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Absolutely Animals Limited

43b Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London. SE12 0AE

Absolutely Animals is in London, England. Heidi began this business nearly 30 years ago and is still the figurehead of the business today. Heidi believes that continual training and skills gained in seminars, examinations, demonstrations, and competitions are important in delivering a quality service to Absolutely Animals customers as well as maintaining modern styles. Absolutely Animals teach current techniques and use the most up to date equipment in delivering the iPET Network Cat Grooming Qualifications as well as teaching the tricks of the trade which come from years of practice, often grooming 30 cats per week. Absolutely Animals pride themselves in offering a friendly and relaxing place to learn, a family environment, which inspires and builds confidence for all learners, and welcome students to be part of this. Supporting students every step of the way throughout their courses and even afterwards throughout their new career or hobby. Heidi has the highest accolades in the grooming industry and is a founder member of the British Isles Grooming Association. She is also a qualified Dog and Cat Groomer, Teacher, Assessor and Internal Quality assurer and Heidi is also an official International Certified Master Groomer.

All 4 Paws Dog Grooming Academy

83 Preston Road, Chorley PR7 5DN

Christine Exley has been in the hairdressing industry for the last 24 years and a hairdressing lecturer for over 14 years before crossing over to styling dogs. Christine has a vast experience of working in salons, being self-employed, managing and teaching a variety of students from the age of fourteen years old.

Alpha Dog Grooming Salon

53a Church Place, Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT66 6HD

Alpha Dog Grooming was founded in 2005 by Daniel Pettigrew based in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Daniel Pettigrew has worked in the Grooming Industry for over 25-years, starting his grooming career in the local salon, after which he gained a vast amount of experience and became an Award-winning Qualified Dog Groomer. Daniel is a former representative of the BDGA and has gained a variety of qualifications which include City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming, and in 2014 completed a course in Canine Studies at Queens University Belfast. Daniel opened Alpha Dog Grooming Salon fulfilling his ambition of owning a grooming salon, and before long Daniel and his team built a reputation for high class grooming service and great customer care. Daniel loves passing on his knowledge and is passionate in training and supporting others to become dog groomers supporting their own business development.

Animal Courses Direct

27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX

Animal Courses Direct was established in 2005 and is the largest organisation in the UK offering online Ofqual regulated animal courses. Their team is passionate about animal welfare and provide their students with expert careers advice, training, and employment support.

Barker and Bowes

Unit 3, Newtown Centre, Annacotty Limerick, Ireland, V94N82R

Grace Gallagher has spent her entire career at the coal-face of, service excellence, hospitality and professional development. Graduating with a degree in hotel management, Grace became one of Ireland’s youngest hotel general managers where her keen interest in professional development excelled in building high performing teams. In 2006, Grace followed this passion for learning and development becoming a Partner in Conor Kenny & Associates, an award winning professional development company. Graces’ love of learning and long held ambition to create and build a training academy has been realised with her ownership of Barker & Bowes which, under her direction, was voted Limerick’s Retailer of the Year 2020 by the local Enterprise Board. Grace was educated at The National University of Ireland. The University of Greenwich, London and The Technological University Dublin.

Barkin Beauties Training Academy

16 Hillview Avenue, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 6AE

Barkin Beauties is owned by Michelle Baird who had a dream to open her own Dog Grooming Salon which she realised in 2000. Michelle is well experienced and is fully qualified to City and Guilds Level 3 and the Mastercraftsman qualification.

Barking Marvellous Grooming School

Corner House Parade, 15 Epsom Road, Ewell, Village, Epsom KT17 1NX

Barking Marvellous was established in 2011 and are keen advocates of education in the grooming industry. Sarah Woods holds the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Joanne is currently completing the OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. Both tutors hold the City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education & Training and attend educational seminars and grooming competitions to further their CPD. Barking Marvellous offer a range of grooming courses at their salon.

Beautipets Dog Grooming

201-203 Brandon Street Motherwell ML1 1RS

Leah Doran is the founder of Beautipets Dog Grooming based in Motherwell which was established in 2000. After Leah was made redundant from a previous role, this provided Leah the opportunity to undertake her dog grooming training. Leah first realised she wanted to become a dog groomer in her late teens, after owning her own dog and often wondering how the groomer could make such a transformation. Leah explains that dog grooming is a passion and the days in the grooming salon are never the same and Leah is passionate and has continued commitment in the industry for anyone wishing to pursue a career in dog grooming. Leah also shows her owns Bichon Frise dogs at kennel Club shows and also participates in Dog Grooming competitions up and down the country.

