Becoming a professional Dog Groomer has become quite a lengthy, confusing and very expensive process and most people don't know where to even start.   We are here to help you find your way through the maze of information with our Pre Grooming Course.

There are very few, if any dog grooming salons that will employ you and train you on the job/in house.  The only way to really become a professional dog groomer is to formally train by completing a course at a training school.

Many people now choose to gain a formal qualification in dog grooming but this is not an industry requirement. Some of the best groomers that I know simply have a natural talent but have no desire to formalise that wth a certificate and the expense that this incurs. Other groomers want to have their talents recognised and enjoy exams.  Some courses are City & Guilds based and some are Diploma based. The choice is yours.

Most good courses that aim to equip you with both the practical and theoretical knowledge to set up a grooming business will charge approx £4000 - £6000.  Whilst these courses are valuable they can't and don't give you a true picture of running a successful dog grooming business.  At Bath & Bone we offer a course that will enable you to get a true feel for the job, ask as many questions as you like, get really hands - on with the dogs and experience what its really like to work as a groomer in a busy, modern salon. In our experience this will help you to make an informed decision about your future as a groomer and decide if you want to invest a large amount of money into training.  If you do decide to go ahead and train formally, with our help and guidance you will begin that training with a much clearer idea of just what you want to achieve by the end of it.  You will start your course knowing fully what you should expect to be taught.

Our training is designed to be fun, informative and hands on with lots of practical work.  We tailor every single experience based upon what you would like to know and what you would like to learn.

We are happy for you to book as many or as few days as you would like to but recommend at least one full week to gain a true insight into the workings of a salon.  This course would also be suitable and very handy for newly qualified groomers who wish to gain further knowledge and increase their confidence in all aspects of running a business.

Price : £150 per day

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