Training courses

Owners Training

This course will help you learn how to maintain your dogs coat in between grooming appointments to avoid your dog being clipped off short due to matting. 

You will be shown how to bath and blow dry your own dogs coat in the salon. 

Shown how to remove undercoat safely and advice on tools and how to use them correctly at home.

Groomers Taster Day 

Introducing you to dog grooming and the steps involved that most people are unaware of. This should also help you decide if dog grooming is for you.

This session will be shadowing only with the opportunity to be introduced to some equpiment and Q&A session.

Grooming assistant Course 

This course gives you an insight into the world of Dog Grooming and prepares you for employment in a grooming salon. Your course will focus on “preparation”.  You will learn all basic grooming prep skills and how to use all the specialised equipment.


  • Asses dog behaviour, Moving and handling dogs between locations.
  • Handling and safely restraining dogs.
  • identify breeds       
  •  Health And Safety in the salon.
  • Clean Salon and maintain equipment.
  • Taking booking.
  • Basic health check, identify key anatomical points, type of coat and prepare dog for bathing.

  • Bath , Drying , nail and ear care.
  • Prep Dog for styling.

Dog Grooming Course

 (Grooming Kit Included)

This course is inclusive of all features of the grooming assistants course and much more. You will style a variety of the popular breeds which regularly visit a grooming salon. You will learn how to handle clippers, scissors and thinners to create style in your grooms. You will learn how to assess, plan, style, finish, promote and maintain the health and well being of dogs with customer care in mind.


All of the grooming assistant course material included.

  • Legislation In Dog Grooming Industry.
  • Blending, Thinning, Basic teaching of scissoring and clipping. Style and shape dogs a mixture of different coat types.
  • Hand stripping
  • Salon experience. 
  • Hands on grooming with 1-2-1 support.
  • Health checking of a dog.
  • Time Saving Techniques.
  • Business Start Up Advice.
  • Advice on additional equipment.
  • Customer Care.
  • First Aid 
  • Does not include C&G qualification

Scissoring and styling 

For groomers Only

1 full day of 1-2-1 pet styling coaching. 

(This course is for groomers wanting to improve their skills, one or two dogs depending on level of groomers experience.)


Bichon Show


For groomers Only

1 full day of 1-2-1 training. Prepared to show standard and styled to KC Breed standard, scissor styled.

 (this course is for groomers/show exhibitors wanting to improve their skills)



All Training courses are set so if you wish to return to do your City and Guild L2 and L3 at a later date you can.

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