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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q1 What type of grooming establishment do you work from? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

Small independent Salon

51.41%

Corporate Groomer (example P...

2.26%

Mobile Unit

3.95%

Home based salon

36.72%

Home visit (but no self contained...

2.82%

Within veterinary practice

2.82%

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

Small independent Salon

51.41%

Corporate Groomer (example Pets At Home)

2.26%

4

Mobile Unit

3.95%

7

Home based salon

36.72%

Home visit (but no self contained mobile unit)

2.82%

5

Within veterinary practice

2.82%

5

Total

91

65

177

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q2 How many years have you been grooming? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

none - still in training less than 1 year 1 to 5 years

5 to 10 years 11 to 20 years over 20 years

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

none - still in training

1.13%

less than 1 year

10.73%

19

1 to 5 years

32.20%

57

5 to 10 years

22.03%

39

11 to 20 years

18.08%

32

over 20 years

15.82%

28

Total

2

177

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q3 How did you train to be a groomer? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

self taught, attended seminars online tutorial non C&G accredited grooming... C&G accredited grooming... apprenticeshi p in salon (paid or... Other (please specify) 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

self taught,

20.90%

37

attended seminars

26.55%

47

online tutorial

5.65%

10

non C&G accredited grooming school

14.12%

25

C&G accredited grooming school

49.15%

87

apprenticeship in salon (paid or unpaid)

27.12%

48

Other (please specify)

19.77%

35

Total Respondents: 177

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Other (please specify)

Date

1

Trained within a show bording kennels

3/12/2013 2:14 PM

2

Was a dog trainer (Trained by Volhard Top Dog School in USA amongst other instructors) before turning to grooming

3/9/2013 9:30 AM

3

Showed dogs as a hobby for a few years first

3/8/2013 7:38 AM

4

Learnt from my colleges

3/8/2013 7:29 AM

5

college

3/8/2013 7:17 AM

6

college certificate in dog grooming

3/6/2013 3:56 PM

7

The salon was one of the top training centres but long before c&g accredited. We were trained to C&g standard.

3/6/2013 3:20 PM

8

personal training with top groomers

3/6/2013 10:44 AM

9

OCNW Dog Grooming Levels 2 & 3 accrediated course

3/6/2013 7:59 AM

10

8 months bathing and for foul boss, then self taught

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

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Other (please specify)

Date

11

8 months bathing and for foul boss, then self taught

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

12

diploma from Colin Taylor's academy in London

3/5/2013 12:25 PM

13

One to one tuition with a long established groomer

3/5/2013 11:31 AM

14

NCFE level 3 dog grooming

3/5/2013 9:53 AM

15

Mentored by show groomers and also on the job training

3/5/2013 9:26 AM

16

Youth training scheme

3/5/2013 8:03 AM

17

Additional training at Allbreed Grooming Academy over a period of months

3/5/2013 1:40 AM

18

Worked alongside groomer

3/5/2013 1:29 AM

19

Worked under a qualified groomer for 4 years.

3/5/2013 12:17 AM

20

taught by the Vets wife

3/4/2013 5:31 PM

21

Accredited grooming school in US

3/4/2013 5:00 PM

22

Night classes at college

3/4/2013 4:39 PM

23

on the job, family business. trained by my mum n sister.

3/4/2013 4:17 PM

24

Continue to train, always something new to learn.

3/4/2013 2:48 PM

25

mother

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

26

Showing dogs and taking days working with pro handlers.

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

27

2 months training in busy salon

3/4/2013 2:46 PM

28

Took City & Guilds passing level 3 in 2011

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

29

trained by breeders on different breeds,books and DVDs

3/4/2013 2:42 PM

30

Moreton Morrell college

3/4/2013 2:40 PM

31

worked in kennels and trained by owner who had done a 3 yr apprenticeship

3/4/2013 2:36 PM

32

Self taught Origionally then went for professional training.

3/4/2013 2:35 PM

33

Private lessons towards my NCMG, and tips from professional handlers.

3/4/2013 2:04 PM

34

very basic course through an accredited school, then self taught with seminars etc.

3/4/2013 1:49 PM

35

x

3/4/2013 1:12 PM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q4 How long did you initially train for before starting to groom professionally? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

no training

1-6 weeks

7-10 weeks more than 10 weeks (apprentic... Other (please specify) 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

no training

3.95%

1-6 weeks

20.34%

36

7-10 weeks

16.38%

29

more than 10 weeks (apprenticeship)

29.38%

52

Other (please specify)

29.94%

53

7

Total

177

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Other (please specify)

Date

1

5 weeks full time 1-1 training then worked in a salon for 2 years before going it alone

3/13/2013 12:23 PM

2

Inital training 7 weeks but supported for 3 months

3/12/2013 2:14 PM

3

2 years day release at collage

3/12/2013 9:51 AM

4

hands on from day one...

3/11/2013 1:16 PM

5

I'd been grooming my own dogs and a few client's dogs for a couple of years before I began to groom professionally

3/9/2013 9:30 AM

6

4 month 5 days a week

3/9/2013 2:27 AM

7

Started with own breed and gradually added others, training on the way along

3/8/2013 7:38 AM

8

I'm still learning new things

3/8/2013 7:29 AM

9

8 weeks intensive and then full time training grooming for a year

3/8/2013 7:21 AM

10

30 weeks level 2, 30 weeks level 3, one day a week

3/8/2013 7:17 AM

11

5 days

3/6/2013 3:56 PM

12

It was a 4 month course

3/6/2013 3:20 PM

13

6 months

3/6/2013 10:44 AM

14

15 weeks course

3/6/2013 7:59 AM

15

Show dogs

3/6/2013 1:45 AM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers #

Other (please specify)

Date

16

I worked as a vet nurse, animal attendant for 15 + years then started grooming

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

17

I worked as a vet nurse, animal attendant for 15 + years then started grooming

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

18

went one night a week for about a year taking my own customers various dogs then did a 12. week full time course

3/5/2013 1:20 PM

19

groomed show american cockers for almost 8 years before training with Colin in London. Just starting commercial grooming after many years of show grooming.

3/5/2013 12:25 PM

20

College, free bather at crap local salon, then 36 weeks 1day a week course

3/5/2013 11:10 AM

21

Worked in a salon bathing and drying and built up to full trims over time

3/5/2013 8:26 AM

22

2 years part time in college

3/5/2013 7:40 AM

23

4 months

3/5/2013 1:19 AM

24

A few months bathing & prepping before being taught to cut.

