The Grooming Academy, dog groomer training courses

Professional Dog Grooming Courses


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This course is offered to those who already have some existing dog grooming experience. Students will already have a working knowledge of the equipment handling and who want to learn the more specialised grooming techniques involved in grooming dogs for the specialist show ring and hand stripping coats for some breeds . This course is also available to show dog owners who wish to learn how to groom their own dogs in this specialised manner, however you will need to have a working knowledge of the tools and general grooming techniques before joining this particular course.

This course consists of 5 days (Mon – Friday) tuition and practical training. A course schedule will be provided to all students prior to commencement.

We have a wide variety of major breeds on our data-base, which require professional grooming skills and students will be handling and grooming these dogs throughout the course. We are able to specialise much of the content of this course towards the grooming requirements for a particular breed of dog, if required. Should a student have their own dog(s) which they wish to have first hand experience of handling whilst undertaking this type of grooming, then we will be pleased to arrange for you to bring them along.

It is assumed that attendees on this course will already have the basic skills and knowledge in handling and correct use of the grooming and salon equipment and so the tuition in this respect will be based on this knowledge. If you believe that you DO NOT possess the basics needed to commence your course from this point, then you need to make us aware of this at the earliest possible time, as this could have a detrimental effect on your ability to gain from this course.

You will be covering in more depth the practical application of grooming and canine beauty skills across a specific range of dogs. You may receive some tuition from breed-specific experts in the confirmation, correct trims and breed-related conditions in selected breeds.

You are welcome to use our own grooming equipment on this course. However, many students may be in possession of their own grooming equipment (including grooming clippers) and we are happy for you to bring this along should you wish to do so. We will advise all students on the equipment that they will need to bring with them, if that is what you wish to do. If you need to purchase any equipment, before or after your course, we will be happy to provide supplier details should you need it (some of whom we have preferential terms agreed with for our students).

This course is structured to give you an enhancement of your existing grooming skills, particularly in respect of hand stripping and show dog grooming. If you have a particular wish to be taught on a specific breed please let us know at the earliest possible time and we will endeavour to include it – you are, of course, welcome to bring along your own dog(s) to work with. Former students from any of our courses always have the facility to use us as a help and advisory service throughout the rest of their grooming career.



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