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The Grooming Academy

The dog grooming industry is currently unregulated and anyone can start grooming dogs without training or qualification. At Ashgate, we strongly believe that qualification is essential and all of our groomers are qualified to a minimum Level 3 Professional Diploma standard or studying towards it. We also offer an apprenticeship program for new groomers to obtain their Level 2 qualification.

In 2020, we officially opened our Grooming Academy. We are affiliated to AIM, providing the AIM Level 3 Diploma in Professional Dog Grooming. As well as full grooming courses, we offer top up training to groomers already working in the industry and seminars/workshops on specific breeds or techniques. Other courses include Groom your Own Dog Days and Handstripping. Bespoke courses can also be arranged.

Our Team

Meet The Team Jacky



Level 3 Diploma in Professional Dog Grooming, Canine First Aid Certificate, Kennel Club Points Of The Dog, Kennel Club Breed Specific Seminars on West Highland White Terriers, Scottish Terriers and Border Terriers.

Meet The Team Gemma



Gemma, is a fully qualified dog groomer who has been grooming since 2013. She has many qualifications including a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

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Senior Groomer / Trainer

Kerry joined our team in 2021 in the position of Senior Groomer/Trainer. She has been grooming for over 10 years and has had her own grooming business.

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