PAWS COTTAGE DOG GROOMING
COATS DOG GROOMING
COLLAR & COMB
COUNTRY BARN DOG GROOMING
BLOOM NATURAL DOG GROOMING
DORY'S DOG CUTZ & WALKIES
THE WAGG CLUB
MOLLY'S & FRIENDS DOG HOTEL AND GROOMING
4 YOUR PAWS ONLY
When I made the decision to change career and become a dog groomer I did lots of research into what would be the best approach to attain my goals. I found South Coast Dog Grooming Academy and it was the perfect fit for me. Sarah Fowler and the team have been so supportive throughout my training and continue to support after as well. The training course covers how to groom different breeds to a high standard and also covers First Aid and advice on starting and managing a business giving me a real foundation on which to establish my salon. The importance of safe dog handling and animal welfare is paramount and I had the opportunity to groom many lovely pups which was wonderful. A special shout out to Sarah Wyard, Support Trainer, who was so kind throughout and made a mean cuppa! Thank you to all at SCDGA - Sam at Pampered Paws Dog Grooming
Couldn’t recommend SCDGA enough! From the day I started they all made me feel so comfortable and it was such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere there. I started off with no confidence and doubting that I would be capable of dog grooming but I have set up my own business! It also helps knowing I have Sarah and Hannah at the end of the phone if I ever need them, they are all people who I hope to stay in contact with forever! Thank you for everything! - Pearly Paws
South Coast Dog Grooming Academy really are great. From the moment I first enquired right through to when I joined they were exceptional at answering all my questions. They are super welcoming and i learnt so much from them. I love how hands-on you are from the moment you walk through the door. In my experience its the best way to learn!
Everyone was always there to help and offer advise, even now running my own business they still offer support and advice. You don't just learn a trade you become part of a community and I am so glad i made that decision. I was sold the moment I spoke to Hannah last year. All the ladies are lovely, anyone reading this, sign up, you really wont be disappointed! - Heads or Tails
Sarah and her team at SCDGA have all been amazing in coaching and supporting me through my dog grooming training experience. The academy has equipped me with the skills and hands on experience to enable me to set up my own thriving business. All aspects of the business are covered so you leave the academy with a real sense of confidence but also with comfort that the team are there for ongoing support. If you are looking to pursue a career in dog grooming, then I would highly recommend SCDGA without a doubt. - Claire Carrington
I had wanted to get into dog grooming for such a long time and had been procrastinating for years. Finally biting the bullet, I searched for academies to train at, and I kept coming back to the same one - SCDGA. From my first day I knew that I had made the best decision. Sarah and the team are the loveliest ladies, I couldn't have asked for more supportive and encouraging teachers. They have given me the confidence that I desperately needed to set up and go out on my own, and for that I will forever grateful. I honestly loved every minute of my time at the academy - I didn't want the course to ever end.
For anybody thinking about going into grooming, I cannot recommend SCDGA highly enough! - Gemma
What can I say, SCDGA is a very special place and Sarah and her team are just amazing!! From the very first of the course I was made to feel very welcome, relaxed and included. This course is very hands on from the minute you step in the door and you get to groom a wide variety of breeds with all the guidance needed.
I will be forever grateful for my time at the academy it has given me the confidence to go on my own and have a career doing something I truly love! 5 stars all the way! – Toni Amos
FRANKIE & FRIENDS
"Just WOW, from start to finish Sarah and her team have been absolutely amazing, very knowledgeable and highly skilled. Thanks to South Coast Dog Grooming Academy I’m now a qualified dog groomer with amazing confidence to which I have now opened my own boutique dog grooming salon which is doing fantastic. Without Sarah and her team I would never have been able to have such an amazing career for my future. There is also a fantastic support group for after you have qualified so you’ll never feel on your own.
Sarah is a gorgeous person, down to earth and someone you can have a laugh and a joke with, everyone there makes you feel at home. Great atmosphere and training academy!
Don’t hesitate, book your course, I promise you won’t regret it!"
Lucy - Frankie & Friends
THE GROOMING BARR
"Loved my time at here - best thing I ever did. Have an amazing time training and what a lovely, welcoming, experienced bunch of people. Even after leaving the support, you get it incredible and would highly recommend to anyone. Best place to go for training!"
Poppy Barr – The Grooming Barr
"Last year I took the decision to follow my love for dogs and train to become a groomer. I found it difficult to find an academy which could tailor to my needs of only being available on weekends. I knew straightaway that I wanted to join Sarah and her team from the moment I met them, they were so friendly and welcoming.
