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Michael Shiels is an award winning and highly experienced dog groomer.

Michael prides himself in delivering only the very best in grooming services for all dogs as well as offering fully comprehensive and affordable dog groomer training courses helping people to invest in their future with a recognized qualification on completion of their training.

We are proud to be a member of the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association and a Training Provider as part of  iPET Network .

If you would like the opportunity to become a satellite centre for the Michael Shiels Academy, teaching the iPET level 3 diploma in dog grooming and salon management please fill in the contact form today. (You must hold a level 3 diploma in dog grooming and we can assist you in achieving your level 3 teachers award.)  

 Our courses are designed to suit everybody. 

We offer a 30 day (29 days practical & 1-day canine first aid) Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management Course,  1 to 2 day Dog Walking Courses, Pet Sitting and Canine First Aid Courses.  We cater for novices wanting some confidence to those taking a career at the highest standard in a lucrative industry.


Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management

The course is delivered over 30 days with 29 days in-house practical training and 1 day canine first aid.

Over the period of 30 days students will groom a minimum of 10 different breeds in a minimum of 20 different styles but often many more.  There are no pre-requiesites to starting the course, meaning you can join  at Level 3 with out having completed a lower level (level 2) course first which can be a huge cost saving to students.

Students will be trained in practical skills such as bathing, scissoring, clipping, nail trimming, ear plucking and the qualification course includes hand-stripping.


Units included within this qualification are: 

- Health Checking, Handling and Canine Behaviour

- Health and Safety in a Dog Grooming Environment 

- Promote the Welfare of a Dog

- Customer Care and Managing Complaints 

- Assess Plan and Record  

- Prepare, Style and Finish a Range of Breeds

- Planning the Operations of a Small Canine Business

- Dog Health Checking and Grooming Diary   

- Canine First Aid


Uniquely, students are continually assessed via practical demonstration and coursework.  This holistic approach has been welcomed by students internationally.  iPET Network wants to take the presssure out of adult learning and this approach appeals to a wide range of students.  We are striving to improve industry standards by ensuring students walk out of our doors qualified, confident and competent.


The Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management will demonstrate to an emplyer or the general public that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to successfully groom a variety of dogs.  This is a formal, regulated, nationally recognised qualification through OFQUAL that will remain relevant throughout your career and can only be achieved by reaching the required skill level.  It has been designed specifically for those looking to become professional dog groomers or those who already groom dogs (as a hobby or career) but do not currently hold a nationally recognised qualification.  


Other courses we offer are:  

-Stand Alone Canine First Aid   

-Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Canine First Aid  

Which are also accredited by the iPet Network regualted by OFQUAL

Aimed at those groomers out there who do not hold a professional qualification: fast track remote learning with a minimum of 2 years professional experience.
Completed over 12months in your own salon and in your own time. 



Michael is available for one to one training, webinars, product promotion, training events, group presentations.

To book Michaels services please fill in the contact form below.

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