Each year the association holds a grooming seminar aimed at people of all levels of experience who would like to begin to learn, or improve their hand stripping technique. Everyone from absolute beginners to professional groomers are welcome.

We always choose centrally based premises with plenty of room to set up areas for differing levels of experience. Top breed specialist groomers are there to give advice and support and during the day there's always a specialist hand stripping demonstration by a top groomer. Many levels of grooming are covered, right from beginners through to how to prepare for the show ring, as well as the all-important 'finishing' for those who want to turn their wires out to a higher standard.

Grooming tables, equipment and even dogs are available to borrow if you don't have your own and there's a grooming supply shop where you can purchase your own trimming knives, chalk blocks etc. Delegates are requested to bring a packed lunch but tea, coffee, soft drinks and home made cakes are provided.

Details of our next seminar will be shown here as well as within our Shows & Events section. However, if you would like to be notified by email or text, please complete the form below.

Grooming Seminar Enquiry Form

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Grooming Seminar Payment
from 30.00

Members £30.00
Non Members £45.00 (includes WFTA Membership)

Please note: Your place on the seminar will not be reserved until payment is received.

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Pre-Seminar Questionaire

For those attending the 2019 seminar - please complete and submit, along with your payment.

Name *
Are you providing your own dog? *
If you do not have your own dog we can provide one
Coat Type *
Grooming Experience *
What equipment are you able to supply? *
This will enable us to supply grooming equipment where needed
Do you have a breed affix?

Dogs should not be bathed before the grooming seminar as this makes stripping the coat difficult.  Please however do brush your dogs thoroughly prior to the grooming session

Photos from our latest seminar in March 2018

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