Pet Grooming


Online Pet Groomer Training for Your Employees

Penn Foster’s online Pet Grooming Certificate can prepare your workers for pet grooming roles, allowing you to offer additional services to your clients and grow client retention.

  • Trains pet groomers with the skills needed to work in veterinary practices, pet stores, or grooming businesses.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
Self Paced
pet groomer brushing dog on a table.

What Your Learners Will Study

  1. Identify grooming hand tools and describe their uses and describe how to bathe, dry, and prepare a dog for grooming.
  2. The basic personalities of different dogs and understand how to groom dogs who have behavior problems.
  3. How to properly groom a variety of dog breeds, from terriers to poodles.
  4. Identify the characteristics common to cats' personality types and understand how to properly handle each type of cat.

Online Pet Groomer Training Curriculum 

  • 10 courses
  • 25 exams
  • 27.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Pet Grooming Training Program is designed to prepare workers for entry-level roles as groomers in veterinary practices, pet stores, and kennels. Online courses include:

  • Pre-grooming Procedures
  • Dog Grooming
  • Dog Personalities and Behavior
  • Cat Grooming

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers
digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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