"Good Dog Grooming Starts With Good Training"

Courses at Dublin School of Grooming

All of the dog grooming courses at Dublin School of Grooming have been carefully designed to meet the specific needs of our students and the industry. All courses have an emphasis on practical work, as does the job of dog grooming itself. From day one students will be handling and interacting with dogs, slowly but surely building their confidence and expertise. Students are taken patiently step-by-step at their own pace through the grooming process. Our tutors work on a one-to-one basis with students and give constant feedback and guidance. All practical work is undertaken at our dog grooming studio in Balbriggan, while most of the theory work is initially done in the student's own time and later refined by the tutors. The longer courses do not have to be taken in one block but instead can be spread over time. However, it is strongly advised that at least two blocks of five days be included in any course schedule. The Assistant Groomer, Certificate and Advanced Certificate courses all require students to sit practical and theory exams. Students on these courses are also required to keep a daily written and pictorial log of their work. All courses run from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, except for the 'Groom Your Own Pet' course, which runs from Wednesday to Friday inclusive. Dublin School of Grooming supplies all equipment. A basic grooming equipment pack is provided to all students and is theirs to keep. If you feel that none of our courses suit your requirements, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss tailoring a course to suit your needs.

Below you will find a brief outline of our courses, simply click on the course title to get more detailed information.

Groom Your Own Pet

A course specifically designed for dog owners who want to learn to groom their own pet to 'breed standard'.
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Assistant Groomer

This course is aimed at those who want to work in the dog grooming industry but who do not want to open their own business. The course aims to give the student all the basic knowledge required to make them a highly attractive candidate to prospective employers.
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Certificate in Dog Grooming

Our certificate course aims to give the student an excellent grounding in dog grooming and is aimed at those who want to open a small scale grooming business. Covering all aspects of grooming it is designed to ensure that students learn to groom all common breeds to 'breed standard' while also gaining the theory and business knowledge required to make a successful groomer.
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Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming

An in-depth course, which specifically aims to give the student everything required to start and grow a profitable and successful dog grooming business. Practical styling of all common breeds, grooming theory, parlor design, business issues and customer retention are covered in detail. This course is ideal for anyone looking to start a grooming business that provides a main income and who wants a fast track to the City & Guilds 7750 qualification.
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