Grooming Courses

The Grooming School @ The Lady & the Tramp

Natasha runs the very popular The Grooming School and holds a level 3 City & Guilds Professional diploma qualification in Dog Grooming. Carol also teaches in the school and having run a dog grooming business for over 24 years has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is happy to share with our students.

One Star Classes

These classes are designed for the pet owner who wishes to improve on maintaining their dog’s coat between salon sessions or who wants to get more involved with completing a total groom on their four legged friend.



Two Star Course (City & Guild’s Level 2 Qualification)

This is a course which offers a qualification for people coming into the industry and who have no prior knowledge of grooming. This qualification is aimed at Grooming Assistants and provides an accredited certificate. It can be taken as stand alone qualification or as a progression route for students thinking if further City & Guilds grooming qualifications.



Do you have at least 1 year grooming experience but would like to improve further on your clipping and scissoring techniques?

Are you already a professional dog groomer and would like to brush up on grooming certain breeds or perfecting your skills?

Have you had a break from dog grooming and want to refresh your knowledge and technique?

Do you want to enhance your confidence as a groomer?

Do you enjoy learning new skills?

This course provides tuition over 5 days and is designed for those wanting to be more proficient in grooming their own dog or looking to improve as a canine stylist.

The course content will be led by the student and focus on specific learning, for example improving scissor technique, improving speed, specific breed styles, building confidence or as a refresher after a break in grooming. This list is not exhaustive.

All of our courses are presented in a fun and relaxed manner whilst ensuring the student receives and understands the necessary information and techniques. This course will be presented by one of our experienced grooming staff. The student will receive a certificate of attendance and relevant hand outs.



This course is suitable for anyone from the complete novice to professional groomers wishing to gain more experience or to build further confidence.

This course will offer a wide range of dogs to groom including the ‘designer’ breeds.

It will provide plenty of time to ensure scissor and clipping techniques are perfected on a variety of different dogs with different temperaments and specialist requirements.

This course really is a launch pad for the student considering a career as a professional dog groomer or the existing groomer to perfect a high end salon finish.

We, at The Lady and the Tramp, have been grooming dogs for over 25 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience that we love to share. We are passionate bout what we do and are proud of our reputation for high end grooming. In running courses, The Grooming School aims to pass on our passion, high end skills and top presentation to those we teach.



FIVE STAR COURSE (City & Guilds Level 3 Qualification)

This course is aimed at students that already have some commercial dog grooming experience and that wish to gain a City and Guilds Qualification.

This course focuses on gaining the City & Guilds Level 3 Introductory to Dog Grooming qualification as well as some basic professional dog grooming techniques.

In order for our tutors to understand the student’s learning requirements and current ability, a day taster course must be completed before a student will be accepted onto this course.

If you have completed a course with us within the last 12 months then a taster course is not required.

 Complete beginners to dog grooming undertake our 4 Star course prior to considering the 5star course.

 For the student who wants a qualification as part of setting up a grooming business then we would strongly recommend they consider investing in our Ultimate Course.


The Ultimate Course (including City & Guilds Qualification)

This course truly is ‘The Ultimate!’ A combination of our Four and Five Star courses, this course is an investment into a new career.

We at The Lady & the Tramp have been grooming professionally for over 24 years and are very proud of the reputation we have achieved. We have clients travel from all over the country to make use of our grooming services and we have built a successful business that offers only the very best in products and service to our customers.

The team at The Lady & the Tramp are all dog lovers and owners and have vast experience and knowledge in dog training, dog handling, showing dogs at Champion level (& presenting show coats accordingly!), grooming competitions (including 1st place prizes!) and all things doggy. We are passionate about what we do and in teaching through The Grooming School, we aim to educate our students to achieve the same high standards that we put into our everyday business.

The ultimate course provides comprehensive tuition into grooming all breeds of dog and provides information on what you need to know to set up your own grooming business.

This course also offers the student attainment of the only recognised qualification in dog grooming as they will be registered to undertake the City & Guilds Level 3 Introductory to dog grooming.

This course caters for students with or without prior grooming experience.

In order for our tutors to understand the student’s learning requirements and current ability, a day taster course must be completed before a student will be accepted onto this course.


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