3/5/2013 12:17 AM

25

26 weeks at college

3/5/2013 12:05 AM

26

2years

3/5/2013 12:00 AM

27

18 mths 1 day a week

3/4/2013 11:55 PM

28

started after completion of level 2

3/4/2013 11:45 PM

29

year

3/4/2013 11:43 PM

30

several years experience in breed, rescue and boarding, with bath and brushing being daily tasks, then 5 weeks residential training to get started with clipping and scissoring then 6 months apprentice with an experienced breeder/shower/judge/trainer

3/4/2013 5:22 PM

31

6 weeks grooming school, 28 weeks night classes

3/4/2013 4:39 PM

32

worked along side another person for about 10yrs

3/4/2013 4:18 PM

33

learnt on the job, started as a bather n worked my way up with constant supervision.

3/4/2013 4:17 PM

34

6months

3/4/2013 4:15 PM

35

college course level 2 and level 3 over 1 1/2 years

3/4/2013 4:11 PM

36

5 yrs taught by a groomer then 6 months grooming school

3/4/2013 3:50 PM

37

3 months intensive training plus about a year assisting

3/4/2013 3:36 PM

38

2 weeks

3/4/2013 2:57 PM

39

Showed coated dogs and attended seminars.

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

40

One year just prep work, bathing drying, then 2nd year, basic clipping prep work, etc, and salon running skills, and dog handling skills, was 2 years before I got to do a dog right through, and use clippers AND scissors

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

41

I had trained on my own dogs before opening and then did more training during my first years. We where 3 in my shop and we all did different breeds.

3/4/2013 2:42 PM

42

6months

3/4/2013 2:41 PM

43

5 month

3/4/2013 2:40 PM

44

3 years

3/4/2013 2:38 PM

45

2 yrs

3/4/2013 2:36 PM

46

But I have also been showing and breeding for 12 years and grooming other dogs but not commercially

3/4/2013 2:19 PM

47

+- 8 months while completing theory course + practical application

3/4/2013 2:18 PM

48

I started grooming my own show dogs, just jumped in when I decided to groom professionally

3/4/2013 2:04 PM

49

Part-time in a salon for 2 years before professional training

3/4/2013 1:57 PM

50

various training sessions over 15yrs and final refresher before starting my business.

3/4/2013 1:55 PM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers #

Other (please specify)

Date

51

2 year YTS

3/4/2013 1:29 PM

52

6 months full time course

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

53

x

3/4/2013 1:12 PM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q5 How many dogs per day do you groom in a typical working day? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

1-3

4-6

7-10

11-15

16+

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

1-3

29.38%

52

4-6

35.59%

63

7-10

22.60%

40

11-15

9.60%

17

16+

2.82%

5

Total

177

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q6 How many people does it take to produce the number of dogs you groom in a typical working day ? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

Just one, I work alone Myself and one other person par... Myself and one other person ful... Myself and two other people Myself and three or more other people 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

Just one, I work alone

61.02%

108

Myself and one other person part time

16.38%

29

Myself and one other person full time

11.30%

20

Myself and two other people

7.91%

14

Myself and three or more other people

3.39%

6

Total

177

Comment ( 25 )

#

Comment

Date

1

my friend helps when i am busy

3/12/2013 9:51 AM

2

15-19 dogs. 1 bather/dryer and 3 groomers

3/11/2013 6:16 AM

3

I choose to only do one dog a day so I can take my time and never have to rush the dog.

3/9/2013 12:36 AM

4

My husband assists me (after a fashion)

3/8/2013 7:38 AM

5

co ownwers

3/8/2013 7:21 AM

6

working 9am 1pm

3/6/2013 3:56 PM

7

I've cut back - previously had 12 staff , 70 dogs per day

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

8

I've cut back - previously had 12 staff , 70 dogs per day

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

9

we have a boarding kennels and bath each dog that leaves but in addition i groom varioys customers dogs on my own or with the help of our apprentice or my other half if its a biter

3/5/2013 1:20 PM

10

the number of dogs I work on at the moment are my own as I haven't started commercial grooming yet.

3/5/2013 12:25 PM

11

Would and could do more, if employ

3/5/2013 11:10 AM

12

I myself groom up to 5 per day but I have four other groomers working with me who also groom that amount so we can have up to 25 dogs in a day

3/5/2013 9:26 AM

13

My boss and an apprentice

3/5/2013 7:40 AM

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Comment

Date

14

Work alone weekdays and have a member of staff on a Saturday to accomodate number of customers who request a Saturday. Groom between 8-10 dogs on a Saturday.

3/5/2013 4:13 AM

15

We are a training school, so 2 staff grooming and 4 trainees

3/4/2013 4:35 PM

16

sometimes have help

3/4/2013 4:11 PM

17

students,

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

18

Part time as carer for disabled relative and do boarding

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

19

my OH helps sometimes

3/4/2013 2:46 PM

20

do 6 dogs when on my own, 10 with help couple times a week or more in busy season

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

21

Actually me and two part timers

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

22

amount of dogs depends on what it is .... But I have calculated FULL grooms in breed sprecific groom no shave downs.

3/4/2013 2:42 PM

23

Teaching salon.

3/4/2013 2:39 PM

24

I just work 4 mornings a week

3/4/2013 2:36 PM

25

x

3/4/2013 1:12 PM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers

Q7 What qualifications do you hold (ie C&G to what level, NVQ, etc) Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

#

Responses

Date

1

c & g level 2

3/13/2013 1:13 PM

2

BETEC National Diploma Level 3 Diploma

3/13/2013 12:23 PM

3

no formal qualifications in this industry

3/12/2013 2:14 PM

4

N.V.Q.level 3

3/12/2013 9:51 AM

5

C&G

3/12/2013 9:17 AM

6

C&G level 3

3/11/2013 1:16 PM

7

BSC animal behaviour and welfare

3/11/2013 6:16 AM

8

c&g level 2 and 3

3/11/2013 2:14 AM

9

C&G level 3

3/10/2013 7:01 AM

10

None

3/9/2013 9:30 AM

11

c& G theory paper pass

3/9/2013 2:27 AM

12

Just my grooming certificate from Pampered Pets Greenock

3/9/2013 12:36 AM

13

City &Guilds level 3

3/8/2013 1:33 PM

14

levelo 2 and 3 city and guilds and passed 3 practicals towards diploma

3/8/2013 11:01 AM

15

0

3/8/2013 10:15 AM

16

C & G L3 (what used to be advanced) 2 units of Highers LGCI

3/8/2013 8:15 AM

17

C&G Level 3 Advanced 7750

3/8/2013 7:51 AM

18

C&G level 3 dog grooming and animal care

3/8/2013 7:41 AM

19

Have an Honours Degree (just it's in Modern Languages, not dog grooming!!!)

