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 with Animal Aiders.

 I attend regular events, seminars, workshops and further my training with some of the top groomers in the industry.

 

Recent events and training:

 2011

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

 

 

2012

First Aid in the Grooming Salon

Premier Groom

British Dog Groomer of the Year

 

2013 

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 

 

2014 

Premier Groom Dog Grooming Competition and seminars

Hand stripping  workshop with Amy Manser

 

*Colin Taylor is an internationally renowned award winning groomer and is certified in both the Uk and the USA

*Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Groomer of the USA