Bone Idol Grooming School

50 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YH

Bone Idol Academy is a Brighton and Hove Based Training school that provides formal Level 3 Qualifications in dog grooming, training, workshops and more. No matter what your current skill level or end goal we are here to help you achieve your dream of becoming a qualified dog groomer. Our aim is to provide training of the highest quality and standard with your success as our motivation. You can learn how to groom your own dog in one day or complete a Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management qualification in 30 days.

Brentwood Grooming School

148 Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9QB

Brentwood Grooming School was founded in 2018 by Emma Rowbotham. Emma has been grooming for over 10 years and holds an Open College Network West Midlands (OCN) Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. Brentwood offers private training in a small well-equipped salon.

Caliway Dogs

9 Ligford Rd, Strabane BT82 8PJ

Emma's love for dogs started from an early age, probably from her late grandad who had more than a few exceptional greyhounds, she got her first dog, Cal the Irish water spaniel, when she was 11 and went on to do a small segment at Crufts for the BBC 4 years later. This was the start of something special, since then she has opened her own business offering grooming, training and advice on dog nutrition and everything dog related! This Training Provider has been approved to deliver the following Qualifications by iPET Network: iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and an Introduction to Styling iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introductory to Dog Grooming iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid

Canicross Coach Ltd

Brockworth, Gloucestershire, GL3 4AU

Canicross Coach Ltd was founded by Directors Emily Thomas & Dawn Crook-Richards in 2021. Emily has been a lifelong dog owner taking up the sports of Canicross and Bikejor in 2009 as a way of keeping her and her rescue dogs fit and healthy and in 2012 Emily set up K9 Trail Time, an online business retailing specialist sports equipment to take part in the dog sports she loves. Emily has raced all over the country with her dogs in both National and International competitions, and this led to the start of Canicross Coach in 2021 with Co-Director Dawn Crook-Richards who runs the longest-running canicross specific canicross race series in the UK – CaniX and has also raced Nationally & Internationally with her dogs but mainly focuses now on running the events. Canicross Coach Ltd provides comprehensive information and everything needed to know when you’re canicross training, from building a business, risk assessing, dog welfare to specific equipment and advice on behaviour, tips on nutrition and structured training plans for canicross beginners, to allow them the best possible introduction to the sport. Emily & Dawn wanted to provide a dog-centred approach to canicross training for people who want to coach others to canicross, and the core of the business has always been the dog centred approach to the classes, with the dog at the forefront of everything they do and Canicross Coach Ltd promotes responsible activity with your dog using positive training methods to have fun and build a bond with your dog that will last a lifetime.

Canine Creations

Sandyford Village, Dublin 18 D18 H3V5, Ireland

Cathy Bruen, owner of Canine Creations is a fully certified Dog Professional. During more than 10 years of being in the industry, she has studied in depth over 114 dog breeds - everything from their coat type, to their grooming needs to their behavioural traits. Cathy also has a keen interest in holistic pet therapies & nutrition. Cathy lived in Sydney, Australia between 2010 & 2016 and during her time there she furthered her studies and trained with some of the world's most prestigious groomers. With numerous certifications and over 10 awards under her belt you can be assured that your dog will be given the ROYAL treatment by one of Ireland's greatest groomers.

Canine Cutting Club

65 King Street Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6DX

Bracken has always had a passion for dogs from working in kennels, veterinary surgeries, canine Training Academy and also providing dog sitting services. Once leaving college, Bracken moved to expand her development by completing a Bachelors Degree in Bioveterinary Science at Bristol University which Bracken loved attending. After University Bracken knew that she always wanted to work with dogs and after coming across a Facebook advertisement for a dog grooming course, Bracken has never looked back. Bracken established Canine Cutting Club in 2017 and since then progressed to owning three salons to include a Dog Boutique and Training Academy. Bracken explains that their aim is to make dogs feel comfortable and look amazing, with a promise to provide a service that the customers and dogs have never experienced before and their priority is to provide a comfortable, happy and stress-free experience and believe every dog is unique and requires personalised experience.

