Learn to Groom Your Own Dog

Learn to Groom your Own Dog

tick Learn to trim, groom and bathe your own dog in a way to suit their own coat type and personality.

Save your self grooming and vets fees by learning to groom your own pet.

A fun and informative session

One full day if you have a large or hand strip dog and half a day if you have a small dog

dog grooming hand strip

You will cover:

  • Basic health and safety for you and your dog during grooming, using the appropriate personal protective equipment and correct hygiene.
  • Health Check your dog, recognising changes in the body or external foreign bodies.
  • Brushing and Combing correctly for the coat type and character of your dog.
  • Washing and Drying using the correct shampoos, conditioners.
  • Learning grooming techniques appropriate for your dog. Clipping, scissoring, hand stripping or shaping.
  • Handling your dog during grooming and promoting it as a pleasurable process for you both
  • Groom Your Own Large Dog – One Day: £300 (A large dog is knee high upwards or one that needs 2 sessions worth of time to complete)
  • Groom Your Own Small Dog – Half a Day: £170

*Prices Include the cost of grooming the dog

Dear Heidi, Nicole and Christine
I would like to thank you all for making us feel so welcome at the afternoon course we attended last week.
Having tried to introduce my cockerpoo Spooky to being groomed as a pup I decided to do this myself at home as he was becoming very distressed even at the sight of a salon. This suited us both. However, having had no previous instruction I was aware that I was in need of guidance.
I found Absolutely Animals online, offering a groom your own dog course which sounded perfect for our needs.
From the initial telephone enquiry and throughout the whole session I was impressed with the friendly, helpful and professional approach of the team.
From the moment I stepped into the salon I knew I had made the right choice. Both Spooky and I were given adequate time to relax and settle in.  Heidi gave valuable information and guidance in preparation for the session and her expertise and experience quickly put my often nervous pup at ease.
Our session was under the instruction of Nicole who I can not thank enough for her patience, skill, professionalism and support. I learnt so much during the afternoon and enjoyed every minute. Following Nicole’s demonstrations I could immediately see how all the tips and techniques would improve my own efforts in the future. Nicole also made her advice and training relevant to grooming in the home environment.
I will definitely be recommending both the salon and groom your own dog course to others. Once again very many thanks

Jola and Spooky the Cockerpoo 2020

As a long term owner of ‘curly coated dogs’ and as I prefer to clip my own, – particularly those that have anxiety issues, I was keen to learn to do it properly. I chose ‘Absolutely Animals because although they were a fair distance from my home, offered exactly the training I was seeking, and the reviews on their website confirmed that I was making a good choice.

I selected an afternoon session, and took ‘Daisy’ one of my Bichon Frise, dogs, and was taken under the wing of ‘Kay’ who really knew her subject, and within minutes, I was aware of just some of the changes I would need to make, in order to perfect my own efforts, and become more proficient, when clipping their coats.
By the end of the session I had been given so much advice and training, as well as being able to lay claim to around half of the work on Daisy. I also had some one to one trimming advice from Heidi, (the boss!) and that too  was more helpful than I can put into words.
I am grateful for the session from the friendly team at Absolutely Animals, and pleased that all their help and advice will benefit my dogs (and myself) over the years to come.
Kind regards
A shaggy dog story.
3 years ago I decided after having many dogs that required grooming that I would quite like to learn how to groom them myself. After extensive research I found a grooming school , Absolutely animals, that offered a course that I felt was exactly what I was looking for. After an informal friendly chat I decided to attend the day workshop that taught and guided with tips and techniques for you to complete a basic groom on your own dog, I LOVED IT and to cut a shaggy story short I went on to do the Platinum course and now work from home as a self employed Dog Groomer and have not looked back, Thank you to Heidi, Christine and Kay for all your patience , knowledge and support.

Dog grooming at Absolutely Animals