Canine Creations Dog Grooming School is a Further Education and Training

Provider of the iPET Network, Ofqual Regulated,

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

1/2 Day Taster Session €50

Introductory to Dog Grooming 5 days € 1700

Love Dogs? Would love to work with dogs? 

Do you want to become a professional dog groomer and/or run your own business,

as well as gaining a well respected qualification?

iPET Network's Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management is a highly regarded internationally recognised practical and skills based qualification and will demonstrate to an employer or the general public that you have the necessary technical ability and knowledge to successfully groom a variety of dogs and will remain relevant throughout your career.  


This Level 3 qualification course is taught by practical and skills based tuition so you will leave with in depth knowledge of a variety of breed styles, canine first aid, customer care, business operation and much much more. Included in the fee's of the 30 day Diploma course is your own take home grooming kit; including a grooming bag, grooming jacket and scissors.

Our state of the art facility is kitted out with the best of equipment for you to use to learn your new skill. Our instructors 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, 18 years or over, have a good understanding of Leaving Cert level education, be fluent in both spoken and written English and as the assignments are done through an online platform you must be computer literate.

Email: caninecreationsgroomingschool@gmail.com for more information


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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, Dublin



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, Dublin 18


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