Professional Foundation Course

This course is for you if:

You are interested in pet grooming and want to acquire the skills as a hobby and/or to pursue grooming as a career


By the end of this course you will be ready to:

  • Become a Professional Pet Groomer

  • Sit for the SKC Class C/D Grooming Examination*


This course will prepare you for careers such as:

  • Pet Grooming Assistant

  • Pet Salon Manager

  • Pet Salon Owner

  • Pet Day Care

  • Pet Boarding Kennel

  • Dog Training 

  • Dog Walker 

  • Dog Breeder 

  • Handler 

  • Handler Assistant 

Suitable age:

  • 16 years old and above

  • Students below 16 are required to obtain parental consent 


Number of lessons:

  • Practical: 40 lessons

  • Theory: 5 lessons


  • Part-time: 25 weeks (2 days/wk)

  • Full-time: 12 weeks (4 days/wk)



  • Registration fee: SGD$80.00

  • Tuition fee: SGD$4500.00


Individual Lessons: 

$180 per lesson 

Optional Add-ons (available only for Professional Foundation Course Graduates):

  • Advanced Styles: 1 lesson $180 

  • Class C Practical Examination Preparatory Lessons: 5 lessons $750

  • Exam Model Fee: $300-400


Course Outline

10 lessons

6 hours/lesson

  • Bathing Techniques

  • Drying Techniques

  • Brushing Techniques

  • Basic Grooming Techniques
    Nail Clipping, Ear Cleaning, Removal of ear hair, Expressing of Anal Glands

  • Basic Clipping Techniques     
    Clipping of paw-pads, sanitary area, poodle feet, poodle face

  • De-matting

  • Removing undercoat

  • Pre-clips and line setting

  • Scissoring techniques


  • Dog anatomy

  • Pet safety and First Aid

  • Grooming tools and equipment

  • Breed recognition

  • Breed Standard

  • Pattern Lines

  • Pet Behaviour and Temperement

  • Basic health care

  • Foam Modelling

  • Clay Modelling,

  • Drawing and Balance


30 lessons

6 hours/lesson


  • Shave Down

  • Summer clip


Drop-coated Breeds: Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Shihtzu

  • Drop-coated Breed in Short Length

  • Drop-coated Breed in Medium/Long length


Short Coated Breeds: Jack Russel Terrier, Corgi

  • Short Coated Double Coated Breed Removal of Undercoat


Long + Double Coated Breeds: Japanese Spitz, Pomeranian

  • Round Trim



  • West Highland Terrier

  • Miniature Schnauzer


Thinning Breeds: Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel

  • Carding

  • Trimming


Toy Poodle:

  • Short Teddy Bear Clip

  • Long Teddy Bear Clip


Examination Preparatory Class (Add-on)

5 lessons

6 hours/lesson

SKC Class C Examination Lamb Clip: 

  • Model Preparation

  • Posture

  • Balance

  • Shape Setting

  • Use of Equipment

  • Advanced Scissoring


SKC Examination


  • Students are responsible for registration and fees of the annual SKC Grooming Examination. The school will provide details on registration procedures. 

  • Competition Model rentals are not included in course fees and are subject to availability. Terms and Conditions for the welfare of the model apply.




Tool Kit
(not included)


Nail Care

  • Nail Clipper

  • Nail File

  • Quik Stop


Ear Care

  • Forceps/Hemostat

  • Ear Cleaner

  • Ear Powder

  • Cotton



  • Doggyman Slicker Brush

  • Madan Pin Brush



  • Straight Comb Short Teeth

  • Straight Comb Long Teeth



  • Scissors Pouch

  • Tool Box/Bag



  • 2-Speed Anidis Clipper

  • Small Panasonic Clipper



  • Andis Blades: #40, #30, #10, #7F, #5F 

  • Wahl Attachement Combs Set


Furcraft Training Shears

  • Straight Shears

  • Curve Shears

  • Thinning Shears


Equipment Care

  • Clipper Oil

  • Blade Coolant


Text Books and Stationary

  • Notes from the grooming table 

  • Drawing Tools





  • Tools and Equipment in this list are not included in Tuition Fee.


  • All professional tools and equipment in this list are available for purchase via the school office.


  • Students are not obliged to purchase tools and equipment from the school and they may purchase tools and equipment from other vendors. 


  • To avoid purchasing unsuitable tools and equipment, students are strongly advised to consult their instructors regarding suitability of each item before the purchase from other vendors. 



Vision Statement

 ​"Our aim is to nurture the most passionate pet groomers" 

Rachel June Sim, Director,

Dollhouse Pets Grooming Academy

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Dollhouse Pets

Grooming Academy
5A Kampong Bahru Road

Singapore 169341

(65) 64989820

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 12-6pm

Sat - Sun: Private Classes

Closed on Public Holidays

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