Train in Spain

The Groom Room is situated in La Marina Urbanisation which lies 20 kilometres south of Alicante airport. This vibrant and welcoming expatriate community will provide you with a home-away -from-home and lots of opportunities to enjoy local experiences in your free time, Nearby are swimming pools, lovely beaches, vibrant bars and restaurants. There are several residential options for you, and we will provide you with links and support in choosing the right one for you.  For prices and information on the different courses offered please message us.

What can we offer you? In order to meet your individual needs, we offer three types of course. However, as the courses are operated on a one-to-one, or one-to-two basis, there is ample opportunity to customise the training to meet your individual aspirations. 

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Jodies courses

Pet owner course

This course is aimed at pet owners wishing to learn to groom their own dog or at those wanting an insight into dog grooming before embarking on a longer course. You will learn how to groom your own dog from start to finish and for future students it will give you the chance to see how our salon and courses are run and if grooming is the right career for you. All grooming equipment required will be provided.

What you'll learn on your one day dog grooming course General introduction to dog grooming and why it's important

An overview of the different types of coats Bathing

what products you use, why you use them and what techniques are used
Drying and brushing techniques
Understanding nails and clipping
Hygienic cleaning

The importance of anal gland expression

Introduction to grooming equipment Basic clipper techniques Demonstration of shaping techniques using clippers and scissors 

Course held on a Saturday

(£100 non-refundable deposit)


10 day course

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a professional career in dog grooming and will give you the skills required and plenty of hands-on experience with a wide variety of breeds.

10 days – This covers health and safety, animal welfare, ear and nail care, bathing, and drying.

This course gives you the skills and knowledge to be able to successfully prepare a range of dogs.
You will learn how to clip and trim a dog, and how to safely handle the dogs in your care.
This course allows you to learn, practice and become a dog groomer using different techniques for, body, feet, tail and head shapes and styles, and a whole lot more.

On completion of the respective 10 day course for dog groomers, you will receive the Jodies Groom Room Certificate of Achievements.

Course Times: -9.30 until we finish, normally around 15:00-17.00 (Monday - friday)

(£500 non-refundable deposit)


15 day course

This course is a leap up from the 10 day course offering further practical and hands on skill practice.

 You will learn preparation of dog’s coat including bathing, drying, de-matting and brushing ready for styling

You will have a chance to style and finish to a high standard a large variety of breeds of dogs

You will learn all different coat types and will be confident to deliver styling as requested by pet owners

You will learn different grooming techniques including clipping and scissoring

You will be encouraged to make your own decisions in assessing the dog and the work that is required which will include the tools and skills used to complete the style required/requested

You will learn how to handle a dog in a dog grooming environment

You will learn how to clean and maintain equipment used for grooming

On completion of the respective 15 day course for dog groomers, you will receive the Jodies Groom Room Dog Certificate of Achievements.

 Course Times: -9.30 until we finish, normally around 15:00-17.00 (Monday - friday) 
(£500 non-refundable deposit)


Student Accommodation 

Self contained apartment at unbeatable student discount price from €185 per week. 


What my trainees thought about my course


“I had always wanted to become a dog groomer but as often happens, life got in the way of dreams and suddenly I was in my mid 40s. Deciding to take the plunge and train with Jodie was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only was I able to experience grooming in a real salon with superb tuition and explanation I also learned the skills to become a confident and competent groomer. Jodie is an excellent teacher, always encouraging and patient. I loved every second and I can not recommend this course enough. Thank you Jodie!”

Lyndsey G.

From Wales

“Completing my training at Jodie’s Groom Room was such a brilliant way to learn about all the different breeds and styles, with a hands on approach where you're learning in a grooming salon setting, as opposed to out of a book. Jodie is friendly, professional and made learning easy and fun! I don't feel I would have got as much practical experience anywhere else and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to train as a dog groomer.”

Rhiane D.

From Spain 

Trained with Jodie a couple of years ago. Hands on experience from day one, on all breeds., learning all different types of cuts. Highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to make dog grooming their profession.

