Dog Grooming Taster Days

Dog Grooming Taster Days

During the Dog Grooming Taster Day, we offer the opportunity to learn how to confidently groom your own dog. Our wonderful new grooming facility offers modern equipment within a large, bright and user friendly area.

Key facts

  • Start date: Please see below for start dates
  • Duration: 1 day (9:30am - 4:30pm)
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: £99 per person (VAT exempt)

Your future

Learners may wish to progress to our City & Guilds Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Course Details

From maintaining shiny coats to treating those day-to-day doggy mishaps, this course teaches you the basics to keep your canine friend looking their best.

What will you gain?

  • How to check health and assess behaviour
  • How to use methods of grooming and styling using appropriate equipment
  • Coat stripping techniques
  • Basic animal first aid

Course Start Dates

Saturday 12th Feb 2022


Saturday 2nd July 2022

Student Testimonials

“I attended Brooksby Melton College for the Level 2 Dog Grooming course and followed on to complete the Level 3 Diploma. My aim was to one day set up my own dog grooming business.

The tuition was to an exceptionally high standard, the dog grooming facilities were excellent and the environment was friendly, making it such an enjoyable place to study. The course included theory and practical lessons. I learnt so much from the 2 years of studying, from understanding canine anatomy to learning how to style different breeds to a high standard. The dog grooming facilities were fabulous, including baths, tables, dryers and every dog grooming tool imaginable! Everything was of a high quality and kept very clean. Donna’s expertise, knowledge and ongoing support enabled me to have the confidence and skills to achieve my dreams of setting up my own business.” – Hannah Dadge


“I first came to Brooksby Melton College in June 2018 when I decided to look at a career change and booked onto the dog grooming taster day.  I was extremely nervous about going back to college after 30 years but I was immediately put at ease by Donna and thoroughly enjoyed the day.  I booked onto the Level 2 and requested that Donna must be my tutor.

Donna is extremely supportive and encouraging as a tutor and has a lovely approach to teaching and has done a lot for my confidence and self-esteem. I am now completing the Level 3 with some excellent results, which I wouldn’t have achieved without Donna’s guidance, excellent skills and knowledge sharing.

Many thanks for everything, Donna!” – Marie McSeveney


“I did my Level 3 course at Brooksby Melton College. It was a great course which I really enjoyed.  I had done my Level 2 course at a different college, which was a very stressful and unenjoyable experience.  The difference in quality of teaching and enjoyment of the course couldn’t have been greater at BMC!  This was mainly due to the tutor, Donna Lord, who is extremely professional, organised, always has the welfare of the dogs in mind, and is 100% dedicated to her students and making the course enjoyable and fun.  Her style of teaching is relaxed, calm and always positive, which both inspires her students and gives them confidence.  As a group, we had the occasional moment of panic (forgetting to change the clipper blade and shaving a strip with a 10 blade down a poodle’s back!) and anxiety before exams – Donna was unfailingly supportive and encouraging, and her good humour helped us all get through with the minimum of worry or stress.  I loved every minute of my Level 3 and would absolutely and whole-heartedly recommend Brooksby and Donna!” – Melissa Tyler

How to Apply

To apply Click here to download the course enrolment form.  Please email any completed forms to

Click here to read the Short Course Booking Procedures.