From our premier dog grooming training centre in Consett, Top Trimz Dog Grooming offers a range of professional training courses for the next generation of dog groomers. Our Crufts winning tutor offers you prestigious City & Guilds qualifications, ensuring that you are more than prepared to provide an excellent service to your customers.
We offer Level 2 & Level 3 City & Guild qualifications in dog grooming, which is the only nationally recognised qualification in the UK. These courses are taught at our premier dog grooming training centre, the only one of its kind in County Durham.
Top Trimz Dog Grooming was established in 2004, after many years of preparing dogs for high-level competition.
Our main breed is West Highland White Terriers, which we have shown for 26 years and have been one of the top breeders in the UK on 6 separate occasions. The highlight was winning Best in Show at Crufts in 2016 with our homebred champion Burneze Geordie Girl.
Pictured Marie meeting Prince Michael of Kent at Discover Dogs in London.
Top Trimz was the first grooming business in County Durham to achieve the new Quality Assurance Standard for Groomers. Designed to help cat and dog owners find a reputable groomer.
The Quality Assurance Standard was launched by the Pet Industry Federation in 2013 in association with Dogs Trust and PDSA, and groomers have to pass a rigorous inspection and testing process.
This is to ensure their knowledge, health and safety procedures, business practices, and animal welfare policies are up to scratch. Participating businesses are also given a star rating, which is based on the qualifications and experience of the staff.
Catherine became a fully qualified dog groomer within only 12 months of completing her training at Top Trimz, and now holds her City & guilds professional diploma in dog grooming.
Catherine has completed the level 3 professional diploma and has also exhibited dogs at championship level including winning 1st Place at Crufts.
Winner of Animology's national grooming competition, Catherine regularly competes at grooming competitions and is working towards her higher diploma.
Marie has completed the Level 3 Professional Advanced Certificate and is one of the only 28 groomers in the UK to have achieved the British dog groomers higher diploma. As well as that, Marie holds the level 3 award in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector & is a qualified assessor.
She is more famously known for winning Best in the Show at Crufts in 2016, with her West Highland White Terrier Devon.
Pictured- Marie with Clare Balding OBE at world famous Crufts Dog Show.
Our courses are available right throughout the year at our salon in Consett, we recommend potential trainees to book early to avoid disappointment.
Courses can be attended one to four day a week-
One day a week either Tuesday or Wednesday
Two days a week Tuesday and Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday
Four days a week Tuesday to Friday
Tuesday - Friday – 9:00 a.m. - 3.45 p.m.
Pictured Abbie from Classy canines dog grooming salon, who traveled from Birmingham to train with us and is now a Level 3 fully qualified groomer.
Contact us to hear more on the prestigious City and Guilds courses provided by our Crufts award-winning team at our salon in Consett.
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