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Pet Grooming Course

Love dogs? Looking for a career change?

Immerse yourself in our intensive, practical pet grooming course hosted by internationally qualified master groomer – Naomi Conroy

Course Overview:

DOGUE in conjunction with Naomi Conroy presents our Certified Pet Grooming Course, designed to introduce and develop the skills of those wishing to enter the pet grooming industry as a professional.

Our course will be held at DOGUE Avalon 

Assessments are conducted at the salon and final assessments are marked by Naomi Conroy on behalf of The HEINIGER ACADEMY – a Registered Training Organisation (National Provider No. 40888). At the salon, students will experience real day to day pet grooming situations, clientele, time frames and an array of breeds and grooming techniques.

No previous experience is necessary.

Course Reward:

Duel Nationally Recognised Certificate III – in Pet Grooming (ACM 30617) and Companion Animals Studies (ACM30417)

Course Duration:

Each course runs for 20 days (full-time, practical). Plus, approximately 40 hours online.

Course Schedule 2021:

Upcoming course dates are

Monday, 8 February 2021 to Friday, 12 March 2021

Course Investment:

20 days Tuition: $7,200.00 + GST
Grooming tools kit: $1,480 + GST

Course Enrollment:

To register your interest please email or call (02) 4877 1877

Please note due to demand spots are limited.

Meet Our  Trainers:

Naomi Conroy

Our lead trainer and assessor – Naomi Conroy has been a passionate pet stylist since 2008. Naomi has won and placed in pet grooming competitions in Australia, Europe America & NZ representing the Australian groom team.

Today, she is one of the only pet stylists to have completed her International Masters Certification for both dogs and cats (ICMG & IFMG).
Naomi has turned her focus to helping students develop their passion, excel in their career and build rewarding grooming businesses.

Rika Matsuda 

Rika joined DOGUE in 2010, and today is our senior groomer at our BUSY Bondi salon. Rika attended the Tokyo Aiken Grooming School for two years and worked for three years in a Tokyo Hiro Vet Clinic as a groomer and vet nurse. Rika’s favourite dogs to groom are Schnauzers and Poodles. Rika concentrates on the whole environment when grooming dogs. Her dog handling skills are exceptional and makes each dog feel welcomed and comfortable during their treatment.

With a background in vet nursing – Rika can easily identify opportunities to improve the health of her four-legged clients and to relay this information to the owners.

Past Student Testimonials

“I really loved this course. I never knew how much there was to learn about grooming. Naomi and Mia are fantastic teachers, who are very knowledgeable. I love how they have been so helpful and it’s never been stressful”Laura Curry June Course 2019

“A lot of fun! Great relationships formed and a lot of knowledge gained. Looking forward to on-going mentoring from my trainers”Emma Stephen June Course 2019

“I’m so happy that I choose to get my grooming certificate with DOGUE. It’s been such a good experience with lots of hands-on practice. I feel confident to start working as a groomer”Simone Rasanen October Course 2019

“DOGUE grooming school was so enjoyable. Very hands-on. Having Naomi and Mia teaching gave a great insight of the industry. I would happily recommend this training’’Vanessa Anderson October Course 2019

2020 Course Enrolment:

To register your interest for our next course – please email or call (02) 4877 1877

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion for dogs and grooming