What is the DAATA-ICDG grooming Method ?

The DAATA grooming method is a method based on the rules of pet dermatology and cosmetology. By completely respecting the physiology of skin and hair, the groomer obtains much better results in many aspects:

First of all, animal welfare is more respected. The health of skin and coat first and foremost as well as the general well-being of the pet.

Thanks to this respect for well-being, the pet’s behavior is immediately improved in the vast majority of cases. Pets that refused to bathe, brush or dry accept DAATA techniques very quickly and sometimes from the very first grooming without having to employ any desensitization or positive reinforcement method.

The result of grooming is improved because, hair and skin being respected, they are in better health. The techniques proposed are more efficient and faster.

The groomer can effectively deal with skin problems and even assist the work of the veterinarian in treatment or healing process. Dry skin, oily skin, burns, inflammation, dandruffs and other problems become quite manageable with the DAATA solution without having to resort to specific cosmetics or change the cosmetics you already have.

The well-being of the groomer is also greatly improved. First because it gains in confidence: better knowledge, based on scientific evidence, gives self-confidence. Then because She/he works with calmer and more serene pets. Finally, because she/he obtains better results and therefore gains even more confidence.

The DAATA method also allows the groomer to raise his prices. Being able to groom pet that will not be groomed by other professionals, achieve better results, and be able to deal with skin problems very effectively allows her/him to increase the prices sometimes significantly. In general, level 2 groomers increase their rates by 25% very quickly for DAATA (skin problem management) grooming.

Next session starts on 2nd & 3rd Sept. 2021

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The DAATA-ICDG is part of the The PGC Approved Education Program. 

If you are preparing your PGC please follow this link

Register for your LEVEL 1 Certification now !!

Learn the DAATA Grooming Method to improve the pet's well being and yours, get better grooming results, save time and money !!

Next session for level 1 starting on 2nd Sept. 2021


In order for you to discover DAATA courses, we have decided to offer you courses from level 1 - Introduction. You just need to create an account and register for the corresponding courses. The courses concern the anatomy and the functioning of skin and hair.

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Totally mindblowing !! The best course I have ever taken.

Lorraine F. 


What will you learn ?

The DAATA-ICDG Certification is divided in 4 levels :

Level 1 DAATA-ICDG Groomer includes :

  • Part 1: Anatomy and functioning of the skin and hair
    In this part, you study the anatomy of the skin and its different appendages (the follicle, the glands, the different cells, etc.). . You will also learn how pigmentation, hydration of the skin or the concepts of genetics necessary for a good understanding of the course.

  • Part 2: Dermatological grooming
    In this part, we will apply new methods of grooming in agreement with the preservation of the good health of the skin and the hair while obtaining the best results.


Level 2 DAATA-ICDG Groomer includes :

  • Part 3: Common skin problems
    The problems most often encountered by groomers such as, dry or oily skin, inflammation, etc. will be studied in this part.

  • Part 4: Studies of specific problems and diseases
    In this part, we will study different skin problems which are less common but which you are quite likely to encounter during your career. The description of the disease or problem is accompanied by a procedure for the groomer.

Level 3 DAATA-ICDG Groomer includes :

  • Part 5: Cosmetology - Introduction
    In this part, we will study what products you use and how to handle, store or use them safely for you and for the animal.

  • Part 6: Advanced Cosmetology
    In this part, we will study how to read and understand a list of ingredients. We will study the major families of ingredients, the side effects of the ingredients used in most of your cosmetics and we will discuss the natural ingredients that can help you on a daily basis.

Master DAATA-ICDG Groomer (Level 4) includes :

  • Part 7: Natural cosmetology
    In this part, we will study how it is possible to make some of our cosmetics ourselves with simple to complicated recipes. We will also study a large number of natural ingredients and their properties in cosmetics.

    In this last part you will go event more in depth with the DAATA Method to become an accomplished specialist!!


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Meet The Team


Nathalie Doare--Ariey-Jouglard


Our founder


Edna Galeano Castro


Our veterinarian and Spanish-speaking partner for the american continent

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Gracienna Foo


Groomer and partner for the asian continent

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Julien Ariey-Jouglard




Mr Ravage

Trainee at the kisses and cuddles department



— Lynne Bower, Groomer in Australia

“This is 100% not to be missed. Mind blowing.”