Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for enquiring about the Pet Grooming Business Course.
The aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge to start
and manage a pet grooming parlour based on sound ethological and ethical
principles. Although not a prerequisite, we do advise and encourage
students to consider enrolling for our Basic Behaviour Course: Dogs
either before or while doing the Pet Grooming course.
Students who have successfully completed this course can apply for
accreditation with South African Board for Companion Animal
Ms Sharon Jordan and Drs Frederique Hurly and Hannes Slabbert present
the Pet Grooming Business Course jointly. Sharon is a very experienced
groomer who owns a mobile grooming parlour in Benoni. She is responsible
for the workshop and practical part of the course while Drs Hurly and
Slabbert are responsible for presentations at the seminar as well as the
The course is divided into four modules:
1. Animals in the Grooming Parlour: all animal aspects as
experienced in the grooming parlour including hair types, cleaning of
special areas, dipping, skin and coat disorders
2. Practical handling of animals: observation and practical
3. The Pet Grooming Business
4. Professionalism and business communication
The course is essentially done through correspondence, but students are
required to attend a 3 day workshop/seminar presented in Benoni.
Evaluation of practical skills (will be done during workshop). The
seminar/workshop consists of:
• A one-day seminar (7 June 2017)
• A two-day workshop ( two consecutive days: either 5 and 6 June 2017, or
8 and 9 June 2017)
Students need to complete eight assignments through the year and
complete 40 hours of practical work at a parlour of their choice.
The final two-hour theoretical examination takes place on the 4th
November 2017 at a venue close to the student
The course is presented from February to November each year.
Registration for this course takes place from 2 January to 28
February 2017. Students may enrol earlier (in 2016) but the study
material will only be posted as from the 2nd January 2017 and once proof
of payment has been received. The course fee for the Grooming Course for
2017 is R 7 950. The fee includes the study material, a grooming text
book, assignments, attendance of the seminar and the evaluation fee.
Travel to and accommodation at the seminar is not included in the course
Due to the practical nature of the course, students will be required to
sign an indemnity form.
As Ethology Academy is committed to provide each student with individual
attention the number of students for this course is limited to 20 per
How to enrol for this course:
Go to the website www.ethology.co.za
• Click on ‘Enrol’
• Read ‘Terms of
• Complete and submit the enrolment form and financial agreement form if
only the registration fee is paid when enrolling.
• Pay the appropriate fee
• Provide Dr Frederique Hurly firstname.lastname@example.org with confirmation of
Do not hesitate to get in touch should you need more information.
Dr Frederique Hurly
BVSc, MPhil, MANZCVS
Course administrator, Ethology Academy