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What is Dog Grooming Congress?

Aimed specifically at dog groomers and trainee dog groomers, attendees will get the chance to watch live demonstrations, ask questions and listen to insightful presentations by expert speakers in the dog grooming industry; gaining valuable knowledge and inspiration to take back to the grooming salon.

There will also be a range of exhibitors in attendance, discussing various products and techniques.

Who should attend?

Dog groomers, or dog grooming students, looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of dog grooming techniques, products and information. Whether you are a newly qualified dog groomer, or have been in the industry for many years, this congress is for you!

This congress will be particularly useful if you're:

  • Aiming to progress within your role
  • Interested in keeping up-to-date with developments in the dog grooming industry
  • Interested in getting into competing
  • Looking to make connections and network with other dog groomers
  • Looking to gain information to help start your own business

Why attend?

  • Watch live demonstrations and presentations from a range of speakers who will be sharing their experiences and knowledge
  • Live demos means your questions will be answered by the speakers themselves throughout the sessions
  • Gain practical takeaways that you can implement in your dog grooming salon
  • Gain information, product knowledge and offers from our exhibitors

The agenda for Dog Grooming Congress 2025 will be available later in the year.

Our 2024 congress (agenda below) took place on Sunday 23 JUne. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our speakers and sponsors for making the event such a success.

  • Cockerpoo Demo and Owning a Salon - Tips With Kara (Kara Boyd, Mutneys Professional Pet Care)
  • Conformation and Disguising Faults (Amie Gale)
  • Creative Grooming (Amie Gale) 
  • Scissoring the Bichon Frise (Carla Keen)
  • Handstripping the Miniature Schnauzer (Lisa Parker) 
  • Confidently Charge More (Bill Betts, Pet Passion to Profit)
  • Looking Beyond the Reactivity (Paul Daly)
  • Using TTouch to help reduce stress in handling and grooming (Tina Constance, Tellington TTouch Training)
  • Blade Maintenance (Paula Bryan, Clipit)

Our speaker line up for Dog Grooming Congress 2025 is TBC.

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Interested in exhibiting at Dog Grooming Congress?

Dog Grooming Congress is a one day event focused on dog grooming.

Why exhibit with us?

  • Limited exhibitor numbers - Unlike larger congresses where hundreds of exhibitors often mean that visitors will not remember everyone, exhibition space for these events is strictly limited. As such you will get the opportunity to engage with all of the delegates attending our congresses personally.
  • Make meaningful business connections – Network with those that influence decision making in veterinary practice face-to-face and make relevant industry contacts.
  • Cost effective – with exhibitor packages starting from just £50+VAT, our prices offer value for money and fall considerably below that of larger events within the industry.

Download a booking form or call Claire Gregory, on 01480 422060.