about Us

W.A.G.S is a team of experienced dog groomers who have achieved both their City & Guilds and OCN Level 3 qualifications in Dog Grooming.

We also work with OCN to provide a range of different courses that suit your needs.

Based in South Liverpool, Karley is an experienced Level 3 Dog Groomer. A university graduate, Karley has been a tutor and assessor in education and training since 2008, delivering academic and vocational qualifications.

Our academy tutor and stylist Nicola is a highly experienced and qualified member of our team who holds a City & Guilds Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming Qualification.

Meet Karley

Firstly, let me introduce myself. I am Karley, the owner of WAGS dog grooming.
I have always adored dogs! From the age of one I would drag a toy dog on wheels around the house (I called him Toto as I was obsessed with the Wizard of Oz!). My Mum wouldn’t let me get a real dog as my track record with pets wasn’t great; I got bored of my hamster Pepsi after a week, leaving my Dad to clean his cage every day for five years.
The two rabbits we adopted were supposed to be girls. Imagine our surprise when eight new-born bunnies appeared one morning! Turns out that rabbit Paul was actually rabbit Paula!
So as much as I begged, I was never allowed a dog.
At the ripe old age of 28 I thought the time was right to finally get a dog! My husband and I welcomed Mollie the very cute (and very noisy) Miniature Schnauzer into our home. It was then that I decided to take up dog grooming and I haven’t looked back since!
I now get the opportunity to make up for my dog-deprived years by playing with dogs every single day and get paid to do it! Brilliant!

Meet Nicola

Our academy tutor and stylist Nicola is a highly experienced and qualified member of our team who holds a City & Guilds Level 3 Professional Dog Grooming qualification. Despite achieving a degree in English Nicola decided to follow her heart and move into dog grooming.

Questions:

Q. What made you get into dog grooming?

A. I was looking for a career change that gave me work satisfaction. A friend who is a dog groomer told me of training opportunities and I’ve not looked back since!

Q. What dogs do you enjoy grooming most?

A. I don’t have a favourite but love doing English Bulldogs as I used to have one, but she sadly passed away and I miss being around them.

Q. What do you enjoy about dog grooming?

A. I enjoy being with dogs! They are all so different and I love their personalities especially the cheeky ones!

Meet Arina

Arina has been part of the WAGS team for nearly two years now. Hailing from Siberia Arina was originally working as an artist before moving to Liverpool. After completing her City & Guilds qualification with us we were so impressed with her skills we took her on as a dog groomer! Arina’s creative flair has not gone to waste, she uses her artistic talent when grooming dog’s into different personalised styles.

Q. What made you get into dog grooming?

A. One of the main reasons that got me into dog grooming was a big love of dogs! It has always been a joy for me to be in their cheerful company and I am now so happy for the opportunity to work with them.

Q. What is your favourite breed to groom?

A. I love grooming all breeds but I especially enjoy grooming dogs with long fur that I can create completely new and unique styles for.

Q. What do you enjoy about dog grooming?

A. I love working with dogs as there is never a dull moment! I like the way I can combine my creativity and passion for dogs.

A few of our happy customers

“I did the 1 day grooming taster course at WAGS and absolutely loved it. The staff, in particular Liz and Karley, were very helpful and supportive and answered every question I had.”

Jennifer M

“I felt very well supported throughout the course. The tutors were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Really enjoyed the course. Each session was well prepared and well communicated. Brilliant!”

Kirsty J

“The tutors Karley and Liz are very knowledgeable in their field. After completing the diploma I feel very confident in grooming the different breeds of dog. I had a great experience at WAGS.”

Wyn J

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Find Us

W.A.G.S is just around the corner from Liverpool South Parkway.

89 Woolton Road,
Liverpool L19 6PL

0151 427 5381

w.a.g.s@live.co.uk

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