The UK's National Pet Industry Exhibition

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The UK's Spring
Pet Industry Exhibition

Pet Grooming Workshops & Demonstrations

With an increasing number of pet retailers introducing pet grooming salons into their stores, the PATS programme of talks and demos will provide invaluable insights into this side of the business.

On both show days, state-of-the-art grooming demonstrations and talks will be given by some of this country’s leading pet groomers in association with Mathew Spry and The Welsh Grooming Academy. 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.

Groom-Off Sunday

Groom-Off Sunday returns after its successful launch at PATS Sandown 2020

Groom-Off Sunday

Want to try your hand at a dog grooming competition but too scared?

PATS Telford Groom-off gives you a chance to compete in a fun and friendly setting, doing a dog of your choice in any style you want and getting feedback and help to go over your dog afterwards from the judges.

We have spaces for 12 competitors! Free to enter! 6 in the morning class and 6 in the afternoon class on Sunday 26th September with rosettes and trophies to be won.

Open to anyone who has not competed before and those who have competed but never placed. (Grooming Tables are supplied for competitors to use thanks to Aeolus Pet Uk)

Entries will be open till Sunday the 19th of September and those wishing to take part should contact Sarah Ddg by email with your name, what breed you would like to use, if you have competed before and if you prefer morning or afternoon class to - Sarahletocq@icloud.com

The Monday will host a variety of free seminars including hand stripping, first aid, cat grooming, Asian fusion and more, see below for a detailed timetable.

Mathew Spry – of Barkingham Park and The Welsh Grooming Academy – along with his team of experts will be presenting the demonstrations.

9.30am - Salon First Aid
(Dealing with accidents and clients with practical bandaging and cpr session with Casper the cpr dogs)

11.30am - Introduction to cat grooming

1.30pm - Handstripping Terriers (what tools and equipment)

3.30pm - Asian Fusion Salon Schnauzer & Salon creative grooming 

Welsh Grooming Academy