Canine Holistic Science Academy

Naked Dog Nutrition Centre, Unit 25, Chivenor Business Park, Barnstable, North Devon, EX31 4AY

Caroline is an Author, Speaker and Pet Industry Nutrition Consultant working with large brands internationally and many start-up brands. Supporting product formulation, development and company nutrition standards. She has been teaching and leading training courses for both the pet retail trade and the public sector for over 20 years, specialising in natural pet care, diet and nutrition. As a Nutritional Therapist she also works with pets and their guardians to improve well-being through diet.

Canny Cuts Dog Grooming

116 Longden Lane, Coleham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7DU

Mel opened Canny Cuts Dog Grooming in November 2011 as a small, home based salon after leaving the British Army. Within 6 months, the business had grown so much that a shop salon was needed, and it has grown from strength to strength and now has an additional 6 members of staff. Mel holds the full City & Guild Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and is looking to work towards the LCGI qualification. She has given grooming demonstrations at various events such as Crufts and PATs and she sat on the BDGA committee for several years pre-covid19. Mel has gained experience teaching her own employees and apprentices over the past few years.

Cutie Dog Ltd

G/F 52 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6HR

Angie is originally from Hong Kong, she moved to Birmingham UK and since then her world changed dramatically making dogs her priority. Angie has been running Cutie Dogs Ltd since July 2007. Since 2013 Angie has been privately teaching students to learn dog grooming and been offering Ofqual qualifications since 2017. Angie can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin which helps her communicate with customers and understanding other educational material. Angie loves learning from other dog groomers and always wants to keep improving. Owning 7 dogs Angie is a huge dog lover and they go to work with her as the dog models sometimes.

Designer Paws

10 Derrybeg Cottage, Millvale Road, Newry, BT35 7LR

Orlaith Keenan, the founder of Designer Paws, started her career having two part-time roles, which were in a veterinary clinic and a dog grooming salon and these provided Orlaith with valuable hands-on experience. The dream was to one day have her own salon and in 2008 this dream came true when Designer Paws was launched. Orlaith has competed and judged in many grooming competitions both in Ireland, England and, more recently, in online competitions worldwide, holding the title of Irish Groomer of the year twice and Best in Show groomer three times to add to her achievements. Orlaith is a progressing FCI judge, to judge all sizes of Poodles under IKC/FCI rules. Orlaith grooms multiple different breeds at breed standard for the show ring to support them to their Championship titles. In her spare time Orlaith shows Miniature/Medium Poodles in Ireland, England and Europe under IKC/FCI/KC rules. Orliath often holds grooming demonstrations and workshops in coat preparation, scissor technique, pet grooms, breed standard grooms such as Poodles, Kerry Blues and Wheaten Terriers to name just a few.

DMG Pet Grooming & Training

Lochgreen, Bonnybridge, Falkirk, FK4 2HA

Denise has been grooming for over 20 years, DMG Pet Grooming and Training school accommodates for dogs and cats (with their own separate room) . She also provides sessions for owners to learn how to groom their own dogs as well as 1-1 sessions for fellow grooming professionals to freshen up their skills. Denise is the co owner of UK Cat Grooming Training with renowned groomer Julie Harris. Denise achieved her level 3 diploma in dog grooming and is a certified Feline Master Groomer after attending and completing her training in South Carolina USA with NCGIA with Danelle German. Denise is an International Certified Master Groomer as recognised by the ICMG UK and holds the higher Diploma in Dog Grooming.

Dog Business School

45 Manor Chase, Beddau, Pontypridd, Wales, EC2A 4NE

The Dog Business School was born in 2019 after its founder, Dr Randle Stonier, who is also a dog walker, licensed boarder and day care provider set out to provide a range of courses and services that make a difference in the growth and development of dog care professionals. Their approach is to combine the theory mixed with a blend of different learning media and the practical reality that comes from hands-on experience as canine, business and education specialists. Kate Middleton, the Course Leader at the Dog Business School has a PGCE, an MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and a BSc in Animal Science and she also runs a full time dog walking and pet sitting business in Essex.

Dog-a-Holic Grooming Academy

5 Papplewick Lane, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7TN

After a 10 year career as a Prison Officer Amanda decided to change her career completely and retrain to become a Dog Groomer. In 5 years Amanda has an established Dog Grooming business and employs 3 full time staff, 2 of which she trained in house. Amanda also works with the local colleges providing work experience opportunities. From the beginning Amanda has had the passion to become a trainer. She wanted to be in a position where I could transform someone's career/life by giving them the opportunity to become a qualified Dog Groomer.

