Canis Finest Dog Grooming

Osney Hill Farm, North Leigh, Witney OX29 6PJ

Canis is a family-run business located on the outskirts of Witney, Oxfordshire. We love grooming dogs - We strive to work closely with our customers to get the perfect groom for your best friend.

Rest assured- We have incredible staff and equipment, high standards for hygiene and safety.
We are a Pet Industry Federation quality-assured grooming salon, and members of the British Dog Grooming Association, and proud members of The Groomers' Spotlight.

Alongside our grooming studio, we run a Pet Industry Federation (PIF) accredited training school teaching our students to achieve their City & Guilds qualifications.

We are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 9AM - 5PM. Call us on 01993 702558 to make an appointment.


Full Groom

Have your best friend groomed to show-quality or a much needed tidy up.

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Part Grooms

If your dog is not ready for a full groom, a part groom would be the best option.

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Teeth Cleaning

Does your dog have stinky breath? We have just the thing! Teeth Cleaning

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Special Treatments

We Use the Best Equipment and Products. We offer a range of Services.

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Covid-19 Business Update

We have now fully returned to work. Please call or email for an appointment and we will get back to you with a date/time. New procedures are in operation - we prefer that you do not enter our building, and we will come outside to you to consult, pick up/hand back your dog. We prefer that you pay us using payment links sent to your phone.

Feel free to contact us with any enquiries, we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Osney Cottage, Osney Hill Farm, Witney Road, North Leigh, Witney, OX29 6PJ
  • We are located on the A4095 between Witney and North Leigh

We Offer Courses From Entry level to Professional Qualifications.

City & Guilds Courses

At Canis we offer beginner to professional training courses. We offer Level 2 and Level 3 Courses. Our City & Guilds courses are intensive and thorough - 8 days of work experience with us including a first aid course. Canis training is delivered by Judy, professional dog groomer in a fully operational grooming salon and business, these courses include business and marketing content.

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Level 2 City & Guild Certificate - 8 Days of Work Experience + 20 Training Days

The Level 2 course is for beginners, the course includes 8 days of work experience, followed by 20 days of training and a (RCVS) First Aid course. Students will become familiar with the Salon, equipment, terminology and the fundamental dog grooming skills. At Canis we emphasise the practical elements of dog grooming which will give students confidence in the theory element of the course. A Level 2 course is a great start for professional dog grooming.

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Level 3 City & Guild Diploma in Dog Grooming - 40 Training Days

The Level 3 qualification is intended for those seeking a professional qualification and wishing to work confidently without supervision. The course will require students to put complex theory into practice and to improve the skill of the groomer beyond the beginner level. The course will prepare the student as they will be tested on their theory and assessed before a grooming professional in Bedford.

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Information for Experienced Groomers, Entry Level and Combined Level 2 and Level 3 Courses

At Canis we offer bespoke courses for all skill levels to suit your needs. If you are already a groomer and have experience we can fast track you towards your qualifications. Canis also offers taster days if you unsure whether or not to Train at Canis. Alternatively if you are looking for a very basic course without the qualifications or simply wish to learn to groom your own dog then we can help you do this.

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Find out the latest Information and Updates from Canis

New Customers

Canis is always welcoming new customers - whether you have puppy or an older dog - Its never too late to give your pooch the finest groom. Find out how to book your first groom at Canis and how you can prepare your dog for the day.

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Payments, Rebooking and Cancellations

For information on Payments, Rebooking and Cancellations.

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The Typical Grooming Session

Find out what your dog gets up to while they are at Canis. Ever wondered why it takes so long or how exactly your dog looks unbelievably better after a trip to Canis?

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Customers with Puppies

Puppies need to be groomed too! If you would like your newest member of the family looking cuter than cute then get your puppy groomed by the professionals at Canis.

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Customers with Cross Breeds

Canis Specialises in all dogs - In all shapes and Sizes - We get lots of Cross' at Canis and can accommodate any look and style you desire. We will discuss with you how you want your dog to look and we will give them the finest groom.

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Customers with Hand-Stripped Dogs

Canis offers specialist Hand-Stripping. Hand-stripping is a less frequent but a necessary style of grooming. Hand-stripping takes time and preparation so it is important to know what to expect with Hand-stripped coats.

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Vacancies and Work Experience

Find out what opportunities there are at Canis. We are a small grooming salon in Witney- space is limited but we will consider People who are enthusiastic about dogs.

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Groomer and Tutor

A qualified professional groomer and trainer, and experienced dog owner and exhibitor

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Chloe holds the professional City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Dog Grooming Stylists

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Grooming Assistant

Qualified with City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

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Centre Manager

When you phone us for an appointment, then you are most likely to speak to Nigel

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Past Events

City & Guilds 7763-03 Practical Exams18 Oct 2020Canis, Oxfordshire
Higher Level Diploma Practical Exams27 Sep 2020Canis, Oxfordshire