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We offer a comprehensive course to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of pet grooming and clipping techniques from basic to advanced styles


Course Outline

  • Equipment and maintenance
  • Poodles basic grooming
  • Mixed breeds clipping
  • Health and welfare
  • Understanding skin conditions
  • Flea control, shampoo and rinses
  • Carding and stripping techniques
  • Anal gland expression, dental hygiene, ear cleaning and plucking, and nail trimming
  • Techniques of scissoring, blending and the use of universal comb attachments

Mission Statement

WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy's mission is to improve the health and appearance of each and every dog that visits us. We are committed to providing, professional services with exceptional results. At WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy we love seeing the transformation that occurs when a dog is properly groomed and walks out looking its best!

Kim with some past students


Kim Dean has been in the grooming industry for over 27 years. Kim first started out working in a poodle parlour in the south of England. For the next 11 years Kim operated a grooming and clipping service, as well as working at a small animal hospital in Peth as accredited groomer.

David and Kim own two successful grooming salons and a sharpening and repairs service all operating south of the river.

We specialise in creative clipping of all breeds from the pampered pooch to best in show.

In October 2002 Kim was presented with an Australian Micro Business Award - the Western Australian Winner in the Animals Category.



Kim Dean has also successfully completed the following course;

  • Study of Clipper and scissor techniques
  • The grooming and clipping of cats
  • Companion Animal Hygienist (CAH) Groomers' Certificate Program
  • Member of PIAA

We are now government approved for 'Work for the Dole' Training Credits Program.



The 4 Week programme runs Tues-Sat 8am until 4.30pm. You will train in the salon Tuesday to Saturday

WEEK:1 Washing Drying and pre work and will have you Rough clipping dogs from day 2
WEEK:2 We look at dogs of different coat types and mixed breeds Grooming, De- Sheds
WEEK:3 Pre clipping and finishing clips and basic scissor work looking at head styles
WEEK:4 Pure Breed clips and blade and clipper maintenance customer service

The cost of the course is $6400 for the 20 days training you will receive, an illustrated manual "Notes from the Grooming Table" 2nd edition.
We require a $1000 deposit to secure your place. This is one-on-one training programme.

We Supply your grooming tools whilst on the course. We also offer a starter kit for all students.


Dog grooming course runs for Twelve Days Tuesday to Saturday 8.30 am until 4.30pm. You will Train in the salon Tuesday to Saturday and occasionally mobile on Fridays. The breakdown of the course is as follows:

WEEK: 1 Washing Drying and pre work and pre-clipping dogs from day 2 understanding your tools and blade and clipper maintenance and understanding your tools.
WEEK: 2 Double coats Breed Standard grooms Mixed breeds learning clipping Techniques snap on combs and head styles all students will be required to groom a dog as the final assessment on the last day of their course. Cost $3840 with $800 deposit.


Are one day hydro-bath course starting at 8am-4pm. The course is $250 incl GST you will receive a Certificate of hydro bath training upon completion. You will learn how to use a hydro bath, wash and blow dry dogs properly, clip nails, clean ears and express anal glands. Hydro bath courses can be run any day Tuesday to Saturday.


A half day grooming course that is designed to groom your own pet. This course is run by Kim Dean and you will need to book in with her. The cost of this course is from $75 per hour for the first 3 hours and then $55 per hour thereafter, generally lasting 3 1/2 hours to 4 hours. You will use all of our equipment so all you need to bring is yourself, your dog and a notebook and camera.


Student Services

WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy welcomes country and international students. We offer accommodation packages if needed.

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