Professional Dog Grooming Training School

Pawsh Dogs are pleased to be able to offer professional dog grooming training courses as an approved satellite training school with the iPET Network.  The training courses are held within my dog grooming Salon in Dereham, Norfolk.  I will share my knowledge of dog grooming and will ensure that you will have the best learning experience within the salon, giving you the skills to either open your own dog grooming business or care for your own pets.

Full details of our dog grooming training courses are available below. If you are not sure where to begin, we offer a taster day for £150. We will welcome you into our friendly salon for a full hands-on experience. You will be fully involved with tasks, including washing and brushing and will gain a good understanding of the running of a dog grooming salon. We will be happy to chat about the dog grooming course options and help you select the right course for you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact me if you would like any further information or message me via my Pawsh Dogs Training School Facebook page.

The courses we offer are:

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management – Qualification Number 603/5945/6

£4,300 (30 days with approximately 5 days of home study for full time but part-time also available, please contact us to discuss).

The course is delivered over 30 days practical training with approximately 5 days of home study.

This qualification has been developed by iPET Network.

The qualification is designed for candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a range of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon, practice business management and gain skills in canine emergency first aid. The course is delivered over a minimum of 30 days practical training with additional theory work to be completed at home.

iPET Network have developed this NEW qualification in the canine and feline sector. Over the period of 30 days at our Pawsh Dogs Training School, candidates will groom at least 20 dogs to include a minimum of 10 different breeds, covering 6 different coat type but often many more. There are no pre-requisites to starting the qualification, meaning candidates can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first which can be a huge cost saving to candidates.

Candidates will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on a variety of dog breeds.

Units included within this qualification are:

  • Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
  • Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation
  • Customer Care and Managing Complaints
  • Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
  • Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
  • Prepare, Style and Finish a range of Dog Breeds
  • Canine Emergency First Aid
  • Planning the Operation of a Small Canine Business

Uniquely, students are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. You don’t have to sit an exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by students. iPET Network wants to take the pressure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of students. iPET Network are striving to improve industry standards by ensuring students walk out of our doors qualified, confident and competent.

The Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a variety of dogs. This is a formal, regulated, nationally recognised qualification that will remain relevant throughout your career and can only be achieved by reaching the required skill level. It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career) but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.

A fast-track option is also available for experienced groomers seeking a formal qualification to confirm their skill level or those who have undertaken other qualifications but see the benefit in gaining the iPET Network seal of approval.

Contact me if you’d like to discuss the course most suited to you.

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Level 3 Award in An Introduction to Dog Grooming

iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming – Qualification Number 603/6031/8

£1,100

The qualification is designed for candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish several dog breeds and understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon. The course is delivered over a minimum of 5 days practical training with additional theory to be completed at home.

This qualification has been developed by iPET Network.

The course includes:

  • Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
  • Prepare, Style and Finish Several Dog Breeds

Uniquely, candidates are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. There is no requirement to sit a formal exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by candidates to our Training Provider from across the UK, Ireland and Internationally. iPET Network designed the qualification to have an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning. Feedback suggests that this qualification takes the pressure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates. Our Training Providers are striving to improve industry standards by ensuring Candidates gain the required qualification and become confident and competent in dog grooming.

The iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that Candidates have a basic understanding of dog grooming principles.  Candidates will leave with a basic knowledge base to continue learning or working in the Dog Grooming Industry. It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey into Dog Grooming or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

An Introduction to Dog Grooming course
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Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid

iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid

This course is perfect for owners and professionals alike who want to be prepared should a pet need emergency treatment. The qualification covers the most commonly faced canine needs such as how to treat an injury, dressing wounds, allergic reactions, stings, poisoning, choking, seizures, CPR, hypothermia and much more.

The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure students have the knowledge required should they ever be faced with an emergency first aid situation.

This qualification is valid for 3 years before requiring a refresher training day.

This qualification has been developed by iPET Network.