Dogoholics Dog Grooming and Training

Dogoholics Canine Services 740 Anlaby Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU4 6BP

Lucy is the founder of Dogoholics Dog Groomer Training School based in Hull which was established in April 2021. A small and relaxed school where Lucy teaches on two learner to one tutor basis. Lucy always knew that she wanted to work with dogs and this goal was achieved by the age of 30, during this time Lucy has achieved her City & Guilds Introduction levels and taking further training proving to be natural in her skills while achieving distinctions and merits for passing her Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. Lucy continued her journey and started Teacher Training and becoming employed at Hull College and gaining the Level 5 Teaching qualification. Lucy has gained over 10 year’s experience and is passionate about helping new dog groomers achieve their goals. To add to Lucy’s achievements also includes dog training classes, basic obedience and agility training.

Dublin Dog Grooming

21 Bellevue Avenue, Glenageary, Co Dublin, A96 N6P4

Carol grooms both dogs and cats and is a multi award winning groomer in both the north and the south of Ireland in several classes including creative. She is also a committee member of the IPDGA (Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association) and on the committee of the Poodle Club of Ireland. Carol shows Apricot Poodles and has made up all her dogs to International & Irish Champions. Originally Carol started Deerfield Kennels in Dublin which was a hugely successful boarding and daycare facility and then added on Dublin Dog Grooming, In 2019 she opened a dedicated Grooming Salon in the beautiful coastal town in South Dublin and is delighted with the outcome. High quality grooming, understanding pets and their welfare and educating students to be able to do the same are all Carols passions and her main focus.

Four Paws Groom School

Four Paws Groom School, 59 Clifton Drive, Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8BQ

Four Paws Groom School is the founding member of the iPET Network. Directors Fern Gresty and Sarah Mackay develop all the courses available, working closely with Open College Network West Midlands. We believe in offering quality tuition and giving our learners the right skills to enter a new career or care for their pet to the highest standard. Our modern, purpose designed training facilities ensure a pleasant experience for all students. Four Paws Groom School is part of the Four Paws Group whose services include Doggie Daycare, Pet Grooming (dogs & cats), Home Boarding, Pet Taxi, Boarding Kennels, Grooming Training Courses, Behaviour Training and Obedience Training. We have courses for all abilities and animal related subjects.

Four Paws Groom School Herefordshire

7 The Southend, Ledbury, HR8 2EY

2021 saw the launch of Four Paws Groom School Herefordshire with Fern Gresty, Sarah Mackay and Belinda Morris teaming up to offer the 'Four Paws way' in a new county. Originally from the area of Ledbury, Belinda has travelled far and wide in her career as a dog groomer and dog grooming tutor before returning to settle near family. Her accolades include grooming awards, the highest level of industry qualifications and over 20 years' experience making her the ideal Principal Tutor

Four Paws Groom School Kent

The Old Farm Office, Leacon Farm, Leacon Lane, Westwell Leacon, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0EN

Due to popular demand, in 2019 Four Paws Groom School headed south and opened another school in Ashford, Kent. We are thrilled to have Sarah Sturley join us as a Director of the Kent training school. She brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent many years operating her own dog grooming business followed by a teaching role at Canterbury College. So no matter which end of the country you call home, we now have a school closer to you!

Get Grooming

Unit 29 Lamberhurst Farm, Faversham, ME13 9EP

Michelle the head tutor started grooming over 20 years ago, and since then Michelle has done many animal related jobs including a veterinary assistant & working with wildlife. Her main passion is with teaching dog grooming. Michelle has taught as the Development Manager in the South East Region for a large cooperate company, and City & Guilds level 2 & 3 at Hadlow College, as well as teaching the iPET NETWORK qualifications at Four Paws Groom School Kent. Michelle has a BSc Hons in Animal Management, C&G Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, and a level 4 City & Guilds teaching qualification. Michelle is also studying for her PIF Higher Diploma. Michelle in her spare time enjoys showing dogs, she has shown Rough Collies, Pomeranians and Maltese. Michelle also has a large interest in Cat Breeds and has owned 5 different breeds.

Goldie’s Grooming Academy

Goldie’s Boutique & Spa, 3 Fore Street, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9BQ

Goldie's Grooming Academy will be specialising in our brand new Cat Grooming qualifications and a range of short course including Hand Stripping, Microchip implantation and Canine / Feline Emergency First Aid. Sarah Goldsborough has a huge passion for all things animals, she has been working as a Dog and Cat groomer and Microchip implanter since 2006.

