Come & Visit The Bone Idol Academy - Hove

Spaces are limited so book now!

We can't wait to meet you!


These 'Open Day' visits to the academy are friendly and informative sessions, where you can ask any questions, meet staff and students work out which course is right for you, find out why we are so keen for you to become part of the Bone Idol family


Simply click the date you'd like to come and follow the instructions.


Life as a dog groomer

Cant find a date that works for you?

If you cant find a date and time that suits you just email us to request a tour that will fit in with your availability. Unfortunately these special tours may not include as much time with tutors or dog grooming demonstrations.

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Qualified & Experienced Tutors

The Dogs Always Come First

Friendly & Approachable Team

Helen Kirby - Founder & Head Tutor

Meet Helen Kirby a founding director and head tutor at the Bone Idol Dog Grooming Academy in Hove, East Sussex.


An Award Winning dog groomer, tutor, director and all round lovely person, Helen, has been with Bone Idol since 2016 and now teaches our level 3 dog grooming qualifications, courses and workshops to aspiring dog groomers and pet owners at the Bone Idol Academy, Hove. As a founding director of Bone Idol Academy Helen also supervises out other tutors and training for Bone Idol.


Helen is the proud owner of Sebastian the Parti Poodle, who is often at the Academy and is desperate to show you his collection of toys!