The Professional Dog Grooming Course is suitable for individuals looking to open their own business. It has been designed for those that would like a career in dog grooming but would prefer the use of in-house assessments instead of undertaking a formal exam. 

We have a flexible approach to our training. Attendance can be from 1 to 5 days a week, as preferred. No prior experience is needed to undertake this course.

During the course, the student will learn to groom a wide range of breeds and coat types.

What’s involved?

The first day will start with a health and safety induction, along with a tour of the facilities. During each day of the course, there will be the opportunity to groom various breeds of dog, from prepping and health checking, to fully styling and finishing.

The course will cover:-

– The correct handling of dogs

– Recognition of health problems and basic first aid

– Brushing, de-matting and bathing

– In-depth clipping, scissoring and hand stripping

– Ear cleaning and nail clipping

– Cleaning and maintaining equipment

– Health and Safety in the Salon

– Customer relation

The course runs for 20 days in total. This includes 18 practical days and 2 theory days.

The business course is designed to offer support and guidance for opening your own salon. This will include recommendations, legislation guidance and the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Equipment suggestions for the Professional Dog Grooming Course:

We suggest Christies Direct when deciding what equipment you would like to purchase. You can order this equipment through us and receive a 10% discount. For further advice on clipper companies, either Heiniger Clippers and Andis Clippers are recommended.form

Further Information

Course Length:

20 days

Course Available:


Course Time:

9:30am – 4:30pm

Course Fee:


On sale for £2499, if booked and a deposit of £250 paid by Friday 31st May 2024. 

On successful completion, a ‘Professional Dog Grooming course’ certificate is awarded. 

Equipment packs available to purchase.

Payment by instalments option.

Our courses can be paid for in the following ways:

Credit Card, Debit Card or Bank Transfer.

If you would like to complete a nationally accredited dog grooming course then we recommend the iPET Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling. This link provides you with more information:

iPET Network: International Pet Education and Training Network | Dog Grooming