Jane Lupton Ritchie
West Bridgford Dog Grooming

I’m so very pleased I did the ICMG course in 2019 at Sue Oliver’s Dog Grooming Studio. My business has gone from strength to strength and I’m still enjoying every second. Overall, I liked the course because the lectures, assignments and tests were all straight forward and delivered in the correct format and in the right order for a learner.


The course was beneficial in helping me reach my chosen career, gave me a sense of accomplishment and also enhanced my self-confidence. I went on to win ‘Rising Star’ in the second year of starting my course and opening my business and also, very recently, awarded PDBUK 2023 Dog Grooming Winner! This in itself is much more than I ever anticipated and I would never have gained this without enrolling on the course.


I have some wonderful customers’ and most have been with me since I first started grooming. I’m fully booked and I have a waiting list too! A lot of my customers’ didn’t realise that not all dog groomers are trained or qualified, this made a great difference in the type of customers I’ve gained and most of all have retained.


The venue at Sue Oliver’s Dog Grooming is spot on, clean and very well-organised. There’s a lovely tea room for students which is well equipped with the necessities of making a brew and a fridge for your lunch. I used to love sitting on the back patio watching the horses in the field. All of this goes a long way to helping you enjoy more than just a dog grooming course! On top of all this, we had some fun/laughs in between learning – once I’d completed my course, I really did miss going for quite a while. Sue and her team are very approachable and willing to help you in any way they can during and afterwards. I could never have done this without you!

Ellie Kirkham
Gorgeous George's Dog Grooming

I chose to start my dog grooming career in 2022 when I started my dog grooming course with Sue Oliver Dog Grooming where I completed my City & Guilds Level 2 and Certified Professional Groomer. I have also recently completed my City & Guilds Level 3 with Sue!


From start to finish Sue has been the best from explaining all the different information when choosing the right courses at the start too being there every step of the way and helping me with anything I needed! Both Sue and Jess helped to make sure each student gets the most from the course by answering all of the questions I asked and always giving the best advice, tips and tricks in supportive and professional manner!


Sue and Jess give the best experience if you want to learn to become a dog groomer in a hands on practical and highly professional environment and with an almost 1-1 experience, giving you all the essential skills.


When it came to deciding to go ahead with my Level 3, Sue made sure that it all worked around my day to day life and also my business I had set up as a dog groomer! It was very personalised with Sue offering individual support and attention, which is something I wouldn’t have got if I had gone to a college!


After completing my Level 2 and my CPG I felt I had all the necessary skills and resources I needed to set up my own business. After 6 months of being open I was and still am completely fully booked! This is all down to the amazing experience I had with Sue who imparted her expertise and knowledge at all levels. I hope to continue learning and complete some more courses which would always be with Sue as it’s the best around!

Angela Caley
Head of International Professional Groomers UK (ICMG)

Sue Oliver is at the heart of ICMG (International Certified Master Groomer) and not only promotes top class grooming, but a gentle and kind approach to the handling of clients beloved pets. As head of ICMG in UK, I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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