James Bennett Grooming Academy

Award Winning

Voted Brisbane’s Best Grooming Salon 2020 & 2021 by the Courier Mail

Quality Products

Only the best products used on your beloved dog!

Excellent Services

A wide range of grooming services for dogs of all sizes!

Professionally Trained

Our team are all professionally certified, nothing but the best for your pooch.

About The Teacher

James Bennett is an Award winning Entrepreneur, world Renowned Groomer, poodle breeder, industry leader and authority in grooming.

Having worked in the industry in other salons, James has taken his knowledge, beliefs and expertise to make his salon  La Casa De Pooch “Brisbane’s Best Grooming Salon” 2 years in a row.

With over 10 years of experience showing, breeding poodles and travelling the world leaning the art of grooming James prides the salon on its high end service,

James is a mutli award winning master dog groomer and highly decorated groomer hosting grooming seminars across the word and in Australia. A 3rd generation poodle breeder & dog groomer, James is a renowned poodle person across the world and is highly regarded among the top Poodle people in the world and he is also known as one of Australia’s top groomers. James and his Partner Kirri are both very successful breeders and dog show exhibitors with there Poodles & Siberian Huskies.

James specialises in all hand scissoring, Poodle grooming and desheds. He is Known as  the Mr Scissor Hands in the grooming industry.  He prides the salon on its attention to detail and only using the best products to get the best results.

Grooming Courses

Bather & Dryer Course

If you are new to the industry and wanting to join this is the course for you. This is a 5 day course all hands on learning the art and expertise of bathing and drying. This course will cover Bathing & Drying on all coat types, de-shedding, how a salon operates, tools for the job, nail trimming, the best products in the salon to use & more. $3000 Monday – Friday.

Grooming Courses

Beginner Course

This course is all about the art of dog grooming. Focusing on the importance of the bathing and drying prep work, basic scissoring, clipping, hygiene grooms, de-sheds, anatomy, and styling of dogs. This course is a great one for someone wanting to start in the industry on the right foot.

The course is very hands on and is completed over 5-week. During your course you can become a fully certified groomer and complete the Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) (ACM30121) through Heiniger Academy. Our partnership with registered RTO Heiniger Academy allows you to be assessed by qualified assessors to obtain a nationally recognised qualification, your practical assessments will be completed on site during your course and the remainder of the Certificate III is completed on Heiniger’s online system.

(24 days Monday- Friday) Course cost $10 000 Plus Heiniger Academy Fees. For more information and enrolment on the Heiniger Academy course please visit www.heinigeracademy.com.au.

Grooming Courses

Intermediate Course

This course is a great course for people already in the industry working as a junior groomer/groomers assistant or someone less 3-4 years’ experience. This course focuses on the art of scissoring, clipping, de-sheds, anatomy, and the importance of giving the client the groom they are after.

This course offers options of a 1 and 2-week course (5 days Monday- Friday or 8 days Monday- Thursday) Course Cost 1 week course $4000 or 8 Day Course $5800

Grooming Courses

Advanced Course

The advance course focuses on hand scissoring, breed specific grooms (Poodles, West Highland White Terriers, Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Schnauzers and more). This course is all about the finer points, the finesse of grooming and the high attention to detail. How to run and structure a successful Grooming Business. This is multi course option (1 Day – $1000 , 1 week – $4000 or 8 days – $6000)
James Bennett Grooming Academy is different to many schools and prides itself on its intimacy of it’s course’s to allow the students to gain the most out of their experience in our academy.


*All courses are designed to be small intimate groups to focus on their needs and the experience to be more beneficial.

* Payment Plans Available

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