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Dog Grooming Courses - Trendy Pooches
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Dog Grooming Courses

Trendy Pooches Training Academy

Dog Grooming Courses


Tel: (0151) 678 2041

Trendy Pooches are proud to be offering the following dog grooming courses from our new training academy

Our Academy is the first of its kind specialising in Tellington T Touch, a unique therapy which is used on animals to help release tension , reduce stress, by releasing habitual tension patterns, and improving physical, mental and emotional balance.

Stress reduction is essential in supporting the immune system and helping dogs adapt to new situations. For dogs who are reactive, nervous or shy T Touch can help them learn a more relaxed way of being. We have found T Touch an invaluable tool to use during the grooming process, helping to make grooming more enjoyable and safer environment and very importantly preventing dog bites .

We are now very proud to be offering grooming courses that incorporate t touch , we want to share this amazing way of handling dogs with a gentle and positive approach to enable groomers to learn Tellington T Touch bodywork….use body wraps and help make grooming less challenging with the more nervous or reactive dogs .


The brand new Open College Network L3 Diploma in Dog Grooming was launched in January 2017 by The Open College Network West Midlands. This new qualification was introduced to be an alternative route from the City & Guilds. The OCN qualification is the same level as the full Level 3 Diploma by City & Guilds. Both the City & Guilds Diploma and the new OCN Diploma are both regulated by Ofqual and are both the only two qualifications on the National Educational Framework.

What we like about the OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming:

Firstly, there is no need to complete a lower level qualification first, for example the C&G L2 or the C&G L3 Introductory qualification. With the OCN you can go straight on to the OCN Level 3 Diploma.

Secondly, there are no formal exams or assignments. Rather than sitting exams, which can be extremely daunting, the OCN route will provide you with worksheets for each module. These questions will be answered in your own time and at your own pace. With full support from me, your assessor.

Units included within this qualification are:

  • Assess, Plan and Record Dog Grooming Work
  • Canine First Aid
  • Carry Out Styling and Finishing of a Dog
  • Health Checking a Dog by a Dog Groomer
  • Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals
  • Welcome, Receive and Care for Customers

The practical units of this qualification comprise of completing 10 breeds of dog in 15 different styles. This sounds daunting at first, however we believe that this way proves your skills on a greater variety of breeds and techniques. Any breed or cross breed can be used, as long as you show a good variety of techniques and skills.

As a fast track option:

The fast track option is for anyone who is currently grooming but has no formal qualifications, has a level 2 qualification, or those wishing to take an alternative route.

Once you have enrolled on the qualification, we can arrange a mutually convenient date in which I can either travel to your salon or you can come to me in Somerset. I will bring your course folder and talk you through the qualification and the worksheets for each module. On this day I will then assess you on three of your 15 styles. These can be any three dog breeds that you chose. Once you have completed your initial day with me, we can start to build a portfolio of the remaining grooms that you have completed in your salon. Evidence is required in the form of photographs and videos. You have an unlimited amount of time to do this.

The final unit of the qualification is to complete one of our accredited first aid courses. These are held at venues around the country or you can come to me to complete this. I feel every groomer should complete an accredited first aid course, so this is something I hold separately also.

The full course cost is £3500 which includes your OCN enrolment fee of £500, canine first aid course worth £100, an informative course folder and all of your tuition fees.

Course times are 9:30 to 4:00 with a break for lunch (For full day course please bring a packed lunch)

Refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Dress Code: Please wear old clothing, flat comfortable footwear- no open toed footwear due to health and safety.


The fast track option for this qualification is £1250. This will include a full course pack, all of your assessment fees, and a day with you in person to take you through the qualification and assess your three breeds, full support from me as you go through the qualification, your OCN Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming certificate. The only part that is not included in the price is our expenses if you would like us to do your initial day in your own salon. If you come to us there is no extra cost.


This course gives you an insight to see how a working salon works and if you want career in dog grooming.

Full Day Price £150 (£65 refundable on booking of 20 or 25 day course)


Full day price £200 (Can include two smaller breeds or one large breed)


Bathing, Brushing Out, Drying, Clipping, Scissoring, Health Check

Certificate on completion


This course is for any dog groomer looking to improve their handling skills and learn a technique to apply to their every day work to prevent dog bites and help with the more challenging dogs.


  • Understanding Calming Signals
  • Behaviour Triggers
  • Contain Versus Restrain
  • TTouch Tool Kit
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Bodywork Exercises
  • Tension Patterns
  • Coat Changes
  • Customer advice

Cost for 1 day £145

Cost for the advanced 2 days to include ground work £225

Certificate on Completion

Dog Grooming Maintenance Workshop

Coat care, nail clipping, health checks,ear care,oral hygiene,tips on grooming nervous dogs,recommended grooming products for your dogs coat type.

Certificate on completion



Our canine first aid course is fully accredited by the Open College Network at level 3. This is currently the only recognised accredited course in canine first aid. On this course we like to use a combination of theory and practical based work. We have a state of the art CPR “casper” model to demonstrate resuscitation, CPR and the recovery position. The course also covers vitals, bandaging, first aid emergencies, fractures, poising, hemorrhaging and so much more. This course is suitable for both pet owners and industry professionals.

The cost of this course is £99 and includes your OCN registration, course materials and OCN certificate.

City & Guilds qualification available