Professional Dog Grooming Courses

Learn from the experts at The Paw Pad Dog Grooming Academy. Based in Northwich in Cheshire, we provide hands-on dog grooming training enabling you to get working as a confident, professional dog groomer.

Dog Grooming Training - Northwich Cheshire

If your dream is to become a trained dog groomer, we teach a variety of professional dog grooming courses to suit everyone’s needs. The Paw Pad Dog Grooming Academy offers hands-on dog groomer classes, taught by fully qualified dog lovers to build confidence and get you ready for your new career. Based in Northwich in Cheshire,  our school caters for students from all over the UK. Read our Guide to Becoming a Dog Groomer for more information.

Did you know we are always looking for dog grooming models for our salon and our custom-built grooming school is the perfect place for your pooch to relax, unwind and become a super model! We offer bathing, clipping, nail trimming and hand stripping. Your pooch is guaranteed to leave with that ‘just stepped out of the salon’ feeling…because they’re worth it!

How to Become a Dog Groomer

If you love dogs, want to be your own boss and undertake the right training, you can become a dog groomer! Read our Ultimate Guide to starting your own Dog Grooming business.

Dog Grooming Courses by The Paw Pad

Learn how to become a professional dog groomer in Cheshire

Level 1

Dog Grooming Course Certificate

Whether you want a glimpse into the dog grooming profession and you are looking for a career change or just need to refresh your skills, The Paw Pad Dog Grooming School’s Level 1 Dog Grooming Certificate is the ‘pawfect’ course for you.
Level 2 Dog Grooming Course

Level 2

Dog Grooming Course Diploma

This is our most popular dog grooming course. The great news is attending this accredited Dog Grooming Diploma means you can start your journey to becoming a qualified groomer with no previous experience.

Level 3 Dog Training Course

Level 3

Dog Grooming Course Extended Diploma

Be super confident because this is our ultimate confidence-building dog grooming course if you want plenty of experience before you set up your own business. No previous experience needed to attend our accredited Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Dog Grooming Northwich

Do you need your dog groomed and live in and around Northwich ?

We always need dog grooming models for our students and at a discounted rate of £18 it’s around 50% off a normal groom. We are always needing dogs for our students in our grooming salon. Please get in touch and book your dog groom with us.

How We Work

At The Paw Pad, we love dogs, and we believe that the finished look of a dog is as important as the loving care and attention we give our pets. We offer accredited dog grooming courses for dog lovers who want to become professional groomers. There is a suitable course for everyone seeking to set up their own dog grooming business.

All our staff are fully trained, friendly and completely understand that the decision you have taken to change career is one of the biggest you will ever make. We are here put you at ease with this transition and we are available any time after you graduate for free, on-going support.

The dog grooming business is a lovely career choice, and it can be lucrative; during times of recession, the pet industry tends to survive barely unscathed. You’ll meet friends you’ll have for life and fall in love with hundreds of dogs.

One of the best feelings comes on the day a dog who has previously been scared of the groomer finally relaxes and lets you clip their nails, dry their head or trim their pads.

It’s gaining that trust that makes it all worthwhile and here at The Paw Pad Dog Grooming Academy, we train you so all your pooches are perfect!

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What Our Students Say

I went to The Paw Pad to complete my Level 3 Diploma and I can say that they are the most genuine and lovely people. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them and I learnt everything you could need to be a groomer and own your own business. The support have shown throughout the course is outstanding, I would highly recommend them.
Graduate from Paw pad dog grooming academy with certificate
Sophie Taylor
After deciding on a change of career I was looking for somewhere to train and I was so pleased I found The Pawpad. Not only did I learn what I needed to, enabling me to open my own grooming salon, but the people are so lovely, patient and flexible. I completed a Dog Grooming Diploma Course then returned some time later to complete my City & Guilds Level 3. Since training at the Pawpad I have grown my business from me working alone to having 2 mote groomers join and have moved to bigger premises. I recommend anyone who is looking for a training school to go to The Pawpad.
graduate from the Paw Pad Dog Grooming Academy with a brown and white dog
Mandy Brown

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