The Dog House - Dog Training Courses


Please see below for some frequently asked questions but if you have a question of any kind that is not answered here then do please get in touch.  Just call us on 01328 853 373 or email us or use the contact form and we’ll be delighted to discuss any unanswered concerns.


We are especially pleased to have been able to set up accommodation deals exclusive to The Dog House trainees.  See  our Accomodation page for further details.

Course Times?
Our standard daily course hours are 9.30am to 5pm.
Can I bring my own dog on the course?

In exceptional circumstances and subject to the breed and temperament, it may be possible to accommodate your dog.  Please speak to us if you need to.

Is parking available?

We have some parking on site and there is some within a short walking distance of The Dog House.  We need to reserve some parking for daily customers.  We will allocate on site parking in order of bookings received and we’ll advise you where to park on arrival for your course.  There is no charge for parking.

What are the Refreshment Facilities & Break Times?

We have a trainee relaxation area with tables, chairs, a fridge, microwave, kettle, tea, coffee, sugar, cups & cutlery. There are no shops within in a close walk so we recommend trainees bring their own food requirements with them each day. We do not work to specific break times. Trainees may take a break whenever they wish, subject to grooming time restrictions such as the commitment to finish a groom or the supervision of a dog.

Training Equipment and Scissors


Trainees attending our Complete Career Training Package or 20 Day Dog Grooming Foundation Course will need to buy their own set of specialised dog grooming scissors. Scissors wear and ‘mould’ to the way an individual uses them and are therefore a very personal tool.

If you already own professional scissors you may use them on your course subject to them being of an adequate quality to train with or you may buy our professional trainee scissor starter kit for £185. This kit has been supplied by Kings Lynn dog grooming specialist, Mandy Carr of The Scissor Boutique and is a high quality selection of 4 essential starter scissors, (straights, curves, thinners and small) for you to learn with and start your career with, keep and treasure. Should you wish to add to your scissor collection at any point, Mandy offers 1:1 consultations to help and advise you according to your needs, style and experience.


All other training equipment is provided for use on your course including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment.)
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing and shoes. (Jeans are fairly ‘dog hair resistant’) The Dog House will provide protective jackets for use during the duration of the course. Please keep jewellery to wedding bands only, small stud earrings & discreetly covered neck chains. 
What else might I need?

A camera or camera phone is invaluable to record your practical progress for your own records. The Dog House will take any photographs required for City & Guilds assessments and provide all training manuals and handbooks.

What Products and Equipment do you use?

We use professional dog grooming equipment, our main supplier being Christies Direct, 100% natural shampoos from Wildwash & we mustn’t forget to mention natural healthy treats for our doggie customers supplied by local Norfolk company Pooch’s & Fish4Dogs.


The Dog House - Dog Training Courses