SDG logo
home image

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, 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 sam@shawdoggrooming.co.uk 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

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
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.


Forthcoming Courses

Dates TBC

OCN Level 3 Diploma

£5,860

36 days

Looking for a New Career?
The new OCN Level 3 course will follow a 3 day week format for 12 weeks. Mondays & Wednesdays & Fridays - Our course really prepares any potential Dog Groomer for Industry . . 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!
2 PLACES AVAILABLE

Attainment