3/8/2013 7:38 AM

20

None as of yet looking to do a corse though

3/8/2013 7:29 AM

21

Level 2

3/8/2013 7:25 AM

22

0

3/8/2013 7:21 AM

23

C&G level 2 OCN level 3

3/8/2013 7:17 AM

24

C&G3+

3/8/2013 7:09 AM

25

BTEC Level 3 and Open Learning

3/8/2013 6:38 AM

26

none

3/7/2013 11:57 AM

27

no dog grooming qualification but have an animal management degree

3/6/2013 3:56 PM

28

C&G, LCGI,Higher Dip

3/6/2013 3:20 PM

29

C&g old level 2

3/6/2013 2:44 PM

30

C&G level 3 introduction to dog grooming

3/6/2013 2:00 PM

31

Level 3

3/6/2013 1:52 PM

32

didnt take exams at the end of the course

3/6/2013 11:48 AM

33

C&g level3

3/6/2013 10:55 AM

34

no industry recognised ones

3/6/2013 10:44 AM

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Responses

Date

35

C&G I don't know what leval it was over 20years ago.

3/6/2013 10:26 AM

36

OCNW Dog Grooming Levels 2 & 3. They dont offer C&G in Wales (also 10 GCSEs, 3 A-levels & a 2.1 Zoology BSc)

3/6/2013 7:59 AM

37

C&G level 2

3/6/2013 7:28 AM

38

C & G lvl 3

3/6/2013 5:09 AM

39

C & G II, but working on to get my level III

3/6/2013 5:07 AM

40

nvq

3/6/2013 4:31 AM

41

nocn level 2 c &g level 3 intro

3/6/2013 4:28 AM

42

none

3/6/2013 3:42 AM

43

C&g level 3 dog grooming, c&g level 3 animal management.

3/6/2013 3:40 AM

44

none

3/6/2013 2:39 AM

45

C&G level 2, national diploma in animal management level 3,

3/6/2013 2:17 AM

46

certificate from training course & seminar attandences

3/6/2013 2:08 AM

47

C&g plus 30 hours a level standard

3/6/2013 2:07 AM

48

Certified Master Groomer USA C&G Dist.

3/6/2013 1:45 AM

49

None in grooming. However I have 20+ years training dogs and dog behaviour. Various qualifications in administration

3/6/2013 12:28 AM

50

Vet nursing, animal care and management, C.A.H, and CMG- two exams left for icmg! Also certain 5 in business management and a few other non industry qualifications

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

51

Vet nursing, animal care and management, C.A.H, and CMG- two exams left for icmg! Also certain 5 in business management and a few other non industry qualifications

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

52

None yet for grooming. Only attendance certificates

3/5/2013 1:20 PM

53

Diploma Colin Taylor London Working towards C&G Level 3

3/5/2013 12:25 PM

54

SVQ introduction to dog grooming

3/5/2013 11:31 AM

55

nvq

3/5/2013 11:29 AM

56

C&G old level 3

3/5/2013 11:10 AM

57

training certificate

3/5/2013 10:45 AM

58

C&G level 3 intro

3/5/2013 10:43 AM

59

FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare NCFE Level 3 Dog Grooming

3/5/2013 9:53 AM

60

none. These things didnt exist when I started grooming

3/5/2013 9:26 AM

61

None

3/5/2013 8:41 AM

62

None relating to dog grooming but have spent a year at collage doing an animal care corse which is how I got my dog grooming placement

3/5/2013 8:26 AM

63

C&G 775

3/5/2013 8:03 AM

64

C&G level 2 and C&G level 3 Introductory

3/5/2013 7:40 AM

65

NVQ Animal Care Level 2 Currently studying Foundation Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management

3/5/2013 4:13 AM

66

None other than 30+ years grooming

3/5/2013 1:43 AM

67

trained to C&G level have C&G Level 2

3/5/2013 1:42 AM

68

C&G Level 2 and C&G Level 3 Certificate

3/5/2013 1:40 AM

69

None but have done the c&g training. And son has his c&g

3/5/2013 1:29 AM

70

C&G Level 3 Intro

3/5/2013 1:26 AM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers #

Responses

Date

71

nvq small animal care canine massage

3/5/2013 1:19 AM

72

Diploma in grooming theory

3/5/2013 12:33 AM

73

Diploma

3/5/2013 12:28 AM

74

Although I passed my training I have yet to do the c&g qualification.

3/5/2013 12:27 AM

75

None.

3/5/2013 12:17 AM

76

None

3/5/2013 12:15 AM

77

city and guilds level 2 cat grooming 2 day course animal first aid with vets 3 pets microchipping qualification

3/5/2013 12:10 AM

78

C&g 2 & 3 intriductiry

3/5/2013 12:05 AM

79

C&G Level 3

3/5/2013 12:04 AM

80

.

3/5/2013 12:03 AM

81

Non

3/5/2013 12:00 AM

82

None yet

3/4/2013 11:55 PM

83

C & G Level 2 half way through level 3

3/4/2013 11:45 PM

84

C&G Level 3

3/4/2013 11:43 PM

85

Nocn level 2, c&g level 3 intro

3/4/2013 11:40 PM

86

C&G Level 3 Introductory

3/4/2013 11:38 PM

87

C&G 2, heading on to 3 soon

3/4/2013 11:32 PM

88

C&G 3

3/4/2013 11:29 PM

89

-

3/4/2013 11:05 PM

90

C&G 775, three quarters way through higher diploma

3/4/2013 11:00 PM

91

None

3/4/2013 10:49 PM

92

C &g level 2 Professional dog grooming level 3

3/4/2013 9:59 PM

93

veterinary asistant

3/4/2013 7:10 PM

94

None

3/4/2013 5:31 PM

95

no paper qualifications, after booking and paying to a center which advertised itself as a c&g examination center, after arriving we were told that actually we couldn't do our exams there and would have to arrange then ourselves elsewhere. No assistance was offered so as I had taken unpaid leave to attend this training, at the end of it I went back to work and apprenticed with the groomer at the kennels where I worked. Is one of the reasons why I feel rather bitter about being told that I should now spent the same amount of money again to complete this process

3/4/2013 5:22 PM

96

None

3/4/2013 5:21 PM

97

Certification from school

3/4/2013 5:00 PM

98

None

3/4/2013 4:49 PM

99

None

3/4/2013 4:39 PM

100

City & Guilds Level 3 7750 Higher Diploma

3/4/2013 4:35 PM

101

nvq 2 animal care

3/4/2013 4:27 PM

102

Never done any,was taught buy another qualifide groomer from a very young age.

