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Are you ready to start your new dog grooming career?

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About the KJG Dog Grooming Academy 

The KJG Dog Grooming Academy was established in 2017 by Kelly Gayler. It is a successful working salon and training facility in the heart of Chudleigh in Devon. It grew out of a love of dogs and a passion for teaching. With over 22 years industry experience, we pride ourselves on our expertise, professionalism and commitment to education. Our mission is to empower and inspire individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to work successfully within the industry. Whether you are just starting your exciting new journey or looking to advance your career, we offer courses designed to cater for all levels and backgrounds.

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Find the course that suits you

Here at the KJG Dog Grooming Academy we are luckily to have a wide variety of OFQUAL regulated courses and qualifications available. For a beginner with little to no experience wanting to become a dog groomer, we would recommend one of Skills and Education Awards Level 3 courses. For an introduction to the industry students can choose a 5 or 15 day course. Those wishing to work on their own or start their own business we would recommend the Diploma course. This 35 day course will take you through everything you need to know to become a confident and qualified dog groomer. From the basics of prep work and simple trims, all the way to running your own successful business and grooming to breed standard.

Our 35 day courses come with an equipment pack worth £320.

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Our payment plans 

 Its important to choose the right school for you and to invest in your future career. Although we appreciate that learning a new skill can be costly. We have put in place a payment plan to help you get started. In order to secure your course dates we will require a non refundable 20% deposit.

The remainder of your course balance can be split into 5 smaller payments that can be spread throughout your course. For example if completing the Level 3 Diploma 35 day course, Instalments will be due on the 1st, 6th, 12th, 18th and 24th day of your course. So if you are attending the academy one day a week, each payment will be due every 6 weeks. The payment plan does include a £250 fee to cover the extra admin involved.


Some of our graduates

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“Kelly's knowledge on dog grooming is second to none and her true empathy and handling of dogs is nothing short of outstanding. She taught with passion and real dedication, whilst her teaching manner not only put me at ease but also she instilled the "want" to gain as much knowledge as possible to enhance my own professional development as a dog groomer. It is a real skill to not only have her level of knowledge and gift as a groomer but the passion she instills into her students is a true gift. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to train as a Dog Groomer. She truly is an amazing lady.”  - Sharon

As I suffer from social anxiety disorder, I tend to go in on myself and get easily confused, I was getting so frustrated with myself as I couldn’t understand where I was going wrong. Kelly was able to keep me calm and explain techniques in a way that was easy for me to understand, show me where I was going wrong and how to improve, making our time together a very positive experience. I can’t recommend her enough and am super excited for the future of my grooming business. I really feel I can go to Kelly with any questions I have or when I’m in need of advice. Really looking for forward to attending your seminars and doing some more top up training in the future“


"I would recommend Kelly to anyone. She is patient, able to explain things in ways that made sense to me and is always positive and encouraging, which creates a really great atmosphere"

- Charlotte

“I have just completed my dog grooming course with Kelly and cannot recommend the academy enough. Kelly is a calm, caring and supportive tutor. Her knowledge and skills are amazing. She has managed to teach me so much and gives constructive criticism and always makes me feel confident that with practice I can reach my goals. Thank you so much Kelly, I cannot wait to see what my future holds.” - Kelly E

“Its refreshing to be taught by someone who genuinely has the dogs welfare at heart. Kelly is unique in her style of teaching. Patient and friendly, I can approach her and ask any questions however small or silly and she is always happy to help and makes time to explain something clearly.” - Christina 

What our graduates say...

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