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Learn to Groom / Hand Strip Your Own Dog

Do you want to learn how to groom or hand strip your own dog? Is your dog nervous at the groomers and you want to learn how to groom at home?

This short course has been specifically created for those wanting to groom their own dog at home. You can bring your dog/s to us and learn how to create a specific style you like, whether that's clipping and scissoring or hand stripping, and gain the skills you need to work on your own dog. This will save you a lifetime of grooming costs and give you a great set of new skills!

First sessions are for 2.5 hours but we recommend a second shorter session, about 6 or 8 weeks later. This will enable you to learn new skills, practice them at home and then come back for a top up and to learn more!

Sessions are held in our private training room so it is just you, your dog and our Lead Tutor, Dawn, who has over 40 years of grooming experience. Dawn will work with you sharing her skills and knowledge, including selecting the equipment you need, enabling you to groom your own dog!​

Hand Stripping

Hand stripping is a subject which requires a deeper set of skills and expertise! Dawn is a harsh coat (terriers) guru and will help you start reading your dog’s coat; learning when it is “ready” for stripping or when to let it grow out…

Using equipment is an essential part of any groomers life and Dawn will take you through what equipment to use from your finger and thumb to utilising various products to help you ease the coat out better.

If you want to learn about hand stripping then look no further, contact Dawn today and start learning how to hand strip your dog.


Dawn is the owner of The Dog House, and has spent her life with dogs. She is an expert dog groomer and hand stripper! In the dog show world, Dawn has “made up” 22 UK Champions and bred many overseas winners. Being an International Judge has given Dawn an “eye” for dogs and this is just a small part of the knowledge that she will share with you over the grooming table! Dawn is qualified in Adult Education and Training (L3, AET) and together with her good sense of humour and knowledge of all things dog, you will learn in a fun way and pick up many doggy tips along the way.

Groom Your Own Dog


Hand Strip Your Own Dog


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