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My name is Debby Knight and I decided to teach dog grooming after talking to former students that had been to very expensive grooming schools and were very disappointed. Many had felt they had not received enough individual attention and still did not feel confident to work on their own. 

I have 1 to 3 students training on any day, ensuring one to one tuition. I will teach you to groom your own dog, brush up on the basic grooming techniques, or set up and run your own business. I will also provide follow up phone support to all graduates.  If you have any questions or queries before you sign up, for a course, please call me. Your training can be taken in stages or on a continuous basis. Classes are available Monday through Friday, with some Saturdays, where available.

Are you are looking for personalized one to one training with unlimited, on going support after training? Do you not want to train with dozens of other students? Do you want to learn the latest techniques and use state of the art equipment?

I will help you become a successful Dog Stylist, in return you will be required to work hard. The training is intensive, but so rewarding. Your success is my success. I am passionate about my business.

I am located on the beautiful border of England and Wales in Oswestry, Shropshire. There is good bed and breakfast accommodation available, plus takeaways, shops etc, all within 1 mile of the salon.

Would you like to make more money and gain a recognised qualification?  Are you delivering great grooming training, but would like a qualification for you and your students?  I have the answer:  I can come assess you and your students for City and Guilds Introduction to Level 3 Dog Grooming.  This can be done over 1 to 4 days dependant on experience.  This means no traveling for you or your students.  Alternatively you can come to my salon for either Level 2 or Level 3 Intro.  Please call 01691 671600 or email for more details.



Pet Grooming Course

1/2 day cost 95 (ideally for small breeds)

Full day cost 170 (setup for 2 smaller breed dogs or a large breed like a standard poodle)

Learn to groom your pet in a 1/2 or full day course.

Course includes a health check, bathing, brushing out, drying, clipping, scissoring and DVD to take home showing how to do all the above. 

Certificate on completion day.




Come and see how a salon works and find out if this is the career for you.

1/2 day cost 80

Full day cost 150 (65 refundable on booking of 18 or 24 day course)

This includes the DVD "So you want to be a Dog Groomer" and a certificat, on completion of the day.


City and Guilds Course



This course is taught by Debbie Noah at Dazzle2 Dog Grooming, in Wrexham, a City and Guilds Satellite Centre. 

This course is designed for those wishing to begin a professional Career in Dog Grooming and to set up their own business. 

The training salon is well equipped to provide you with some of the most modern and up to date tools for you to complete your course.  Also a minimum of two dogs per day will be provided for you to work on.

Course content includes:
Brushing, Bathing, Drying, Styling, Clipping, Scissoring, De-matting and Thinning Techniques.  Breed Styles, Coat Types, Choosing the correct products, Ear cleaning, Nail Clipping, Health Checking, First Aid, Advise and Guidance on Setting up your own business. AND MUCH MORE...
Also included within the course:
Full Course Work complete with folder
Portfolio of your work
Grooming Top
2 training manuals
DVD - 'So you want to be a dog groomer?'
On going telephone support.

On completion of your course you will receive 3 Certificates for:
Dog Grooming Practical and Theory
Canine Health, Safety and First Aid
Salon Management

24 DAY COURSE:  2930

Course times are 9:00 to 4:30 with a break for lunch (for full day courses please bring a packed lunch). Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Dress Code: Please wear old comfortable clothing with flat footwear (open toed footwear is not allowed due to Health and Safety).
I aim to be as accommodating as possible so dates can be flexible (please discuss at time of booking).
A non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking of 300 with the balance being payable on the day you begin your course.
Please Note: Payment by Debit Card is Free of Charge. Credit Card Payments are subject to a 2.5% charge.

City and Guilds Diploma Qualifications (These are qualifications only and not full training courses)


City and Guilds Level 2 - Dog Grooming Assistant

2 day cost 590

Includes :- Learners handbook



                Certificates upon completion


This is designed for those wishing to gain a City and Guilds Level 2 qualification and are already trained or have experience to Level 2 standard.


City and Guilds Level 3 - Dog Grooming Diploma (7863-03)

9 day cost 1300 (2 day practical, 6 days home study, 1 day exam)

Includes :- Learners handbook



                Certificates upon completion


This is designed for those who already hold a City and Guilds Level 2 qualification and a minimum of 6 months full time grooming experience.


'Note from the Grooming table' Essential reading for any groomer, may be purchased for an additional cost.


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