3/4/2013 4:18 PM

103

C&g level 2

3/4/2013 4:18 PM

104

No course, just an exceptional teacher

3/4/2013 4:17 PM

105

None

3/4/2013 4:15 PM

106

City and Guilds level 2 and level 3 intro

3/4/2013 4:11 PM

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Groomer Regulation - for groomers #

Responses

Date

107

C&G Level 3 Professional Dog Stylist Diploma

3/4/2013 3:59 PM

108

none as the college i went to wasnt accredited

3/4/2013 3:50 PM

109

C&G level 2

3/4/2013 3:40 PM

110

No formal grooming qualifications.

3/4/2013 3:36 PM

111

City and guilds level 3 (old advanced level 3)

3/4/2013 3:27 PM

112

C&G

3/4/2013 3:22 PM

113

Ocnw dog grooming level 2 & 3, pet micro chipping course

3/4/2013 3:18 PM

114

C&G 7750-03

3/4/2013 3:17 PM

115

c&g into level 3

3/4/2013 3:14 PM

116

None

3/4/2013 3:10 PM

117

c and g - half way through diploma praticals

3/4/2013 3:08 PM

118

none

3/4/2013 2:57 PM

119

Level 2 c&g. Grooming school diploma

3/4/2013 2:49 PM

120

NONE

3/4/2013 2:48 PM

121

LCGI, C&G all .C&G teaching certificate, C&D teaching units.

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

122

None - C&G were in their infancy when I started and one required dogs to be groomed incorrectly.

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

123

online diploma

3/4/2013 2:46 PM

124

C&G level 2

3/4/2013 2:46 PM

125

None

3/4/2013 2:45 PM

126

c &g, animal care 1 and 2 ,pet store management

3/4/2013 2:44 PM

127

City & Guilds level 3, (2011) Pet First Aid Obedience training and Dog Behaviour BDTA (British Dog Training Association, now no-longer going joined in with other groups)

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

128

C&G 2, Canine beautician diploma..... Hons Degree graphic design!!!

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

129

none - only awards from grooming competitions.

3/4/2013 2:42 PM

130

NVQ - 1ST diploma in animal care NVQ - National Diploma in animal managment

3/4/2013 2:42 PM

131

C&G level 2 atm

3/4/2013 2:41 PM

132

None, never completed the Level 3 as was unable to get the dogs needed for the practicals

3/4/2013 2:41 PM

133

Nil

3/4/2013 2:40 PM

134

certificate (diploma) (french)

3/4/2013 2:40 PM

135

C&G L2

3/4/2013 2:40 PM

136

Business degree, level 3 teaching, level 3 grooming and Lcgi

3/4/2013 2:39 PM

137

C & G level 3 certificate

3/4/2013 2:38 PM

138

C&G

3/4/2013 2:37 PM

139

none

3/4/2013 2:36 PM

140

C&G level 2 and a canine beautician diploma.

3/4/2013 2:35 PM

141

G&G level 3, LCGI.

3/4/2013 2:35 PM

142

C&G 2 working towards completing C&G 3 cert/dip

3/4/2013 2:34 PM

143

NVQ Level 1& 2 Animal Care. BTEC First Diploma in Animal care, National Certificate in Animal care Distinction.

3/4/2013 2:32 PM

144

cg level 3

3/4/2013 2:32 PM

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Date

145

C&GUILDS introductory

3/4/2013 2:32 PM

146

None for dog grooming (HNC Animal Care though!)

3/4/2013 2:29 PM

147

none

3/4/2013 2:28 PM

148

None

3/4/2013 2:27 PM

149

C&G Level 3 Introductory and just about to take my level 3 diploma exam dogs

3/4/2013 2:19 PM

150

None which are recognised by the PCTA.

3/4/2013 2:18 PM

151

Certified Groomer (300 hours)

3/4/2013 2:08 PM

152

NCMG; and now working on my ICMG

3/4/2013 2:04 PM

153

none

3/4/2013 2:03 PM

154

C & G level 3 Intro

3/4/2013 1:57 PM

155

Diploma. C&G in Dog Veterinary Dog Behaviour and Dog Management.

3/4/2013 1:55 PM

156

Have taken numerous seminars through Groom Expo in Hershey-Have a CAH (Companion Animal Hygenist certificate) What is C&G and NVQ stand for?

3/4/2013 1:49 PM

157

none

3/4/2013 1:47 PM

158

None

3/4/2013 1:47 PM

159

I have a degree and a post grad but none in dog grooming

3/4/2013 1:41 PM

160

none

3/4/2013 1:37 PM

161

C&G

3/4/2013 1:29 PM

162

9 years experience working with professionals

3/4/2013 1:29 PM

163

None

3/4/2013 1:27 PM

164

none

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

165

C&C level 3 and 2 units of the Higher, LCGI

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

166

Diploma

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

167

none yet

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

168

None

3/4/2013 1:25 PM

169

None

3/4/2013 1:25 PM

170

C&G old type

3/4/2013 1:24 PM

171

None but intend to work towards C & G level 3.

3/4/2013 1:23 PM

172

I have no formal grooming qualifications

3/4/2013 1:23 PM

173

None 6 weeks full time training and then 'continued training in my own' doing friends and family dogs for 2 years before setting up my salon.

3/4/2013 1:17 PM

174

None.

