College launches dog grooming academy

Coleg Cambria, a higher education college in north east Wales, has announced the opening of its new dog grooming salon and training academy.

The Collar and Comb Dog Grooming Academy will open at the college’s Llysfasi site, and will formally begin seminars on 27 January. The first seminar will be hosted by Julie Harris, co-founder of The Groomer’s Spotlight website.

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The college said the working salon will now provide learners with “valuable” hands-on  experience.

Wendy Murray, a dog grooming lecturer at Cambria, said: “The salon and training academy will give our students the best of both worlds.

“There will be classroom theory and time spent in the salon will enable understanding of practical real-life situations that will develop the skills and knowledge essential for working as a professional dog groomer.”

The Academy, which is now open to applicants, is “well-equipped” with the latest technology, providing a “first-class service in a warm, welcoming environment”.

The first seminar will discuss dog handling and explore how dog groomers can best build a harmonious relationship with the animals.

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