Creative Dog Grooming – Top 10 resources to get started
Are you looking to get into creative dog grooming but you’re not sure where to start? We have put together a round up blog signposting groomers of helpful things to watch, industry leaders, organisations and lots of inspiration to get you started!
Groomers to watch
Pedigrees ‘n’ Pooches – Vikki Pearman – http://www.pedigreesnpooches.co.uk/
The brilliant Vikki from Pedigrees ‘n” Pooches is one of the top creative groomers in the UK. She has more than 12 years grooming experience and won the accolade ‘British Creative Stylist of the Year’ in both 2016 and 2018!
Vikki has also set up her own website dedicated to creative dog grooming where she plans to educate and inspire other groomers on the wonderful world of creative dog grooming – www.creativedoggrooming.co.uk/.
Zenzaris – Su Eld-Weaver – https://www.zenzaris.com/poodle-grooming.html
Su Eld-Weaver has been in the poodle grooming industry for 20 years and now finds herself working within the TV and film industry. Su has been entering grooming competitions with various breeds since 1997 and has obtained a fantastic range of awards including ‘Creative Groomer of the Year’ several times!
Information on Creative Grooming
We have found some helpful and insightful websites that give a great overview of creative dog grooming. The AKC (American Kennel Club) gives some amazing examples, as well as a short video you can have a watch. On home soil, Creative Dog Grooming UK gives insights from a groomers perspective, as well as an education program.
Product Industry Leaders
There are lots of different products out there on the market that are designed for creative dog grooming. We recommend both Opawz and Crazy Liberty products which you can purchase directly from our website. Crazy Liberty products are approved by the NAPCG (National Association of Professional Creative Groomers) which means they are safe and approved. Opawz products are vegan, safe and non-toxic so you can be assured that the products you use are not damaging to your dogs.
For more information on Opawz >> https://www.opawz.com/
For more information on Crazy Liberty >> http://www.crazyliberty.com/
Shop creative grooming products here >> https://www.mutneys.com/product-category/styling-creative-grooming/
With creative grooming the only limit is your imagination. Check out these websites for examples and inspiration on some amazing creative dog grooming designs!
The National Association of Professional Creative Groomers (NAPCG) is one of the fastest growing grooming organisations in the world. The NAPCG are setting the standard for safe creative grooming and is the only organisation to offer a comprehensive creative certification program. When you are a member of the NAPCG, you gain access to the best educators, workshops, and educational courses in the professional grooming industry. They also have lots of articles and information for those who are just getting started.
There are many competitions held through the UK every year, unfortunately most have had to be postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic but this website gives you a list of upcoming competitions you may like to think about entering!
We hope this blog post can give you lots of information and inspiration ready for your creative dog grooming journey to start! Remember, we are always on hand for any advice you may need.