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Dog grooming basics

Introduction to dog grooming

Dog grooming is a very specialised task where years of training are required to be proficient at breed specific styling required to be a competent dog groomer / stylist.

The industry is ever changing with best practice. In Australia alone, there are more than 3 large multi-day conferences / expos with hands on seminars educating the current best practice for a range of dog grooming topics.

Michelle, your trainer attends most of these conferences to ensure she is current with industry best practice - and is willing to impart this knowledge with her students!

Contact us via our contact form or call Michelle on (08) 8985 5990 or 0411 140 043 or email michelle@darwinpetspa.com.au to book your course or to discuss options.

Introduction to dog grooming - 5 days, $3000

Starter kit $550 - optional

Pair of quality clippers inc No10 blade

Blades No30, No5, No10 (to suit your needs)

Comb

Brush

Scissors starter pack inc. Straight, Curved and Thinners

Waterproof Apron

Timetable

We start at 9am until 12pm for the first session. Lunch is provided. 1pm until 4pm for the second session.

Day One

1 dog for demonstration (small breed)

Basic handling & understanding temperament

Coat types

Bathing theory & Practical

Drying Theory & Practical

Clip / Style demonstration

Day Two

2 dogs for demonstration (small breed)

Bathing & drying revision

Understanding the common points for grooming in all breeds

The groomers tool box

Clipper blade selection theory

Clipper use demonstration & practical

Style demonstration

Day Three

2 dogs for demonstration (small breed)

Understanding the basic breeds theory

Wash & Dry consolidation with shampoo product knowledge theory

Clipper use demonstration & practical revision (experience)

Scissor style demonstration

Day Four

2 dogs for demonstration (small breed & specific breed like Schnauzer or West Highland White or Poodle)

Understanding the basic breeds theory

Wash & Dry consolidation

Clipper use demonstration & practical revision (experience)

Scissor use theory and practical

Style demonstration

Day Five

1 dog of a specific breed

Understanding the basic breeds theory

Start to finish hands on groom and style

Time management

Business structure & marketing

Find a match

How will they look

Testimonials

What our clients think of us.

  • Author: Tracy

    4th March 2013

    One very happy pommie and happy mum,

    great job Michelle....

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  • Author: Peter & Bronwyn

    14th March 2013

    He looks (and smells) great. No more tangled matt to deal with and one very happy BC. Now can you get him to stop training us to throw sticks?...

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  • Author: Deborah

    7th April 2013

    Just want to say a big thank you from Ginger and I.

    She looks absolutely gorgeous and she smells just like a princess. Was worth every cent.

    Thank you so much for looking after and taking care of Ginger today. See you in 2 3 months.

    Regards Deborah and Ginger ...

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  • Author: Morgan

    12th April 2013

    One very Happy Cat Hasn't stopped Purring. Loved it Smells good - Looks Great. Very happy Boy....

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  • Author: Marg

    22nd May 2013

    FiFi looks fabulous after her trim and groom and she has a little extra bounce in her step. Thank you for looking after my baby....

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  • Author: Alison Hucks

    5th June 2013

    Can't thank Michelle and crew for all they do for Savvy (& me!!).

    Savvy is the best groomed and most happy dog due to the loving care and attention that Michelle provides. Not to mention how much fun she has whenever she goes!

    Michelle goes above and beyond to take care of us both.

    AND a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle for being awarded Australian Groomer of the Year for the ...

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  • Author: Karina

    18th June 2013

    Bailey's fur looks, feels and smells amazing! Very happy mum & very happy puppy! Michelle & Paris are amazing, thankyou so much! See you ladies in a few weeks!!...

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  • Author: Jessica

    15th October 2013

    Thank you so much for taking care of little gizmo today. He looks so much cleaner and the tidy up work you've done will minimize the maintenance I'll have to do.

    Loved the cute neckerchief he came out in

    I will highly recommend your services to my friends. Excellent value and excellent results. ...

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  • Author: Lynn

    3rd June 2014

    Ah yes they are beautiful and clean when they get picked up.....such princess's, smells lovely, all clean, lovely bandana or bows, all excited to see us then as soon as she gets home roxi she jumps in the pool..... I come home to a Mutt a bit cleaner than when I dropped her off.... Oh if only you could be afraid of the pool like Rosie..... I wish....l.!!!!...

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  • Author: Katie

    15th August 2014

    Thanks Michelle aka Vidal!

    You have done a wonderful job with Mr Barney and your advice for managing his coat in between his visits has been invaluable.

    Thanks for consistently providing such high quality doggy spa/grooming services. We are so fortunate to have such a skilful and caring groomer in Darwin!

    Happy to recommend you as is your favourite Mr B! Xxx...

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  • Author: Peter Russell

    9th December 2015

    Neo is very pleased with his new look. Stands two inches taller and is ten degrees cooler. A very smart cut indeed for a poodle puppy....

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  • Author: Olivia McClelland

    18th May 2016

    Michelle and the team are amazing! My little maltese pomeraian always is so well looked after and comes out looking very fabulous! Always the talk of puppy play day ;).

    Thank you!...

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  • Author: Brendan Muldoon

    14th November 2016

    Just wanted to thank you for grooming Teddy today. He looks amazing, we love what you did. Thank you very much!...

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Doggy Day Spa is an internationally qualified dog groomer and cat groomer servicing the Darwin and Palmerston region. She specilises in all breeds including Maltese, Shih Tzu, Schauzer, Yorkshire Terrier, Beagle, Poodle (Miniature) (Toy) (Tea Cup) (Standard), Chihuahua (Long coat)(Short Coat), Pomeranian, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We are the dog groomers for you in Darwin. We offer professional dog grooming to international standards. We are qualified to style and groom all breeds. Come on down to our studio and be amazed with our quality.

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