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Due to Covid 19, our training academy is currently closed. Sadly we are not able to enrol any new students at this time.

We are still taking enquiries please contact us if your are interested in future training and we will add you to our waiting list.

Dog Grooming Courses & Training in Dartford, Kent.

Why choose a career in dog grooming?

Dog grooming is a great choice for anyone wanting a rewarding and flexible career. Everyday is different on our dog grooming course and will bring both happiness and challenges, dog grooming requires patience, a caring nature, a need to give the best service and an artistic flair. 

Dog grooming can be anything you want it to be, a full time exciting career that will take you around the country competing in dog grooming shows,  learning new skills and evolving to be the best you can be, working with a team within a commercial salon, also flexibility as much or as little as you like, working from home, around your commitments. This is especially great for parents, people wanting to slow down or around a part time job to boost your income. 

Depending on your situation there are many options for setting up a salon from home, converting a garage or log cabin, utility room or other and you  also can have ready made salons delivered to your garden. Or you might want to go mobile, from a ready made grooming van or trailer, or simply groom from clients homes, with a mobile trolley table.

We are happy to help you decide which is the best way for you if you have not already chosen, we can advise on equipment, salon set up, and on our dog grooming course you will learn how to run and manage a safe successful business. We only take a maximum of 3-4 students per day between a tutor and an assistant, We are very flexible with our training, we can work around your lifestyle offering one to four days per week, full days or half days. Our dog grooming courses are quality assured by Summit Groomer Training Group and well structured following structured course plan and criteria. We will provide you with full practical training and homework support,  help build your confidence and hold your hand through the whole enjoyable journey. 

Begin your Dog Grooming Career

Dog Grooming Courses in Dartford, Kent

Your Tutor

I am Sue the Owner of Woodland Paws,  I am a fully qualified City & Guilds Tutor & Assessor, with over 5 years tutoring and 10 years industry experience. I originally trained at a school just like ours, changing a 12 year office career, so I understand what a big step it is, and am happy to ease your mind with any questions and passing on as much knowledge and experience as I can. I have a passion for learning and teaching and improving my skills, so I can pass this on to my students . We are very proud and passionate at Woodland Paws about creating excellent & kind dog groomers, that will help raise the standards of this industry and welfare of all pet grooms. 

Our Dog Grooming Training Centre in Dartford, Kent

Why choose a Dog Grooming Course with us?

  • Profession grooming training for beginners  no experience or previous training necessary
  • City & Guils Level 2 Qualification
  • Further training and qualification fast track for existing groomers or those wishing to take a refresher course  
  • Full theory support & Salon set up advise
  • Training for dog owners wishing to maintain their dogs between visits or groom from home
  • No more than three/four students per day to ensure 100% training
  • Flexible courses offering one to four days per week, (Weds - Sat) full days or half days.
  • Optional work experience at the end of your course

Summit Dog Grooming Training Group

Woodland Paws Professional Groomer Course 25 Days - £3,950

Includes City & Guilds Level 2 Qualification & 

a luxury starter kit worth £650

City & Guilds Level 2 is a professional Assistant Groomer qualification and is the prerequisite qualification to the Level 3 Diploma. Our Professional groomer course will teach you how to groom to a high commercial standard, This course covers Animal welfare, safe handling, Preparing a dog for styling, clipping, scissoring, blending and pet breed styling. We cover all you need to know about the industry regulations and setting up your own business. This course will give you the opportunity to start your grooming career, with a recognised qualification, It will give you a head start and prepare you for your Level 3 Diploma, should you wish to take that in the future. 

Taster Days available £80 (deducted from course when booked)

Come and join us, ask questions, meet fellow students and check we are the right school  and its the right career choice for you.


Get in touch

Woodland Paws

21 The Brent DA1 1YD, Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

01322 221124


Open today

10:00 – 17:00