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We are Delighted to be hosting an event with the super talented

Mike Wildman at our studio, for all those hand stripped Spaniels. This event is open to Groomers, show exhibitors & home groomers..

 

Morning demo & Afternoon Workshop

Contact the salon for more details .. Early booking advised as limited places available .. 01452 417192 or email contact@thegroomingschool.co.uk

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OCEAN aka “Parcheeni Pardon the Pun” trip to Scotland was well worth the trip for Carol & Ocean..

Delighted to announce Ocean was awarded The Dog Challenge Certificate at the Poodle Club of Scotland’s championship show under honourable judge Agnes Murphy  … Carol says she loves visiting Scotland as she always gets to have a fun road trip with friends and Poodles and winning Top awards like this is the icing on the cake… with a cherry!

 

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Carol’s demonstrations on perfecting the scissoring on all breeds but especially Poodles is a real passion for her, sharing her vast knowledge with other groomers is a joy, carol is invited to teach & demonstrate her craft to other groomers across the country.

 

Tasha’s  popular professional demo’s.

Tasha travels the UK demonstrating to other groomers how to handle tricky dogs that can be a trial for many a groomer making their working day very stressful, establishing a good safe environment for dog and groomer is imperative and Tasha is only to happy to share her 25yrs experience on safe and careful handling of some of the tricky customers groomers might have to deal with in their salons while always putting the dogs well being to the fore front of any groom..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*****************************************************************Time for a catch up we think..

Being popular is always a good point for us Groomers it means we are getting it right for so many of you, though of course it does mean we have little time to keep things like News and websites etc updated!

So what have we been up to over the last several months..

Tasha entered The Grooming Show which is a prestigious Grooming competition where we are proud to say she did exceptionally well.

Tasha was awarded 2nd place in the workshop class with Benjie a sweet Cavachon

& 3rd Place in the Hand scissor class with Charlie a handsome Miniature Poodle… Excellent work Tasha.

No wonder her students have all just completed their Three Star courses with us with an abundance of skills and much confidence.

We have also had CRUFTS in March too

This year Carol opted to take just the one Poodle “Ocean” AKA Parcheeni Pardon the Pun- though all Carols Poodles are qualified she thought it might be little easier day as she was still recovering from a broken leg.

Delighted to say Ocean gained 2nd place in a very strong class of quality Standard Poodles.

ICMG- International Certified Master Groomers.

This is a qualification for the grooming industry renown throughout the world and as we as a team here at The Lady & the Tramp & the Grooming School are forever moving forward in gaining further knowledge within our industry always with your dogs well-being at the forefront of all we do and always aiming to keep to our exceptional high standard of salon grooms and our student training in the Grooming school, we are investing our time along with hard work and financial outlay to gain the qualification of “Master Groomer” we have passed the first section of the examination process of “Certified Salon Professionals” with flying colours.. there are many sections to the qualification of Master Groomer and its going to take a lot of swatting though im sure we can achieve this as..

“if you believe then you can achieve”

There are also several practical sections on the road to Master Groomer – both Carol & Tasha have already passed their first practical with a “Master” pass and are taking a 2nd practical this weekend while competing at a Grooming competition in Peterborough..

So wish us lots of luck for this..

 

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Canine FIRST AID for EVERYONE..

1st Nov 6pm-9pm

This is a fantastic opportunity for You the Pet Dog owner, Dog Groomers, Dog Walkers,

Dog Sitters, Dog Trainers to learn important Canine 1st aid skills…

To Book a place Email contact@thegroomingschool.co.uk or pop into the salon..

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The Lady & the Tramp Celebrate their wins at the

British Dog Groomer of the Year Competition

The SMILE says it all..

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Tasha Taking First Place in the Experienced Workshop Class

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Carol winning Second Place in the Advanced Poodle Scissor Class

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Before & After Photographs of our Successful day.. Tasha with Bertie, Carol with Alice ba-bdga

 

 

 

 

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More Winning ways for the Parcheeni Poodles ocean-darlington  Parcheeni Pardon the Pun (aka Ocean) 

at only 13months wins the Res Challenge Certificate at Darlington championship dog show under eminent Judge     Mr Frank Kane, Ocean is Son of Champion Parcheeni Pulled a Cracker & Champion Just in Love with Parcheeni..

 

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PREMIERGROOM took place on Sunday 14th Aug in Warwickshire, scores of talented & hopeful groomers took part in many different classes on different levels.

Carol entered the Champion groomer hand scissor Poodle class, delighted to announce she took the Bronze medal in an extremely highly competitive class..

Very PROUD of the placing..

Super model Charlie Before his epic hairdo

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RBIS Carol pattern poodle

 

And so we have more “winnings ways” here

At the Lady & the Tramp Grooming Salon

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We are PROUD to say Carol took Reserve Best in Show at the Patterned Poodle Club Show on 26th June, grooming dog she had only met the day before, Slice the miniature Poodle was a delight to groom and showed Carols skills off with her “look at me performance.. (Huge thanks you to her owner & breeder Marlene Carter of the Somanic Poodles). and many thanks to Judge Heidi Anderton of Absolutely Animals  in London for thinking so highly of Carols groom.

