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       Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School.
              Your Future, Is our Passion - Give us a call 01443-524141/07572593548


We understand that accommodation is a important factor when choosing to study away from home and we ty to ensure that the accommodation we provide is of the highest standard for you to be able to learn in a safe, secure and enjoyable environment.

living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. For the majority of our students this will be the first time away from home and we therefore make every effort to support students in their transition and make their experience as easy as possible. Most of our residential learners have loved their time spent with us, there are loads of attractions which are easily accessible by train or bus journey. We have a Morrison's Supermarket, Indian/Chinese take-away, post office, chemist, hairdressers, beauty parlours and loads more to  keep you occupied.

20 Day Weekend Dog Grooming Course

Course Code: S2F20WEEKEND

Course Cost £3000 (You chose the days you work)

Have you always wanted to learn to groom but need to still carry on with your current job and responsibilities? We can offer you a 20 Day Weekend Course, The course will run on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays over a 10-20 week period. The course is aimed at those wishing to start a professional career in dog grooming and will give you the skills required and plenty of hands-on experience with a variety of breeds. This course will also give you the skill to work as a dog groomer straight away.

Our course includes:

1) Correct handling of dogs in the salon environment
2) Health checking and recognising problems
3) Grooming dogs to breed standard or owners requirements
4) Clipping, scissoring and hand stripping
5) Ear, and nail maintenance
6) Health and safety in the salon
7) Guidance in running your own salon and customer relations

8) We will also include a Dog First aid certificate.

Students may bring in their own, or friends and family dogs to work on.


22 Day Course-The Professional Career Course- 

Course Code: S2F22PROF

Monday to Friday (Students can do days to suit )

course cost £2850

This is a 22 day /120-142 hours full time course.

Each student has their own individual work station, with their own selection of tools, brushes, clippers and blade, and you work on your own dog, from start to finish.

From Grooming Novice to Professional Groomer!

Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming offers a unique training opportunity for exceptional individuals interested in a rewarding career in the pet grooming industry. You can be grooming in just over 4 weeks and ready to launch your new career. 

This is the course you will need if your aim is to start your own grooming business, or brush up on skills you already have. You will have 'hands- on' training from day 1 of the course on a wide variety of breeds and cross-breeds, and will be ready to get started with your own business by the end of the course.


This course gives students a chance to cover the basics in all aspects of dog grooming and the chance to handle a variety of breeds, big and small  in a salon environment. You will also get to see and be involved in the day to day running of the salon.

This course covers: scissoring skills

  • correct methods of Bathing ,Brushing and drying
  •  de-matting,  grooming tools required.
  • Correct handling & restraint of dogs
  • Nail care, and ear cleaning.
  • Health & Safety, Health checking, documenting, record keeping
  • Correct methods of clipping, trimming & styling
  • (Handling & lifting of dogs). moving to & from stations.
  • Dog grooming manual with diagrams, and notes
  • Theory for you to complete during your training.
  • Full professional advice given daily...
  • Help with health and safety at work,
  • Basic dog first Aid.
  • Breed recognition.
  • Grooming salon business management
  • Welcome, receive and care for customers.
  • Take client bookings over the telephone.
  • Each student will have their own support worker.

Students completing this course can go on and do their Level 2 Exam. 
A record of  skills and competencies is recorded throughout the course for the student to keep  as evidence of training and skills acquired. 

This course will not only allow you to achieve you level 2 qualification but will also give you the skill to work as a stylist straight away!!


On completion of the course you will be awarded a private training certificate from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School.

Please Note:  Some students benefit from a further 2 weeks practical training, which they can add at the end of this course. So don't panic, we are here to help, every step of the way!!

level 2  Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants - Theory and exams  - £690.00


30 Day (6 Weeks) Advanced Dog Grooming Course.

Course Code: S2F30ADVANCE

Cost: £3450  Time: 09.30–16.30 

Days of training Monday-Friday.

This course is open to those who wish to further their career in canine grooming and is an ideal stepping stone to do your City and Guilds exams.  You will receive practical tuition on one or two dogs during the day and study theory in your own time/class time with the assistance of a comprehensive theory study workbook specifically designed by Chantel to compliment the qualification requirements

You will gain experience, in how to identify the breed and coat type which will benefit from being hand-stripped rather than clipped, and you will have the opportunity to learn and perfect this simple technique.

Please Note: Dogs need to be ready to be hand-stripped, we cant simply strip dogs that are not ready. Some students will benefit from this, some will miss out, when we get the right dogs in as per owners requirements.

