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PATS Sandown unveils line-up for grooming demos

Pet industry exhibition PATS Sandown has unveiled a star-studded list of professional groomers for a series of demonstrations at this year’s show on 26-27 March 2023.

The groomers will be giving free-to-attend demonstrations of specialist grooming techniques, as well as advice on how to grow your grooming business.

The demonstrations will highlight the knowledge and expertise required to complete traditional grooming techniques successfully, as well as showing off a few modern and creative ideas. There will also be information on tools and products for the everyday groomer, plus tips and tricks to increase salon revenue.

The line-up includes Kara Boyd, who runs Fairy DogMother in Cambridgeshire appeared in the BBC One series Pooch Perfect.

Boyd will be joined by Laura Cook, an International Certified Master Groomer, who also holds the City & Guild Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. She has more than 20 years of experience with all breeds and regularly competes at international level. Cook will be demonstrating a traditional Cocker Spaniel groom and will be able to answer all gun dog questions.

Also taking part is Rachel Downes, International Up and Coming Groomer of the Year in 2022, who started her Greater Manchester-based dog grooming business ‘Oh My Dog’ in 2015.

Meanwhile, Emma Darlington, an award-winning Asian Fusion Stylist, will be demonstrating how to prep and groom in an Asian Inspired pet trim. She will be able to answer questions on all things Asian Fusion and creative grooming.

Boyd said: “I can’t wait to be able to share the knowledge I have gained over the years, and exchange tips and advice with other groomers. It is such a valuable occasion, being able to learn more about our pet industry, and meet new people. See you there.”

The groomers will also be on the Peanut & Pickle stand throughout the show to talk with people and offer one-to-one Q&A and extra demos.

Register online to attend the grooming demonstrations on the PATS website.

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