It’s a dog’s life as pooches sought as models for dog grooming students

Oct 8, 2019 | Local News

East Durham College is putting out an appeal to the doggie owners of County Durham – how would your dog like to be a pampered pooch as a model for one of our dog grooming students?

EDC’s Houghall campus, in Durham, is looking for dogs to act as models for students taking our highly popular dog grooming course at the college. Grooming sessions are free of charge, but we do kindly request that you make a voluntary donation towards the cost of products used during your dog’s grooming appointment.

Pooches are guaranteed to love the experience – taught by qualified professionals who will check over your dog before returning them to you, your dog can be groomed, bathed and dried by our students.

The college is looking for a wide variety of dog models for clipping/scissoring including:

  • Spaniel Breeds
  • Schnauzer
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Welsh Terrier
  • Mini/Toy Poodle
  • Border Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Any Poodle X

If your dog isn’t listed, they’re still welcome too. Both pedigree and cross breeds who need grooming are all consid

Your dog’s health and wellbeing always comes first at Houghall – we’ll ask you for as much information as possible about their health, behaviour and coat condition before their visit. Dogs must also be fully vaccinated.

If you are interested in finding out more information about registering your dog as a model, please contact the dog grooming school by emailing katherine.turner@eastdurham.ac.uk, or by calling 0191 375 4785 or 0191 375 4760. You can also visit the dog grooming section of the EDC website by clicking here.

East Durham College’s dog grooming courses are highly popular and taught at the college’s Houghall campus in Durham. For more information on these courses, please click here.