Next Intake Begins!

40 lucky students will embark on their new skillsets!

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Course curriculum

  • 2

    Start Here

    • HGA Member Logo

    • Add Membership Directory Entry

  • 3

    Course Structure Help Resources

    • Unit Layout Example

    • Common FAQs

    • Marking Criteria Guide

  • 4

    Self Care Unit

    • Welcome to Unit One with Stephanie

    • Unit One Self Care Course Content

    • Courtney Fisher takes us through Self-Care, Personal Development and Meditation.

    • Caroline Wilkinson Talks Students Through Self-Selection (Holistic Therapy)

    • Dr Isla Fishburn Delivers An Exclusive Meditation for HGA Students

    • Resources and Recommended Reading

  • 5

    Canine Behaviour Unit

    • Welcome to Unit 2 with Stephanie

    • Unit Two Canine Behaviour Course Content

    • Resources and Recommended Reading

  • 6

    The Grooming Environment Unit

    • Welcome to Unit Three with Stephanie

    • Unit Three Grooming Environment Course Content

    • Unit Three Resources and Further Reading

  • 7

    The Meet and Treat

    • Welcome to Unit Four with Stephanie

    • Unit Four Course Content

    • Resources and Further Reading

  • 8

    Cooperative Care

    • Welcome to Unit Five with Stephanie

    • Unit Five Course Content

    • Further Reading and Resources

  • 9

    Positive Training Methods

    • Welcome to Unit Six with Stephanie

    • Unit Six Course Content

    • Further Reading and Resources

  • 10

    Choice and Consent

    • Welcome to Unit Seven with Stephanie

    • Unit Seven Course Content

    • Further Reading and Resources

  • 11

    Age & Welfare Cases

    • Welcome to Unit Eight with Stephanie

    • Unit Eight Course Content

    • Further Reading and Resources

  • 12

    Relationship Retention

    • Relationship Retention Part One

    • Unit Nine - Relationship Building Part One Course Content

    • Further Reading and Resources

  • 13

    Unit 9: Part 2 Professional Relationships

    • Relationship Building Part 2

    • Unit Nine - Relationship Building Part Two Course Content

  • 14

    An Introduction to Products and Skin Care Unit

    • Course Content for Product and Skin Care

    • Further Reading and Resources

  • 15

    What's Next?

    • Obtaining Your Certificate

Your Tutor - The Holistic Dog Groomer

The Holistic Dog Groomer

Stephanie Zikmann

Multi-Award Winning Holistic Dog Groomer, Certified Canine Behaviourist, Qualified and Insured Microchip Implanter, KAD Instructor, and Pet Ambassador Dog Trainer. Professional Writer for Edition Dog Magazine. Featured in BBC Scotland, Entrepreneur Europe, Whippet Media, The Paw Post, K9 Nation, Barket Place, Bark Aid, Thrive Global, and Medium. Number One Amazon Bestselling Author of 'The Magic of Holistic Grooming' and children's picture book, 'I Can Be A Dog Detective!'. Mother of two human-children and four of the furry variety too!

Bonus material

As a student of the HGA you will also have access to some amazing bonuses to help you on your path to a more holistic approach!

  • Holistic Grooming Directory

    Add your business entry to our inhouse and global directories for increased traffic, and to show the world your commitment to a more canine-centred practice! This is a great way to raise your profile as a credible holistic groomer! Upon achieving your certification you will get a "certified" banner above your entry for extra recognition!

  • Webinars

    As part of our ongoing commitment to our students, we regularly invest in hiring pet industry experts to host webinars, live Q&A's and workshops relevant to your course work. These resources are all safely stored in a private YouTube channel only accessible to students, and can be watched back again at any time.

  • Supportive Network Community

    Having a reliable emotional support network is crucial in our self-care which is why we have created a Facebook community exclusively available to our students! Here you will be able to get direct help from our tutors and build fruitful friendships with fellow students!

Submit Your Application!

If you would like to register for our next available intake, you can process your application and pay your deposit today to avoid missing out.


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