Advancing our students' knowledge to deliver science-endorsed methods that will increase their confidence in handling "difficult" dogs and cats using positive and ethical techniques that reflect a more animal-centred perspective.
Through the implementation of updated behaviour and training theory and practical methods in the context of grooming, students are able to work with dogs and cats in a way that promotes safety and achieves cooperation
Supporting our students as they transition to a more holistic practice involves encouraging them to invest in their own self care, implementing exercises and tasks designed to prevent a build up of stress.
How we started & academy achievements
The Academy was founded in 2020 by Bestselling Author and Qualified Professional Groomer and Behaviourist, Stephanie Zikmann.
It has went on to recognised and awarded for 'Best Holistic Pet Grooming Company - UK 2021' and 'Best Holistic Grooming Course Provider - Scotland 2022' the Luxlife Awards among other awards.
We have been awarded 'Scotland's Best Innovative Pet Business 2022' at Scottish Pet Awards.
We have been awarded "Best Pet Related Business 2022" at the Animal Star Awards.
Our latest nominations are for "Best Online Course and Training Provider 2023" at The CPD Awards.
We have featured in numerous media outlets as part of several prestigious events and conferences including Puppy Summit 2022, Pupfest 2021, Walking Into Winter 2020 and 2022 and more.
Our mission is to support and encourage professional groomers to invest and learn updated and science-endorsed ways to ethically work with animals in a positive, low-stress, animal-centred way.
Affiliations & Accreditations
We are proud to be supported by some of the worlds most well-respected pioneers in ethical training & research within the Pet Care Sector including, Ethologist Dr Marc Bekoff; Founder of Pet Professional Network, Helen Motteram; Founder of Barket Place, Caroline Wilkinson; Founder of Welfare for Animals, Ruby Leslie; and Founder of the Do No Harm® community, Linda Michaels M.A Psychology.
All of our Diploma's are accredited through the Complementary Medical Association and Certified through CPDUK demonstrating our commitment to providing the highest standard of education all from the comfort of your own home.
We are currently working towards obtaining Governed Qualification Status via the Scottish Qualifications Authority.