Personal Groomer Training

$216.85 (£ 175.00) each
Personal Groomer Training Course Length


At Centre Stage we offer various training packages to suit any aspiring groomer obtain his or her dreams.



Perhaps you're looking to change your career, or you're returning to work after having children. Whatever the reason you'd like to become a professional dog groomer, we can help you obtain those dreams.

We cover all aspects of the grooming profession:

  • How to read basic canine behaviour
  • Safe handling techniques
  • Correct bathing procedures
  • Safe methods of restraint
  • Blasting and drying
  • Clipping
  • Trimming
  • Scissoring
  • Grinding

The emphasis is on safety for your canine charges and yourself at all times. We will cover all aspects of the trade, including Business Management, which appears to be sadly lacking in other courses. We will teach you how to work out your prices (and no, that doesn't mean ringing every dog groomer in your area and asking them what they charge!!) and how to market your new business. We'll show you the suppliers that we use and the prices we pay for those goods and services.

This course is charged by the day (£150) or the half day (£75). You will need to attend the course in person (no Skype or FaceTime for this one I'm afraid) because it's a hands-on practical affair. There are lots of lovely B&B's close to Centre Stage, which is close to the historic town of Windsor and adjacent to the world-famous Ascot Race Course.



Whilst the professional groomer will already have a wealth of knowledge beneath their belt, there is always room for improvement. Perhaps things have moved on since your training?

  • Are you reading about new techniques but don't yet have the confidence to try them?
  • Don't know about Reverse Clipping?
  • Wet clipping?
  • Don't use CA's to speed up your work?
  • Never heard of grinding?
  • Are you missing a trick here?
  • What speedy bolt on extras can you add to your business which will delight your clients, without costing the earth and at the same time positively reflect in your bottom line?

We can offer business advice such as The organisations that are worth joining (and those that probably aren't) CPD you can add to your CV and advertising Information on the new international qualifications which were launched in the UK in 2014.

Are you still working from a paper diary and handwriting your accounts? We can help you here too. Katie was an IT professional before joining the world of dogs and will share this information with you.

This is a bespoke course which can be given: per hour via Skype or FaceTime or at our salon here in Ascot, Berkshire or in your own salon (travel fees will apply). 

The length of this course will depend on your existing knowledge and experience.

Association Memberships, Examination and Examiner Fees are not included. Professional Qualifications are not required in this industry, but, as more and more groomers join the profession, you may find yourself at a disadvantage if you don't have any. We can mentor you through your IPG exams if you would like to sit them.


All courses are run on a one-to-one basis between Monday and Thursday, by appointment only. 

Please feel free to call to book: 07767 341424


£90.00 / HALF DAY: 0845 - 1200 OR 1245 - 1600 (only available to students already enrolled )

£175.00 / FULL-DAY: 0845 - 1600 (A "taster" day or an additional training day)

£3200 / 20 DAY COURSE 

 (Choose which at the options near the top) 

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