!  And I want to say that it was a very nice experience... I learned a difficult profession but one that gives so much satisfaction and happiness!!!  and I owe it all to Tammy, she was in charge of showing me her profession with a lot of passion and with all the care that must be taken to do a beautiful job and that our puppies are in a comfort zone all the time !!!  The course is very well planned from start to finish!!!  and the best of all is that it is VERY PRACTICAL from day 1 you start working with dogs, you learn their care and the perfect use of each tool!!!  (we made many puppies I think there were 28 in just 8 days) 1000% RECOMMENDED you will be in excellent hands if you come to DOG COLLECTIVE CO at Gold Coast!!!  What I liked the most is that Tammy had the same beautiful energy all the time, she was always kind, understanding, elegant, cheerful and Frank, not to mention, helped us a lot to keep order and was always happy to work with us !! !!  THANK YOU SO MUCH TAMMY!!!  I am very grateful... P.S.  I even had a job interview thanks to her recommendations and because they knew that I had studied with her!!!  ❤️ 🫶

Chris and Tammy

Chris

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2023.

I have just completed a professional grooming course with Tammy at Dog Collective Co . I can’t say enough good things about Tammy ! She is a wonderful, kind , supportive and extremely patient teacher . I was terribly nervous and she made me feel so confident . I enjoyed the course and would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a new career . Thanks Tammy

Tammy and Sasha

Sasha

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2022.

Owner of  Glamour Pawz Grooming - Mobile Groomer Gold Coast

Training with Tammy really enables students to hit the ground running! Hands on, personalised training from day one and continued mentorship, has given me the confidence to embrace my career change and develop my skills.

I now have a fantastic mentor, great friends, and a wonderful new skillset!

Thanks Tammy & Frankie!!! ❤️ ✂️ 🐾

Tammy and Katherine

Katherine

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2022.

Owner of  The Happy Groomer- Mobile Grooming Cedar Vale

I enrolled in the October 2022 course at the dog collective co with the amazing Tammy after being in the healthcare industry for many years. From the moment I spoke with Tammy over the phone I knew I had made the right decision to peruse my dream of starting my own business as a mobile dog groomer. Tammy was very welcoming as soon as we walked through the doors. Her vast grooming knowledge, experience and her way teaching was fantastic. The course is very hands on. You start grooming your first dog on day 1. The course gave me so much confidence that I was able to start grooming my own first clients before the course was even finished. And full time the week after I graduated. I hit the ground running. I highly recommend dog collective co and I am so happy I decided to completely change my career. And I have peace of mind knowing Tammy is just a phone call away if I have any questions even now that I’m up and running with my new business. Thank you so much Tammy x

Tammy and Sharon

Sharon

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of  K9 Hair design Studio - Gold Coast

I recently graduated from Dog Collective Co grooming academy. I had an amazing time learning and actually grooming over 48 dogs. Tammy is a fantastic teacher and mentor and has certainly given me the confidence to go out and set up my own grooming business. Not only have I gained a mentor in Tammy but someone I call a friend as well. Thanks Tammy xx

Tammy and Tamara

Tamara

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of  Every Man and His Dog Groomers  Tamworth, NSW.

From the first phone call to Tammy I new I was making the right decision. Tammy was so welcoming on the phone, no question was to insignificant, I felt I was talking to an old friend.

The course was perfect for me, we covered all the necessary areas to dog grooming, along with setting up a website page, emails, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter., plus advertising materials. Each day was a new experience with different challenges with clipping all types of dog breed coats.

Tammy will provide you with all you need to start your Dog Grooming business and it doesn’t end there. Tammy's ongoing support is amazing, always ready to take your call and talk you thought any issue you could be facing while in the middle of a groom.

I totally recommend taking Tammy's course if you are considering a career in the Dog Grooming industry.

Tammy will link you up with all your necessary dog grooming equipment suppliers as well.

You will walk away not only qualified as a professional groomer but with a very close friend in Tammy

Thank you so much Tammy for the hands on experience, your friendship and for being such a caring and patient lady/groomer, you truly are your name Gold 🌟

Feeling blessed

Tamara Kelly

The country bumpkin 🐾

Tammy and Trixi

Trixi

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of Pawtners Grooming Brisbane

Thank you for making my dog grooming dream become a reality. 

 You're an inspirational mentor and it's been a blast!

Tammy and Julianne

Julianne

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of Canine Cuts in Ballina, NSW.

I can’t thank Tammy enough for being an amazing trainer & business mentor!! I am now confident enough to venture into my own dog grooming business & can’t wait to get started!! Highly recommend Tammy & her professional dog grooming course for anyone considering taking the leap! Frankie is an excellent assistant too.

Julianne

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of Canine Cuts in Ballina, NSW.

I can’t thank Tammy enough for being an amazing trainer & business mentor!! I am now confident enough to venture into my own dog grooming business & can’t wait to get started!! Highly recommend Tammy & her professional dog grooming course for anyone considering taking the leap! Frankie is an excellent assistant too.

Tammy and Jodi

Jodi

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of TransFURMations Grooming in Gaven on the Gold Coast.