Dog grooming is a specialised industry which has different needs when considering such things as insurance, advertising, location, equipment etc. Your theory coursework will help you to make decisions and to save money in start-up costs. Beyond the skills of grooming you will gain experience in client relations and will receive a detailed information file which will assist you to get your business up and running. 
Industry marketing facts, advertising, web sites etc.

  •  Advice on the correct grooming equipment & suppliers,
  •  Dvd’s, literature continued support throughout the course
  •  Access to internet and printer.
  • Subjects you will study:

  • Salon Equipment usage and maintenance
  • Designing a Health Leaflet for your customers
  • Disposal of waste in the salon
  • Record card and checking clients information
  • Moving dogs within the salon
  • Completing Worksheets correctly
  • Health & Well Being of animals in our salon.
  • Plus loads, and loads more.

  • This course is very popular and extremely suitable for beginners or those with little experience who wish to enrol directly onto the Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants Exam. It is ideal for those who wish to Fast Track through the qualifications and start up their own dog grooming business or secure a job as a stylist. 

    Cost for the level 2 Dog Grooming Assistants exam: £690.00

    Cost for the level 3 Intro exam: £1450.00

    To apply is simple just Email, Paul using the contact form on the website and ask for the next available dates or phone us on 01443-524141

    Attendance:  Days can be booked at any interval to suit the student or carried out in a block.  Student training days are Monday – Friday.

    Payment is advance.

    1) PLUS: we will give you a student starter scissor set.

    2) PLUS:A Comprehensive Work and study Book and "Notes from the grooming Table".


    8 week (40 days) All-Inclusive Dog Grooming Course
    Course Code: S2S40INCLUSIVE
    Course Cost : £4250.00
    This is our most popular Career course at the moment.    

    This Professional Dog Grooming Course starts with the basic preparation skills as described on the Assistant Groomers Course and then goes further to cover all the skills and aspects of grooming which you will need to be able to groom all of the popular breeds which regularly visit a grooming salon. We will teach you how to use clippers to style a dog and set pattern lines. You will learn that, by choosing the right blade, you can do far more with clippers than just removing the coat. You will also learn how to handle scissors correctly and how to use scissors and thinning shears to create a style appropriate to the breed. Included in this course is tuition in HAND-STRIPPING, when we have suitable dogs booked in. This is a specialised skill which, unfortunately, is also becoming a rarity in many grooming salons. You will gain experience in how to identify the breed and coat type which will benefit from being hand-stripped rather than clipped, and you will have the opportunity to learn and perfect this simple technique. Beyond the skills of grooming you will gain experience in client relations and will receive a comprehensive work file which will assist you to get your business up and running. Dog grooming is a specialised industry which has different needs when considering such things as insurance, advertising, location, equipment etc. Your theory coursework will help you to make decisions and to save money in start-up costs .We add homework assignments to our daily work, which help the students work towards achieving great exam results.

    This is a intensive course especially on the practical training side, and students learn to work in a very busy salon environment and learn to adapt to various grooming scenarios which can only be experienced in a working salon day.

    1) First-Aid - Find out the types of first-aid situations which may occur and how these should be dealt with.
    2) Breeds, Appearance & Condition and Trimming - Learn how to plan work according to the client's request, the breed of dog and its appearance.
    3) Condition of the Work Area - Revise the importance of maintaining the condition of the work area in the salon
    4) Environmental Damage & Waste - Learn about the possible environmental damage that could occur and how to respond.
    5) General Health, Welfare & Preventative Care - Describe how to promote the health and general welfare of animals and minimise stress.
    6) Records & Importance of Keeping Records - Find out why records are required for management and legislative purposes and the importance of maintaining them
    7) Legislation & Codes of Conduct - Revise current Health and Safety legislation, animal welfare legislation & codes of practice
    8) Nutrition & Exercise - Learn why animals need exercise and how the type and amount varies at different stages in an animal's life.

    This is a 40 day /250-293 hours full time course. A record of  skills and competencies is recorded throughout the course by the student to keep  as evidence of training and skills acquired. No other training is required once the students finish this course.

      1) PLUS: We will supply you a basic dog grooming starter kit   and student scissor set.


      3) PLUS:A Comprehensive Work and study Book and Pocket guide "Notes  from the grooming Table"

     4) Dog First Aid Course included.

    On completion of the course you will be awarded a private training certificate from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School and a dog first aid certificate.

    Our Private Dog grooming Courses are run for everyone with a love of dogs. No experience needed!

    Stress free and fun learning environment.

