This has been an extremely popular short course for a number of years now. Reluctantly we had to suspend it for almost a year whilst we launched our new City & Guilds training course - but we're bringing it back!
Pet Owner Course Dates 2019 - We can usually arrange dates on demand providing you can attend for 2 days in the same week - excluding Wednesdays. So, you could choose either 2 consecutive days or 2 split days in any week. To arrange your course call our salon on 01603 749937 and speak to Becky (best times are between 9am and 2.30pm Mon/Wed/Fri) - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless we are double booked we will do our best to meet your chosen dates.
This is a tailor made course to teach you how to meet ALL of the grooming needs of your individual breed of dog - including cross breeds. We find that 2 days are usually required if your dog is styled using clippers and scissors.
We will teach you how to bathe, dry and fully prepare the coat before styling. We include anal glands, nails/dew claws, ears and hygiene (sanitary) clip. All of this comes under the heading of 'Preparation Work'. Then we move on to clipping - if appropriate - and then scissoring to shape and style according to breed and owner requirements. We are not in the category of groomer who clips everything off - same haircut suits all! One of the problems which many owners experience when taking their dog to a groomer is that everything does get clipped off - which is often very unattractive and spoils the look of the dog entirely! Instead we will teach you how you can achieve the style which suits the breed and it's lifestyle.
We would provide the equipment for you to use during your course, but you would need to have the necessary equipment for your own use after that. We would advise you on that and provide you with a supplier catalogue from which you can get a 10% discount. You would almost certainly need a few small hand tools - which are not expensive at all - but you may also need professional clippers (£149), 2 blades (approx £26 each), scissors and thinning shears (collectively around £140 for 2 different sized scissors and 1 thinner).
Added on to the cost of training, your initial outlay may add up to a few hundred pounds, but you would eventually re-coup this by saving on regular grooming costs. In addition you would also get the pleasure of grooming your own dog to your own liking - at home in the future.
Cost per day is £195 per person - you will have one to one teaching, hence the cost. This includes your own dog having the full works with us, performed by you under supervision during your course. Only 1 dog per course.
Payment Methods: Debit Card / Credit Card / Cash / BACS.