Proven Cat Bathing Techniques

Written and Performed by an International Certified Master Cat Groomer

Course content in English (AUS)

Want to learn procedures to bathe cats, without the scratches, mess, and force?

Want to be taught standards by an

experienced Cat Groomer,

who has used these techniques for over 15 years in a Cat Grooming Salon?

Want to learn all of this online,

at your own pace?

You've come to the right place!

Sample of course videos

Please note this is a small sample of the course videos. There is course content not included in video format.

There is over 1.5 hours of video in this course.

Before you begin

It is recommended to have cats available to practice your grooming, to have the full effect of the course.

This course is theory and knowledge-based, with video demonstrations on real cats of varying temperaments.

Watch in your own time.

You can go back and forth as desired, even when completed.

For practising on cats, I recommend shorthair, longhair, and different temperaments. You are also welcome to contact me during your training with any questions and grooms you have completed.

The pet owners of the cats must be advised that you are training in cat grooming, as accidents happen. Insurance is required to cover your training premises and models. This is your responsibility.

Basic behaviour and handling are included, but an in-depth course such as 'behaviour for the cat groomer' would benefit assessing the client and prevent injury to you.

Course equipment recommendations here

Learning Objectives

  • Basic signs of stress
  • Procedures to hand wash a cat using slow introduction techniques
  • Procedures of Blow-drying a cat using towel-wrapping techniques
  • Bathing a cat in an emergency
  • Shampoo choice, ingredients and use
  • Techniques to bathe and dry a cat according to coat type
  • How to clip a cat's nails effectively
  • Knowledge of what to do if a cat flails in a bath
  • Choose tools to use correctly for de-shedding based on the cat's coat length and coat type
  • Prevent cat bites by choosing the muzzle use and monitoring the feline's stress signs

Hi, I’m Lexie, I am an Australian Cat Groomer, Certified Master Cat Groomer (London Cat Grooming School) and a Qualified Veterinary Nurse who has been grooming cats for over 13 years.

I am contacted regularly by professionals and pet owners alike, seeking help to start grooming cats or increase training. In this program I will be sharing my knowledge with you!

See my business page about me

What will you learn in this course:

Why do we bathe cats?

  • Bathing emergencies
  • What to watch for with skin issues

Product Selection

  • Shampoo Choice
  • Ingredients to avoid.
  • Signs of poisoning
  • Recommended Shampoos

Tool Choice

  • Types of combs and brushes and their uses
  • Dryer Choice
  • Grooming based on coat types.
  • Towels
  • Ear protection
  • Making Ear Protection

Restraints, behaviour and handling

  • Removing the cat from the carrier (video)
  • Signs of stress- Subtle, medium, extreme
  • Cat reactions- Four F's
  • When to stop the groom (stress)
  • How to deal with an out-of-control cat (video)
  • Restraints and muzzles
  • Why not tether?
  • Prolonged Stress
  • Cat Bites First Aid
  • PPE

Nail Clipping

  • Video


  • Hydro bath use
  • Setting up and area preparation
  • Tools Checklist
  • Bathing instructions and video
  • Avoiding escapees and bites

Towel Wrapping

  • Video


  • Instructions and videos

Kitten Grooming


  • The finishing comb (video)
  • Client checkout

Test your learning

  • Support information

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See our students feedback

Cathie Winn, Cat Groomer and Feline Behaviourist. Bathing the Feline, Clipping the Feline.

"Lexie explains grooming methods very well and shows them clearly in the videos. I have found both courses I have done, had parts I have now included in my own grooming. The courses have helped me immensely in showing I was doing grooming the same way and gave me more confidence in my methods."

Joanne C. Professional Groomer. Clipping the Feline, Bathing the Feline student.

"Definitely recommend anyone wanting to groom cats to do this course. As a dog groomer being able to add cats to my business has been a real advantage. Lexie's course has taught me so much and instilled confidence. My grooms and handling skills have improved 100%."

Brianna E. Veterinary Nurse Received One-on-one training

"Being a vet nurse, I felt it important to learn how to groom cats. Lexie taught me this in a very professional and friendly manor. I observed her and was talked through it first, before having a go myself. It was much more difficult than I thought - especially when you have a strong cat like my Tom! There’s a lot more to it than just shaving them - multiple different brushes & clipper blade techniques, handling techniques and very importantly, making it a stress free experience as much as possible to the cat..... I can’t recommend Lexie enough!"

Naomi F. - Professional Cat Groomer, Received One-on-one training

"Lexie's calm, careful, thorough training turned the daunting idea of washing a cat, into a skill set that has added growth to my business and allowed me to indulge my passion of felines! I am very proud to tell clients I was taught by Lexie."

From Check in

Behaviour types and reactions. Know when to not groom a cat or when to stop grooming.

Bathing and everything for the bath

Product and Tool selection.

Choose products based on ingredients and their use.

Bathing set up.

Blow-drying and finishing.

Blow-drying and handling techniques to finishing and rebooking.


Who are the courses for?

This course is for those working with cat as groomers, cattery assistants, animal attendants, veterinary nurses, grooming assistance or looking at getting into cat grooming.

What equipment do I need?

See full list of recommendations here

What kind of Cat Grooming techniques do you teach?

I teach low stress handling and proven slow introduction techniques. For clipping I use all lengths from 10 to 3F blades and Comb Clips, bath and de-shedding.

Do you demonstrate de-matting techniques?

No, I do not recommend de-matting cats that are severly matted, there is too much risk and adverse effects of doing so. We recommend clipping severe matting.

Do I receive a Certificate?

Yes, once completed all Lectures and the quiz, you receive a Certificate of Completion.

What if I am not happy with my course?

You are entitled to a refund within 30 days of purchasing the course if you have not completed the course and are not satisfied.

Do I need to complete the course in an allocated time?

No, you may take as long as you like.

How many times can I view the videos/content?

You may view the videos and content as many times as you need before you finish the course.

How can I learn more?

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What if I need help?

We provide support by our facebook page , groups and email.