    Thinking of a change in Career? Do you want to become a professionally trained dog groomer, having the freedom of your own business, own working hours, we have a wide range of courses, we have developed to help you choose, we can even get you your City and Guild Qualifications, if you choose to do them.
    Looking for something different with huge job satisfaction? 
    Hands on training, support, advice given after your course, you can be grooming in just 4-6 weeks training, to launch your new career.
                        Then Dog Grooming may just be for you!!
    All courses are intensive hands on practical grooming from day one and enable students to learn the skills necessary to work as a commercial groomer with a max of 4 students on any practical training day.
    We have a wide range of training dogs or students can arrange to bring dogs of there own to train on, the student will learn to grasp grooming techniques to produce not only breed standard but personality trims to set your styling apart from the rest.
    Students work in a modern open plan salon , we have 2 baths, all our grooming tables are electric, cabinet dryer, blasters, finishing dryers, clippers, scissors, blades, tools etc....for use by our trainees.
    Training runs all year round Monday to Friday and some Saturday morning training days are available all courses are flexible in attendance and tailored to suit so you can attend 1/2/3/4 days per week full or part-time.
    We offer continuous advice and support for all our past students, take a look at our recommendations.
    Students are provided with our own unique comprehensive manuals and styling charts designed exclusively for our courses.
    We have a passion to help others achieve their dreams, and improve the grooming standards of the industry.

    Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour Dog Grooming Courses

    Dog Grooming For A Living 

    Want to groom for a living in your own business? Be your own boss? Work with dogs? Do you have the desire and drive, to turn your love of dogs into a chosen career. Our professional  career course is your pathway to start your own grooming business. Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour offers private training in a small well equipped salon and designed to provide you with the skills you need to start your own dog grooming business. Your learning experience will be fast paced, varied and interesting. We emphasize precise artistic work, as well as your own creative work. Your time will be spent working with the dogs, supplied  kindly to us by our clients. Our private grooming training courses in dog grooming allow for a few students per course, with one tutor in attendance to ensure intensive and individual tuition. Students work with the most up to date equipment in air conditioned training facilities. Experience in a wide variety of breeds will be attained. Contact us to join one of our private dog grooming courses today...A life changing career could be yours!! 

    If You love dogs and you enjoy caring for them. Why not turn this passion into a career in dog grooming? you can do this alongside, being a dog walker, a pet sitter, the work in this sector is endless you could be working as a professional groomer, either for yourself or in a grooming salon, vets, pet shop, kennels and much more. Even better still you could be on your way to opening your very own pet grooming business.

      the training you can obtain from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School, will give you the sound footing required to set yourself up in a grooming business. Furthermore Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming, will help you with setup advice and guidance on all things related to running a successful grooming business.

    Why wait? Get in touch now and begin your journey toward a new professional career in pet grooming.

    Pre Requirement : Non except a love of dogs. Dog grooming involves long periods or standing and can be heavy work so we recommend all students are physically fit and up to date with tetanus.

    Give us a call today, or email. 01443-524141.


    The Beginners Taster Session - 

    Course Code: S2F1TASTER

    Course Cost £80.00 per day

    Pre Requirement: Non except a love of dogs.

    Dog grooming involves long periods or standing and can be heavy work so we recommend all students are physically fit and up to date with a Tetanus jab!

    Firstly we recommend a Taster Session

    This session is aimed at those students who wish to learn more about a career in dog grooming and this day course is  used as an induction to the grooming courses we run to see if grooming is the career for you. You will get some hands on experience throughout the session to see what grooming is all about and get an introduction into grooming basics, what you will learn on the Taster course, is you will observe other groomers at work, be able to ask questions.

    We will also give you all the information you need to get you started , you can ask us all the questions you need!!!!!!!

    Course duration: 1 x 4hr session 9.30am-1.30pm

    Course fee: £80 for this session

     an induction into grooming and is de-ducted

    off booking a full  grooming course!!!!!. We provide the students with uniforms.



    Course Cost £

    100.00 - per day

    For those who have some experience,  this can be, Not so much a course as an opportunity to polish up on skills already learned, or to gain further experience on specific breed trims. Perhaps you work alone and feel that you could improve your technique, or maybe you have been out of grooming for a while and want to take it up again but feel a little rusty.


    can work with you on a day by day basis to bring you up to date with grooming practices and to build up your speed. You will also have the opportunity to see and use the latest grooming equipment and learn some of the little time saving techniques to enhance your skills.