Groom Dog City

9 Ravenscroft Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7SH

Groom Dog City will be offering the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management Fast Track which will be available to all experienced groomers. Stuart the owner and tutor at Groom Dog City is proud to have been at the forefront of the British Grooming Industry for many years. Having entered it from another creative industry, he recognised comparisons within the two and has worked hard to try to change its public profile from hobbyist to highly skilled by creating The Groomers Spotlight. Stuart is a former Director of Grooming for the BDGA, He is also a fully qualified, experienced and professional groomer having achieved the Open College Network West Midlands and City and guilds Level 3 Diploma.

Groomingtails Groom School

128 Bridge Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7HZ

Julie Nicholls founded Groomingtails Dog Spa in 2017, a family run business providing the highest standard of dog grooming located in Frodsham, Cheshire. Julie has been a Dog Groomer/Dog Grooming Tutor for over a 10 year duration, and it was the best career decision she made, now having the additional Groomingtails Groom School alongside her grooming salon.   Julie carried out her initial training and became a Grooming Tutor at the School where she was taught, this was after deciding that she no longer wanted to work behind a desk in an office and taking a leap of faith, Julie has never looked back! After hours of research Julie wanted the most up to date, user friendly, Ofqual regulated qualifications and no holding back, chose iPET Network. Julie’s goal is to deliver the best training and to raise standards for dog grooming and is committed and passionate about training others.

Gwen's Choice

Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales LL15 2NF

Gwenan Evans is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and the owner of Gwen’s Choice Canine Health and Nutrition. Gwen’s Choice was founded in 2021 when Gwen established her own brand of dog food and has now expanded her small business to become a Training Provider with iPET Network, delivering Canine Emergency First Aid courses to both dog owners and pet professionals. Having started her veterinary nursing career as an auxiliary nurse in a mixed practice in North Wales in 1995 and fully qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2000, Gwenan is still currently working on a part time basis as a Head Nurse today! Gwenan is an experienced Clinical Coach and has spent much of her nursing career to date training and mentoring student veterinary nurses. Gwenan has a keen interest in dog behaviour and holds a BVNA (British Veterinary Nursing Association) with a Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour while also enjoying hosting puppy socialisation sessions in practice.

Hardwick Hounds

Green Scene Side Farm, Sheffield Road, Todwick, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 1DJ

Hardwick Hounds is a professional dog grooming and training school business based in Sheffield, on the A57 and was set up in January 2012 by Terri Hardwick, who has over nine years of professional experience in the grooming industry and five professional qualifications, including City and Guild Level 3. Hardwick Hounds began in a grooming van and has gone from strength to strength. In May 2013 Terri opened the brand new salon at Green Scene Side Farm and from August 2019 Terri now offering dog grooming courses.

Hurley's Training Academy

39 Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5BB

Head tutor and business owner Michelle Dixon established Hurley's back in 2014 and holds both the Level 2 and Level 3 City & Guilds qualifications, as well as the iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management. Now a well established and stylish grooming salon in West Bridgford, Nottingham, with a team of four highly skilled groomers and a growing client base, Michelle's passion surrounding exceptional animal care, high quality of work and customer experience leads her into this new and exciting venture with iPET Network.

InDognito @ Dog and Bone Grooming

Emlyn Square, Newcastle Emlyn, South Wales, SA38 9BQ

Chris the founder of Dog and Bone has been grooming on a professional basis for 15 years. Not only is he a qualified Dog Groomer holding the City and Guilds Level 2 and an OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming, he also holds a Bachelor Science with Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) teaching qualification. Chris believes in working on a one to one basis with his students, helping you to reach the best standard you can.

Leeds City College - School of Land and Animal Science

Leeds City College, Printworks, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JY

The School of Land and Animal Science is based at Home Farm (Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE) within the Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds and is part of the Printworks campus. We deliver a wide range of animal related courses from level 1 to level 3 and our teaching staff our highly qualified in a wide variety of fields within the industry.

Lush Puppy Grooming School

12 Old Road, Dromintee, Newry, BT35 8SS

Shellie has been dog grooming independently for 10 years, I hold an OCN Level 3 qualification in Dog Grooming and Level 5 HND in animal management. Shellie is experienced, and passionate about her job. Lush Puppy Grooming is a well established small business, set in the countryside, with valued long-standing clients. Shellie will be delivering the iPET Network courses to students in and around Newry, County Armagh, Down, Louth and surrounding areas.

