Julie Harris Signature Advice: 8 Tips For Speedy Grooming

As part of our Julie Harris Signature Grooming Advice, Julie has written this fantastic blog based on questions that you asked us on the Groomers facebook page! Jo Silk-Smith asked for tips on speeding up grooming, and here’s Julie’s response: As groomers we all have strengths and weaknesses and being able to speed up to give the dogs in our care less time standing, and a few minutes extra break for ourselves between grooms is always advantageous. The first thing we need to do is really look at our grooming... Read More


What Makes a Good Scissor For You?

We can talk about superior blade edges and handle styles, but what is really important is that you buy a scissor that is comfortable and easy for you to use. Here are our tips for getting the best scissor for you: Check the handle. To make sure you’ll have the most natural hand movement, you need the best fit. Ensuring the handle is the correct length for your fingers is very important, as a too-short or too-long handle could cause strain injuries to the tendons in your hands. Luckily, there... Read More


Tips in a Snip! See Our Scissor Product Guide.

Our Product Guides in our brilliant Grooming Resources section are full of tips and helpful information. This excerpt comes from the Groomers Scissor Guide: Tensioning Your Scissors Hold your scissors by the thumb ring with your left hand. Let the scissor point straight up in the air at 12 O’Clock. With your right hand take the finger ring and open the blades so they are open 35-45 degrees. Now let go of the ring/blade in your right hand so the scissor almost closes by itself. When the blade comes to... Read More

Tips to Help Cats De-stress

If you notice a change in the behaviour of your cat such as over-grooming, pacing or excessive verbalising then it may be stressed. Minimise stress in cats with the following tips: Check their health. Your cat may be suffering due to pain. Keep to a routine. Cats constantly asses risks, so cut out any unexpected circumstances that they may feel are threatening. When making changes, try to introduce cats to it gradually. Provide adequate space. Perhaps the cat needs a larger litter tray, scratching post or bed, or maybe they... Read More