The Paw Pad courses DO NOT require any written coursework other than notes you may wish to take. Our vocational, accredited training is 100% hands-on from day one. At The Paw Pad you will ALWAYS have a dog model to yourself – no sharing one between the whole class. And our post-course support service is totally and completely free for as long as you may need it.
A dog first aid DVD, dog grooming equipment and grooming models are supplied on every Paw Pad course. However, you are welcome to bring your own. We also include advice of what and where to purchase equipment upon graduation and how to obtain discounts from major suppliers. We understand that everyone is different, with varying obligations and requirements so please feel free to contact us and discuss anything you’d like – we don’t bite!
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Our Teaching Values
Our courses are taught by experienced grooming teachers who are experts at all types of grooming.
Live Dog Models
At The Paw Pad you will always have a live dog model for yourself, from day one. No sharing one dog between the whole class.
Our classes are taught in a relaxed, non-pressured atmosphere. You will feel like part of the family!
Small Class Sizes
We take no more than three students at any one time, so you can be sure you’ll get our full attention, and we can tailor the training to your ability level.
You’ll receive business advice including how to price for your services, how to get (and keep) clients, how to get insurance (and what you need to insure against), how to record your client’s details, where to buy equipment and and how to maintain it.
Everything You Need To Know
As well as practicial grooming experience, with us you’ll learn the tools of the trade, product suitability, handling, nail clipping, ear plucking and technical, breed-specific clips.
You’ll get a signed Paw Pad Dog Grooming School certificate at the end of your dog grooming course.
Post Coure Help
We remember what it’s like when we first started grooming and how daunting it can be but, don’t worry, we’re here to ease you into your new career and support you if and when you need it.