Handler Success ( Confidence, Mindset and Knowledge)

Grooming The Working Dog

11 Steps Easy

Masterclass Details

Steps 1 and 2 are available to all NOW!

From step 3 onwards you will need to be a Society Member to access. You can join the LWDG Society here 

This masterclass will show you how to provide maintenance grooming at home and the importance of keeping on top of grooming; whatever the breed. 

Julie will also show you how to home groom your dog to your personal preference if you would like to go further. There are huge benefits to your dog in grooming them, even if you only do maintenance and send them to a groomer regularly for a full groom.

What Our Members Thought:


Would Be Ideal for Someone Who Isn't Confident

I found the technique for trimming inside the ears and under the paws with clippers brilliant, I hadn't thought to use clippers in those areas. I found the whole video very informative and would be ideal for someone who hasn't necessarily got the experience or confidence to groom their own dog from head to toe.


I Feel Confident Enough To Have A Go

Excellent advice & demos. Great to see how to use the equipment correctly (especially how to use clippers). I feel confident enough to have a go at everything myself now.


Really Clear and Easy To Follow

Really clear and easy to follow videos with supporting instructions. I especially found the guidance around the paws/pads useful. Thank you


I'm Going To Give This A Try

Great masterclass, I found the foot trimming particularly useful. I'm going to give this a try on my springer to hopefully help her feel more comfortable!


Very Clear

Very clear. Gives me confidence to have a go at trimming my two spaniels myself. Thank you!


I think that pretty much everything I need is covered!

I found the February Masterclass on Grooming, Clipping, and Trimming really interesting. I feel much more confident now about how I clip, trim, and keep my dogs healthy at home. I found how to check and trim spaniels helpful. I have two Springers who I groom, check, and trim at home.This was a really good, detailed masterclass showing all the things to check and what equipment to use to keep them healthy and trimmed properly. I like their coats long and don't trim much but I do trim to be able to check them regularly for any issues. This masterclass was really informative. I think that pretty much everything I need is covered! Julie gave a really good explanation of what to do to check, bath, trim, and clip in this masterclass and gave options as well so that each person can choose what suits them and their dog.

Nicky C

Course Structure

February Masterclass 1-Minute Social Media Video

Short video covering snippets of video from all 8 lessons 

Step 1- Equipment you will need

  • Equipment needed before you begin
  • How you can improvise
  • How to get started

Step 2 – Bathing

  • How to prepare for bathing
  • How to bath safely


Society Members Only

Step 3 - Drying

  • How to dry your dog properly with towel drying
  • Other equipment that can be used to dry your dog
  • How to make sure your dog is happy and safe to be dried
  • Dangers of using hair dryers
Society Members Only

Step 4 - Feet - Pads, Toes and Nails

  • Why it is so important to keep pads tidy
  • What pads do
  • How to check your dogs pads for mats and issues
  • How to keep the hair between your dogs pads short
  • Importance of keeping the hair between the toes tidy
  • How to check in between toes
  • How to Trim the hair between the toes safely
  • How to check if nails need trimming
  • How to trim your dogs nails with clippers
Society Members Only

Step 5 -Brushing

  • What brushes and combs to use
  • How to brush your dog properly depending on coat
  • We will look at “stripping” hair, brushing to remove excess hair, combing to get knots out and stop matting.
Society Members Only

Step 6 - Ears

  • How to check an ear is healthy
  • What to look out for; warning signs
  • How to keep the ear clean and healthy
  • How to trim around ears if necessary
Society Members Only

Step 7 -Cosmetic/Personal Choice

  • How to trim areas up to keep your dog cleaner and tidier
  • How to safely trim feathers, ears, tummy, tail up
  • Hygiene areas in older dogs
Society Members Only

Step 8 - Clipping

  • How to clip all over if that is your choice.
  • How to hold clippers
  • Where to start
  • How to ensure it is done safely
Society Members Only

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