Huge thank you!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Amanda, Chloe and the rest of the team at the Riverside Dog Grooming Acadamy. 

From day one, I knew I had made the right decision to start my training with you. 

Your team's professional and patient approach has provided me with a solid foundation and knowing that I can rely on you for ongoing support is very much appreciated and I am confident will stand me in very good stead with my new business venture! 

Best wishes to everyone at the Riverside. 

Richard P

Happy experience

I would like to take this opportunity to both thank the staff and recommend the service offered by Riverside Grooming Academy. 

I found the entire course to be a happy experience, from the first I was welcomed warmly, and any nerves I had were gently calmed. The encouragement and professional advice I received eased me into a comfortable learning experience, each day offered new challenges and reinforced lessons learned, skills were taught and developed at a pace that was tailored to each student, and at no time was a tutor more than a few feet away.

One of the things that I found to be most refreshing, was that previous students were not only welcome to return and further develop their skills but positively encouraged to do so, the atmosphere engendered by this "familial" attitude made for a very pleasant introduction to the world of professional dog grooming !

        I was able to concentrate on aspects of Grooming that I found difficult, and helped to improve in areas that I found less challenging. Advice on equipment and on developing business plans was freely given and I felt very comfortable asking for help be it manual or verbal. At no time were my mistakes treated as anything other than understandable errors, and more importantly I felt that any " praise" or positive comments I received were earned and not simply given as part of a routine .

  Amanda and Chloe were very friendly, flexible and supportive they along with the absolutely wonderful array of dogs I had the pleasure of Grooming made the entirety of my training a pleasure from start to finish! ( one small warning though, you will want to take all the dogs home with you)

Once again thank you Chloe and Amanda,
   Yours Sincerely
       Alun Oakley

So happy-dog grooming courses online

I know this will be difficult for others to understand so without going into too much detail..

for the benefit of the readers

I am housebound and the way you created this online dog grooming course for me. I know it was a first for you and I was kind of an experiment, which i begged for, but I am so glad we did it,

You must do it again for others like me Thank you for all your help you have inspired me x


Thank you for all your help

 I had a great time with everyone, its  amazing what you can learn in in such a short space of time. I was looking for dog grooming schools near me, but ended up going a little further afield and I am so pleased I did. Thank you so much Chloe and Lin, I love you  both you are amazing.


Thank you Thank you Thank you

What an amazing time! the days went so quickly and I didnt even notice how far I have come. i am Looking forward to what  future holds my confidence is sky high and the your course structuure is fabulous, Thank you  keep up your excellent work.


Thank you isnt enough

You have all given me so much, my nerves were shot when i arrived not only because it was new  to me but because of what life had thrown at me, there were times I didnt think I would make it but your help and  support has given me a new outlook.

I love it there I only wish you were a dog grooming school near me and not at the other end of the country. The accommodation was fabulous please pass on my words of gratitude to Hannah for her hospitality. I will definitely be back to join the asian work shop.

With much love


Testimonials continued ....

It's been a pleasure

Its been a pleasure, keep cracking the whip! Looking forward to coming back.



The support and training we have had is better  than we could of ever imagined. The course has catapulted us into a whirlwind of pleasure. Our salon is now open and has a full client list for the two of us heading ino February 2018.

Fiona and Bruce

Loved every second

Dont know how to thank you enough so I will just say it and tell everyone who taught me

Thank you


Big thanks

Im sad  to be leaving but I cant wait to get into my salon 



Hi All I would like to  say thanks to you for your support and guidance and I have enclosed my new business card for your  success board.

I will keep in touch.


Thank you to all

Thank you to all of you for all your support and patience with me. IIve had a ball I ddint think it possible but it was!Thanks again you treated me like I was family and your lovely sunshine place brought out the best in me. Sad to leave, but I guess thats what you like to hear?


Riverside News

Massive Congratulations on your PGCE

 We want to say congratulations to our  Natalie. The team here are proud of your achievements. xxxxx

Congratulation Natalie on your amazing achievement. We are so proud of you, Knowing how you juggled everything and still you smashed it!

Coming Events

We are now offering the Award in Education and Training.

So all you guys that would like to learn to teach give us a shout. Info about this nationally accredited course can be found here https://www.opencollnet.org.uk/qualifications/all-qualifications/education-and-training

Additional Testimonials

Dear Amanda & Natalie, 

Just wanted to thank you 

for your continued support

at Riverside.

Basil's (The Border Terrier)

owner was delighted with the outcome

of the hand strip today

and has promised to recommend me

and book basil in with me for his future grooming requirements, thanks again.and best wishes.


Whats The Deal

All our pooch guests daily are models in our very caring pet spa section of Riverside School.  Because they are models their treatments are all done for the nominal charge of £20

Summer offer this year sees that providing learners book and pay the deposit for their courses before the next academic year begins, (September), over £500 savings on OCN level 3 dog grooming diploma qualification.

Big News

Jake, Havanna and Chloe have opened up on Coniston Water.

Offering the full works

Grooming Spa, Pet Sitting, Home Boarding, and a classroom to those 

https://alphaandomegadoggrooming.co.uk/from the far North!