Certificate In Compassionate Handling


I decided to write the compassionate handling certificate course as I see students struggling with difficult dogs on a daily basis. I have found that in most cases this can be due to a lack of confidence or understanding. I feel that it is our responsibility as dog groomers to understand what the dog is trying to tell us and to make their time with us as relaxed as possible. Grooming is much more than creating the perfect breed trim.

At the Certificate in Compassionate Handling of Difficult Dogs seminar we discuss how to compassionately handle and groom difficult dogs in the grooming salon. This includes tips on how to make the most of your handling equipment, keeping your cool while under pressure, how to handle dogs with compassion, putting as little stress and strain on their bodies as possible, how dogs communicate with you, how to approach dogs in the salon, and understanding stress, pain and anatomy.

I actively encourage all my students to get involved in the discussions and share their experiences. This is how we learn and make new friends. At the end of the day participants are awarded a Certificate in Compassionate Handling of Difficult Dogs.

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Louise Retford 5*

A very informative, interesting and thought provoking seminar. It really helps you understand how the dogs find the whole grooming experience.  Kelly had lots of well tried and tested hints and tips for making the grooming process as stress free as possible. I have already put lots of her suggestions into practice. Kelly has a wealth of knowledge from her years in the business and always offers interesting and useful facts in an easy to understand way.  I highly recommend this seminar, you will not regret it. Thanks Kelly for a great day.

Lizz Baxter 5*

There isn’t enough space on here to say how fantastic this workshop is!!! If you are a groomer, then this is a MUST. Highly recommended.

Jules Foote 5*

A really informative day of learning with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss things that you may be unsure of. Kelly is very knowledgeable and has a friendly and relaxed teaching style, and I came away feeling that I got a lot out of the day. Thanks Kelly and to Julie for hosting.

Michelle Stockman 5*

What a great day! An extremely informative day in a relaxed environment with a great bunch of people. Kelly is lovely and presents the day in a professional but down to earth manner – she certainly knows her stuff! I would highly recommend signing up for this course – you won’t regret it. A big THANK YOU to you all.

Faye Louise Evans 5*

Fantastic day with Kelly today, my sister and I found it very informative, we saw Kelly at BDGA and booked onto the seminar straight away. Learnt lots of new things that we will be implementing in our salon.


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