Holistic Dog Grooming instils confidence in both groomer and dog through positive, behaviour-led techniques that enhances both human and dogs' health and well-being.
It's the celebration of individuality through observing the environment, the approach and the history of each dog.
I have spoken to numerous groomers who have expressed a lack of love for a job they were so passionate about to begin with.
They are stressed, emotional and simply, not confident. They struggle to compete with their peers as they try and increase the dogs they complete in a day. They forget to take a breath, let alone take a break!
Does this sound like you?
This one really resonates with me because I know what it feels like to leave training fearing "aggressive" dogs.
We are taught to "turn away" aggressive dogs, but really we should be getting taught how to understand and handle them safely.
Holistic Dog Grooming teaches you a lot more on canine behaviour and how the entire environment can have an impact on a dog's physical, emotional and psychological state.
It makes me so sad to hear of groomers quitting their dream because they simply have lost their passion.
Trust me, it doesn't have to be that way!
The Dog Grooming Industry has limited emphasis on canine behaviour and communication, leaving our groomers, guardians and dogs wide open to failure. In order to work competently and confidently with all dog's, it is important that our education prepares us for handling all dog personalities and behaviours.
Holistic Grooming is centred around the individuality of each dog that comes through the door. We are taught how to read and understand behaviour and body language. We are shown alternative methods to instil tranquility and stop labelling dogs. It's overall a more compassionate-based approach.
Grooming is about the relationship between the dog, the groomer and the guardian. When all parties work together, great things can happen. Learning how to read and understand dogs only enhances the grooming experience for all involved. You will realise that there's no such thing as a "bad" dog and begin to view things from a canine perspective.