"What an amazing lady and a wonderful, caring and patient teacher. I have previously completed my training with Tammy and Frankie and loved every minute of it. Tammy is very knowledgeable and supportive and will help you understand every aspect of learning about how to groom. I didn’t know anything about grooming but since I have completed my course with Dog Collective Co I too have the knowledge and understanding and I love it, so thank you Tammy"

Tammy and Bonnie

Bonnie

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of Canine Confetti Mobile Grooming on the Gold Coast

"You're one of the most strongest and inspiring women I have ever met. Thank you for everything you have done for me."

Tammy and Annabella

Annabella

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2020.

Owner of Puptopia in Bowen Hills, Brisbane.

"Tammy is the best mentor I’ve ever met in my life. She’s always positive and supportive all the time!"

Tammy and Bree-anna

Bree-anna

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

"Thank you so much Dog Collective Co. For teaching me and for having all those doggie models ready for us to learn to groom. Thank you Tammy and Frankie."

Tammy and Naomi

Naomi

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

"Hello everyone! I recently graduated at Dog collective and Co grooming academy. I did a one month full time course with another student. We groomed more than 80 dogs and had the possibility to practice our skills with a nice variety of breeds (Poodle, Schnauzer, Bichon, Yorkshire etc..) Perfect if you want to build your own portfolio since day 1. The owner/teacher Tammy is really professional and passionate about her work. She does not just teach you how to groom a dog...Tammy is willing to help you (even after you graduate) to start your own business, help you with a lot of useful information about products, tools and where to purchase whatever you need. I will give my experience an 11 out 10, definitely worth it."

Tammy and Leanne

Leanne

Dog Collective Co. Grooming Academy Graduate 2021.

Owner of Top Paws Grooming Salon in Plainland, QLD.

Thank you Tammy for sharing your expertise, you are truly an inspiration. I had an amazing 4 weeks at your training facility learning everything I need to know to have the confidence to open my own salon in Plainland. I look forward to many catch-ups in the future.

Want to also obtain a Nationally Recognised qualification?

Dog Collective Co. in collaboration with The Heiniger Academy  (RTO 40888) can assist you with obtaining the nationally recognised qualification Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) ACM30122 (extra fees will apply from both Heiniger Academy and Dog Collective Co.). 

 

For further details please read the information below regarding the Heiniger Academy.

 

Heiniger Academy is a Registered Training Organisation delivered in conjunction with Heiniger, a global leader in the grooming industry with a reputation for excellence and quality. Heiniger Academy's partnership with Australia's leading grooming training centres, including Dog Collective Co., provides unique opportunities for aspiring and seasoned groomers to enrol in animal care and pet grooming courses with nationally recognised qualifications.

 

How the Heiniger Academy Courses Work:

This is a distance learning course and works in conjunction with one of our partner training centres (e.g. Dog Collective Co.) who will provide the practical training to help you to succeed in the pet grooming industry. Heiniger Academy will provide your course literature and you will be assessed while you complete your practical training with Dog Collective Co. to ensure you meet the assessment criteria for the qualification. Once you enrol in our course you will be allocated a Student Liaison who will assist with any queries you have as you go on your learning journey.

 

The current course details are as follows:

Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) ACM30122
 

Units

Core Units for this pet/dog grooming course:

ACMBEH301 Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals

ACMGEN303 Assess welfare status of an animal

ACMGEN304 Promote positive wellbeing for self and others in animal care workplaces

ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid

ACMGEN315 Communicate effectively with clients and team members

ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

 

Training Centre Chosen Electives for this pet/dog grooming course:

ACMGEN310 Provide reception services for an animal care facility

ACMGEN311 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGRM201 Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs

ACMGRM303 Provide sanitary and hygiene grooms for companion animals

ACMGRM304 Provide grooms on cross breed dogs

ACMGRM305* Groom dogs to meet breed style and coat requirements

ACMGRM403 Enhance companion animal coat and skin condition

ACMSPE316 Provide general care of domestic dogs

ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBINS302 Organise workplace information

*this course has its own prerequisite requirements.

 

Please click on the below Heiniger Academy link for further information regarding the certificate:

https://heinigeracademy.com.au/courses/acm30122-2

Heiniger Academy Logo

STEP ONE

 

Enrol in this pet/dog grooming course with Heiniger Academy and pay your Heiniger Academy deposit:

 

Heiniger Academy Contact, Website & Bookings:

https://heinigeracademy.com.au/courses/acm30122-2

 

*Course Price $1,695 AUD

(payment plans available)

 

*Price is correct at time of writing - please confirm and book directly with Heiniger Academy.

STEP TWO

If you haven't already, enrol with your chosen Training Centre directly (e.g. Dog Collective Co.) and pay your deposit.  

Dog Collective Co. Professional Dog Groomer Training Course details:

https://www.dogcollectiveco.com.au/professional-dog-groomer-trainingCourse 

*To be booked directly through Dog Collective Co.

*Enrolment form available below

STEP THREE

 

Begin your journey towards your grooming career!

Dog Collective Co.

Professional Dog Groomer Training
Enrolment Form

Questions?

Have a question about the course or want to meet up for an 

obligation free chat?

Contact Tammy on 0404 124 208

or email hello@dogcollectiveco.com.au

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