A dog being groomed at the Houghall Campus

Dog Grooming

Due to extremely high demand for our dog grooming course there is currently a significant waiting list. You are welcome to still enquire about the course, to log your interest with us, however there will be a substantial wait before a place will become available.

Dog being groomed ay Houghall by the technique of hand strippingFocusing upon the principles and practices of modern dog grooming techniques, students will be able to start or build on a career in the dog grooming industry.

Our dog grooming courses caters for beginners, wanting to care for their own dog, up to those students wanting to train to become a fully qualified professional dog groomer.

All students must start by completing a Foundation Course in Dog Grooming (College Certificate).The Foundation Course starts by introducing students to dog grooming equipment, health and safety, preparation for grooming and bathing and hygiene trims.

Facilities

The College recently underwent a stunning £12.75 million redevelopment so you can be sure Houghall is an excellent place to study. As part of the development a new Small Animal Care Centre was built that also houses the dog grooming training centre studio.

Enquiries

For more details, or to book a place over the phone, please call Julie Carmichael in our Short Courses team on 0191 375 4716.

Please note: All dog grooming students are required to bring their own dog models to practice on, the college does not supply them.

Houghall Dog Grooming Studio & Prices

East Durham College's Houghall Campus, in Durham, runs a professional dog grooming service which is open to the public.

For more details, or to book your dog in for a pamper, please call us directly for details on our dog bathing, grooming and trimming services.

Please note: All dogs must be fully vaccinated. To see full details on each of our dog grooming courses, run at the Houghall Campus in Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Please note: There is a waiting list for this course.

Due to extremely high demand for our dog grooming courses there is currently a significant waiting list. You are welcome to still enquire about the courses, to log your interest with us, however there will be a substantial wait before a place will become available.

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