 

 

 

 

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“Tasha’s turn to take the lead”

Winning first place at the UK Groom off competition on 5th June

in the mixed breed workshop class..

Bertie the Bichon x Shihtzu was Tasha’s super model for the day a regular at the salon but first time at a competition, he was a super STAR too.

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Carol took Third place in the Advanced hand scissor Poodle class

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MORE WINNING WAYS AT THE AWARD WINNING

LADY & THE TRAMP GROOMING SALON & SPA

Last weekend was the Prestigious grooming competition “Mastergroom” a two day grooming event held at Stoneliegh in Warwickshire,

             We are delighted to announce that with tough competition Carol took First place in the Standard Poodle Scissor Open class..

WOOP WOOP!..

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Work in progress during the competition of the winning groom..

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CANINE MODELS WANTED  

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We are looking for Dog models for our students.
Our students are fully supervised by Tasha and will as always be groomed to our high standards.
     As a Thank you for allowing your dog to be a super model for the day, you will receive a 25% discount from your dogs total grooming cost………………..
If you would like further information please telephone us at the salon or to make an appointment. 01452 417192

           (please note you will need to pre arrange a model appointment, so do ring and arrange it with us)

 

 

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“Calling all professional pet groomers”

COLIN TAYLOR MASTER CLASS

Sunday 8th May

 

C & C 8th May

“Knowledge is a gift for sharing”

Fun & Informative Demo’s

Work Smarter not Harder

Knowing when Good is Good enough

PET GROOMING FOR THE PET GROOMER.

A fun and informative demonstration from Colin with a little help from his friend Carol Hutchins, focusing on pet grooming in the salon, building on your self-confidence with hints & tips for the grooming salon from two seasoned professionals, sharing their knowledge in many aspects of the grooming industry. demonstrations on Poodle, Westie & Cavachon, Q & A time. There’s never a silly question, there’s only ever knowledge & growth.

 

To be held in our new purposefully designed         “Event Studio” which allows everyone much more space to move around and view demos from all angles.

 

£70 including buffet lunch & beverages.

 

To book your place email –

Carol or Natasha contact@thegroomingschool.co.uk or Tel 01452 417192 

 

 

 

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CRUFTS 2016

Carol entered 3 Generations of her Parcheeni Standard Poodles into Crufts this year, just being delighted to have all her Poodles qualified was enough of a win, but they did more than that, Ocean (the puppy) was 1st in his class, then his dad Charlie who was in the biggest male class of the day and the only dog in the class not sporting the traditional show trim but a very classy pet trim was given a 4th place, being placed above World champions, then Summer (Charlie’s mum & Oceans grandma) at only her 3rd ever show was given a 2nd place in the Veteran class.

To say we the team here at the Salon, are so Proud of the Parcheeni Poodles with all the dedication that goes into keeping them in top condition and the happy healthy dogs they are is so worth while with winning results…

 

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Ocean winning Minor puppy dog class Crufts 2016

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Charlie, Summer, Ocean 3 Generations of Parcheeni Poodles Crufts 2016.

(and a very happy Carol)

 

 

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“PLEASE NOTE”

THE SALON WILL BE CLOSED

THURSDAY 10TH MARCH 2016

AS WE WILL BE AT CRUFTS…

OPEN AS USUAL FRIDAY 11TH 9am ..

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DIDNT  WE  DO WELL!!

The team went to Scotland on the 12th February, where Carol, Tasha & Becky Competed in the “LOVE TO GROOM” competition on the 14th February. Jess & Emily were our trusty assistance helping bath the dogs in readiness for the competition, we had a great weekend as it was also Becky’s birthday and of course on a girls weekend away a celebration just had to be done.

So how did the competition go??? Rather well we think, though Carol didn’t get placed in the advanced class with her groom on Charlie it was very well received and a delight to many …

Tasha entered 2 classes, she didn’t get placed with Benji the gorgeous Cavaion whos mum trusted us enough to take her beloved boy away with us for the weekend, but  Tash did win her class with Norman her Bichon Frise…

Becky (our junior stylist) entered the novice class with her Shihtz cross called Teddy, well she only went and won her class too.. (at her first ever competition)

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Trying to catch up on news when busy is also a busy full time job!

Really cant believe we are in February already, where does the time go! Many things have taken place hence our being a little quiet on our news page.  

So what have we been up to? As always the end of the year was extremely busy in the salon so many pooches left our doorstep looking their best ready for Santapaws, we the team had a wonderful night out to celebrate not only Christmas but to celebrate working together as we do all have the best time together in and out of the salon, I guess that’s what happens when like minded people get together and have a passion for what they do. 