Michael Shiels Dog Grooming Academy

24 Mullennan Road, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 9XN

Bark n Beauty Spa is owned and run by Michael Shiels an award winning and highly experienced dog groomer. Michael prides himself in delivering only the very best in grooming services for all dogs as well as offering fully comprehensive and affordable dog groomer training courses. He believes in helping people to invest in their future with a recognized qualification on completion of their training.

Mucky Pups Grooming Academy

Camp Farm, Bedworth Road, Bulkington, Coventry, CV12 9JA

Mucky Pups Pet Grooming is a grooming academy based in Warwickshire. Owned and ran by Emma Smith, trained veterinary care assistant and now a qualified dog groomer. She has worked with animals since the age of 17, and spent the last 9 years in a dog grooming environment. Previously teaching at a dog grooming college, she now hopes to pass on her knowledge to others. She holds a Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Dog Grooming as well as various other certificates in dog handling. She has done extensive research in handling anxious nervous dogs and canine body language. She owns a rescue Jack Russell called Lola, who is an amazing model dog however she will sulk and make you feel sorry for her throughout!

Muddy Paws Doggy Spa and Training Academy

Pharmacy Court, The Strand, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, SA69 9ES

Muddy Paws Doggy Spa and Training Academy was founded in 2015, Julie Elston decided it was time to take a leap of faith by changing her career from Dental Nursing to Dog Grooming. Julie’s dental experience has supported her career move, as Julie also offers professional dog teeth cleaning services to her clients. Always having dreamt of owning a Dog Grooming Salon, Julie secured premises to set up her new venture, building up a clientele base very quickly. Julie states ‘It’s just amazing to have a puppy for their first puppy introduction and then watch them grow’ Julie has moved premises during this time which is decorated and equipped to a very high standard, creating a wonderful atmosphere for owners and their precious woofs. Julie’s achievements include Dog Grooming Qualification, Education and Training Award and the Principles and Practices of Assessment, having learnt many lessons over the years which have provided Julie with unique knowledge and is passionate about dogs in her care and passing her expertise on to others.


North Wales

A former Lecturer in Health and Social Care and after nearly a decade working in Children's Services, Lisa decided to swap humans for dogs by retraining as a dog groomer. She soon set up a grooming and home boarding business, swiftly followed by a cattery and raw food store. Observing the behaviour and health issues facing many of the pets in her care, Lisa became fascinated by how nutrition affected them, undertaking an MSc in Human Nutrition.

Pampered Pets

Unit 22, Lynedoch Industrial Estate, Greenock, PA15 4AX

Liz, Carol and Malcolm are all highly skilled training professionals who have been involved in dog grooming for 12 years each Liz has the level 3 dog grooming diploma with additional modules (at distinction and credit level), Carol has her Licentiateship in dog grooming and Malcolm is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and we all value our excellent reputation as a dog groomer training college of excellence. Liz, the centre manager ensures that learning is enjoyable and easily understandable.

Pawfect Style Dog Grooming Academy

The Old Brunswick, Off New Green Street, South Shields, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE33 5DL

Pawfect Style was founded in 2008. Head stylist, Kirsty, has been involved with dogs since the age of 5. She has won numerous awards showing her poodles including making up champions, numerous Best In Show awards including winning the Junior (YKC) Best In Show at CRUFTS 2000 and Reserve Best In Show at CRUFTS 2001 and now judges poodles at Championship Level. In 2008 Kirsty opened Pawfect Style in a tiny little shop in South Shields. Within 3 years she was so busy she had to move to bigger premises to be able to take on new clients. In 2012 to 2014 Kirsty completed her City & Guilds level 3 and Diploma. Not to stop there, Kirsty decided to carry on her education and start her route to International Master Groomer. She started her journey in August 2015 and gained the full qualification in October 2016. In July 2017 Kirsty moved the business to her new salon in South Shields, a super state of the art training centre and teaches the iPET Network Level 3 qualification and the ICMG (International Certified Master Groomer) qualification.

Pawsh Dogs Training School

59 Swaffham Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2DL

Pawsh Dogs Grooming Studio is owned and run by Kelly Byrne an experienced level 3 groomer who has been grooming for the past 7 years. Animals attending Pawsh Dogs Grooming Studio are treated with nothing but love, care and affection. Kelly prides herself on delivering only the very best in grooming services and training courses, she is passionate about grooming and enjoys imparting her knowledge onto others in a friendly and easy going manner, she is always happy to help and goes above and beyond In order to ensure that learners have the best experience.