3/4/2013 1:14 PM

175

NVQ

3/4/2013 1:13 PM

176

c&g 2

3/4/2013 1:12 PM

177

none yet

3/4/2013 1:12 PM

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Q8 What criteria do you feel that a groomer should meet before being allowed to work independently? Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

none training/appr enticeship for a mini... training/appr enticeship for a 1 mo... training/appr enticeship for 6 mont... training to C&G Level II plus... training to C&G Level III plus... training to Highers plus qualification 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

none

2.26%

4

training/apprenticeship for a minimum of one month (full time)

8.47%

15

training/apprenticeship for a 1 month to 6 months (full time)

25.99%

46

training/apprenticeship for 6 months to 1 year (full time)

42.94%

76

training to C&G Level II plus qualification

16.95%

30

training to C&G Level III plus qualification

25.99%

46

training to Highers plus qualification

1.69%

Total Respondents: 177

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Q9 How do you feel about regulation in the grooming industry Answered: 177 Skipped: 0

not necessary it may be necessary, but I woul... it may be necessary, but I worr... it may be necessary, but I feel... it is definitely necessary ... 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Answer Choices

Responses

not necessary

3.39%

it may be necessary, but I would be wary of the examination process

23.73%

42

it may be necessary, but I worry about the cost to fund the cost of licensing

33.33%

59

it may be necessary, but I feel that groomers over so many years should be grandfathered in

43.50%

77

it is definitely necessary and I would welcome it

40.11%

71

Total Respondents: 177

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Q10 Could you please add any comments here which may help clarify any of the answers given and generally how you feel that regulation in the grooming industry might be a benefit or problematic. Answered: 81 Skipped: 96

#

Responses

Date

1

Do feel that we do need regulation but timed served experience should be included not just City & Guilds qualifications as job life experience is very important. Many good groomers have come via on the job training and may have not gone on to qualifications

3/12/2013 2:14 PM

2

I feel all groomers should be properly qualified, that the industry should be licenced, but would worry about the cost, as being only a small business i don't know if i could stand the cost,but i think it would improve the business by weeding out the bad groomers

3/12/2013 9:51 AM

3

I do feel that every groomer should hold the minimum of C&G level 3 before being aloud to work by herself and run their own business....

3/11/2013 1:16 PM

4

The BDGA is ridiculous

3/10/2013 7:01 AM

5

Q8: My concern is that there is no real "Hands on" training regarding dog behaviour, diet, etc etc etc. An apprenticeship for a minimum of 6 months full time would be required to see all / most of the common problems.

3/9/2013 9:30 AM

6

Grooming is perceived as an easily accessible job option. Too many people feel anyone can start a business with minimal training. Something needs to be done to maintain standards.

3/9/2013 2:27 AM

7

In all the years I have been grooming I have NEVER been asked what my qualifications are, why this should be I don't know!

3/8/2013 7:38 AM

8

The cost of exams needs to be brought down. groomers struggle to pay for exam prices.

3/8/2013 7:25 AM

9

i do welcome the idea . i think having a minimum amount of hands on training hours should be required. as well as city and guilds training for people new to grooming. and maybe grooming schools could do a cheaper rate for c and g for people already running bussiness or be assesed in there salon for c and g

3/8/2013 7:21 AM

10

I think few people will earn a lot of money while the others have to take an exam.

3/8/2013 7:09 AM

11

I am always trying to improve and attend seminars when I can, although I have not yet taken C&G I do intend to, just very difficult as there is no where near me and the training is pricey... I think instead of weighting requirements on the C&G qualifications a groomers ability should be assessed by an independant body. I am sure there are good dog groomers without C&G (like myself!) and also not so good ones who have it!

3/8/2013 6:38 AM

12

It is most definitely needed in order to protect dogs from untrained people that set up as groomers. I myself as an "unqualified" groomer would be made unemployed as regulation would most probably mean only C&G and above groomers would be permitted to trade. The cost of the training would make it impossible for me, unless there were some sort of concessions for groomers like myself.

3/6/2013 3:56 PM

13

I do not necessarily think that a Level 3 qualification should be required but that the groomer should be able to groom to that standard and should be assessed to prove it. A general knowledge of H&S canine behaviour, anatomy and first aid etc should also be assessed.

3/6/2013 3:20 PM

14

Make it easier/ less expensive to transfer old qualifications/ experience to newer qualifications.

3/6/2013 2:44 PM

15

I definitely think that those learning grooming should have a longer period of training and a thorough understanding. I think this would help students be more aware of the the 'what can go wrongs' and moreso 'what can be done to prevent them'. Its a hard job but very rewarding. There should be a topic on the course about examples where things could go wrong to make dog groomers aware of safety and respect to the pet throughout.

3/6/2013 2:00 PM

16

We need a system that covers competance and ability and safe grooming not just "Ive done a 4 week course and got the C&G"

3/6/2013 10:44 AM

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Date

17

N/A

3/6/2013 10:26 AM

18

There are a number of online grooming courses which I feel may cause issues as you really need to get your hands-on experience to decide if it really is the right career for you. Most of my dogs I groom to suit the owners not breed standard and I would worry that an examination would work against me.

3/6/2013 7:59 AM

19

Who would regulate it and also the cost would be different from place to place. What qualifications do you need for this as you have to wait till you get your C&G III here.

3/6/2013 5:07 AM

20

It will mean that groomers have to be at a certain standard before they can start grooming and handling dogs

3/6/2013 3:40 AM

21

I come from a very doggy background so I possibly had a lot more idea than some.the other girl in my training group thought every fuffy dog was a Lhasa!!! (and that was at the end of the cousre). I don't feel CG is a benchmark at all for the regulation of groomers. Especially when there are MAJOR differences in what isbeign taught concerning health and welbeing of dogs with in a groomers care. The regulation should absolutley start with them

3/6/2013 2:39 AM

22

I think all salons should be registered and all stylists to have a minimum of level 2 C&G before touching any dogs with scissors/clippers etc out of a training facility

3/6/2013 2:17 AM

23

I am concerned that groomers regulating groomers could be used politically . We need some input from groomers but regulation should be neutral.

3/6/2013 1:45 AM

24

I would welcome regulation but working on my own and being part-time cost would be a consideration. My primary concern is how dogs are handled. Some groomers are overly rough how can this be regulated just because you have a qualification in grooming does not prove handling in an empathetic manner!!