I loved how hands on the course was, as this is how I tend to learn best. It was nice to know that once leaving the academy, I wasn't on my own. The continuous support they give you is great & I can't recommend them enough. They gave me the confidence to start up by myself & I can finally say that I enjoy what I do! "
Shannon Jackson, Fur Baby
The Barking Barnet
“I'm so pleased that I chose to do the SCDGA course. When I chose this course, the thing that stood out to me the most was the personal touch, and it really didn't disappoint. Sarah and all the teachers at the academy are so helpful and knowledgeable, they have a genuine interest in every student succeeding and this makes it’s a really lovely environment to learn in. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to open their own dog grooming business.” – Louise Adlam, The Barking Barnet
“After training at South Coast Dog Grooming Academy, I feel totally confident and capable at grooming dogs of all breeds and temperaments. I started as a complete beginner and hadn’t done anything like this before but, have thoroughly enjoyed learning everything about grooming and dogs in great detail.
All the tutors – Sarah, Sarah & Hannah have so much knowledge in what they do and are incredibly helpful with the practical work as well as the theory studies. I would highly recommend studying at south coast dog grooming academy!” – Monika Karonska
“It’s hard to know where to start as I’ve just loved every minute of my time at South Coast Dog Grooming Academy. Sarah and the team are amazing, they were so welcoming from the moment I enquired about the course, and have been nothing but supportive, caring and fun throughout! I am genuinely going to miss being there every Saturday, but I know that they are always there if I have any queries along my grooming journey. The course has given me the knowledge and confidence to build my dog grooming business and deliver high quality grooms, and I cannot thank them enough. For anyone looking to learn about all aspects of dog grooming and setting up your own business, I cannot recommend this course enough.” – Laura Scott
Paws Cottage Dog Grooming
“Did my 20 week dog grooming training at SCDGA and from signing up in lockdown to finishing my course I was kept up to date with starting date, we did the first aid online which was very informative. They are flexible with days, I did mine every Saturday for 20 weeks other came and did 2-3-4 days and finished earlier. My time there was great, we learnt all aspects you need to start up your own company successfully and competently. Social media advice, equipment help was also given.
I am confident to do all breeds of dog that have come my way and it’s all down to the support I was given at SCDGA. I highly recommend them and their encouragement".
Very happy student, Cheryl - Paws Cottage
COATS Dog Grooming
“My choice to train as a groomer at SCDGA was the best decision for me. The course is very well developed and delivered with patience and understanding. Sarah and staff are very quick to pick up on individual student’s pace and needs. The classes are small, really enjoyable and centred completely around the well being of the great range of dogs that regularly visit the training salon. The content is perfect for those wishing to become a safe, competent groomer in a relatively short time and there’s great business advice along the way. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
Lisa MacRorie - COATS Dog Grooming
"I completed my training with SCDGA in August 2021. Sarah and the team have been amazing, and I cannot thank them enough. They are all professional, approachable, and highly knowledgeable. Above all, they treat all the dogs with nothing but love, care, and respect – the dog’s welfare is their number 1 priority. I have been lucky to groom a wide variety of different breeds whilst training at the academy and with the guidance and support from Sarah and the team, my knowledge and confidence has grown so much over the 20 weeks. I fell in love with so many dogs – I know you shouldn't have favourites but – Suki, Pep, Jesse & Holly. I just love you (not forgetting the lovely Kobe)
I miss my Saturdays at the academy, however we have a fantastic ongoing support network, not only with Sarah and the team but also with fellow students and graduates- all at different stages. Some have already completed their course and others have just started. We can all share our experiences and support each other throughout our journeys.
Anybody looking for a career in dog grooming, I would highly recommend this course – you won’t regret it!"
Sam @ K9 Valentine
Collar & Comb
"After working in dentistry for over 30 years I desperately needed a change of career. I found South Coast Dog Grooming Academy and booked onto their course. I loved it. It was the best thing I ever did. Sarah and the staff were so brilliantly patient with a huge amount of knowledge. They are kind and passionate about their teachings and they continue to support me whenever I need any help or advice.
Your course was the best thing I ever did. I am finally living my dream. I absolutely love my job and it's thanks to you and your amazing staff. If anyone is considering doing it. Go for it, you will love it!"
