Dog grooming is an increasingly popular choice of career for people of all ages and life stages which is BRILLIANT because there are now 12 million + dogs in the UK that need you to help keep their coats healthy and looking smart.
Choosing a route to becoming a dog groomer is a bit of a minefield so this easy read hopefully will help with this.
There’s no polite way to introduce these topics: anal glands and ear plucking. As groomers we all know that for many years, we have been either expressing anal glands and/or plucking ears. But the question is now, are groomers still carrying out these services?? and under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, should we??
The aim of any qualified groomer is to provide a stress-free environment in which a dog can be groomed, but that’s the easy bit! What takes knowledge, skill and oodles of patience is dealing with a dog who themself is not confident and sees every new experience as a challenge to overcome rather than an adventure to be enjoyed.
Fur-bear or hair-bear? Which breed type is best for you? Learn about the pros and cons of the different coat types and what that means for home grooming. How many cups of tea do you drink a day? If you groom your dog every time the kettle boils, you’ll keep on top of the knots and tangles whatever your breed. How to choose the right type of grooming tools for your breed. Simple tips like choose a comb with the right length pins is key to being more effective and reducing grooming time.
Not only is the part of the brain that interprets all these scents 40 times larger than ours, it also has a remarkable memory and that’s the way that these fabulous animals remember us even when we may have been parted for many years.
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