Paws Galore Training School
The Paws Galore Training School was set up to
help anyone who would like to start a career in dog grooming or would just like
to groom their own dog.
We offer courses to suit all requirements and
the courses are run and taught by Sue who is Level 3 City & Guilds trained
and has years of experience to pass on to potential students.
The courses take place in the Paws Galore salon
based in Ewenny Garden Centre. We take a
maximum of 4 students per course, so that you get the full attention of the
The salon has electric baths, electric and
hydraulic tables and various finishing dryers, blasters and clippers. We also provide your scissors for the course.
We offer the following courses:-
Introduction to Dog Bathing and Drying
This course is an introduction to the grooming business on a
practical level, enabling you to gain skills in canine grooming and styling at
beginner level. Upon completion of both levels, you will have learnt all of
the basic skills required to work as a dog groomer. It is
important to practice and perfect your skills, either through work placement or
employment within a grooming salon. Previous learners have gone on to start
their own dog grooming business.
The course will require students to present course work each week
and to undertake their own research - you will be provided with a course
file on the first afternoon.
Dogs will be provided unless you are able to bring your own.
course is a 15 week course for 4 hours per week.
will give you 12 credits
of this course is £750.00
course can also be tailored to be completed over 4 weeks and the benefit of
attending Paws Galore Training School is that you will be training in a busy
working salon which will give you much more experience and you will be using
the latest tools and equipment.
Advanced Dog Grooming Techniques
This course is intended as a follow-on course from the
Introduction course and take you further on your journey as a Dog Groomer by
covering the following:-
Understand grooming techniques
Evaluate a range of different styles appropriate to the dog breed
Analyse and describe new and changing styles
Evaluate advanced scissoring, clipping, handstripping and styling
on a variety of dog breeds
Demonstrate the ability to style specialised dog breeds to an
Evaluate techniques used for grooming a dog
Maintain tools and equipment to a professional standard, following
Be able to demonstrate finishing touches to the groomed dog
Evaluate the way in which specific advanced grooming techniques
can be used when camouflaging perceived faults in the dog
Evaluate balance and symmetry in the individual dog
Evaluate the use of grooming products and explain reasons for
course is a 10 week course for 3 hours per week.
course will give you 6 credits.
of this course is £450.00
course can also be fast-tracked to suit you and can be completed in a shorter
time to get you on the first rung of the ladder as a Dog Groomer.
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Dog
This course is aimed at people new to the
industry. It is an important grounding
in learning the fundamental basics to working in a grooming salon, including
bathing and drying dogs, maintaining equipment, how to control and restrain
dogs, and maintaining cleanliness and biosecurity. It is also a progression route to the Level 3
The Assessment requirements for this course are
salon-based practical assessments, an online test and theory assignments.
This course can be:-
12 Days –
City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant – tuition and
qualification + Study Book and Level 2 Equipment Set.
of this course is £1750.00
20 days -
City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant - tuition and
qualification plus trimming and
styling + 2 Study Books and Level 3 Equipment Set.
of this course is £3,500.00
2 Days -
City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant – For those who
already have training and experience to Level 2 standard.
of this course is £500.00
City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Walking
½ Day course for professional dog walkers
of this course is £175.00
City & Guilds Level 2 Pet Sitting
½ Day course for professional pet sitters.
of this course is £175.00
Free Taster Day
The opportunity to so some bathing and drying
and chat to the tutor, staff and students.
Basic grooming techniques on your own dog.
tuition may be required depending on the breed of dog.
½ Day = £50.00
Full Day = £100.00
We can tailor make any course to suit your
requirements, just ask Sue for more details.
Payment is £100.00 deposit to secure your place
and the balance to be paid on the first day of the course.
Past students have gone on to set up their own
successful businesses and work for other groomers