Dog grooming

Kings Lynn dog grooming salon is set to grow into a training school for future pet professionals. – FE News

Owner Jo Wallace is using her experience in the world of human resources and people development to enhance Terrington Tails in St Clements, which will now offer Ofqual regulated iPET network training courses.

The salon has been open for two and a half years and already offers a range of grooming accessories including cat grooming and small animal care.

And for Jo, 45 becoming a training and development center is the next step in his commitment to the industry.

She said: “I’m so excited to become a training provider because I have a history in people development, and at the salon all of our groomers are fully qualified.

“I have taken the iPET network courses myself, so I know the benefits of this type of course, which emphasizes flexibility and well-being.

“Our company is also a very good model for students, as they may be inspired to create their own successful salons in the future.”

Jo became a dog groomer five years ago after having had a 25 year career in HR training and coaching.

And now, she combines both skill sets in a way that ensures more dog groomers receive essential, high-quality training.

She added: “Becoming a dog groomer was a life choice for me and it will be the same for many of our students. It is so important that all dog groomers become qualified because people trust us with their babies.

Sarah Mackay and Fern Gresty of the national award organization, the iPET Network, said:

“We are delighted to have Terrington Tails become an iPET Network Training Provider.

“When looking for new training providers, we always want to work with people who put wellness first, and that’s at the heart of everything Jo and her team do.

“We are so happy that they are now part of the iPET Network family.”

To learn more about Terrington Tails, visit www.terringtontails.com

For a complete guide on how to become a dog groomer, go to www.ipetnetwork.co.uk/guides/a-guide-to-becoming-a-dog-groomer/

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