For those people living within reach of Guildford, Surrey! Merrist Wood agricultural college run a one day grooming course to teach you how to groom your own dog. You take along your own dog and step by step you are taken through the different stages - brushing, washing, drying and clipping/scissors etc. A friend did the course in June with her F1b labradoodle and highly recommends it. It is a very intensive day but she loved it and got so much out of the day.
They run the course on a Saturday once or twice a term. I am booked into the next day on October 15th 10 - 4pm.
I wish I knew how to post a link but if you google Merrist Wood Pampered Pooch
then you'll find the info.
I feel armed with Julia's video and this course I should be able to groom Rufus and Basil myself, therefore saving a fortune in grooming fees each year (this was part of my approach to convince hubby to get another Cockapoo!).
I'm a very lucky girl - I'm getting a grooming table and clippers for my birthday at the end of the month!