about dog-a-holic grooming academy

Dog-a-Holic is a training provider with a difference, we provide you with live learning, real dogs and a recognised qualification that will allow you to achieve new goals with no limitations. Our personal tutoring will ensure you have all the support that will guide you to a new venture.

Amanda is head tutor at Dog-a-Holic Grooming Academy and also runs her own established Dog Grooming business. Amanda employs 3 full time members of staff, 2 of which she trained in house and also works with the local colleges providing work experience opportunities. From the beginning Amanda had had a passion to become a trainer. She wanted to be in a position where she could transform someone’s career / life by giving them the opportunity to become a qualified Dog Groomer.

Amanda is a licensed member of the British Dog Groomers Association as well as being First Aid trained. She is also City and Guilds Level 3 qualified and  iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management.

All our iPET Network qualifications are a recognised qualification and are regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) which regulates qualifications and examinations in England.

training venue

Our Venue is a small relaxed training room within a busy established grooming salon.


We offer Taster Days and a selection of Training Courses.

Our courses suit everyone, from a complete beginner who has never bathed a dog to wanting to improve your current qualifications/skills/knowledge.

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