3/6/2013 12:28 AM

25

My only concern is it be regulated by groomers and a smattering of pet care professionals and business professionals to balance things out! Clear guidelines that are agreed upon by the industry as a whole. Fair arbitration process. Public education campaign is needed

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

26

My only concern is it be regulated by groomers and a smattering of pet care professionals and business professionals to balance things out! Clear guidelines that are agreed upon by the industry as a whole. Fair arbitration process. Public education campaign is needed

3/5/2013 1:45 PM

27

I would love to do my city and guilds but the cost is a problem as is the cost of ongoing training which i would love to be able to afford. Obtaining goid quality dogs for your exams is also a problem.

3/5/2013 1:20 PM

28

This was a difficult questionnaire for me to complete as I will not start commercially grooming until May however I thought I would complete it based on what I considered the experience I needed before I felt confident to let myself loose on other people's dogs. Also feel that regulation is necessary if we are ever to drive standards, get professional recognition and be able reach a consensus on a minimum charges for grooming.

3/5/2013 12:25 PM

29

With regard to qualifications not everyone lives near a training school and sometimes having one-toone training and instruction from a qualified groomer can be more valuable than a certificate. I'm all for regulating the industry - but it should be over a period of time for each groomer bearing in mind newly qualified/beginners will take time to built up the confidence and skills of an experienced groomer. Also taking into account we are still building up a stock of equipment, paying insurance and building up a client list. But we should have nothing to hide if we want to provide a reputable and trustworthy service. The public should also be educated too, they are very quick to critise but not to praise!

3/5/2013 11:31 AM

30

I think it won't stop anything as even with a qualification accidents can still happen. Having a qualification doesn't mean you have common sense so I feel its one of those situations where you're damned if you do ( I can't afford the qualification or time off work to do it) and damned if you don't because ones like me who have been doing this for 20yrs or more will be less likely to appease the public now if we have no peice of paper to say we can groom their dog. I think unless the fees come down for those who've earned their place in the industry the hard way with time off their own backs then I feel the older generation are most likely to get out of grooming altogether than to pay over ÂŁ800 to do a job they already know how to do. If the cost came down to say ÂŁ200 figure I think more old schoolers like myself would be more than happy to get with the times to save the industry

3/5/2013 9:26 AM

31

After training with someone who had the 'necessary' qualifications I felt they weren't worth the money. I would never treat dogs the way I saw them being treated in that shop. Learned a lot more from people showing their dogs.

3/5/2013 8:41 AM

32

I personally feel that some thing needs to be done to stop random people opening salons and claiming to be a dog groomer when they have no training what so ever, but I don't feel you should have to have a c&g to be classed as a good groomer

3/5/2013 8:26 AM

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Date

33

It worries me that people can do a weekend course and then call themselves dog groomers, also when I worked in kennels learning my trade the youngsters from the local college did work experience with us and they could do a labrador for their grooming exam!!!

3/5/2013 8:03 AM

34

Qualifications don't necessarily make a good groomer but I think you need experience before starting up independently. It's difficult to regulate a service such as grooming, the amount of red tape and excessive health and safety risk analysis which regulation could bring could end up being more trouble than its worth.

3/5/2013 7:40 AM

35

I can see the benefit in taking the City and Guilds qualifications if you are a new groomer starting out. There was not the same emphasis in gaining these qualifications when I started out in 2004. Clearly there are a good number of groomers out there, like myself, who have gained their skill through experience and have a solid client base as a result. It has to be considered that a newly qualified C&G student is not going to have the same ability as another groomer who has been working for years without taking C&G qualifications. Too much emphasis on the current C&G qualifications could present a misleading message. Perhaps the C&G qualifications should be reviewed? From what I can gather when I have investigated what is required, there is too much emaphasis on the showing side of the dog world. Most average dogs do not have the conformation favoured in the showing sector the basis of which sets "breed standard". As we all know too well as groomers you are faced with clip offs and utility cuts on a regular basis. A good eye for what best suits the everyday dogs is required. An understanding of canine anatomy, health and wellbeing and canine first aid are all also beneficial which would suggest a rethink on the qualification structure as a whole should it be implemented into regulation within the industry. I personally have undertaken additonal qualifications in Animal Care, First Aid and currently studying for a Canine Behaviour Diploma. When I was studying my animal care qualification it addressed running a grooming salon, hygiene, health and safety as part of the course. Maybe the point is not just about continuing personal development for the groomer but a more structured regulation of the business premises? I do feel though that it is important to raise the standards within the industry which is why SPGN is a great thing and a more structured form of regulation will hopefully benefit the good grooming businesses out there and remove the less reputable ones.

3/5/2013 4:13 AM

36

It depends on what they mean by regulation. If it costs money then it will put smaller part time businesses out of work due to cost. Long term groomers have survived successfully with no dire effects over the years, but now so called training academies are churning out so many groomers that the industry is flooded with poor quality grooming 'experts'. There should be a level of regulation, but if they start imposing restrictions like ' the dog has to be in and out in 90 minutes' - then this is going to result in poor quality grooming and accidents. With the best will in the world, a lone groomer with a badly behaved Cocker Spaniel groomed every 4 months who hates the blaster - is going to struggle! I think the Academies need regulating to ensure they're producing groomers who are of the right standard, put the onus on the ones who are making the money!

3/5/2013 1:40 AM

37

After owning a licenced kennels I'm not sure just what grooming would gain as people unlicensed people still kennel and look after others dogs and even licenced kennels did things they shouldn't , I'm using kennels as an example as I don't think the licensing made any difference to how I looked after the dogs, my kids worked in the industry at licenced establishments only to find they put dogs in cages over the Xmas period when full so I'm really not sure what good licensing groomers would do , just more money to pay out to council :(

3/5/2013 1:29 AM

38

I am worried as to who would regulate the industry as the PCTA isn't worth the paper I wipe my bum on! Nor are the RSPCA, who are quick to criticise groomers but VERY reluctant to help us when we have a neglected dog walk into our salon. I believe that C&G level 2 should be a pre requisite to the level 3 intro as I would've found going straight into the level 3 without any prior experience a struggle. I am also bothered by the fact that some satellite centres tell level 2 students that they are fully qualified to become independent groomers when they haven't been showing how to scissor a dogs head let alone anything else, and these students are setting up locally and causing lots of problems.

