Ongoing throughout the show in the Paws On Activity area you can bring your pet by for a nail trim, perhaps a little colour and some great information for keeping your pet’s coat in great condition. Western Dog Grooming School provides education in pet care, grooming techniques, and execution of different breed trims so that students will be knowledgeable in their chosen field and well prepared to further their professionalism. They offer a twelve week, full-time course three times a year.
Tera Teng, is the founder of Western Dog Grooming School. She opened the School in 2002, as there was a need for professionally trained groomers. She spent 4 years developing a method of teaching dog grooming and a complete and thorough curriculum. She received her 2 year Diploma in Adult Education (Provincial Instructors Diploma) from Vancouver Community College. and is an I.P.G. International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG) and a C.P.P.S. Canadian Canine Master Stylist Level 3(CCMS3), P.I.J.A.C. Certified Canine and Feline Specialist. She have had a successful dog grooming business, The Dog-Gone Grooming Salon, since 1995. Prior to becoming a dog groomer, she worked in a Veterinarians office for 8 years and performed her duties as an Animal Health Technician and Veterinary Office Assistant. With her experience in the fields of business, pet care, and grooming, she has developed a complete course for the career pet groomer to become successful.
She and her staff, Raymond Yurick and Brigitte Tuemmler continually update their skills by attending seminars, shows, and keeping in touch with industry trends and the needs of professional groomer employers. Western Dog Grooming School is one of the only Dog Grooming Schools in Western Canada Registered with the Private Training Institutions Branch, Ministry of Education for standards and consumer protection.