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, OCN L3 Pet First Aid Qualification, 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 email@example.com more more details and to book your place.
All courses take place at Shaw Dog Grooming Academy HQ - Oaklands, Fire Beacon Lane, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NE
Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Most courses commence at 9.30 and conclude at 4 pm
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
OCN Level 3 Pet First Aid Certificate
I am also a member of The Institute for Learning and the British Dog Groomers Association & The English Groomers Group.
OCN Level 3 Diploma
OCN Level 3 in Dog Grooming - please contact for further details.
6th August 2018
City & Guilds Level 2 (7763-2)
Looking for a New Career?
Our course really prepares any potential Dog Groomer for Industry. Be warned . . there are assignments to be completed . . but you will hit the ground running if you want to groom! Please e-mail Sam for more information or go to our Facebook page and see what our students get-up-to when they are training!
3rd October 2018
OCN Pet First Aid Level 3 for Pet Care Professionals
with Liza Cox RVN LCGI. Apply to Sam for an application form.
Accredited with Heavenlyz
4th October 2018
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking
City & Guilds