Success stories

Amanda and her team have been fantastic in teaching me and giving me the confidence as well as the knowledge to set up my own grooming business. I would recommend anyone to use Dog-a-holic if you are wanting to get formal qualification in dog grooming or just want to learn how to groom their own pets.


The level 3 diploma in dog grooming and salon management is one of the best choices I have made in my life! I had the chance to live the groomers life, the students life again and I felt the confidence growing each day. It was a great experience and I must only recommend it!


I have just about finished my dog grooming course at dog a holic grooming academy. Amanda and her amazing team were so welcoming and friendly. I have learnt so much over the past few months and now feel confident enough to start up my own dog grooming business. I would definitely recommend the salon and the grooming academy. Thankyou so much xxxx


I have just completed the IPET network Qualification Level 3 Diploma in dog grooming and management, at Dog-a-holic grooming academy. This qualification has given me so much knowledge and confidence to open my own dog grooming business. My tutor Amanda Draper was fantastic throughout this course. The course wasn’t easy, but Amanda was always there to guide me though, whether it be theory or practical. Amanda has transformed my career/life by giving me the opportunity to become a qualified Dog Groomer.

If you are thinking about gaining a qualification or just a taster day I would highly recommend Amanda at Dog-a-holic grooming academy.


I have just finished the iPet network Qualification Level 3 Diploma in dog grooming and management, at Dog-a-holic grooming academy. Well what can I say, this was the best decision I’ve ever made! The course has given me so much knowledge and confidence to open my own mobile dog grooming business. Amanda Draper (tutor) was amazing throughout this course, she’s very understanding and patient. The environment at the training school is very calm and relaxed. Amanda also gives you the opportunity to work in a real salon environment as well which really opens your eye to what working as a dog groomer really is. The course is personalised to your needs and is very flexible. The online portfolio was also very easy to complete. Model dogs range from puppies to newfoundlands, all needing different grooming requirements. The course is very practical and fast paced which worked for me. The first aid course was also very helpful. If you are thinking about starting a qualification, I would highly recommend Amanda at Dog-a-holic grooming academy!


Amanda and the rest of the team have been excellent. Starting studying again was very daunting but they all couldn’t do enough to support and encourage me. I would definitely recommend Dog-a-holic it’s given me the confidence and knowledge to start and set up my own business. Going to miss the team but I’m sure I’ll be keeping in touch.


Received a very friendly welcome from Amanda and all her staff. The training was informative and more importantly fun and I learned so much more in 15 days than I thought possible.. would highly recommend Amanda and Dog-a-holic training.


Absolutely the best thing I did 😊
Everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Amanda is a brilliant teacher who has taught me so much. I’m now an independent dog groomer with so much confidence in dog grooming thanks to this course, definitely recommended!


I did my Level 3 qualification with Dogaholic and absolutely loved it. Amanda is an amazing tutor who felt really comfortable and relaxed. She is a great tutor. I groomed a variety of dogs over my 15 days which was amazing and after I passed I was allowed to go back to the salon and groom to keep gaining experience whilst I was waiting for my business to start. Cant thank you enough loved every minute of it. Would highly recommend if you’re wanting a change in career to choose this with IPET. I quit my job and i’ll never look back 😊 xxx


I would definitely recommend doing a course with Amanda at dog-a-holic. I’ve just finished the practical element of the 15 day course and I’ve loved it. I’ve learnt loads and the course is very hands-on. I’ve groomed over 35 dogs during the course!


I’m on my 3rd day of training, I’m learning about different breeds, techniques, equipment, you deal with live dogs every day during training, Amanda has made feel relaxed and welcome in this environment, I feel like I’m learning more and more each time I come, it’s been a great opportunity for me, highly recommend! 😄