A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Millie's Grooming was established in 2008 after I completed my training in dog grooming at Canine Design in Shepton Mallet. Prior to that I was working as a holistic therapist, providing aromatherapy, massage and reiki treatments but had realised how much I loved being with my own dog Millie the cocker spaniel and wanted to work with dogs. I have always had a deep interest in holistic approaches to health and well being so when I first discovered Tellington Touch it made complete sense to me to integrate this practise into my dog grooming.
Tellington T Touch is a gentle no-force approach to training, handling and rehabilitation that uses gentle bodywork and slow low impact agility exercises that teach the dog to release tension, improve posture and become more balanced and thoughtful, thus enabling calmer and more considered responses to their environment. I am a qualified P1 Tellington touch practitioner so am qualified to use all aspects of T touch on the dogs i groom and train and also to teach others the wonderful techniques on 1-2-1 basis or in group workshops.
Since completing my Tellington Touch practitioner training I have continued to expand my dog training knowledge and have completed many workshops and courses in dog behaviour, positive dog training techniques and up to date canine neuroscience.
I am also very proud to be a qualified instructor with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) as of August 2019. As an IMDT member I am committed to promote and use force-free positive training methods and help educate owners to better understand and communicate with their dogs.
My combination of skills mean that in a grooming setting I am uniquely placed to assist dogs who have been nervous, fearful or reactive whilst being groomed. My positive handling and training approach is equally valuable in introducing new dogs and puppies who have not been groomed before to build good positive associations and behaviour in the grooming parlour. With a positive approach to training and handling skills it is entirely possible that a dog can have a relaxed and positive approach to being groomed and that is always my wish for every dog that comes into my parlour.
Our grooming service includes all the usual aspects of grooming you would expect from a full groom service delivered in a relaxed, supportive environment with the emphasis on your dogs mental and emotional well being whilst in our care.
We love to introduce puppies to their first grooming experiences in a fun and positive manner, using up to date dog training techniques and T touch tools we aim to build confident, happy puppies at the grooming parlour.
From £25 per hour
TRAINING & BEHAVIOUR
I also offer 1-2-1 dog training, Tellington T touch training and training classes and workshops for dog owners and dog professionals.
Please see more by visiting
From £25 per hour
- Time is TBDMytchettAn introduction to Tellington Touch and positive handling and training techniques to help dog groomers build trust, understanding and communication with their furry customers. Dates available throughout the year.