Introducing your tutors for 2023
We are so lucky at Christies to work with some of the very best in the pet grooming business. Each with their own various areas of expertise, you are in very talented and professional hands. With tutorials, reviews, recommendations and demos, these guys will keep us right!
In Aug 2023 we were proud to announce our Brand Partnership with Caroline Donoghue AKA Love Mud Dog Lady. Caroline has an extensive following across social media with followers who love her quirky videos and informative tutorials.
We are so excited for Caroline to share her favourite products, top tips and a highly anticipated ‘Lovemud Loves’ section on our website! Caroline's expertise coupled with our award-winning Ecommerce and Customer Care teams are a match made in heaven! You need look no further than Christies for all your pet grooming needs as the UK and Europes leading supplier. Watch this space for some floofy and fabulous content coming your way over the next few weeks and months.
Caroline is an award wining and experienced dog groomer who runs LoveMud Dog Grooming in East Sussex. She has 10 years experience and takes pride in offering a unique 121 tailored dog grooming service, which focuses on canine behaviour and welfare
Caroline educates new groomer and dog owners via her social media content where she has a 160k strong following (across platforms) – streaming her dog grooms live via tiktok 3-4 days per week!
Groom Professional Rhubarb & Custard Cologne
"The perfect finshing touch... smells delicious and lasts for days"
Groom Professional Fast Dri Spray
"My secret weapon - it halves drying time! Smells unreal, a must have for the salon. Stops hair from retaining water"
Kayla has been grooming professionally for over 10 years and opened her first salon in 2014. You might recognise Kayla from BBC One Pooch Perfect. She specialises in poodles, schnauzers, creative grooming and sassy little doggies that don't like being groomed, so has a lot of handling experience! Kayla is also also passionate about education and one day hopes to open her own grooming school. She has prepped and handled long-haired Briards to podium positions at Crufts.
Groom Professional Luminosa Curved Scissors
"I love these scissors - they're light, sharp and precise. They allow me to do cute donut shaped faces and tight feet with ease. They've lasted me a year so far without sharpening - by far my favourite scissor!"
Pet Care by Groom Professional Fresh Breath Foam
"We use this after our teeth cleans and numerous customers have noticed and commented on how fresh it leaves the dog's breath - it really compliments our add-on teeth service!"
Michael is an award winning and highly experienced dog groomer. Also a star of BBC's Pooch Perfect, Michael prides himself on delivering on the very best in grooming services and owns his own grooming academy in Northern Ireland, offering fully comprehensive and affordable dog groomer training courses, helping people to invest in their future with a recognised qualification.
Dezynadog Magic Formula Amazing Trix
"5 stars - I love Amazing Trix - for me, it's the best product for scissoring, conditioning & dentangling - the whole package!"
Show Tech Pro Wide SS Snap-on Comb Range
"They do 50% more cutting, faster and leaving less lines. I'd give these combs 10/10 - they make my work so much easier."
"Hi, I’m Leona, my business is Pampered Pups Dog Grooming. I offer a complete 1-1 grooming experience in the Castleblayney countryside. I have been professionally grooming since 2013 and I love my job! My grooming style is definitely pet grooming, it’s all about pampering pups and making them look and feel better about themselves! I love trying new products, especially bathing as I think this is key to a good groom! My most popular clients are cockapoos, and my most popular client’s name is Bailey!"
Groom Professional 4 in 1 Clipper Spray
"Easily my favourite blade maintenance products - instead of using multiple products to maintain my blades, I only need to use one!"
Groom Professional Nail Clippers
"I use these little workhorse clippers for the littlest puppies and the largest dogs - they come at an affordable price, and stand the test of time - I've had mine for 10 years."
Tanya started grooming in 2016, and opened her own salon Hairy Pawters in 2018.
She is passionate about grooming and education, and regularly attends seminars. She has completed City & Guilds Level 3 qualification, and is currently in the process of doing her International Certified Master Groomers ICMG. Tanya believes in continuing with her education to give her clients the best possible service.
‘I started competing in 2019. I’m delighted to say I have placed in every class I have entered. My biggest industry achievement to date is winning overall groomer of the day in Madra Mania and being selected from hundreds of groomers to compete on Pooch Perfect.’
Dezynadog Motus Cordless Clipper
"Its two-speed levels and spare battery helps the Motus makes light work of my everyday appointments. It's comfortable to hold and stylish as well."
Dezynadog Magic Formula Amazing Trix
"Fresh and fragrant, you can use Amazing Trix wet or dry and it smells delicious!"
"Hi, I'm Gillian, I am 38 years old and mum to Anna and Charlie! I have lived in Ballymoney town most of my life but moved to the country a few years ago and never looked back!
My salon is located beside my house which is so peaceful surrounded by trees and nature. I completed my dog grooming qualification recently with Michael Shiels who knows how to get the very best out of you. I was delighted when Christies asked me to become thier Pup Star ambassador! If you find a job you love its not like work! I can truly say I love what I do and don’t ever feel those Monday blues anymore!'
Heiniger Opal Clipper
"These clippers look brilliant and perform fantastically. I've used this clipper since being in training, and its got a great battery life - a quick charge lasts me a whole day."
Groom Professional Curved Soft Slicker Brush
"This brush's pins are comfortable for my pup, and are great for tangles - a real must-have. I use this daily, and it's a staple in my salon."
"From starting out my career as a joiner when I left school, I took advantage of being made redundant in the hardship of the recession. I turned my love and admiration for animals into a career. I started out visiting salons and getting a feel for the dog grooming industry, working from home and quietly building my portfolio. An opportunity came up to be salon manager for one of the biggest UK pet stores in the industry. From there I worked as salon manager in dog grooming for two years,. During this time I completed City & Guilds L3 diploma in Dog Grooming. After a further two years the passion and drive inside me to open my own business grew stronger and I finally took the best risk of my life. I started small, working from home and with the help of Invest N.I I opened my own salon in Cookstown.
The success of the salon continues to grow. Proudly two years ago I teamed up with iPet Network and I have now opened a grooming school in the heart of Mid-Ulster alongside our very busy dog grooming business. We offer a host of formal qualifications in the dog grooming and pet industry. Our most popular course is L3 Diploma in Dog Grooming which is delivered through iPet Network and regulated through OFQUAL. Having years of knowledge and skills behind me I passionately enjoy teaching some very talented students achieve their goals.
Double K Grimeinator Shampoo
"Grimeinator is a very deep cleaning shampoo, with a good dilution rate. Your dog will smell fresh even without spray to finish them off"
Groom Professional Everest Electric Table
"I have a 5 year old Everest and its working as good as the day I bought it. It's great for tall groomers that do both small and big dogs as it's the tallest table I've come across."
"I’m Abby, I have been a dog groomer since I was 16 years old and opened up my own salon just over a year ago, in the middle of the lockdown. I adore grooming all breeds but especially wool coats! I love teddy cuts and like to try out new styles whenever I can. I could talk about dog grooming, products and equipment all day long so if you ever want any advice, I’m always happy to help out fellow groomers and owners!"
Andis Pulse ZRII Clippers
"My favourite clippers - I love that they are 5 speed and can be turned down super low for nervous doggos or puppys, but are also very powerful and can whip through heavy coats in minutes!"
Dezynadog Croc Scissor Case - Orange
"I adore the statement orange colour of this case. As well as being stylish, it can hold up to 6 scissors so it's perfect for any salon."