It all started in 2010, when I became Terrier owner. Parson Russell Terriers, to be precise.
I love those feisty, cuddly, little white rascals but I had no idea what to do with the coat. So for a while I had the best brushed puppies on earth. Then I heard they need something like “stripping” and I started to ask questions, lots of questions. I learned the technique by myself with the virtual help of members of an internet forum – if anyone remembers this? – there were no groomers, seminars and of course no social media at that time.
Because I am curious by nature I learned more and more, never stopped to ask questions until I joked “one day I become fully qualified”, which I am now: holding the officially recognised and Ofqual regulated iPet “Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management”.
Connie (shown on the picture with me) left us in February 2023 at the grand old age of 16 years, stripped until one week before her death, Gromit at the current age of 14.5 years is still with us and stripped as well with some adjustments. From them I have learned lots about skin and coat care for senior dogs – as always there is next to no information available, so you have to find your way.
I am very grateful for having great mentors with combined more than 150 years of terrier and handstripping experience – so if there is an outlandish question, one of them knows the answer.
I love to work with good tools even more so in a professional environment.
You don’t want cut hair or blisters on your hands, so I tried A LOT: the good, the bad and the ugly – the whole range from cheap to eyewatering expensive, but price never made a real difference.
Something was always wrong: either the tools were sharp, unergonomic shape or simply odd to touch and hold – until I came across GROOMER.dk.
I love those tools – although I still try other brands from time to time, I always come back to Groomer.dk.
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