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Shaw Dog Grooming Academy (est 2013)

Sam has been teaching students Dog Grooming Skills for the last 10 years and established her own training school in 2013 after spending 5 years writing and delivering courses for Bicton College as an Animal Care Lecturer.

In 2014 SDGA proudly joined forces with Heavenlyz and became a member of their approved City & Guilds Training Satellite Centres.

We current deliver the City & Guilds Level 2 (7763-02) and Level 3 (7763-03) Dog Grooming Qualifications, Pet First Aid, Canine Massage Courses, 1-1 Dog Grooming for Pet & Owner, 5 Day Key Skills to Dog Grooming to be completed prior to the 5 Day Foundation Course in Clipping & Hand Stripping, Taster days and Grooming Assessment Days.

Please email Sam at more more details and to book your place.

All courses take place at Shaw Dog Grooming Academy HQ - 7 Mill Street Ottery St Mary Devon EX11 1AB
Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Most courses commence at 9.30 and conclude at 4 pm

Sam Shaw - Course Instructor

I have had a series of colourful careers - hairdresser, Set and Stage designer, Youth Worker, Bank attendant! I came into the dog grooming business because I couldn't get my own dog groomed and set about doing him myself! I went to Bicton College and took a course in dog grooming. From day one I knew I had found something that would for fill all my passions and utilise the skills that I had already.

I have always said - Grooming is like creating art on legs - It's fantastic to help people move forward with their aims and ambitions and to see their dreams fulfilled into becoming a professional dog groomer.

Qualifications include -
Level 3 NPTC Professional Diploma as Dog Grooming Stylist
Level 3 City & Guilds Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Pet First Aid Certificate

I am also a member of The Institute for Learning and the British Dog Groomers Association & The English Groomers Group.

Forthcoming Courses