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I have a friend who has Golden Retrievers and is a contributor of a similar forum. They have recently had a grooming workshop day by popular demand whereby you take along an untrimmed dog and you all help each other trim. They rented a village hall & all in all it was a huge inexpensive success.
Any body interested in one for Irish setters, I for sure would welcome some help in trimming!
I would be interested but again it's logistics. Perhaps we could have local area ones instead? Such as south eastern, north western, etc...I know for sure my boy wouldn't want to travel hundreds of miles haha!!
Great idea, I love a good wrestle with my two :-)
You name the venue and I’ll bring the corner seconds and the gum shields.
Our last trimmer, Woof and Blow, retired and we have never found anyone as good.
Well now what a great idea. I'm no professional groomer, but I can turn out a smart Irish Setter after 37 years experience.
I'd be up for helping anyone to groom their Irish, but I'm up in Northumberland. What about aproaching our breed club secretarys and asking the clubs to arrange some grooming seminars.
Thank you Eva for your suggestion. I actually have the DVD and agree it is very informative and I have learnt a lot, however like Christine (below) I learn far more from the hands on experience. Sounds like a good idea to approach the breed club secretaries and see if they would be happy to arrange events.
I would be happy to drive to Surrey (Christine) or Hampshire (Catherine). My Golden retriever friend mentioned that they made their day a charity event and donated the money raised to the G R. rescue, seemed like they had a great sociable day too, cakes were brought in, sounds good to me!
I would LOVE to learn and Surrey is very good for us (actually, I live in London but I work close to Holmbury St Mary). The date is a bit of an issue, not many free days this summer.. Our groomer is not expert in IS so I am never sure about what to ask her, plus: at moment we missed a few visits and we (obi) are a bit "wild" with our hairs.. ;)