About Bonny Dogs

Welcome to Bonny Dogs, a premier dog grooming salon and City & Guilds satellite training centre located conveniently on the North side of Hereford with free parking available right outside. At Bonny Dogs, we offer a wide range of dog grooming services that cater to most breeds, ranging from a simple nail trim to full grooming services.

We take pride in being a registered City & Guilds satellite training center, which allows us to offer our very own dog grooming courses to aspiring dog groomers. Our courses provide comprehensive training that covers everything from basic techniques to advanced styling and specialised services. Our focus is on providing hands-on training in a comfortable, calm, and hygienic environment to ensure that our students gain practical experience in dog grooming.

At Bonny Dogs, we believe in using only the best quality and natural products that ensure the welfare of your dog comes first. Our modern salon is equipped with the latest facilities and technology to provide a comfortable, calm, and hygienic environment for your dogs. We understand that every dog is unique and requires individual attention. That's why we offer personalised care and attention to each dog that visits us, ensuring that their grooming experience is enjoyable and stress-free.

If you're looking for a dog grooming course or professional grooming services, Bonny Dogs is your go-to destination. Contact us today to learn more about our services and enrol in our dog grooming course to start your journey as a professional dog groomer!

Head Groomer and owner of Bonny Dogs.

Hi, my name is Paula Thompson, owner of Bonny Dogs Grooming Services & Academy. I have always had a love of animals and have been surrounded by them in the family home for as long as I can remember. I got my first dog, a rescue bearded collie when I was 15 years old. She had a limp and I called her Skip! Her first trim by me resembled the collie out of the Specsavers advert!

Since then, I knew I wanted to work with animals, but life just didn’t take me in that direction. I trained as a teacher and taught A Level and BTEC Information Technology for many years but decided in 2017 I had to follow my heart and Bonny Dogs Grooming Services was born. It is truly my dream career, and as I wanted to be able to combine my love of grooming with my love of teaching it wasn’t long before the Academy side of Bonny Dogs Grooming Services began.

I like to regularly attend grooming seminars and events to keep up to date with the industry and continue my professional development.

  • Qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
  • Dog First Aid Emergency Canine Care
  • Certificate in Education (Further Education)
  • BSc Computer Science (Foundation Degree)


The Dog Grooming Salon

When you're looking for dog grooming, look no further than Bonny Dogs! Our salon has a welcoming reception area separate from the main grooming room to ensure your dogs aren't unsettled each time someone enters the salon. Our large, modern, air-conditioned space is equipped with hydraulic grooming tables, electric baths, and top-quality equipment to provide the best possible grooming experience for your furry friend. There is also a comfortable and quiet staff room and study space, somewhere quiet and calm for our students to have their lunch or complete any paperwork.

In addition to our dog grooming services, we also offer training courses for aspiring dog groomers. Our separate room off the salon provides a quiet space for breaks and studying for our students or paperwork. We understand that every dog is unique and requires individual attention, which is why we use a secure online booking system to make appointments and keep comprehensive notes on the dogs and their grooms.

At Bonny Dogs, we're committed to using only the best quality products that ensure the welfare of your dog always comes first. We believe that a stress-free grooming experience is crucial for the health and well-being of your dog. That's why our experienced and friendly staff are dedicated to providing personalized care and attention to every dog that visits us.

Contact us today to learn more about our dog grooming and training services, and to book your appointment. Let us be your go-to destination for all your dog grooming needs!


Barbara Szollosi

Paula is the best of the best, I can't recommend her enough! I love taking my little Bella to her as I know she will be in such a good hands. Paula is a perfectionist, and takes such pride in her work as well as being a lovely person. We're looking forward to see her again in a few weeks.

Jane Compton

Paula has been a real find.Not only is she knowledgable and professional but helpful too, offering me advice from nail trimming to at home grooming. My dog is in love, I’m sure and really enjoys his time being pampered.

Gail Matthews

Paula has groomed Layla for over 3 years now, Layla is not the easiest cockapoo to groom, as a puppy she was very anxious and it was difficult to find a groomer to groom her, but now she has settled down thanks to Paula's professionalism, expertise, knowledge and patience. As a doggy parent who is quite fretful about both her girls Layla and Macey I trust Paula implicitly with their welfare.

Laura Gwynne

First time today and cut is beautiful and Pebbles is so clean!!! Highly recommend. Thank you.

Mandy Lowe

Paula is so caring and careful with the dogs. She is sympathetic to their particular foibles and needs. They look and smell fabulous after a trip to her salon!

Claire Sweet

Paula is so confident with my dogs. She is kind and gentle and really cares about how the dogs are feeling. I have recently taken one of my very sacred rescue dogs to her and she was just so kind and loving with her, letting Mabel go at her own pace. I wouldn’t take my dogs anywhere else!


I can not recommend Paula and her team enough. They are immensely professional and committed and their attention to detail is outstanding. Not only are they incredibly talented at the grooming side of things bit they are also exceptionally caring to the dogs - its a little holiday for them! If you are considering using Paula for your grooming requirements don't sit on the fence - just book in and see for yourself!



Bonny Dogs Grooming Services & Academy
Mortimer House
Holmer Road

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm


07775 445 964

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