The Co-operative Dog Groomer Award teaches you how to use kinder, methods to ensure that the grooming experience is as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible for every dog. It will show you how to teach dogs to love the grooming table, clippers, the bath, the blow dryer, scissors and more.Whether it is the dog’s very first visit to the salon or they have already developed a fear, you can help them. You’ll learn how to recognise even the most subtle signs of stress, and you’ll be well equipped on how exactly you can help a dog who is feeling stressed. Detailed guides on desensitisation and counterconditioning techniques are provided.You’ll learn how to set the shop environment up to help ensure stress free grooms, from the moment a pet enters the salon, throughout the groom, and until the moment they leave. This includes the shop layout, sights, sounds, smells, entrances and exits, and more.