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A Cut Above - Groomer Development Programme
Published on: Fri 01 November 2019 10:12
Christies Directs' Groomer Development Programme has achieved accredited CPD status with the CPD Standards Office.
Winter Care
Published on: Wed 23 October 2019 10:34
As winter fast approaches it's important to consider the changing needs of your dog to keep them fit and healthy.
Make Sure You Have a Happy Hound this Halloween
Published on: Mon 21 October 2019 12:06
Hints and tips to keep your pet happy this Halloween.
WAHL - 100 Years In The Making
Published on: Thu 10 October 2019 11:42
Celebrating 100 years of WAHL
De-Shedding
Published on: Tue 03 September 2019 15:27
A number of pointers and products to help to prevent/control unwanted shedding
Mats - What are they and How do they happen?
Published on: Tue 03 September 2019 15:09
Many dog breeds face the problem of mats in their coats, here's what they are and how to prevent them.
Caring For Hairless Breeds
Published on: Tue 13 August 2019 09:02
As the popularity of hairless breeds rises, groomers must be prepared to be able to maintain their coat/skin.
Smooth Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:54
A helpful look at smooth coat care for dogs.
Long Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:40
A brief look at long hair coats and how to care and maintain them.
Short Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:27
A compact guide on caring for you short coat dog
Corded Coats
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:00
There is nothing more eye catching than a Puli or a Komondor in full corded coats. These giant mop-like dog's coats require special upkeep.
Curly & Woolly Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 13:53
Curly and Wooly coats are thick and have a lot of volume. They require a lot of regular grooming to prevent matting.
Clippers vs Trimmers
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 13:36
A short look at the differences between clippers and trimmers and when to use each one respectively.
Thinners, Blenders and Chunkers Explained
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 13:02
The three key thinning scissors explained. helpful pointers and tips to develop your grooming expertise.
Bichon Frise
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 12:08
The Bichon Frise is a cheerful, small dog breed with a love of mischief and a lot of love to give. Here are some grooming recommendations.
How to Clean your Dog Grooming Kit
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 11:29
Here we have composed a simple and easy-to-follow guide to keeping your kit clean and safe. ‘A clean place is a safe place’.
Facial Care for Dogs
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 10:56
A guide to looking after your dogs facial hygiene.
Retailing Brushes in the Salon
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 10:34
Brushes are easy tools for clients to use at home, why not provide them from your salon. Selling grooming products can build loyalty and boost income.
Puppy’s First Groom
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 09:25
The very first grooming appointment is an introduction to the puppy and the owner to the world of grooming. Starting age for a puppy is 12 weeks.
Blade Care: Do's and Don'ts
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 09:01
Blades are the most important tool in your arsenal as a groomer, here's how to keep them in the best condition possible.
Wool Coats
Published on: Tue 06 August 2019 15:29
As a groomer you will be dealing with a large variety of coats. This short guide will take you through the key points of dealing with a wool coat.
Cat Grooming Basics
Published on: Tue 06 August 2019 14:22
Cat Grooming is growing more and more popular. Here we’ll cover some basics to think about if you are considering getting into grooming Cats.
Skip/Full Tooth Blades
Published on: Mon 29 July 2019 10:46
A helpful guide on the difference between full skip and full tooth blades
How to cope with stressed out Dogs
Published on: Fri 19 July 2019 13:47
Grooming can be a particularly stressful experience for some pets but there are ways to help reduce this stress and make grooming a pleasure.
Emily Myatt Talks - Happy Hoodie
Published on: Mon 06 May 2019 13:59
Emily Myatt discusses the happy hoodie
Emily Myatt Talks - 4 in 1 Professional Blade Spray
Published on: Wed 24 April 2019 13:55
Emily describes the benefits of using 4in1 clipper blade spray
How To Tell If A Blade Is Bad
Published on: Fri 19 April 2019 10:32
Helpful guide on how to tell if a blade is bad and things you can do to fix them
Emily Myatt Talks - Tips For Home Groomers
Published on: Thu 18 April 2019 11:10
A helpful guide for home groomers.
Emily Myatt Talks - Blo i600 dryer/blaster
Published on: Thu 04 April 2019 08:37
Emily Myatt reviews the Groom Professional Blo i600 Dryer/Blaster
How to organise your grooming kit
Published on: Thu 21 March 2019 13:53
Tips on how to keep your grooming kit organised
Emily Myatt - Crufts Highlights
Published on: Mon 18 March 2019 09:27
Highlights of Emily Myatts grooming demonstrations at Christies Directs stand, Crufts 2019
How to use Flexible Head Slicker Brushes
Published on: Fri 30 November 2018 15:22
Tips and tricks on how to use flexible head slicker brushes
Andis Blade Guide
Published on: Sat 11 May 2013 10:42
Helping you Choose for your Breed!