Professional Dog Grooming Training

Our Tutor


Hi I’m Pip Gorman

(LCGI Level 4, Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming, iPET Network Level 3 tutor & assessor. Director of The Dog House Pro Ltd. Est. 2013)


I have delivered professional dog grooming and canine health & welfare training over the past 8 years and mentored many wonderful trainees who now run their own successful dog grooming, dog walking and dog boarding businesses.


I now offer tailor made courses, dog grooming training and iPET Network qualifications, on a one to one or small group basis. Practical courses can be arranged over flexible dates and timescales and take place in our Norfolk grooming salon. Online courses include one to one tutorial sessions with an abundance of support to help you achieve your goals.


My passion and ethos centre around kind, calm and restraint free grooming. With my initial dog grooming training leaving me questioning so many aspects of canine care and welfare, I began a mission to learn everything I could. It’s been an incredible journey with many highs and lows, and I can share this with you whilst we work.


Find out more about some of the iPET Network Qualifications we offer. 

Continued professional development (CPD)

For commercial dog groomers… what skills do you need to develop?

Handling difficult dogs whilst grooming

Wool coat prep

Hand stripping

Customer relations

Charging you worth

Clipping & Scissoring, feet, heads

Free consultation

Simply let me know your specific dog grooming training, qualification or CPD requirements and I’ll discuss recommend a specifically tailored plan to help your achieve your goals.

I work on a one-to-one basis. This gives you the very highest levels of attention, opportunity and private focus for your training.

My professional hourly rate is £45 and training can be planned for full or part weeks or days, here at The Dog House Norfolk, online (where applicable) or even at your place, subject to travel expenses.

Dog Grooming and Salon Management

3 Days:   Registration, induction and one to one tuition with Pippa on handling, bathing, drying and grooming prep.

5 Days:   Guided bathing, drying and prep practise.

2 Days:   One to one tuition on clipping and basic scissor techniques with Pippa.

5 Days:   Guided clipping and basic scissoring practise.

20 Days:   A combination of 10 days one to one styling tuition with Pippa and 10 guided practise days.

3 Days:   3 x final assessment grooms with Pippa.

5 hours of additional online or face to face theory tutorials are included.


Price inclusive of all above, registration fees, certificates and VAT: £8500