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Co-operative Dog Grooming

The Co-operative Dog Groomer Award is designed for professional dog groomers who want to learn modern techniques for stress-free grooming. You will learn how to use kinder, methods to ensure that the grooming experience is as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible for every dog. It will show you how to teach dogs to love the grooming table, clippers, the bath, the blow dryer, scissors and more. Whether it is the dog’s very first visit to the salon or they have already developed a fear, you can help them. You’ll learn how to recognise even the most subtle signs of stress, and you’ll be well equipped on how exactly you can help a dog who is feeling stressed. Detailed guides on desensitisation and counterconditioning techniques are provided. You’ll learn how to set up the shop environment to help ensure stress free grooms, from the moment a pet enters the salon, throughout the groom, and until the moment they leave. This includes the shop layout, sights, sounds, smells, entrances and exits, and more. All this leads to happier dogs, regular visits, and satisfied dog guardians who tell others about how relaxed their dog was at your shop. Decrease the stress on you, the dogs and their guardians, and increase your revenue! 
There is a 12 month completion time for this course.
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What's included?

  • Monthly 1-2-1's with your Tutor.
  • Live Teaching Events
  • Peer Review Groups.
  • Study Groups
  • Enriched Learning.
  • Responsive & Timely Support.
  • Study on your Schedule.
  • Entry to our Private Community.
  • Generous Study Time (with extensions available)

Course Content

Meet the instructor

Dr Teresa Tyler

Dr. Teresa Tyler PhD, MA, Grad Dip ABM, Dip CB, VN, IQA, EQA  

Dr Teresa Tyler is the Director of The DoGenius Institute. She received her PhD in Anthrozoology in 2021 from the University of Exeter. As an anthroozologist, animal behaviourist, veterinary nurse and human psychotherapist, she has a keen interest in human/canine interactions. She is an Ofqual subject matter expert in animal behaviour and welfare. Teresa has developed the Dogenius Institute to provide opportunities for people wanting to understand, work and share their lives with animals from an animal-centric perspective. The courses encourage the recognition of other animals as ethically significant beings, and that an understanding of these interactions, is a moral imperative. She is based in Cyprus where she also works as a writer, teacher and canine behaviourist.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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