Basic Dog Grooming

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2019507750

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Of course, your dog can never get enough pampering and attention. Now you can learn all the basic grooming skills – from easy styling to safe pedicures – to provide your pooch with all the tender-loving care it deserves. After all, who better to get that tail wagging than your dog’s best friend!

Learning Outcomes

From basic maintenance to canine hygiene, this 1-day workshop equips you with the skills to give your bestie the personal care it needs from the comfort of your home.


Run 1
Course Date: 18 Nov 2023
Application Period:  19 Sep – 28 Oct 2023 – Please visit STEP for more details.
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am – 5pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Run 2
Course Date: 2 Dec 2023
Application Period: 3 Oct – 12 Nov 2023 – Please visit STEP for more details.
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am – 5pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


Lesson Plan

  • Proper handling and restraining for grooming
  • Nail clipping and filing
  • Ear cleaning
  • Basic styling, shaving, and clipping of fur
  • Performing anal gland expression
  • Understanding and performing the proper showering techniques
  • Assessing and maintaining dental hygiene
  • De-ticking
  • Performing undercoat grooming and de-matting of fur
  • Understanding the use of dog-grooming tools

Trainer's Profile


Gayathiri has a deep passion in animal wellness and care. She has been practicing as a freelance dog stylist and a dog massage therapist with more than 12 years of experience. She attained the Intermediate Professional Dog Grooming Certificate from the School of Pet Grooming Singapore in 2007, Canine Myofunctional Therapy Certificate in The National Traditional College, Australia in 2008 and the Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy from College of Animal Physiotherapy, London. With 5 years of experience as a Head veterinary nurse, she has seen various cases how massage therapy can help to calm anxious dogs or relief pain for dogs with arthritis or luxating patellas. She is passionate in promoting the use of alternative therapies for pet parents to bring pain relief, relaxation and health to their pets.

Maggie Charn

Maggie Charn has 17 years of experience as a professional pet stylist and pet educator where she groomed over 28,000 dogs and is an instructor for Dog Grooming and Canine First Responder courses respectively. She also established her own pet grooming salon, Dog Haven Grooming Salon in 2010.

Yee Woon

Yee Woon started her professional pet grooming career in 2005. She attained her Certified Salon Professional and her Certified Professional Groomer certification in 2018 and 2020 respectively by International Professional Groomers (IPG) Inc., USA. In her 14 years as a full time and freelance groomer, she has groomed countless different dog breeds and has developed diverse experience and knowledge in dog breed and coat recognition.


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. A maximum of 3 dogs can be accomodated per course run.
  • Only pet dogs which are friendly to people and other dogs are allowed.
  • Faux fur is provided for participant who does not have a dog to practice on cutting.
  • Acceptance of dog is based on first come first register basis till maximum number of dogs has reached.
  • For participants age 18 years and below, parent/guardian is required to also register for the course

Course Fees

Eligible for funding by National Silver Academy. NSA Funding period for this course is from 1 May 2023 to 31 Mar 2024.

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.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 8% GST and subject to review.)

Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023.

Please refer to our FAQs for more information.


Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$291.60
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 50 and above$153.90
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged below 50$288.90