The world of dog grooming is forever changing, be it equipment and products, legal requirements and Dog Laws or all the different styles and techniques groomers need to learn for all the different breeds.
Add to this the training we need in correct and safe handling of dogs, first aid and an understanding of canine behaviour.
I ensure I keep my knowledge and skills up to date by attending regular seminars, events and dog shows and subscribing to the latest grooming publications.
When choosing a groomer don't be afraid to ask about their qualifications and training. Unfortunately, the grooming industry isn't regulated which means anyone can set up as a dog groomer without any formal qualification. Ensure the groomer you choose has a recognised Grooming Qualification, Canine First Aid training and is fully insured.
I completed my Groomer Training in 1994 with The London Academy of Grooming. The course covered all aspects of Canine Styling Techniques to City & Guilds Standards, Safe Handling, Handstripping, First Aid, Canine Nutrition, Behaviour & Psychology.
I hold a certificate in Canine First Aid.
I attend regular events, seminars, workshops and further my training with some of the top groomers in the industry.
Recent events and training:
Commercial Grooming Workshop hosted by Colin Taylor
Festival of Grooming with Colin Taylor & Melissa Verplank
Premier Groom Dog Grooming Competition
British Dog Groomer of the Year Competion
Grooming Seminar with Sally Hawks and Colin Taylor
Natural Feeding & Nutrition with Holistic Vet Nick Thompson.
Canine Massage Techniques
First Aid in the Grooming Salon
British Dog Groomer of the Year
New Ideas about Old Problems - seminar hosted by Nick Thompson Holistic Vet
Premier Groom Dog Grooming competition and seminars
Asian Fusion Seminar - Hosted by Pammie Carmichael-Hogg
Premier Groom Dog Grooming Competition and seminars
Hand stripping workshop with Amy Manser
Dog Communication with Dr. Isla Fishburn
English Cocker Spaniel demo with Mike Wildman
Canine First Aid
Covid-19 Professional Pet Groomers Certification