    1 Day Hand Stripping Course -£100.00


    e also offer evening classes from 6:00pm till 9:00pm


    6 day Taster course - The Assistant Groomers Course -

    Course Code: S2S6ASSIST

     This course gives you an insight into the world of dog grooming and prepares you for employment in a grooming salon as part of the professional grooming team. Your course will focus on the preparation of dogs for styling and you will gain experience in a wide variety of breeds. You will be taught all the basic grooming skills in preparing dogs for grooming and will learn how to use all of the specialised equipment including the automatic drying cabinet. You will work under constant supervision from our qualified and experienced salon trained staff who will do everything possible to assist you throughout your learning curve so that you feel supported and gain confidence. Our students are normally from colleges where they dont get to practice their grooming skills, but have gained their theory qualifications.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course is practical work and is covered over 6 days. This course is designed to teach you about Health and Safety in the grooming salon, Uses of grooming equipment Lifting and restraining dogs Brushing and de-matting using appropriate tools Cleaning ears Cutting nails and dew claws. Using shampoos and treatments Dealing with Parasites - (may be seasonal) Correct bathing procedures Correct drying procedures (including specialist drying cabinet and forced air blaster) Basic care of equipment, and Basic animal health care. You will also learn to develop your handling skills, we provide all the dogs.

    Course Cost £575 (10.30 am to 3.30pm)

    total hours training 33 -36  hours

    We do issue a Private Training Certificate for this course.


    12 day Course - Intermediate Dog Grooming Course.

    Course Code: S2F10INTER


    65- 70 hours  (Includes all of the above )


    As well as clipping, styling, trimming and scissor work. you will be able to build a portfolio demonstrating your ability  you have developed- Dog Grooming Assistants Course, this can be taken part time, for those working elsewhere as assistant groomers, or those needed a bit more confidence in their grooming, maybe updating a breed etc.....

    Our private dog grooming courses are carefully constructed.  Students will be issued with a comprehensive work book in which a detailed record of progress and skills acquired will be recorded throughout the course. This is your evidence of training and modules covered. You may bring in friends, family and your own dogs to work on, to build confidence. 

    Course cost £1250.00 (10.30 am to 3.30 pm).

     We do issue a Private Training Certificate.


                    17 Day Vocational Dog Grooming Course

    Course Code: S2F15VOCATION

    total hours training 97-100 hours

     Cost £1725 (10.30am- 3.30pm)         

    Ideal for students who have confidence in grooming and want to do more practical grooming training on a variety of dog breeds, and coat types.

    This is a fun learning course for those wanting to learn the basics of dog grooming, with the intention of may-be doing a longer professional dog grooming course, suitable for dog owners, dog walkers, pet sitters, assistant dog groomers, or anyone who loves dogs!  its very suitable for those students who have completed a college type dog grooming course and need more practical working experience in a dog grooming salon environment.

    This is a very popular practical course!!!! Booking is essential, please contact the salon directly.

    • Prepare and groom dogs prior to bathing
    • Safe Bathing and cleaning of dogs
    • Clean and maintain equipment used for grooming or removing hair from animals
    • Control and restrain Animals
    • Dry dogs and prepare their coats for styling
    • Basic trimming of a dogs coat
    • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal environment.
    • Correct Handling of dogs with different temperaments.
    • Each student has their own support worker.

    Send us a email enquiry ,all courses require a 20% non refundable deposit. This is required when you decide on your course dates, to keep your space open.

    Courses that are paid in full  2 weeks before the start date   prices are the fixed course cost.


    Our onsite accommodation is charged at £10 per day, students have use of either king size bedroom, with facilities a tidy bathroom, a shared comfortable fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable and clean lounge/T.V  and computer room with a desk to do your assignments, Free Wi-Fi on site. Sky t.v.  Accommodation is paid for in full on 1st day of the Dog Grooming Course.



    Currently the grooming industry is not regulated by anyone,  The downside of that is that some people do open salons without professional training and set themselves up without having any real skills, or knowledge of the potential risks attached to working with live animals without proper training. There is much lobbying within the industry to make it mandatory to have formal training and qualifications ( i.e. exam passes), and sooner or later this is bound to happen. However, until then you do not need to take formal exams, BUT IT IS VITAL THAT YOU TRAIN PROPERLY AND THOROUGHLY FOR YOUR NEW CAREER, this is where we come in!!!!

    Our Professional Career Courses cover all of the skills you would need to both start your own business. Being ready for the exam means that you would have gained the speed you need to achieve in order to even put in for the practical exam, because you must groom a number of  dogs from different categories within strict time constraints in order to pass the exam. For this reason we advise that you should work as a groomer in your own business for a minimum of 18 months following your training so that your speed steadily increases.

    It is quite expensive to take the C&G exams, so you must be sure that you are ready first.

