Course curriculum

  • 1

    Navigating this course

  • 2

    Life as a Groomer

  • 3

    How to Create the Even Annual Income

    • The Self Resolving Diary

    • The Building Blocks

    • Self Resolving Diary Rules

    • Reflective Questions

  • 4

    Self Care

    • You deserve as much care as you give your clients

    • Helpful Resources

    • Reflective Question

  • 5

    The New You!!

    • Make the plan, Take control, Enjoy your work again!!

    • Your Mission ....

    • Reflective Question



Jenny Hale LCGI

Jenny’s successful grooming business has been established full-time since 1995 in Rathfarnham, Dublin and for 4 years part time prior to this both  in Dublin and London. City and Guilds 7750 qualified, achieving a distinction. Winner of City & Guild Student of the Year award . Continuing on to do a BDGA Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming in conjunction with British Dog Groomers Association. Jenny also completed a Teaching Certificate with NUI Maynooth Member of the Guild of Master Groomers since 2005. Awarded City & Guild Licentiateship award in 2006. Before moving into grooming full-time, Jenny worked for 8 years as a veterinary nurse in Dublin and London. Founder member of the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association  & committee member for 10 years. Winner of IPDGA “Irish Groomer of the Year” 4 times - 2000, 2001, 2005  and again 2010. Runner up Irish Groomer of the Year 1998 and 2003. Member of the Team to represent Ireland at the World Grooming Championships 1999 in London, 2005 in Mont Pellier and 2007 in Milan. Jenny has competed & won awards at numerous dog grooming competitions including Intergroom {USA}, Eurogroom {London},Ciseaux D’Or {France}, British, Scottish & Irish Championships’ . She has also had the privilege to be asked to Judge at Eurogroom, British and Irish Championships. Jenny offered vocational grooming tuition since 2003 Jenny was an examiner for City & Guilds  Jenny is fully certified as a Canine First Responder and is also an instructor for this qualification. She currently own 2 poodles called Beaux & Tango along with a Chinese Crested Creole but has owned three other poodles, an old english sheepdog and a cross breed previously. She is also very involved with agility.


Karina Kerrigan LCGI, MHAO, CFR1

I have worked in the animal industry full time since 1987. Primarily in the grooming industry. Being a self taught groomer drove a passion for learning and a deeper understanding of the career. I am a founder member of the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association. A body set up in the mid 1990s by conscientious groomers to raise the standard of Grooming in Ireland. I have also competed many times in Ireland and won Irish Groomer of the Year, Individual Groomer, Scissor, Hand-Strip and Clipped Classes during those years. I also competed in UK and was placed in the hand-strip Gundog Experienced group. I competed in Europe as part of the Irish grooming team on three occasions. Through the years I have worked towards industry led exams and I qualified in City and Guilds 7750, the BDGA Higher Diploma, LCGI with City and Guilds and am a member of the Guild of Master Groomers. I also completed a Teaching Certificate with NUI Maynooth. To promote Canine First Aid, Health & Safety, I studied, qualified and am now a Canine First Responder and Instructor. I have also studied Animal Energy Healing. The passion now is to pass on as much knowledge as I can to the future generations of groomers.