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Best Dublin Dog Grooming Course
Ranked number 1 Dog Grooming Course in Dublin Ireland

Canine Creations Grooming School is an

AWARD WINNING Further Education and Training Provider

Love Dogs? Would love to work with dogs? 

Do you want to become a Dog Grooming Assistant or a Qualified Professional Dog Groomer and/or run your own business, as well as gaining an Internationally Recognised Qualification?

5 Days Introductory to Dog Grooming: €1200 (Equivalent to certificate level)


10 Days Foundation in Dog Grooming: €2300 (Equivalent to certificate level)


30 Days Level 3 Diploma in Commercial dog Grooming, Animal Welfare and Salon Management: €6660  (Enter any of the 3 courses at beginner level)

All courses are taught at our Award Winning Grooming School by practical and skills based tuition. In the Diploma Course you will learn to groom 60 dogs on average and the variety of breeds we have for you to learn from is unrivalled. 

Our state of the art facility is kitted out with the best of equipment for you to use to learn your new skill. Our tutors are qualified professionals with industry specific expertise so you will get the benefit of real world knowledge and gain the kind of practical insights that can not be learned from a text book or from an online course. 

Entry requirements: Must be physically fit, 16 years or over, have a good understanding of Leaving Cert level education and have good spoken and written English

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Best Irish Dog Grooming Course


I recently completed the 30 day diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management course in Canine Creations and finished in February 2022. I was very nervous at the beginning of the course but managed to overcome that very quickly with the help of the tutors Cathy and Ela. Cathy and Ela are amazing groomers and are so patient, professional and kind, you never feel as you can’t ask any questions. The time went by so quick, I didn’t want the course to end! I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain a qualification in dog grooming or for anyone who has a passion for animal welfare in general, you will truly learn from the best!!

Laura Maher - Dublin 9

I just recently finished my Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management at Canine Creations. I am absolutely delighted with the training I received, Cathy, Ela and Erika were fantastic. I gained great confidence and felt I was well prepared to start my own business. Ali was also a great help with all my assignments and was always available to answer all my questions. Even after finishing the course, support and guidance is still offered which is lovely. I was very sad to leave! Thank you all so much for everything!

Hannah Redmond - Wexford

I completed the 30 day level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management at Canine Creations and can not recommend it more. Cathy and Ela are attentive, patient and incredibly knowledgeable and share every bit of wisdom and information with all students — everything from breed styles, the best equipment to get and how to care for them. You’re never left feeling unsure as both tutors are with you every step of the way. I ended up grooming a number of different breeds during my time, dogs of all different ages and temperaments so I felt more than prepared to set up my own business. You also are provided with great resources to help complete the written work that’s needed to get the diploma which I still use today if I ever need a refresher. I now have my own business that would not have been possible without the help from Cathy and Ela who I cannot thank enough for helping me learn and grow in the grooming world. I truly miss attending and am so glad I attended this course, thank you both again for everything.

Casey Dunne - Cabra

I'm recently qualified and recieved my Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management after training at Canine Creations. I couldn't recommend them more, I had absolutely no training when I started the help and resources I recieved were 2nd to none! Cathy, Ella, Erika & Ali are an unbelievable team to work with and are always on hand to share their experiences and knowledge. Their level of skill is something I will always strive for in the future. This course is great for anyone looking to start their own business, work in a salon or brush up on their skills. Not only do you learn to groom a variety of dogs to a high standard with hands on experience, you also learn how to run a busy salon. It has been a few months since I finished the course and I could not be happier with how my business is going, this would not be possible without Canine Creations.

Niamh Moloney - Clongriffin


I did my Level 3 Diploma with Canine Creations and it was absolutely brilliant. Well worth the money as you get plenty of hands on experience and learn so much from the assignments. The tutors are so knowledgeable and encouraged me throughout the course with lots of career advice aswell. There is never a shortage of dogs to groom which is so important for gaining experience. It's a very well recognised qualification within the industry so I'm so happy I did it!

