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Countryside Paws Dog Grooming

Based at our fabulous facilities at Suffolk Rural, we can offer a wide range of grooming services for dogs of all shapes and sizes, utilising our purpose-built tech salon. With competitive prices and a top-of-the-range service delivered by our incredibly talented students under the supervision of qualified industry professionals, why not give us a call and book your furry friend in for some personal pooch pampering?

A dog being groomed at Suffolk Rural

Purpose built teaching salon in Otley, Suffolk

Suffolk Rural’s purpose-built teaching salon is designed to incorporate the very best of the dog grooming industry, but also to ensure the security and comfort of our canine customers. We currently have 14 kennels of varying shapes and sizes to host your furry friend, which are cleaned and sterilised professionally between visitors. Our grooming stations feature top-of-the-line equipment and boast a wide range of products for every specific want or need. From short fur to curly, to paw treatments and sensitive skin, we are ready and able for every furry friend here at countryside paws. Since our opening date, we have successfully groomed around 150 dogs of all shapes and sizes, including new and repeat customers.

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Why Countryside paws?

By bringing your dog to the Countryside Paws Dog Grooming Salon you will be helping to support our students in their journey to become professional groomers, under the supervision of our qualified industry professionals.

In return we offer competitive prices and free on-site parking.

We groom by appointment only, to book please contact us on 01473 382749 or click to email. We will not accept walk-ins. Our current appointment times are 9.30 drop off only.

Appointments are currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, but we will be increasing our work days to include Mondays and Fridays during the year.

*All appointment dates and times are subject to change. Please contact us to remain updated when booking.

A dog being groomed by a learner at Suffolk Rural.

Meet the team


I have a background in Administration and Dog Training, wherein I became a Dog Training Instructor in 1999, which was a dream come true. Since then, I have been in the dog grooming industry since 2019, when I was provided with the opportunity to re-train. I started working in a commercial salon as a volunteer bather to gain experience whilst I studied, and this led to part-time employment with them while also setting up my salon. I currently hold the qualifications for City and Guilds Level 3, as well as a Canine First Aid Certificate.

When I am not working, I am with my five Finnish Lapphunds. I fell in love with the breed in the year 2000, but they were particularly rare; and I had a very long wait to welcome my first puppy, who arrived in 2009. We enjoy breed showing and compete at the Championship level. I am also a Kennel Club Judge for Finnish Lapphunds. As the owner of double-coated dogs, there is nothing more satisfying than a de-shed groom!