Posh Pets Grooming Courses

The training salon for Groomers and Posh Pets.

Come and train in the sunshine!

English speaking Dog and Cat Grooming/ Training Courses in Spain.

Posh Pets Spain offers five types of dog grooming training courses in Spain designed to meet individual needs in an English run working Dog Grooming Training Salon in the Malaga province on the Costa del Sol, Spain.

The main difference with our Dog Grooming Training Courses is you will be have a fabulous “Working holiday” here in beautiful inland Andalucia, away from the manic life you probably lead in the UK or in other parts of Europe. Come and Train in the sunshine!

One Day Taster course


Spend a few hours watching how we work and what grooming is really like. This would assist you in making an informed decision on whether grooming for a career is right for you.

Two Day Pet Owner Course

10am to 3:30pm

This is a tailor-made course to teach you how to meet ALL of the grooming needs of your individual breed of dog – including cross breeds. We find that 2 days are usually required.

The Groomers Course Two weeks

10 days practical tuition

Designed for a career in “Pet Grooming”.  Only 1 – 2 students are taken on for each course ensuring a “one-on-one” training with hands on training in a real working salon. 

The Professional Career Course

15 days

This course is for the person who wants to change their direction in life, be their own boss and work their own hours from home or a commercial enviroment. 

Refresher / Specialist or extra week course

1 week

Tailored for individual requirements, the possibilities are endless. Intended for experienced Groomers, previous students or those needing more practice. 

Dog Grooming for a living

Posh Pets Spain

We offer four types of dog grooming training courses in Spain designed to meet individual needs in an English run working dog grooming training salon. The main difference is you will be have a fabulous “Working holiday” here in Alhaurin El Grande on the Costa del Sol away from the manic life you p robably lead in the UK or in other parts of Europe. This will ensure you concentrate on your dog grooming learning experience which will be fast paced, varied and interesting but you will certainly be in a better climate which will make your “FREE” time seem like a mini luxury holiday.

Over 15 years of experience training pet groomers

Limited number of students per course

Intensive and individual tuition

Specially tailored courses available on demand

Conveniently located between Malaga and Marbella

Accommodation offered on the premises


Cathy Chandler from Essex, UK

I was taught to a very high standard, Rachel made it very clear in explaining things. I am confident with the grooming techniques used and two dogs was more than enough to have as models in one day. Very pleased with the variety of breeds, I do not feel I have missed anything.
I am confident now to clip and scissor pets on my own. I have a business structure in place and excited to get started with it.
I have enjoyed my time at Posh Pets and Rachel is such a good trainer, she makes you feel comfortable and confident in what you do, lovely lady and i feel that if I have a problem I can call her for advice. Thank you Rachel and not forgetting Victoria.

P.S I still cannot believe what is involved in grooming and Rachel covers everything and answers any questions thoroughly. x

completed the 10 day Groomers course January/February 2017

Angela Ellis from Worcestershire, UK

The standard of teaching was excellent. The techniques for grooming was varied and thorough. Really good range of breeds, would be very difficult to fit anymore in in 10 days. I am definately confident enough to scissor and clip on my own.
I am ready to put into practice everything I have learnt and been taught. I have a business structure in mind when I get home.

In house Accommodation:
Excellent accommodation and lovely food, just too much. Thank you Les!!
I was made to feel very much at ease, with comfortable surroundings and an environment that has given me confidence in your teaching Rachel. I would recommend to anyone!!

Angela Ellis from Worcestershire, UK completed the 10 day Groomers course January/February 2017

Susan Mercati from Cheltenham, UK

I found the standard of teaching very high. The course is intensive. That is what I signed up for and that is what you get!!

The course is hands on from the start, this gives you the confidence as you see your own results. Of course there will be breed types that will be new to us but I was constantly surprised by the variety of dogs used on the course. I am ready to scissor & clip on my own dog and clients pets. I am confident in the use of all the equipment. I have a business structure all in plan now. I was very happy with the accommodation and very happy with the food. Day 1 we learnt to prep, bath and groom a beautiful Estrela. By day 9 I prepped, bathed, clipped & trimmed a standard poodle!! Amazing!!

I will have achieved my goal when “The Dog Hut” is fully booked.

The course has been everything and more than I hoped it would be. I have also had my eyes opened to this beautiful part of Spain.

Thanks again Rachel & Les x

Completed a 10 day Groomers course 6th June 2016 to 18th June 2016

Diane Warby from Tring, Hertfordshire, UK

I thought Rachel taught to an exceptional standard and was always happy to help. I learnt so much in the time here it exceeded my expectations. Learning in a working salon and the variety of dogs was great and I do not think I missed anything in the training. I am definitely ready to clip and scissor in on my own. I have a good knowledge of tools now and I know how to use them. I have a mobile grooming business ready to start with all the help & excellent tuition of “Posh Pets Spain”.

Thank you so much for your kind help, understanding and care. Excellent tuition and would recommend to anyone.

Thanks again Rachel & Les x

Completed the Groomers course 6th June to 18th June 2016

Sandie Coulson from Minster, Kent, UK

The standard of teaching in the second week was good, I felt supported and was given clear instruction. To be trained by a perfectionist is hard but good. I am confident although I will definitely practise before starting on my own. I feel I have been shown a fantastic range of techniques at a good speed. I was more than happy with the range of breeds and a good range of temperaments. The help given with what to buy, what not and helpful tips were brilliant.
No improvements it was absolutely lovely, welcoming, comfortable great.
The accommodation was fantastic- the food was just so much!! I completely feel I have achieved what I came for. Thank you so much you are both lovely people, a loving family and I feel honoured to have worked with you.
Sandie x

10 day groomers course 8th June 2015

Elina Virtanen from Abu Dhabi

Coming to Posh Pets for the 2 week Hair off the Dog course, I was expecting to be worked hard – and I was! I had no previous grooming experience, but Rachel is a very competent groomer and mentor, so even though we hit the ground running with practical training from day one, I felt comfortable. The coverage of the course was broad, as I would work on dogs from start to finish, with a variety of breed, size, coat types and client requirements. At the end of the course I was exhausted, but left feeling confident about starting my own grooming practice. 

Regarding my overall stay – I honestly was not expecting to enjoy the 2 weeks as much as I did. My room and facilities were lovely. The location is gorgeous, lush and green. I really appreciate how welcome I was made to feel in their home. 
I came to Posh Pets to learn, which I did – and in addition, I met many lovely people in a beautiful setting. Thank you for everything Posh Pets team!

Finnish student Elina Virtanen from Abu Dhabi – 10 days Groomers Course 5th April 2016

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