Here at Cain9 Design we are fully qualified to offer the following grooming courses
Introduction to Dog Grooming
Intermediate Certificate in Dog Grooming
Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming
Hand Stripping Workshop - 1 Day (£250)
Hand stripping involves pulling out the dead outer coat of wired-haired or “rough-coated” breeds by hand, rather than cutting the hair with clippers. This allows a new wire coat to grow in. It does not hurt the dog as wire hair is not attached like our own hair or like breeds with other types of coats. Most groomers do not offer this service, since it is time-consuming and very labour intensive. This course will give you hands on skill practice of hand stripping, perfect for an owner wishing to hand strip their own dog correctly or a student looking to gain a strong basis of the skills needed to hand strip dogs as part of a career in dog grooming.
Introduction to Dog Grooming Workshop - 5 Days (£1000)
1 dog per day - can be fast tracked to 2.5 days (2 dogs)) This course is the first step in learning all about dog grooming and trying your hand at some of the less complex styles. It is perfect for students who have little knowledge of dogs but who are interested in a career in dog grooming. It is also an ideal course for dog owners who wish to learn how to correctly groom a specific breed. The course will include tools of the trade, basic handling, bathing, nail trimming, clippering and scissoring techniques. On completion of this course you will know whether you wish to pursue a career in dog grooming or if your new skills are just for your dogs to enjoy. If you wish to continue with your studies and undertake any of our higher level courses, the Introduction course cost and time will be deducted from your next training course
Intermediate Workshop Certificate in Dog Grooming - 9 Days (£1700)
(1 dog per day - Can be fast tracked to two dogs a day over 4 days) to This course is a leap up from the introduction course offering further practical and hands on skill practice. Packed into 10 days you will touch on every aspect of dog grooming and is the perfect course length to fit around your current employment or lifestyle. In this course you will gain knowledge of the most popular dog breeds seen in a grooming salon and what is involved in the running of a salon. This course is perfect for students who want to become self-employed as a dog groomer or those who wish to gain immediate employment in a grooming salon. This course level will appeal to potential employers in any job application and enable you to display an array of skills. This course may also appeal to students who have experience in grooming but wish to re-fresh their skills on suitable dog models in a grooming salon environment.
The course will include tools of the trade, handling, bathing, nail trimming, clippering and scissoring techniques, ear plucking, breed specific clips, health and safety in the salon, choosing the right products for the dog, more advanced clips such as Poodles and Bichon Frise, booking appointments to maximum effect, applying for job vacancies, basic business advice and much more. On completion of the course you will receive an Intermediate certificate in dog grooming with an individual written reference from your course tutor detailing your skill level in each component of the course.
If you wish to continue with your studies and undertake the extended Intermediate Certificate or the Advanced Certificate course, this course cost and time will be deducted from your next training course.
Advanced Workshop Certificate in Dog Grooming - 20 Days (£2500)
(Can be fast tracked to two dogs a day over 10 days) This course provides all you need to know to successfully work or run your own business in dog grooming. You will learn to correctly groom and style a different breed each day but also gain the vital business knowledge needed to operate a successful grooming salon or mobile unit. This course will appeal to students who want to leave no stone unturned and cover every aspect of this career in detail. The course will include handling, bathing, nail trimming, clippering and scissoring techniques, ear plucking, breed specific and more advanced clips such as Poodles and Bichon Frise, health and safety in the salon, choosing the right products for the dog, booking appointments to maximum effect, business advice including insurances, pricing, expected incomes, purchasing equipment, gaining trade and much more. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate in dog grooming with an individual written reference from your course tutor detailing your skill level in each component of the course.
Students wishing to complete a level 3 City and Guilds certificate are advised to study for a minimum of 20 days in a salon. Please note we offer hands on skill practice in a professional salon but any City and Guild assessments must be booked separately to this course. However, we can fully prepare you so you are ready to pass with flying colours!
Don't just take our word for it! Read some reviews from students who have attended and completed our courses...
"Absolutely loved my time with Jasmine doing my dog grooming course. I learnt so much in the short time I was there completing the intense intermediate and handstripping course. I would highly recommend Jasmine she made me feel very welcome and at ease with the animals. I was given a wide variety of dogs to groom, this enabled me to learn lots of different techniques for the different breeds. I started the course not knowing anything but left feeling confident in doing dogs by myself. I now have my own dog grooming business and love it. It's really busy and I run it along side a kennels. I try just to groom 3 days a week, but do bath and blow drys most days when dogs leave the kennels"
Charterhouse kennels & cattery, Charnock Richard, Chorley.
"I booked my course with Jasmine from Cain9design in February this year. I did a 5 day intensive course. Jasmine taught me how to groom dogs to a professional standard. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am now a full time dog groomer and dog Walker having given up my full time employment a month ago. The course was fantastic would highly recommend booking with Jasmine as she is a great teacher and knows what she is doing."
Millie's perfect paws, Wilmslow.
I completed my grooming course with Jasmine and enjoyed the experience very much. I was talked though the techniques and also provided with a written grooming guide to keep and look back on whenever needed. The training was informative and friendly, would highly recommend. Jasmines training sessions are also one to one which I feel is a must for anyone wanting to become a professional groomer.
I had such a great time on my 5 day dog grooming course & learnt so much in such a short space of time. Jasmine was very thorough & professional whilst making it fun at the same time! I was given a wide range of dog breeds & taught lots of different techniques. I would highly recommend this course! Jasmine is such a fab teacher!
I really enjoyed Jasmine’s course it was excellent.. a great way to start if you're looking to become a groomer. It was fun, insightful, very hands on and Jaz is an excellent teacher.. She is extremely good and passionate about her work, which makes for a great environment when learning the ropes 1-2-1 raining so you can get all the help and support you need.
I did my training with Jasmine in May 2018 this year booking myself on the 5 day intermediate and hand stripping course and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was made to feel welcome from the minute I arrive by Jasmine and staff. I began my course with no experience prior but left feeling confident to continue on my own. The course is very informative and having that 1 to 1 training means you learn that little bit more. I would highly recommend Jasmine to anyone looking at furthering or changing their career. Looking forward to starting my new adventure.