Learn 2 Groom


Learn 2 Groom Academy

Goody 4 Paws Academy offers group & Private bespoke workshops tailored specifically to your dogs breed and coat type. We pride ourselves on a friendly and caring approach both to students and pets, unhurried tuition at your own pace.

We at Goody 4 Paws Academy understand that everyone has a different learning ability and pace, our courses are designed with you in mind so what have you got to lose?

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Sonja Oliver

Our Director, Your Teacher...

Hi my name is Sonja Oliver. I have been involved with animals since a very young age everything from Show jumping horses as a teen to Crufts Best of Breed Titled breeder and professional Handler. I am also a Kennel Club National and international approved championship Show Judge which has taken me to judging appointments as close as Neath or as far as Australia. We are very proud to be kennel club Assured breeders holding 3 accolades. My whole working life has revolved around veterinary practice and I gave 30 years to vet nursing and practice management, add to this my experience as a fully qualified dog groomer and teacher makes for quite a bit of knowledge on everything dog related.

I established Goody 4 Paws in 2011. Then moving to our new purposed built grooming academy in 2020 our beautiful new salon sports all the mod cons for your pets comfort ,safety and welfare. Why not pop in and meet the rest of the team, we work very closely with local colleges and offer opportunities to school leavers and young adults to join our team for a 12 month period some of which are still employed by us after finishing their college courses. Goody 4 paws was established in 2011 until July 2020 we occupied space in a local veterinary surgery. In July 2020 we opened our purposed built building that houses all our services along with a separate dog lounge. I wanted to bring all my veterinary and grooming knowledge to develop a place where owners can openly walk in any time they like. Here at goody 4 paws we have nothing to hide, owners are welcome to stay with their pets during their groom if they so wish. We are veterinary and local government licenced and inspected fully insured and qualified.


Grooming Courses

This is designed to give you an insight into the grooming salon and what pet grooming would be like as a career.

You will be part of the salon team for the day and will get hands on experience in our bathing area under supervision, watch our stylists and ask as many questions as you like.

Tunic supplied please wear comfortable shoes and trousers.

Workshop Length: Full Day
Workshop Fee: £100
Workshop Days: Mon-Fri
Workshop Times: 10:00- 16:00

This course is suitable for anyone that has an interest in dog grooming, no previous experience required. On this course you will cover an introduction to dog grooming from nail clipping/Grinding bathing and drying, basic clipping and styling. This course is an extended version of “Learn to groom your dog workshop” will cover up to 4 breeds with breed with modules to take home.

Course Length: 10 days part time or full time
Course Fee: £1100 (No refund toward further course)
Course Days: Mon- Fri
Course Times: 10:00- 18:00

This grooming course is for pet owners who wish to learn how to groom their own dog or for people wishing to get a taster before committing to one of the longer courses.

An invaluable workshop for those that have just acquired a new puppy and ant to lean the correct way to care for their coat properly. On this course pet owners will be taught how to groom their pet from start to finish

All students will be given breed notes, to take away to help you recap and style at home, as well as before and after pictures. All equipment and tunic will be supplied.

Using our veterinary experience, owners are welcome to ask questions regarding diet, training and general health or any other aspects of your dogs wellbeing you would like to know about.

Workshop Length: up to 4 hours days depends on dog breed and student
Workshop Fee: £120 as part of a workshop (limited to 4 spaces)
Workshop Days: Saturdays
Workshop Times: 10:00- 16:00

Try cat grooming and see if it’s for you in your salon or learn to groom your own cat. On this one-day course you will gain hands on experience of bathing and grooming cats, health and safety, handling cats safely, health checking and basic clipping and styling. You will gain a Goody 4 Paws Academy certificate of attendance.

Workshop Length: 1 Day
Workshop Fee: £130
Workshop Days: Wed & Sat Am & PM

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