Why Chose Us

We are a registered PIF Satellite Centre

These centres are heavily audited and have undertaken to conform to the terms of the Pet Industry Federation Training Centres Charter. There are rigorous health and safety checks and the tutors of the centres have the necessary experience and qualifications to undertake the courses offered. Other organisations are not as highly audited.

We have the ONLY centre in and around London to have such highly qualified, and multi award winning staff

Tutors should have the City and Guilds level 3 Diploma but our staff also have the LCGI in Dog Grooming and a level 3 certificate in teaching Adult Learners. Our tutors have also won many grooming awards. Julie Lalou LCGI also won Best All Round Groomer 2014 at Mastergroom (the largest dog grooming competition in the UK).

We are the South's Number 1 Training School

We have been teaching for over 8 years and have watched many students go on to have enjoyable successful careers in grooming! Our students won the British Groomers team event 2012 and we are also proud to announce that our past student Amanda Marshal won Best In Show at the English Groomers Challenge 2014.

Hands on comprehensive courses

With all of our courses you will gain a wealth of practical experience. Most students will be using clippers (on real dogs!) from day one which may not be the case in other centres. We have a huge variety of breeds to work on and you will also have the opportunity to experience cat gooming as part of the 20 day course if you wish to do so. There are never more than 4-5 students and we have 2-3 tutors so you will experience a lot of one to one time.

We use only the best equipment

We are the only training centre in the South East to use a hydrobath and a high tech American bathing system which are both proven to mean shorter bathing times and reduce skin related issues from bathing as well as being better for your back as you will spend less time bathing. We also use hydraulic tables and top of the range dryers, blasters, clippers, all resulting in a more pleasant experience.

Free parking and easy access

We are one of the few centres to have free parking in the area as well as easy access on the train as the station is directly opposite the salon.

Kind caring salon

In our salon, the dogs are usually left to roam free meaning a less stressful environment then a caged salon.

Flourishing Business


I am very happy to have completed the grooming course with Julie at Dogs Delight. It is surprising how much I learned in 20 days.

It was fun to go to Dogs delight each day not knowing what kind of dog I would meet. I learnt to groom so many different breeds from start to finish I quickly became confident in handling any dog. At the end of the day I always had the feeling that I had accomplished something worthwhile. Seeing the beautifully finished dogs I had worked on was a great reward for my efforts and I knew dog grooming was the profession I wanted to excel in.

Dog's delight are very professional and Julie pays close attention to ensuring that trainees reach a high standard in their grooming. Julie is a fantastic groomer, great mentor and grooming business advisor.

A huge thanks to Dog's Delight for encouraging me to start my own business. In less than a year my grooming business flourished and moved from a home business to a high street shop with the confidence to achieve great things. Take a look http://www.sallywags.co.uk/!

I would recommend Dog's delight to anyone thinking of becoming a dog groomer and starting their own grooming business.

Sally James
Head Groomer, Sallywags

Loved Every Minute


My Name is Darren and in 2011 I decided on a career change. My pasion has always been with dog's so I decided to search the internet for a dog grooming course. There was one that kept on catching my eye. Dogs Delight in Chiswick. The reason being is that what i wanted was to run my own Mobile Dog Groomers, and knew from reading and communication with the staff at dogs delight this was what i needed to start up. The course fees are fair for the training recieved. The City and Guilds couse is without doubt one of the strongest points to my buisness and i feel without this and maybe opting for a quick course at college i would never have my books filled so much. My buisness Pet Care Service has now been in operation approx 2 years and am working 6-7 days a week from 7am -8pm or whatever i choose. I cannot accept any new buisness as i have a full work scheldule and a 6-7 week waiting list. I feel without the training recieved from all the excellent staff at Dogs Delight my customers would not come back to me time and time again..i remember my very first day on my own after compleating the course... i was very nervous but as soon as the dog was in my company the training i recieved was in my mind. This is by far the best career move i have ever made.. work does not have to be work.. enjoy...

D. Hayward
Pet Care Service
07884470964 / 01425629153

Going Mobile!

Shampooch Mobile

We attended the six-day grooming course at Dogs Delight.

From the start both Julie and Staff made us feel very welcome and they encouraged us to relax and enjoy what we were doing. Although the course was intensive, we thoroughly enjoyed it and came away with the skills we needed to start up our own mobile grooming business which is now going well.

We were particularly impressed with Julie's relaxed but professional attitude to grooming and would recommend anyone who wishes to take up dog grooming to attend one of Dogs' Delight's courses.

Sue and Lianne Bracher
Shampooch Mobile Ltd

New Grooming Salon


I did the 20 day intensive grooming course at Dogs Delight in July 2006. It was a great way of learning how to groom as each day there were different breeds of dogs coming into the salon, I also got a detailed insight into the running of a grooming salon.

Julie and Staff were both so patient and explained everything clearly which enabled me to train in a relaxed and friendly environment. When I completed the course I was confident enough to work by myself and have since opened a salon.

I would strongly recommend Dogs Delight to anyone wishing to train as a groomer.

Sara Hussein