Sharon T.

From Spain 

For many years I wanted to change profession, from a hairdresser to dog groomer, and after being in contact with Jodies dog groom room I booked the course. Can honestly say lots of hands on experience from day 1 technical skills, dog handling. Jodie explains everything in detail and is a fabulous patient tutor. Would reccomend to anyone looking to train as a dog groomer. 

Wendy G

From Spain

 Three very enjoyable, interesting and informative weeks with alot of hard work! 
Thanks Jodie for all your help and patience! 

Ciera M

From Spain 

Ciera M

Can't recommend these courses highly enough. Practical and hands on from day one with excellent theoretical discussions each day. Thorough and well planned.
New skills are introduced in a progressive manner with plenty of practical sessions to master them.
Jodie is supportive and encouraging whilst instilling the need for good practice and high standards in all areas.
It was very intensive and hard work but I enjoyed every minute 
Thank you Jodie.

Lyndsey M

From Portugal 

Well what can I say. Jodie was absolutely fabulous and anyone thinking of a proffesion in dog grooming should definitely go with Jodie. She explains everything and you are very hands on from the start. I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart for all she has taught me and for her patience and knowledge. She is truly one in a Million xxx

Jane G

From Spain 

This was the best few weeks ever, big THANKYOU to you jodie, had the best laughs and amazing duets

Sherry F

From Spain 

I completed my grooming course with Jodie in February and it was the best.  Jodie is very friendly and knowledgeable. She is encouraging throughout the course and lets you be very hands on. We had a variety of dog breeds and covered a lot of different techniques. Even though the course is now over, Jodie has continued to support me. Thank you so much.

Fern R

From Spain 

The most amazing tutor inspiring with how she grooms dogs and her knowledge on all breeds is just immense. I now feel so much more confident and actually believe in myself which is all down to Jodies tutoring, she really is amazing and I'm so grateful for how patient you were throughout the whole course. If anyone is looking to become a groomer I can highly Jodie is so talented and recommend Jodie as a tutor

Kirsty B

From Spain 

I have now finished a course with Jodie and it was so incredibly enjoyable!  I came all the way from Norway to take the course and it was absolutely worth it!  with jodie we get hands on experience from day one!  also it doesn't hurt that jodie is pretty funny!  it felt like hanging out with a friend every day, not like a course!  but I learned an incredible amount and feel ready to take on the world with my new skills🤩


From Norway 

I thoroughly enjoyed my 10 days at Groom Room Training where we covered both practical and health related aspects of grooming. Jodie is an excellent teacher. She lined up a comprehensive list of dogs of various breeds for us to work on, ensuring intense yet satisfying days. I have gained tremendous insights and confidence, and I have lost my fear of cutting nails! I am moving back to Canada and looking forward to opening my own dog grooming studio. Thank you Jodie. 

Nancy G

From Canada 

I have gone from having no grooming experience prior to the course to having a successful mobile business following the course. Jodie is a very good teacher with lots of patience and energy, she explains things clearly and with lots of demonstrations, Don't worry if you do not get it first time jodie will go over things as often as you need. She will not only teach you how to groom but also how to handle a dog, where to hold etc, Although it is a course to learn, it is also very fun being in the groom room with jodie, when you finish your course you won't want to leave. Fully recommend this course if you want a future with dogs and grooming.

Kelly R-J

From Spain

Kelly R-J


I trained with Jodie's Groom Room & Teeth Cleaning for three weeks April 2023. Jodie is an amazing teacher and groomer. Jodie is patient and thorough with her trainees. She has really given me the confidence I needed to be a Groomer! I also had an amazing time with Jodie in the Groom Room! ❤️ she is an amazing caring person that lights up a room! Truly a wonderful 3 weeks!!! I highly recommend Jodie! 10 out of 10

Jill k 

from Germany

The beautiful surroundings

So where will YOU visit whilst here on your training

Torrevieja Beach


Alicante castle