Pet Training Courses

Dean Lodge, Rear of 1 Dean Street, Winsford, CW7 1HG

Natalie has been grooming for a 20-year duration and starting her career training at Woof and Whinnies and is now teaching others at Pet Training Courses in Winsford, Cheshire. Natalie is passionate about grooming and education of herself and others, regularly attend seminars to increase her knowledge, while staying up to date with industry developments. Gaining a variety of qualifications including Dog Grooming Diploma, Canine Care and Welfare and Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Owing her own four dogs including a Papillon, Lurcher, Miniature Schnauzer and a English Cocker Spaniel. Natalie is passionate about Dogs and passing her expertise on to others.

Pupstarts Breeders

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8AP

Rebecca Walters is the founder of Pupstarts Breeders, having experienced a range of aspects of the dog world, from Battersea Dogs Home, Animal Warden, Breeder, Breeder Mentor and Scentwork Trainer. Rebecca has studied Dog Breeding, Canine Communication and Pet Psychology, and holds an NVQ in Animal Care. As a Higher Tier, 5 Star Licensed Breeder, she has held a breeders license for a10-year .

Rachel Bean

13 Hillside Avenue Grotton Oldham Lancs, OL4 5SG

Rachel Bean has a wealth of experience and offers many different services such as 1-2-1 Puppy Training, First Aid Workshops, Behaviour, Social Welfare and Expert Witness. Rachel has: Over 17 years experience in veterinary practice as a qualified veterinary nurse A full member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association (one of a select group of organisations empowered to undertake behaviour cases through pet insurance - be sure to check your pet insurance covers behaviour) Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers Tutor for the Foundation Level Degree with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour issued by The British Veterinary Nurse Association Former Kennel Manager with the National Canine Defence League (Dogs' Trust) Consultant Behaviourist with K9 Swim, the North West's largest hydrotherapy pool. This Training Provider has been approved to deliver the following Qualifications by iPET Network: iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid

Shampoochies Training Academy

Hawgrip Plant Centre, Seine Lane, Enderby, LE19 4PD

Shampoochies established in February 2014 when Gemma was made redundant from her office training role. 7 years on Shampoochies is a thriving dog grooming business. Gemma has competed in different competitions and love putting herself out there to gain as many different skills as possible from different groomers. Since opening the salon Gemma has realised that as much as she loves dog grooming she misses training people so she has combined the 2 careers she has a lot of passion in - Dog Grooming and Training.

The Dog First Aid Co. Ltd

The Steamboat, 87 Bridge Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3AE

Amy Fletcher RVN Cert VNECC, Director of The Dog First Aid Co. Ltd. Amy began her veterinary career in 2011 as an Auxiliary Nurse before beginning her student nurse training at Myerscough College of Veterinary Nursing in Preston, Lancashire in 2012. Amy qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015 and moved from first opinion nursing to emergency and critical care at a local out of hours hospital. Shortly after, she began an industry recognised certificate in small animal emergency and critical care (Cert VNECC) which she achieved in 2019. Amy has a passion for canine first aid and launched her own limited company in 2020, delivering dog first aid courses across North East England and surrounding areas to owners and canine professionals as well as supplying a range of dog first aid kits and supplies. Amy continues to work in small animal emergency medicine as well as fulfilling a Head Veterinary Nurse position at a veterinary clinic in Northumberland.

The Dog House Pro Limited

4b Raynham Road, Hempton, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7LN

Pippa is proud to run The Dog House with husband Bob and Director Maxine. The Dog House Pro have been teaching dog grooming qualifications for 6 years. Bob is the business guru. Maxine has an extensive equestrian background and added dog grooming to her impressive animal based, teaching and assessing qualifications.

The Dog House Services Limited

86H Blackpole Trading Estate West, Worcester WR3 8TJ

Dawn has won Best of Breed at Crufts, judged in the UK and internationally and won her class at the British Dog Grooming Championships. The Dog House, Worcester was started by Dawn back in 2006. Previously, Dawn worked as a Legal Secretary, Mental Health Development Officer and Area Manager for a National Charity but none of these jobs gave Dawn as much fulfilment as she sought, so she left full time work and started on the road to running her own successful business! From January 2019 Dawn is now offering the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming Qualification and many more pet education training courses.

