The lessons will allow you to successfully learn how to strip wired coated dogs out properly, shape an ideal pet westie’s cut and have enough knowledge to properly roll the coat. Progress will depend on your speed and understanding of each step. The lessons may or may not include other skills such as Finger Stripping and Styling.
Basic hand-stripping lessons will NOT include Show Grooming, Show Preparation and Anatomy reading.
Lessons are designed for ONE to ONE learning to best benefit you. We do not do group lessons and will never do group lessons. Each lesson is suggested to be 4hours and 1-2 weeks apart, more frequently if your hands can take the stress. Frequent lessons will allow you to grasp the technique and skills quickly.
You can ask from anyone who owns a westie. Simply offer them a free groom. We suggest no more than 2 dogs each lesson as you won’t be able to finish grooming the dogs without feeling tired. In the event that you are unable to locate suitable dogs, please do not hesitate to ask for help.
You can purchase your own tools before hand or you can choose to use ours. Each groomer has their own preferences and their own favourite tools that fit that hands.
Minimum Hours: 20
- Brushing, General Coat Care, Basic Health Check, Skin Issue Identification
- Introduction and proper use of tools
- Initial roughing of coat
- Step by step stripping using a proper stripping knife
- Use of thinning shears and straight shears
- Shaping the coat
- Finishing the coat
- Future rolling of coat