Course Description

Have you always wanted to be able to groom your dog? Or perhaps trim that long nail but don’t know how? The Basic dog grooming course is the answer! This 1-day workshop is designed to impart the knowledge and skills behind basic dog grooming.

Course Outline

  • Handle and restrain animals properly for grooming
  • Clip and file the nails of dogs
  • Perform cleaning of the ears of dogs
  • Perform basic styling, shaving, and clipping of dog fur
  • Perform anal gland expression
  • Understand and perform the techniques involved in pre- showering, showering and drying of dogs after shower
  • Assess and maintain dental hygiene
  • Perform de-ticking of dogs
  • Perform undercoat grooming and de-matting of dog fur
  • Understand the use of dog grooming tools

This course will be delivered in English and has NO assessment.

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.​


Entry Requirements

Individuals who are looking to attend foundational lessons to be able to groom their pet dogs effectively at home and individuals who aspire to join the pet grooming industry. Individuals bringing dogs should be willing to allow their dogs for basic hands on procedures with group members. This takes place under the supervision of the trainer and owner. The purpose is to give practical hands-on training to all participants. Each individual bringing dog will be given $20.00 discount (maximum 3​ ​dogs can be accommodated).

Only pet dogs which are friendly to people and other dogs are allowed.


Singaporeans aged 50 years & above


Full course fee


Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

For information on other subsidies click here.

The course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.

You may also join our interest mailing list for updates on future runs of this course or other similar courses.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves​ the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice. Please take note that photos and videos may be taken during the course for record and publicity purposes.

Course Dates​

  1. 10 October 2020

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Trainer's Profile

Ms Gayathiri

Ms Gayathiri attained the Basic Professional Dog Grooming Cert in 2006 and Intermediate Professional Dog Grooming Cert on 2007 from the School of Pet Grooming Singapore. She has worked as a freelance groomer and stylist in pet shops and has diverse experience and knowledge on styling different dog breeds.


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Contact Details

Enquiries? Please contact

For General Enquiries: lsct-cet@np.edu.sg

For Course Related Enquiries: Ms Yu Hua LAU (LAU_Yu_Hua@np.edu.sg​)

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