And over the Christmas period we took on another premise, not  as a “salon for you the pet dog owner” – but as the new “studio” which is almost opposite the salon, it has been fitted out with all the latest high tech grooming equipment and can seat up to 40 people it will be used for our professional grooming events we organise in our endless hunger to not only educate ourselves but other groomers keen to gain more knowledge too.                                                                                                The space is also available to hire to individuals who wish to put on similar events too but lack the space to do so.

 The Studio will also be used for our students on our forever popular courses giving them a more relaxed space away from a busy salon allowing them to absorb the information about the art of dog grooming we share with them..

Our courses range from a learn to groom your own dog- day course, to an improver or refresher for the already experienced groomer and we have the City & Guilds  2 & 3 and our Ultimate course, please contact us for more information of our course packages or go to the Schools Website www.thegroomingschool.co.uk

January bought the annual Poodle of the Year Gala event, Carols Poodles had as in previous years been invited to compete in this prestigious event, but this year she chose to leave them at home and just enjoy the event along with Tasha.. (we had a wonderful time, lots of fun).  Also in January we had a very talented young groomer come along to our studio to demonstrate to 24 other groomers her way of prepping, styling and trimming such breeds as the Cockerpoo, Labradoodle, Cavaion & the Lhasa’apso  a great event enjoyed by all where everyone left having a little more knowledge on new techniques as well as in some cases a little more confidence too.. Towards the end of January Carol Hutchins herself & her  very experienced Poodle friend Philip Langdon held a weekend event “Topknot to tail” this was a 2 day event to help educate and encourage those who have Poodles of any size and wish/desire to show them, the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for such high maintenance dogs is hard work, both Carol & Philip have been very successful in the show ring and are able to show others that their show dogs can be happy healthy everyday dogs when not in the show ring, so sharing the knowledge with those keen to learn everything was an absolute delight for to two such dedicated Poodle fanciers.

MORE EXCITING NEWS… We have a baby – our first human two legged baby in the salon, Kat (Kathryn) one of our A-Team has had a little girl who has been named Maisie born Thurs 4th February at 5.08pm weighing a healthy, gorgeous 7lb, cant tell you how happy we are for Kat and her family..

And now for this weekend the salon is CLOSED from Friday 12th until Monday 15th we are all off to Scotland to the “Love to Groom Competition” held at Lanark, Carol, Tasha & our Junior Becky will be competing and Emily & Jess will be assisting, so this calls for a weekend trip away in bonny Scotland and while we are there we may as well celebrate Becky’s birthday too, we are all a little nervous about the competition, Carol entered one 23yrs ago (she won her class) but hasn’t entered a comp since, Tasha has entered 2 before but still gets legs of jelly and Becky is a total new comer to competition grooming.. But Win or Lose we will all gain from the experience and enjoy the company of like minded people and of course “Dogs”..

 

That’s all so far this year, really know idea what we have been playing at ha ha! 

And SOON it will be CRUFTS…2016 all 5 of Carols beautiful Standard Parcheeni Poodles qualified so watch this space for who will be competing

 

OK OK OK………………………………..

We know its early, WE KNOW its only October…. and WE KNOW Halloween is still to come and so is that DARN ANNOYING Firework night (that seems to last a week— month when you have fearful dogs)…….

But we are giving you the “Heads UP”.. If you haven’t booked the pooch in for its pre Christmas pamper you need to book that appointment as soon as possible as our diary is already looking rather busy!!

So whether you are looking for a Full Groom or just a Bath/Dry freshen up…. Don’t delay Book today 😉

 

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We can now confirm the GRAND TOTAL we raised in our Charity Dog Wash was £638… which will be divided between Teckles Animal shelter & Cheltenham Animal shelter…. *Feeling very proud of all involved* x
Also every dog that has been through the salon doors in the month of September have been allocated a RAFFLE TICKET for our Free 25 prize raffle… the WINNERS are as follows (if your dog & date are mentioned below please call into salon to pick up the prize)..
Amber Boulton 28/09                  Rosie Hatch 14/09
Bertie Dunn’Coxall 14/09            Georgina Higgins 18/09
Sally Buckney 24/09                    Benjie Marks   09/09
Totty Gabriel 04/09                      Hugo Holland  28/09
Zebbadee Baron/Kent 28/09        Megan Harris   29/09
Bumper Cockling  05/09               Milo Rodway  17/09
Flora Newman     16/09                Buster Brindley  25/09
Lucy Elton  30/09                          Milly Smith   08/09
Alfie Banks   09/09                        Elwood Eilbeck  01/09
Tilly Graves  05/09                        Lilly Locke  30/09
Mac Meade   25/09                       Grace Edmunds  24/09
Tyler Smith  08/09                        Albi Thomas     16/09
Oscar Lambert  12/09

Huge Thanks to those who donated prizes.. Betty Bakes Gourmet Dog Treats.. Arden grange. Royal Canin, Christies Direct.

 

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