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Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling

iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling – Qualification Number 603/5990/0

£2,300

The qualification is designed for candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to prepare, style and finish a selection of dog breeds, understand health and safety in a dog grooming salon and gain an understanding of heath checking, handling and canine behaviour. The course is delivered over a minimum of 15 days practical training with 2 days theory work, there will be additional theory to be completed at home.

iPET Network have developed this NEW qualification in the canine and feline sector. Over a period of 15 days, candidates will groom at least 10 dogs to include a minimum of 5 different breeds, covering 4 different coat types. There are no pre-requisites to starting the qualification, meaning students can join at level 3 without having completed a lower level (level 2) course first.

Students will be trained in practical skills such as prepping, bathing, scissoring, clipping, styling and nail trimming on a selection of dog breeds.

This qualification has been developed by iPET Network.

The course includes:

  • Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment
  • Promote the Welfare of Dogs conforming with Relevant Legislation
  • Assess and Plan Dog Grooming Styles and Maintenance of Equipment
  • Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour
  • Prepare, Style and Finish a Selection of Dog Breeds

Uniquely, candidates are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework. There is no requirement to sit a formal exam in order to achieve the qualification. This holistic approach has been welcomed by candidates to our Training Provider from across the UK, Ireland and Internationally. iPET Network designed the qualification to have an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning. Feedback suggests that this qualification takes the pressure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of Candidates.

The iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that Candidates understand the core principles of Dog Grooming and have been introduced to styling techniques.  Candidates will leave with a foundation of knowledge base to continue learning or working in the Dog Grooming Industry.

It has been designed specifically for those looking to start the journey in Dog Grooming or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby) but would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

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iPET Network Level 3 Award in Hand Stripping

iPET Network Level 3 Award in Hand Stripping – Qualification Number 603/6813/5

£300 (1 day)

Hand stripping involves pulling out the dead outer coat (particularly popular in wired-haired breeds in pet grooming salons). The skill is performed by hand rather than cutting the hair with clippers or scissors. This allows a new coat to grow in, revealing a soft undercoat and makes a beautiful finish. It does not hurt the dog when performed correctly.

This 2 day course aims to give students hands on skills practice of hand stripping, perfect for an owner wishing to hand strip their own dog correctly or a student looking to gain a strong basis of the skills needed to hand strip dogs as part of a career in dog grooming.

This qualification has been developed by iPET Network.

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Taster Day

£150 (1 day)

This day is ideal for anyone who would like an insight into our courses and learn the basics of dog grooming. Our friendly team will make you welcome and be available to answer your questions during the day. This would assist you in making a decision on whether dog grooming is the right career for you before proceeding with the longer courses such as the Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma.

An added bonus is that if you pay for a one day taster day and you then enrol on a course over 10 days in length, we will deduct the taster day amount off the overall course price. (You must book within one month of your taster day.)

Dog grooming taster day
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See what our students have to say

“I found Pawsh Dogs an excellent place to train and Kelly’s expertise helped me with areas that I was struggling with, she gave me the time and co-operation that I needed. I would highly recommend Pawsh Dogs Grooming Studio as a training centre and would not hesitate in going back for advice or further training.”

Rachel - Student at Pawsh Dogs Training

“For anyone considering undertaking the Dog Grooming courses, I cannot recommend Kelly Byrne, owner of Pawsh Dogs highly enough. She is a fantastic tutor who has an obvious passion for what she does and is able to impart her knowledge to others in an easy-going, friendly manner. The course is also academic (it is not just how to wash a dog!) so it is essential that you can self motivate as there are several written assignments to do but Kelly is always on stand by with great advice and her ‘mock exams’ are legendary. Kelly’s mocks MORE than prepare you for the actual exam. The course is excellent value for money and even though I am now qualified, Kelly is still willing to help and encourage me when I need it. I recommend Kelly without hesitation to anyone wanting a career in dog grooming”

Angela - Student at Pawsh Dogs Training

“Kelly is a fabulous tutor; throughout 2 yrs. Kelly has taught me C & G L2 & C & G L3 Dog Grooming, which I happily passed with flying colours. The quality of the course never faulted, mock exam papers Kelly set up really did prepare you for your real exams & showed you where you needed to focus & study!
If you were unsure or had any questions Kelly was always happy to help.
Kelly is very passionate & professional within her work & I 110% highly recommend Kelly at Pawsh Dogs!”

Debbie - Student at Pawsh Dogs Training