The Glasgow Dog Grooming Academy

6 Cogan Street, Barrhead, Glasgow, G78 1QP

The Glasgow Dog Grooming Academy is Scotland’s biggest dog groomers training centre based in Barrhead, Glasgow. Their aim is to help you realise your dream of becoming a professional dog groomer. Their standards are high and pride is placed in producing excellent fledgling groomers.

The Grooming Academy brought to you by Pets and Friends

Ashgate Retail Park, Ashgate Road, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7UQ

The Grooming Academy brought to you by Pets and Friends is established as a new grooming academy based in Hucknall, Nottingham. The tutor Kerry has over 12 years of experience within the dog grooming industry and during this time has gained a variety of qualifications, which have included City & Guilds Level 3 in Dog Grooming, iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management which included iPET Network Canine Emergency First Aid. Kerry is very passionate about the training and support of others and has stated that "I love grooming and training as it is so rewarding. Being able to transform a dog's appearance is something that takes great skill set. Watching people develop within a specialist skillset is amazing, each groomer has their own strengths and no two days are ever the same. I wake up excited for the new challenges ahead" Kerry has brought a wealth of expertise to Pets & Friends over the past six year duration, which has helped transform the grooming services offered throughout the bricks and mortar arm of Kennelpak, who have been passionate about feeding the nation's pets for over 30 years.

Top to Tail Academy

394 Sutton Common Road, Sutton, SM3 9PL

Top to Tail Academy is more than just a training school, it is an Academy that makes a life long commitment to its students, building a family of groomers where support and endorsements lasts long after the qualification is achieved. At Top to Tail we believe grooming is not only an essential service for pet wellbeing, but an opportunity for creative, caring and ambitious individuals to develop rewarding and successful careers. We commit to provide the highest quality training in our Academy that works alongside our renowned salons. Offering a variety of courses from the 5-day iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog grooming to the full 30-day iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management for those starting out. As well as, fast track courses for those groomers who have the experience, but are looking to gain their qualification or further their training. No matter your skillset Top to Tail is here to support you in becoming a qualified Pet Professional

Track Your Paws

71 Runcorn Road, Cheshire, CW8 4ES

Ollie Gibney is the founder of Track Your Paws, a leading microchip implantation Training Academy and DEFRA compliant database for Pet Animals. Track your Paws are proud to offer qualifications from iPET Network, ensuring Microchip Implanters are trained to the highest standard within the industry. With Track Your Paws, owners can be assured that their pets are found and reunited with them in the event they ever become lost or stolen. iPET Network has teamed up with Track your Paws the UK's number one Animal Microchip Company. A 24-7 lost and found helpline, online purchasing website and continual refresher training and education. After completing the iPET Network qualification you will become a Track your Paws implanter. You will be able to register on the Track your Paws website as a qualified implanter in your area and have your own implanter portal to log your microchips. Ollie is passionate about training others and the care of Pet Animals.

Wags and Washes Training Academy

Unit 6a Basepoint Business Park Abbey Industrial Estate Romsey Hampshire SO51 9AQ

Kirsty the owner and head tutor has an extensive work history, in IT, educating and supporting others and over the recent years has decided to change her focus to pet grooming. She has been raised with many animals and specialises in working with welfare and rescue animals, ranging from horses to chickens to cats and dogs.

We Trace Pet Mircochips

1A Electric avenue, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex SS0 9NW

Ryan Spencer-Droy launched We Trace Pet Microchips database in 2019, to give owners a safe and simple database to register their pets. Ryan is a fully qualified implanter with years of experience and offers training within various locations, including at learners home addresses.

Wizard of Dogs Cookstown

133/135 Church Street Cookstown Co Tyrone BT80 8HX

Thomas McDonald from Wizard of Dogs Cookstown has over 10 years experience in training and grooming dogs. You can be sure that you're in expert hands. Delivering the iPET Network courses in and around Cookstown, County Tyrone, and throughout Northern Ireland.

Woodland Paws School of Pet Grooming

21 The Brent, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1YD

Suzanne is the Owner and Tutor/Assessor at Woodland Paws School Of Pet Grooming, Suzanne is a fully qualified City & Guilds Level 3 Groomer, Holds a level 3 Vocational Tutor certificate and Level 3 vocational Assessor award, with over 7 years tutoring experience and 10 years industry experience. Suzanne originally trained at a school just like Woodland Paws, changing from a 12 year office career, so fully understands what a big step it is to take and will do her upmost to support and ease your mind through every step of your course. In her Personal time Suzanne loves walking her 2 shih-tzus and riding her horse.