3/5/2013 1:26 AM

39

I dont agree with the exams now i wouldnt agree to do it mainly cos i feel its a stressful situation for the dogs and actually none of my dogs i groom are up to the standard required. there does need to be some sort of regulations but how this is done i dont know. i attend regular grooming competitions and talks to gain knowledge i have been attacked and spat at by members of the grooming industry which for 10years stopped me going but i've raised above it now

3/5/2013 1:19 AM

40

I feel that nothing can replace experience, you have to 'have an eye" to turn out a well groomed dog. Some people are just not academic enough to sit exams but are extremely good at grooming. However I do feel that some sort of regulation needs to be brought in.

3/5/2013 12:33 AM

41

I took c&g years ago & failed one dog. Didn't follow it up and retake . I really regret that & I'm now looking to take it this year

3/5/2013 12:15 AM

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Date

42

Something needs to change, but what? I've had fully qualified girls and had to sack them because of lack of quality and care of their work. Students think they can set up after level 2.. I didn't do my exams but I worked for someone for over 2years before I started doing clients dogs I had good grounding. I care about my work and what people think.

3/5/2013 12:00 AM

43

I felt ready to start after level 2 - I had an excellent tutor and have my own dogs, but I know there is a lot of feeling amongst other groomers that this is not "qualified". It depends on the individual. Regarding licensing - I think a lot of councils will just use it to raise money and not regulate. Also just because groomers have many years as a groomer, it doesn't make them good or kind to the dogs they groom - hope this is helpful

3/4/2013 11:45 PM

44

I am new to the grooming world, and have worked in salons in my local area whilst building up my business and of course my speed. As a newbie I have been somewhat shocked at the lack of knowledge in some of the salons I have worked in and at the level of quality of the grooms, together with appalling handling, especially of puppies. I think regulation would help weed out the "cowboy" groomers. People grooming dogs professionally must be able to achieve a certain standard. However, I can see how regulation may seem good on paper, but I think it would be very difficult to put into practice.

3/4/2013 11:38 PM

45

This may be contentious, but, the grooming industry appears to me to be quite bitchy at times and this is not good for independent examination or feelings of fairness. The time it would take to see every groomer would be prohibitive, also I do think that EVERY one should be seen so all those working from garden sheds etc. I dont think that people should be allowed to be passed just because they have worked for a long time in the industry. Its a massive undertaking, good luck

3/4/2013 11:29 PM

46

Still in training but do friends/family dogs within reason. Worked with a groomer & kennels & vets for 10+ yrs. As a newbie, with little money to start up, I still feel regulation is absolutely necessary. Training is essential. Even just the handling aspect of dogs has to be learnt before attempting. The number of new untrained groomers is worrying. I am very realistic about my start up, despite 10+ yrs experience as bather/dryer i do not expect to start up without 'proper' training! Tina.W

3/4/2013 11:05 PM

47

One of the things which I feel is notably lacking with using the c&g qulifications as the standard is the physical handling and understanding of canine behaviour. There is no shortcut to gaining that skill as it takes experience so any regulation would need to incorporate this. Personally I don't feel that the c&g as it stands at the moment looks like a guarantee of any level of quality either in groom or handling

3/4/2013 5:22 PM

48

I have not done any of the qualifications,but i was taught over a very long period of time (years) and i take the time to finish a dog of properly,where i see lots of new groomers now that have just come out of there training from a local collage & just do not have a clue.they then are buying dvd's to help them,they do not clean out the dogs ears properly ,trim pads,cut nails,and then they are charging people top prices for very shoddy work.going to a collage or grooming school & getting a piece of paper on it does not always mean a person is a good groomertThe girl that is teaching at the collage near me,well i don't no how she got the job,the students i have spoken to do not feel they have learned anything,so then they do not feel very confident to work on there own.

3/4/2013 4:18 PM

49

I was trained on the job by a show quality groomer with over 30 years experience n I already had extensive experience handling animals, that being said, I didn't feel trully competent until id been grooming full time for about two years. So while I believe U can learn skills doing a course, knowing HOW doesn't necessarily translate to DOING without adequate hands on experience. N while I believe the industry needs regulation, when trades become regulated the criteria often becomes ridiculous n far removed from actually doing the job well.

3/4/2013 4:17 PM

50

Groomers should be regulated but the vets should have NOTHING to do with them!

3/4/2013 4:15 PM

51

I dont have a problem with regulation but I am not entirely sure how training standards can be enforced. While doing my own training, although it was to C&G standard, the option to do C&G was just not possible. At the time there was no facility to do this in Scotland and my circumstances didnt allow me to travel to England - let alone have the 3 required breeds available to me back then. Although the training is now available, I would prefer to see it more available through colleges as I feel that some of the groomers who offer it use it as a real money making exercise (using clients dogs to train groomers with etc).

3/4/2013 3:36 PM

52

Something IS needed, but I would not be happy to pay a fee that just "anyone" can pay and get there license, there MUST be standards that are checked before license issued, yet at a fair price, and since we are working with life's a high standard should be set

3/4/2013 3:27 PM

53

The PCTA should do random spot checks on grooming salons .

3/4/2013 3:22 PM

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54

I feel that regulation, although a good idea in theory, would cause unnecessary stress to most groomers who find the examination process and/or shop inspections etc stressful, expensive and time consuming. Many owners do not ask even for proof of training and qualifications so why should we have to go through tighter regulations and stricter controls for those who have no interest in the first place. I do however feel that a register, such as those for vets and vet nurses of all practicing and employed groomers with their experience and qualifications would be very helpful and would enable any authorities to keep track of who is operating. A small fee to be part of this register could be applied.

3/4/2013 3:14 PM

55

need to have europe wide program for groomers basic training, first aid, coat types, proper grooming to standards and commercial grooming. just basic respect for every dogs type of hair. safety in salon for groomers and dogs. Quality over quantity. I want to be quality groomer

3/4/2013 2:57 PM

56

I do beleive there is a necessity to police/license the Grooming industry,the industry has grown at such a pace, the worst education of the groomer being the internet course, this I feel is a frightful notion, though I myself do not have any C&G Qualifications, I feel the C&G qualifications are somewhat not worth the paper they are written on, I have in my time interviewed and employed C&G qualified groomers, who unfortunatly are unable to work to the high standard and quality grooms to which I require and expect, It would appear the C&G qualifications are rather lacking in standards (depending on where the exam is taken) A better level of grooming needs to be established to make the City & Guilds qualifications stand for something of value and not something to be given out just because someone has paid a fee to attend a grooming course, I have 22yrs experience in the industry I employ 4 people, we attend regular seminars/workshops and encourage further education in our industry, I would welcome some form of Licensing...