Laura Mc Allister - Rush


I recently finished the 30 day level 3 Diploma in dog grooming and salon management at Canine Creations and it was and absolute amazing experience. The staff at Canine Creations are so welcoming and friendly. Cathy is so professional, has huge amount of experience and runs her salon to a high standard. If you are looking to join the dog grooming industry Canine Creations is the place to start (you will not want to leave 🙈) even if you are looking to get your dog groomed I would highly recommend a visit to the salon your pets are in great hands and will leave looking and smelling beautiful.

Erika Berigan - Ballyfermot



I have just completed the 30 day diploma with Cathy. It was an excellent experience. Cathy is an amazing tutor and business woman. Her attention to detail is second to none, I would highly recommend this course especially with Cathy I got a real taste of how to professionally run a grooming salon. She is very open an honest to any questions you may have. I have gained so much confidence and knowledge from this course it was overall a really positive experience.

Donna Gleeson - Co.Clare

I highly recommend both Canine Creations' dog grooming service and dog grooming school, having recently completed a Level 3 Diploma with them. Cathy is an outstanding teacher who really leaves no stone left unturned. I learned so much with her and she was always available for questions and advice (and still is!). Her salon is immaculately clean and extremely organised which is a joy to work in and really gives you fantastic insight into how to efficiently run a dog grooming business. I travelled down from Galway to attend the course, which I think is a testament to how worthwhile Cathy's teaching is. Thank you so much Cathy - making the change from a career in HR to owning my own dog grooming business was very daunting but you helped me to build my confidence and gain the skills that I needed to turn my love of dogs into a full time job! I wish you the very best in all of your future endeavours, no doubt each one will be successful.

Deirdre Hanlon - Co.Galway

I recently finished my level 3 diploma in dog grooming with Cathy and I cannot recommend her enough! She is the best groomer to learn from with such extensive knowledge and years of experience behind her. Cathy is lovely and goes completely above and beyond in her teaching, I left feeling completely confident that I was capable of taking on a new career in the grooming industry. While completing the course I had a job already lined up and it wouldn't have happened without the support I received throughout the course with Cathy, again I cant recommend her enough and appreciate all she has done for me over the last few months! I would definitely choose Canine Creations if you're looking to break into the grooming world! ❤🐶🐾

Chrissy O'Callaghan Ward - Stepaside


I did the ‘groom your own dog’ day course with Cathy and it was fantastic, I really enjoyed it. I learnt so much from her, she was really thorough with her teaching and demonstrations and her advice about the equipment was excellent. Thanks Cathy!

Gillian Crampton - Stepaside


I began with the 5 day course and enjoyed it so much that I registered in the 30 day course and am so glad I did. At first I thought it was a bit expensive but after doing it I now know it was worth every penny. I set up a home dog grooming business shortly after finishing and have made my money back and more! Thank you so much Cathy for all your guidance. Not only did I gain great mentor but a true friend also.

Sharon Keane - Co. Wexford


I completed my very first dog grooming course in February with Cathy, who is an extremely well educated dog groomer.  I thoroughly enjoyed the course so much I came back to do some work experience!!  I gained such great experience being involved in such a well run Dog Day Spa. The training I received  from Cathy was at such a high standard to which I will greatly benefit from. With the added benefit of also having being able to use the best of equipment that is provided by Cathy.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in Dog Grooming. It was such a great experience.  Thanks so much Cathy for all that you have taught me.

Lisa Gill, Stepaside



 I highly reccomemd Cathy at Canine Creations. She has a vast knowledge on grooming from breed standards styles to equipment use and maintenance to competing abroad alongside of the world's best groomers. Above all this she has a unique way of explaining and teaching. I have found alot of talented knowledge people but some just don't have the knack for teaching and explaining so that it stays with you. I travelled from Galway to learn from her and found every mile worth it highly reccomend.

Kate McNamara, Co. Galway

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