Jane Linton - Collar & Comb
“The best decision I made in 2020 was to take a course in dog grooming at South coast dog grooming academy not only was it relaxed & great fun but it set me up to start my own business which has always been my dream. Every day I look forward to meeting my gorgeous doggy clients. The after care & continued support by Sarah is second to none. I would urge anybody who’s deliberating to just take the plunge and do it you won’t regret it!”
Gaynor - Country Paws Dog Grooming
“I came to that point that In my life where I was unsure of what I wanted to do next.
Dogs have always been my biggest passion in life, but jobs that are dog related are so hard to come by. The idea of grooming dogs for a living seemed so unreal for me, but I hopped onto Google to see what was in my local area. Multiple choices came up, but I was drawn to South Coast Dog Grooming Academy. I emailed their Sales Manager, Hannah and she was lovely and very helpful, she supplied me with all the information I needed, and I paid my deposit, got my starting date and was ready to go.
I can honestly say I enjoyed every single day that I attended the academy, and I was so sad when I had completed the course.
Sarah who runs the academy is just wonderful, she is such a good teacher and I have learnt so much from her. All her staff are kind, helpful and so supportive! They'll answer all your questions and help you wherever you need it. I would highly recommend this course as I feel like I have learnt so much from SCDGA, I feel confident enough that I'll have a job with dogs for life!”
"I have started my training to become dog groomer at SCDGA last year and never looked back! From day one I was made to feel really welcome in my class, all the girls that work there really friendly and helpful. The main thing we were not overloaded with theory (don't get me wrong you still have to do it!), but practical side was the most useful from day one! Sarah is very supportive and always on the other end of the phone whenever you need an advice while you train or days, weeks even months after you finished! Thank you SCDGA for opening a path in my life that I will never regret as becoming a dog groomer was THE BEST decision I have ever made!"
Country Barn Dog Grooming
"I looked at all the different avenues and qualifications when I decided to train as a dog groomer. South Coast Dog Grooming Academy ticked the boxes for me as it gave a full directive not only in how to handle and groom all breeds and temperaments but it strongly supported how to set up your dog grooming business. This course is the complete package in how to run a successful business within the dog grooming industry. You are totally supported from the start, during and at the end of the course with a postgraduate student support group. The training is detailed but also fun and I enjoyed every minute of my course. I was sad to leave but very excited to set up in my new career. Sarah and her team are professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. If this is an industry you are thinking of training in, then I would highly recommend SCDGA!"
Bloom Natural Dog Grooming
"I can’t thank Sarah and her team enough for the training, support and ongoing guidance they have given me during my intense dog grooming course at the Academy. The course provided me with the skills and confidence to groom dogs with a knowledgeable and caring touch as well as how to start and build a business. The course helps make the dream of becoming a dog groomer full time possible and practical. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and would recommend it anyone that wanted to learn to groom their own dogs, those that want to work in a salon, or those who want to start and run a fully fledged business of their own. Thanks Sarah and your wonderful team."
Dory’s Dog Cutz & Walkies
"I completed my training at SCDGA in April 2021 and it was the best decision I’ve ever made! Sarah and the team have not only trained me in dog grooming but have also supported me in building my own dog grooming & walking business. I started this course with just a love for dogs and zero experience in grooming now I can safely say that I’m even more of a crazy dog lady and a professional dog groomer!"
Tilly Holden - The Wagg Club
"I joined my training with Sarah in May and it was the best decision I made! Sarah is so down to earth, very knowledgeable and a great laugh. She was able to teach me to a high standard of dog grooming and continues to offer support when needed. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a career in dog grooming!".
Sally-Anne Hall - Molly's & Friends Dog Hotel and Grooming
"I thoroughly enjoyed the training with Sarah and her team at South Coast Dog Grooming Academy. They made me welcome from the very start, put me at ease and always encouraged me to do well. Sarah made training fun but also ensured we were fully clued up when it came to health and safety, dog handling and all the aspects of practical dog grooming.
I would absolutely recommend Sarah, I have left with a mountain of knowledge and grooming skills that have allowed me to start my own business with clients straight away. I was sad when the course finished as I had enjoyed it so much but also very excited for my future. All of Sarah’s team are wonderful and helped me in some way which I am true my grateful for."
Nicky partridge @4YourPawsOnly
"I honestly cannot thank sarah and her brilliant team at south coast dog grooming academy for what they have done for me. They literally have changed my life, they made me so welcome from the start and gave me the confidence I needed to start my own business. I came away with so much knowledge, new skills, confidence and friendships. If anyone wants to get into this industry there is no question these are the guys to train with. They are so much more than an academy. I was sad to leave but excited for my new adventure!"
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