Bernese Mountain Dog 101

Learn to groom your Bernese Mountain Dog from breeder, owner, handler and groomer, Kim Groves! In this detailed course we demonstrate and explain the steps of the dry, which products and tools to use, show trimming, prepping for the show ring, and more.

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Your Outcome

You will come away with take-action-today inspiration and technical know-how of how to groom your Bernese Mountain Dog with ease and confidence. We will discuss the bath and recommended products and setting yourself up for success. Each step of the dry - from top to bottom - are demonstrated and explained step-by-step. You will learn about how to trim your Berner, starting with raking the coat all the way to trimming finishing touches for the show ring. One of our most requested tutorials, trimming the feet and the hocks, is also demonstrated. Techniques and products for grooming at the show and for maintenance are also discussed.

You will learn not only how but why we groom Bernese Mountain Dogs the way we do and be equipped with the skills and knowledge to do so yourself!


  • 25+ Instructional video modules
  • Detailed descriptions of each video
  • Comprehensive diagrams
  • Kim’s tips and tricks
  • Equipment and product lists complete with video instruction
  • Downloadable/printable e-book that you can take with you anywhere
  • Course completion certificate
  • Self-paced instruction
  • Lifetime access!
  • No complicated time zones. Learn whenever you want!
  • Videos, e-book and diagrams to help you succeed!

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Your Instructor

Kim Groves
Kim Groves

My name is Kim Groves and I share my life with a few lovely Bernese. I have been involved in Bernese Mountain Dogs for 30 years. I was first introduced to this breed by my mother Sharon when she set out to find the perfect breed for our family. I now run a small breeding program under the ‘Avatar’ prefix.

I have been fortunate enough to have handled, prepared and conditioned several great Bernese over the years, to amazing wins. I have won multiple American and Canadian National Specialty Best of Breeds, Best of Breed at Westminster Kennel Club with different dogs, as well as holding the record for the most Best in Shows won by a Bernese Mountain Dog. I have been fortunate to have been trusted with and been able to care for, condition, prepare and handle some of the best in our breed!

I was the breeder-owner-handler of Canada’s Top Dog of All Breeds in 2009 - Avatar’s Try Try Again aka “Ty”. He obtained 41 All-Breed Best in Shows as well as 11 Best in Specialty Show wins.

Over the years of showing Bernese, I have learned a lot of tricks and techniques to keep their coat in top condition and to be able to maintain a finished look for long term results - and I am very excited to share those tips with you in this course!

How we approach grooming/showing our dogs determine our success.

With more than 30 years in the breed and success as a breeder, owner, handler and groomer, Kim brings her skill and experience to the course. You will be motivated and entertained as you learn the skills and techniques to get your dog into the winner's circle with confidence and consistency.

Who should take this course

  • People who want to learn how to groom their Bernese Mountain Dog
  • People who want to improve their grooming skills with confidence
  • People who love step-by-step concise and consistent instruction by the world’s best teachers
  • People who want to groom their dog and create a “brand“ that is recognizable around the world (and in the ring!)
  • People who want to learn, get tips, be supported by a group and win!
  • People who strive to be the best and are seeking world class coaching and support
  • In conclusion... this course is for everyone!

Questions? Email [email protected] and we'll get you answers!

Course Curriculum

  The Bath & Hygienic Grooming
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  The e-book! Available to read, download, and print
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is this course available for individuals and organizations (i.e. kennel clubs, salons)
Yes! Individuals can buy this course. If you are a member of a club or own and salon or grooming school please contact us for group-buying information.
Will the entire course curriculum be available from the start date or do I have to wait for content?
The course is available for you now! The e-book will be added within a week of the course launch.
Is there support outside of the curriculum?
Yes, here at Leading Edge Dog Show Academy we pride ourselves on supporting our students. Reach out via our interactive Facebook page or email us at [email protected]. We also encourage you to attend our webinars and ask your questions in our popular "curated Q&A".
How do I receive my course completion certificate?
Follow along the course with the prompts for the next video and the certificate will automatically be generated when the course curriculum is completed and you will be given the option to download. You can also reach out to us if you do not receive it, simply email [email protected].