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Bargoed's highly qualified dog groomers providing dog grooming training for all skill levels and needs

Book your dog, cat, rabbit or Guinea pig in for a professional groom courtesy of well-trained, professional pet groomers who are passionate about maintaining the highest standards of service and animal welfare. Alternatively, add another string to your bow and kickstart your new career by joining our dog grooming training courses. Learn with an award-winning tutor with years of invaluable experience. All at Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School.

Dog Grooming Courses

Dog + Cat Grooming Services

Qualified with Years of Experience

We don't just groom dogs, cats, rabbits and even Guinea pigs to the highest standard... we're also a highly regarded training centre for aspiring dog groomers!

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 starting your own grooming business. 

Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School offers private training in a small, well-equipped salon, designed to provide you with the skills you need to start your own dog grooming business. Your time will be spent working with the dogs, supplied kindly to us by our clients. Our private training courses allow for a few students per course, with one tutor in attendance to ensure intensive and individualised 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!

The training you obtain from Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School will give you the sound footing required to set yourself up in a grooming business. Why wait? Get in touch now and begin your journey toward a new professional career in pet grooming.

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Alsatian in the grooming salon

Dog + Cat Grooming

From styling to clipping, nail care and traditional hand-stripping, we offer pet grooming to an excellent standard.

Women grooming her Labradoodle in class

Dog Grooming Courses

Study and learn over a single day or several weeks with our hands-on dog grooming training.

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Buy Pet Accessories

A huge range of pet accessories, toys, bedding and more available to buy in-salon or online.

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About Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming School

  • We are members of B.I.G.A UK, ICMG UK, The Kennel Club and the GCCF.

  • Our aim is to help each and every student to reach their own personal goals in their own time without undue stress.

  • Our aftercare, help and guidance do not end on the final day of a student's course. We are always available as support to our students.

  • We offer our students extensive knowledge and experience gained from working in the industry for more than 20 years.

  • We believe in continually updating our own skills, and attend grooming workshops/seminars.

  • We regularly hold demonstration days for new and old students to keep skills up to date.

  • We offer our students lovely, tidy, on-site accommodation, fully equipped and comfortable, with Wi-Fi and SKY TV.

  • Students will learn and develop in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere.

Dalmatian after a groom
bulldog pup
Maine Coon having a trim

A supportive, inclusive environment to grow your skills

We offer a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for our students, improving their skills and learning development at their own pace. We are very passionate about teaching, and just love to see our students learn and progress. 


We are always responsive to our students' needs, always aspiring to the highest of standards, professional and enterprising, innovative and creative - and we pass all this on to our students.


We are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity in our industry. Everybody will be treated equally, with dignity and respect and without being subject to discrimination.

This dog groomers are the best I have ever come across Chantel and Paul are amazing they are meticulous to your requirements, making sure you get what you want, you can have a student groom or normal I was invited to inspect the room and actually watch a dog being groomed the staff are amazing, I would not use anyone else with my dog and they do fantastic grooms on cats and very caring to your needs. I gave them 5 stars for service quality price and the shop prices they have everything for your animal needs from beds to food to even peaks which I found amusing bought some Christmas goodies for Christmas day for our dog
Jeffrey S, review

Meet the Scruffy 2 Fluffy Team!


Owner and Proprietor

Paul is the owner of the business and has many years of business experience. He is dedicated to the care and wellbeing of your animals. Paul is head of retail, so if you require something that we don't currently stock, please let us know and we will do our best to order it in for you.

Paul is our man in the van, collecting and dropping off your pets for their grooms. An undeniable dog lover, he enjoys dog walks on the mountainside with the resident two poodles, Jack and Zsa-Zsa—oh, and not to mention Zara “the boss” Pomeranian!


ICMG, City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma - Head Groomer & Tutor

Chantel is DBS checked, ICMG and City & Guilds Qualified (7763-03 Diploma in Advanced Dog Grooming), is City and Guilds CCTLS level 3 trained, OCN qualified in Canine First Aid, and qualified to microchip. 

Chantel is a multiple award winner 2010/2011 for getting people back into the workplace. She gained valuable assistant veterinary nurse experience while working with vets in South Africa, going to cattle farms and horse racing stables, as well as working in a game reserve in Bophuthatswana. There, she took tourists on horseback through the wilderness to see wild animals up close and personal.

Chantel has also completed her training with Debby Knight, did a short handling skills course, and completed her exams at Absolutely Animals’ London School of Dog Grooming. She has also attended Colin Taylor seminars.

Chantel has completed her full ICMG qualifications with Ian and Angela Caley, and is proud to be one of the foundation members of The Groomers Spotlight. She is a real animal lover, owning, tropical fish, 9 rare cats, 3 Standard Poodles, a Pomeranian, and 4 American Bred horses, so has a vast amount of knowledge to share.


Assistant Dog Groomer

Jane is currently doing her City and Guilds Level 2 Qualification. She has completed her Dog First Aid certificate with Scruffy 2 Fluffy.


Jane is keen to learn and improve things in our salon, and is a pleasant asset to our small business. She has passed her Track 1 CPG qualification. Jane owns a Siberian Husky called Demon!


Apprentice Trainee

Iwan has excellent customer skills, loves the dogs, and is currently working towards his Track 1 Qualification.


Iwan owns a cute little Cavachon called Poppy.

Did you know we're currently offering a 10% discount on dog grooming training?

More reason than ever to get in touch and start fulfilling your career aspirations!


If you are simply looking for a friendly, experienced dog groomer in Mid Glamorgan who will treat your pet with the utmost care and attention to detail, give us a call to book your pet in at our salon in Bargoed.

01443 524141

Airedale Terrier on the grooming table
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