Improve Your Skills and Grooming Knowledge!
The grooming world is constantly changing with new products and practices. These are designed to allow for faster, easier and safer grooming, so keeping up with it is really important for your business, your growth as a groomer, for your wellbeing and that of the pets in your care.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep up:
Attend courses, seminars and conventions regularly.
Nothing beats a good teacher or an inspiring speaker, so putting courses, seminars, workshops and conventions at the top of your to-do list is a must. Teachers can demonstrate exactly how to perform a technique, answer all your questions knowledgeably and give infinite tips to save you time, money and stress.
Completing grooming qualifications is a great way to refresh all your basic knowledge, while seminars and demos are amazing for focused learning on a whole host of topics.
Attend shows and competitions regularly.
There are many opportunities to learn at shows and competitions. Simply watching other groomers is a great way to see how you could improve on aspects of your grooming, including timings. The best way to learn though, is to compete!
Join grooming groups online.
Along with being able to talk to your peers about the everyday issues of grooming, an online group also allows people to share tips, videos and images. People will often talk about new products and new techniques, which can prove invaluable! The English Groomers Group on Facebook is a great one to start with.
Follow your favourite product brands and suppliers.
Signing up to a newsletter or following suppliers and brands on social media is a great way to see the latest products, trends and keep up with grooming events, including seminars.