Grooming Courses & Seminars

Underdog Pets is an Award Winning, City & Guilds Qualified Dog Groomers. Our courses and seminars are delivered by experienced and award-winning staff having been selected as winners of Best Dog Grooming Business in Scotland in 2018, and Best Pet Care and Grooming Business in North Lanarkshire in 2018 and 2019. In 2019 Underdog was selected as one of 100 trail-blazing businesses in the Small Business Saturday Campaign and a Finalist for Micro Business of the Year at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020. At the start of 2021, Mhairi (Co-Owner), was recognised as one of the UK's top 100 female business leaders by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur‘ #ialso100’ campaign.

We cater for all breeds and sizes and offer a range of services including dog nail clipping, dog teeth brushing, full grooms, bath & dry treatments and a self-service dog wash in a calm, clean and friendly environment.

Our courses are not currently running during Covid-19. To be sent more information about any of the courses below, please enter your email address below.

Dog Groomer Taster Day

Day In The Life Of A Groomer - £85

Interested in a change of career? Not sure if dog grooming is for you? This 1 day taster experience gives you an insight the behind the scenes running of a busy salon. From 10am – 4pm you would shadow a member of our team in greeting dogs and customers, bathing and drying dogs and gaining an insight into safety procedures and risk assessments in a busy salon environment.

12 Day Dog Grooming Course

12 Day Course (2 Days Home Study)- £850

This course gives you an insight into the world of Dog Grooming and prepares you for “employment” in a grooming salon. Your course will focus on “preparation”. You will learn all basic grooming skills and how to use all the specialised equipment.
  • • Prepare Dogs Prior To Bathing
  • • Bathe And Clean Dogs
  • • Dry Dogs And Prep For Styling
  • • Basic Scissoring (Feet And Face)
  • • Moving Animals Between Locations
  • • Handling and Safety Restraints
  • • Clean And Maintain Equipment
  • • Health And Safety In The Salon

24 Day Dog Grooming Course

24 Day Course (4 Days Home Study)- £1700

  • • Prepare Dogs Prior To Bathing
  • • Bathe And Clean Dogs
  • • Dry Dogs And Prep For Styling
  • • Basic Scissoring (Feet And Face)
  • • Moving Animals Between Locations
  • • Handling and Restraining Animals
  • • Clean And Maintain Equipment
  • • Health And Safety In The Salon
  • • Legislation In Dog Grooming Industry
  • • All Bronze Features
  • • Blending, Thinning, Basic Scissoring
  • • Style And Shape Dogs Coats
  • • Health Checking A Dog • Basic Animal Care
  • • Handling And Control Methods
  • • Equipment Choices
  • • Time Saving Techniques
  • • Business Start Up Advice
  • • Customer Care

Specialist Day Course

Faces, Heads and Ears Seminar £80 (Equipment not supplied) - £80

Anyone is welcome. The Seminar will cover advanced scissoring techniques, that will give you better shape and style to your finished grooms. Every groomer has that one breed face that they can't quite perfect. This seminar will teach you some tips to get it just right.

Hand Stripping Seminar

£80 (Equipment not supplied, dogs with wire coats required)

Anyone is welcome. The Seminar will give you an introduction to the speciality of hand stripping. This seminar teaches you the ins and outs of dealing with dogs with wired coats.

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