    As said before, you currently do not need these exams in order to work as a groomer, either in employment or in your own business.

    Our grooming Training fees are a lot cheaper as we don't have the high overheads other Grooming schools have, so we can help more students achieve their dreams.

    We also DO NOT include hefty "City an Guilds Registrations and Exam Fees" in our pricing. students do not need to go to a expensive Dog Grooming School to do their exams, this can be done in your own salons.

    For those students wanting to rent the use our salon, and grooming equipment for your examinations we will charge a small fee of £100 for each student.

    If you require dogs we charge £30 per dog.

    Jonpaul Smith

    Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour & Dog Grooming School


    We are the only Grooming School to offer dog grooming courses tailored to the individual, at reduced rates,which may include any of the following:


    We will help you achieve your goals, by professionally training you to a very high standard.

    Please Note: If you do the 6 or 8 week grooming courses, please don't expect to be "Qualified" once you have finished the training.

    To be qualified you will need to do exams, students can do their exams in their own salons, which we can help and advise you on.


    1) All our courses run Monday to Friday throughout the year. Just let us know which dates suit you and we inform you of our availability. We make every effort to help you.

    2) You will receive a dog grooming certificate enabling you to set up your own dog grooming business or work for an established salon.

    3) We will train you to a high standard so you're confidently able to groom any dog you meet.

    4) Our aim is to teach ethical and practical skills to those wanting to set up their own dog grooming business and gain a reputation as a highly skilled, trained and caring dog groomer

    5) If your dream is to become a dog groomer, that's exactly what we'll help you do!

    Aaron Farmer of Bobbys Kennels trained with us, and thorougly enjoyed his grooming training, as did we, we got to play with Merlin a little Welsh pony too.

    Aarons comments, This was the best choice for me at the time as I was working a full time job, so Chantel managed to fit me in and around her work schedule, to benefit both of us, best disission i made and i now have a fabulous dog boarding kennels offering grooming sessions to my clients.

    Menna Evans
    reviewed Scruffy 2 Fluffy Pet Parlour & Dog Grooming5 star training school- Highly recommend!! ·

    I spent 4 weeks training here and loved every moment of it. S2F is a professional, 5* dog grooming salon. I can only hope that my new business is of the same calibre! Chantel is a great instructor who makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door. In my opinion, it's the best place to train if you want to run your own business as you train in a real life salon, dealing with dogs of varying personalities. Chantel also organises other courses at the salon (first aid, bite prevention, microchipping) as well as doing a C&G in dog grooming. It's so hard to find one of the courses in Wales let alone all of them together! Can't wait to come back in the Summer now to complete those too. It has given me so much confidence and is a great start in my new business. Thank you so much Chantel. Miss you! X

    our student recommendations

    I have just completed a 3 week training programme at this salon where I have been taught on a 1:2:1 basis all aspects of dog grooming. Chantel was a gem and made me feel very welcome. She was patient, informative and complementary, always providing feedback on how to improve, where necessary. Her approach is non obtrusive yet she has eyes everywhere observing your work which is comforting to know. Thank you for everything, I have been taught all the skills to now open my own salon and I couldn't have asked for a better tutor. Thanks to all my 4 legged friends too, it was a pleasure x Sarah Williams Pampered Paws.

    My name is Rebecca Saunders-Reed, i came to Scruffy 2 fluffy dog Grooming to do a part time 2 week dog grooming training course, as me and my friend are dog walkers based in Radyr, Cardiff, we wanted to know the basics of grooming our clients pets, ive just finished my 2 weeks and now have booked to do another 2 weeks as it is a fabulous job!!!!! Chantel is kind, patient and manages to see things I dont, she is always onhand to supervise her students whilst running a busy dog grooming salon herself.I would definetly recommend Chantel and Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming to anyone wanting to take the plunge into the world of Dog grooming.

    1 October 03:49
    I have just completed a 2 week intensive dog grooming course with Channel (Scruffy 2 Fluffy). Chantel delivers a very professional course both on practical terms and in theory. I was given a comprehensive file giving me all the information you need to start grooming. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of dog grooming and would thoroughly recommend it. I would advise that you book asap as she is very popular. Louise

    My name is Jane Rees, I did a 4 week Dog Grooming Course with Chantel and Paul at Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School, I also completed a dog first aid course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the training course, Chantel is a very kind, caring, teacher, she helped me overcome my shyness, I have come back to do some volunteering in her salon, and love it.
    J. Rees March 2017, I have now signed up to get my C&G Level 3 Grooming qualification, which will be done with Chantel at Scruffy 2 Fluffy.