Training & Tuition

We offer hands-on practical tuition, catering for Show & Pet Cocker Spaniels.  You can learn the art of presenting this beautiful breed to advantage, under the tuition of Mike Wildman, a renowned Cocker Spaniel groomer and exhibitor, whose work has been recognized, used, and recommended by top Breeders and Vets.

Training / Tuition Courses cover a wide range of techniques used to present this breed... helping propel you from beginner to winner!  We cover all aspects of Show & Pet grooming, and can help whether you're starting from Scratch, or just need to Brush up on your skills.  The course covers:

  • Hand Stripping
  • Bathing
  • Blow-drying
  • Trimming
  • Styling
  • Pet Clipping and Styling
  • Nail Clipping

Training / Tuition also covers advise on correct tools to use when grooming as well as Show-Handling Tuition for presenting your Show Dog correctly for a Judges examination.

To discuss your needs, do not hesitate to contact Mike at cLassie groomingWoodside Farm, Parkgate Road, Saughall, Chester, CH1 6JS or telephone 01244 880 000.

Training Testimonials

"Hi Mike, Just want to say a massive THANK YOU for all your help handstripping "Baker" on your training day and seminar. On my first visit you turned my 10 month old untouched ball of puppy fluff into a show ready, handsome Cocker spaniel and made it looks so easy.
I learnt so much from you, and left with a greater understanding about the importance of handstripping and preparation for show grooming.
I know that because of your expert advice and guidance, Baker and I were able to achieve 1st place at Master Groom 2014 in the handstrip gundog class. You've given me so much confidence to do something I didn't think was possible. You really are the best and a well deserved Groomer of the year. I can't thank you enough"

Lois Dalton by Email (June, 2014) 

 Above Left: Lois Dalton being trained by Mike Wildman. Right: Baker in show trim.

Work Experience

cLassie grooming is pleased to offer work placement for mature students looking to develop and further their education in animal care / dog grooming.  At our busy salon, students looking for experience need to be enthusiastic, hard working, eager to listen and learn, and above all have a love and passion for animals.  A small interview is required to ensure the student has the correct aptitude to fill the role in our team.

 Above: Work experience student, Jess, booking an appointment.

To find out more about work experience at cLassie grooming, contact Mike at cLassie grooming, Woodside Farm, Parkgate Road, Saughall, Chester, CH1 6JS or telephone 01244 880 000