Grooming costs around £35 - £40 depending on the amount of grooming that is required so you can imagine that now having two dogs this can be quite expensive!
My friend Karen, another Cockapoo owner, recommended a course that is run at Merrist Wood College near Guildford called Pampered Pooch. It is a one day course that you attend with your dog where you complete a full groom with instruction. A few of us with Cockapoos booked on the course which we attended today!
We arrived and were welcomed by Dinah, the instructor, who gave us an introduction and then came to discuss any specific areas to work on with each of us, and then we were off!
Step 1 - Brushing Out - make sure all of the matts are removed before bathing
Step 2 - Bathing
Step 3 - Blaster - a blaster is a high powered tool that is designed to remove the water from the coat
Step 4 - Drying - using a brush to lift the coat as it is dried
Step 5 - Clipping - using the clippers to shorten the coat and create the shape that is required
Step 6 - Finishing - using scissors to tidy up the coat and shape the face
Here are some pictures of our day: