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

I have to say a massive Thank you to Riverside Grooming School to  Both the Amanda's, Chloe, Alice and Nat. I did not realise until this last couple of days just how much my confidence as grown in dog grooming. I have lots to learn still but I know they are still there when I need them. Doesn't matter how big or small the question. They are always there to answer. These people are just brilliant. Thank you.

Tracy Williamson-Brooks


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


A BIG THANK YOU to Riverside staff and students for a wonderful  training. It's been a real journey and just fab to see so many people begin and end the course during my time there  - I feel like I've been going for years, not months! I've left a card, chocs and prosecco in the kitchen area. Sadly my idea of drunken grooming did not catch on today 😉 Big hugs and I'm sure I'll see you all again in the future! xxx ps. I hereby donate my 'special' green table to the tallest bidder 😂

 Love Fran xxx

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

Riverside School

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



The people at Riverside School based in Sale Manchester have been offering accredited dog grooming and other animal care qualifications for almost 20 years. Teaching students of all ages from all over the UK and worldwide. Their amazing track record of support and mentorship is why we at Dogz Club have chosen them to work alongside us enabling us to offer a number of individually tailored dog grooming courses which will be available throughout the year. 

It wasn’t easy, we have undertaken rigorous training and quality assurance to enable us to teach the courses, but we have succeeded and become one of their, “Prestige Satellites”.

Our courses vary from 

· One Day course for the individual who want’s to learn how to groom their own pet

· Diploma in Dog Grooming

· Level 3 Dog Grooming which is both, OFQUAL and QCF regulated. 

Our courses will allow the learner to gain the practical and theoretical experience that is necessary to become a professional working in the dog grooming industry. 

Why not give us a call and we can talk you through what course would best suit your needs.

0161 670 8935 

Congratulations, "Hakuna Matata"

Congratulations to Khushali who came all the way from India to complete her course with us.

Congratulations to Khushali who came all the way from India to complete her Level 3 Diploma with us. We are so proud of her achievements and her amazing salon, "Hakuna Matata" now open in Mumbai. Well done Kash!