3/4/2013 2:48 PM

57

Untrained people are happy to go on as they were because they have no idea their work including Health and Safety is not up to scratch.

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

58

Too many certificates being handed out for short courses. Too many "groomers" not being aware of anything other than clipping off.

3/4/2013 2:47 PM

59

i dont necessarily think that there should be a regulation on the grooming side, like the C&G level 3 standard ie i dont think you need to be regulated on how to make a fantastic looking dog, i do definitely think there should be health, safety and proper handling regulations, so all people and dogs are safe.

3/4/2013 2:46 PM

60

Firstly can I say I would have liked the addition of "grandfathered in" being possible for the last answer, but with a simplified test taken, just as all Pet shops now have to take level 3 NVQ, in animal care BEFORE they are issued with a licence to handle animals. Though already, because it is a work and home based course that the applicant completes I have already been told of how those who have already taken the course, are helping those taking to course to complete it, so in truth, those who need to take it are cheating their way through it. This should be tightened up. As for grooming, ALL those wanting to operate as a Groomer should have to prove by the way of qualifications they are capable and qualified to perform the job and the A. Pass ALL levels of the city & guilds BEFORE they can apply for insurance and a Licence B. Insurance companies should insist that Proof of qualifications must be presented and confirmed with PCT/City & Guilds BEFORE an insurance policy can be issued. C Both Qualifications and proof of insurance have to be in place and checked by council, and the premises inspected, as they do with all other professions handling animals, BEFORE a licence is issued. Those Groomers who for various reasons cannot take the City & guilds who have been grooming for longer than 20 years, should be able to prove their competency by way of a written test, and practical test. At basic charge as I feel just allowing them to continue, may be allowing bad habits or lack of knowledge and new practises to continue. I personally know of 2 cases where even City & Guilds level 3 exams were taken and passed, but the people concerned said they were not going to change the way they worked as they didn't have time for Big Brother, and all the so called regulations and advisories. If they did get inspected, then they'd worry about it then, and blag their way out of it, as it was too hard to work doing all they say is required. So you see, even with taking the City & Guilds exams there are people who will just not bother to take all on board and just continue in their own sweet "cheap" "disrespectful" way. Policing is required in some form. Years ago, the plan was to use retired Groomers fully aware of working practises to do spot checks. Even the councils at the time agreed with this as it relieved their health Officers of the “spot check� and their wages were far higher than those offered to the retired Groomers, from specific divided areas across the UK, Wales, etc. Loads more ideas but time restricted sadly, think you can guess who I am x Jackie

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

61

Regulations a good idea but doesn't always solve the problems

3/4/2013 2:43 PM

62

I shouldnt say that someone must have a certain amount of training before working alone - I didnt have that ;) But in the best of worlds :)

3/4/2013 2:42 PM

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Date

63

Regulation in grooming is needed because so many people just set themselves up to make a fast buck, ie they buy a van build a website and away they go shaving off and traumatising dogs...it's this type of groomer that needs to be targeted but as with all regulation there will be no allowances for those whose experience and skills have earned them a good reputation and a good living...they will be made to jump thru hoops along with everybody else..and every year the goalposts will be moved and more training will be required until they are deemed to be fully qualified and competent ...it's what happens in every profession!'

3/4/2013 2:41 PM

64

I only groom one day a week whilst building experience etc, but felt a bit that I was 'in at the deep end' working alone, I feel that regulation is good and I think this as I had a terrible experience helping a groomer that set up after a five day course, which I didnt find out until after I had refused to help her anymore....!

3/4/2013 2:40 PM

65

At present it would seem that recognised qualifications are the only way to regulate industry..

3/4/2013 2:39 PM

66

You go girl

3/4/2013 2:37 PM

67

I feel something should be done, there are too inexperienced groomers out there

3/4/2013 2:36 PM

68

I think the industry does need regulating and I feel the intensive quick learn courses need to be cut back on. I also believe that to complete a C&G part of it should be you have to do an apprenticeship in a salon before you can set up by yourself.

3/4/2013 2:32 PM

69

Regulation would be a great thing **IF** it's regulated by professional groomers, NOT by the government or other idiots who have NO clue what we do in our daily work!

3/4/2013 2:04 PM

70

Think people need serious dog behaviour/handling training as well as grooming before starting, as feedback i get, this is a serious issue that pet owners seem to have from previous groomers. I needed refresher training on Health n Safety aspects before starting my business which was very helpful. (though all my work is in peoples homes)

3/4/2013 1:55 PM

71

I think there should be some form of licensing or overall certification. The problem is this would have to be within each state, making testing, accredited schools etc (ie like cosmotologists). Established groomers with at least 5 years of experience should be grandfathered, groomers with less experience should pass the test. The cost of states setting this up would be astronomical and the cost of liscensing may be too costly for small business groomers.

3/4/2013 1:49 PM

72

I would welcome regulation. My concern is having to spend another large chunk of money on training.

3/4/2013 1:41 PM

73

I trained under a CMG years back. my license is under the vet's I work for. I have since trained 6 groomers and working on my 7th..

3/4/2013 1:37 PM

74

I worked in a busy kennel and trimming establishment for 9 years before starting on my own.

3/4/2013 1:29 PM

75

I think well established groomers should have their work and techniques assessed rather than demanding specific qualifications, however new groomers just starting need to reach a certain level before being allowed to practice alone.

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

76

The main benefit of regulation within our industry would be to reassure the public who use our service that we meet a set standard. And that we have the confidence of a seal of approval as a support.

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

77

I agree that the industry should be regulated but the groomers most in need of regulating would slip through the net.

3/4/2013 1:26 PM

78

I would like to see some regulation but I don't think it would stop back street grooming as naive owners would still seek out these people to save a a buck

3/4/2013 1:24 PM

79

Should be regulation but uncertain how this could actively be maintained effectively and to what end. The main reason for me is to weed out poor/dangerous groomers, either in the way they operate or the use of equipment unfit/unsafe for purpose.

3/4/2013 1:23 PM

80

I feel that 'regulation' of some type would be beneficial to everyone involved on grooming (groomers, pet owners and if course pets) However, I strongly disagree that if you are not a 'qualified' groomer that you can't be a competent, safe and good groomer.

3/4/2013 1:17 PM

81

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Groomers Survey 2013