Dog Show at the Cheshire Show!

Last week my Cocker Spaniel “Baker” and I competed in the Cheshire show, and we were thrilled to be placed 2nd in our class! This was Bakers first dog show, which is quite different to the grooming competitions, but still a great way to perfect his groom and present him to a high standard for […]

Runcorn’s Lois wins first place Master Groom 2014

This weekend me and my Cocker spaniel Baker attended Master Groom 2014 which is a dog grooming competition held down at the kennel club building in Stoneleigh. And we are EXTREMELY happy to announce that we won! We got 1st place! This was Baker’s first competition as well, so it was quite a big day […]

Clipping Double Coats

Every dog’s hair and coat type is different and this should always be taken in to account when the dog comes into the salon. Some dogs are clipped, some dogs are scissored, some are hand-stripped and some don’t have any length taken off at all! It’s important we ensure that  – for the dogs who […]

Article by Reaseheath College

I studied at Reaseheath College, Nantwich and was very happy to hear from their  Alumni Officer recently (‘Alumni’ refers to ‘former students’). Their Alumni Association is newly launched and they encourage former students to stay in touch with the college. I was asked if I would agree to being featured on the Reaseheath Alumni webpages in […]

Book your groom early, to suit YOUR timetable!

I’m very happy to say things are getting rather busy here at Vanity Furr dog grooming and booking an appointment early has never been more important. As it stands there is a months wait for the next appointment which also means March is very nearly full! Weekend and late nights fill up first, so the […]

Dog Grooming Workshop Day

On Sunday 2nd February, my Cocker spaniel “Baker” and I attended another seminar and workshop day hosted by “Groom Team England Member” and 2013 “Groomer of the year” winner Mike Wildman. We had such a fantastic day and picked up lots of more tricks and skills when it comes to hand-stripping. Its important for me […]

Grooming at home

In this winter weather it’s easy for your dog to get wet and mucky after walks, even after going into the garden brings in little soggy paws. So sometimes you might need to give him a quick wash or dry off, if so here’s a handy tip to keep his coat in good condition when […]

Your next dog grooming appointment – book in advance with Vanity Furr

I am really happy to say that things are pretty busy at present and I really appreciate all your custom (and of course love to see all the dogs!). So being busy means that booking your appointment early and “in advance” is really important to avoid disappointment. If you know how long it takes before your […]

Brushing your dog between grooms

Bringing your dog for regular visits to the grooming parlour is essential when it comes to keeping your dogs coat in tip top condition. As it will be thoroughly cleaned, brushed and combed so it’s knot free and any dead or loose hair will be removed. But whether you bring your dog every month or […]

A Christmas Groom for two lovely dogs

Had these two cuties in for a groom before Christmas! Harry the golden retriever had LOTS of dead/loose hair so a big de-shedding session was needed. Little Jenson the Jack Russel had his first groom as he’s only a pup. He was such a good boy and felt so soft when he was done. What […]