Fur Friendly is a small grooming parlour located in Howdales, 8 miles from Louth, near Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire. We cater for all breeds of dog large or small and work on a one to one basis strictly by appointment so your dog isn't kept waiting around in a crate. Our salon is bright and airy and with our secure paddock your dog will enjoy freedoms that are not always possible in other salons.
At Fur Friendly our philosophy is very simple, we want your dog to enjoy their time with us and your dog's physical and mental welfare is our number one priority. All of the dogs are treated gently and with the utmost care, we understand your dog is unique and we will cater to their individual needs. Your dog isn't a commodity, they are part of your family and should be handled with patience and treated with respect.
Our groomers hold the full City & Guilds level three diploma for professional stylists and have many years of practical experience. Principle groomer Amanda also holds the international certified master groomer qualification. In addition all our team members are trained in animal first aid.
At Fur Friendly we believe in continuous personal development, we regularly attend and hold seminars, workshop training days and courses focused on specific breeds to ensure we continually learn and improve our skills.
" Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. "
We believe that quality matters and that’s why all the shampoos and conditioners we use are high quality natural fur friendly products to maintain healthy skin and coat, we don't use cheap concentrates or chemical brighteners.
Our products are natural, non toxic, paraben & sulfate free, phthalate free, and phosphate free. These products are made with premium human-grade ingredients and pure essential oils, with no artificial colours or fragrances.
We are located at the former cattery in Howdales, situated 5 miles from Manby, 8 miles from Louth and 8 miles from Mablethorpe in a quiet rural location surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside, that perfectly reflects the Fur Friendly ethos of providing a calm and relaxing environment.
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The Old Cattery,
When you train at Fur Friendly you will be working within a busy commercial salon giving you an insight into the day to day life of a dog groomer. You will gain hands on experience of all aspects of dog grooming from customer service to producing a fully finished dog, preparing you fully to open and run your own grooming business.
Our salon is bright , airy, modern and well equipped. Our training can be designed around your needs and whether you are a complete beginner or have experience but want to do your City & Guilds qualifications our one to one training courses will be the perfect fit. Starter equipment sets are included in the course prices. Fur Friendly are proud to be an approved Summit training group satellite centre.
15 Days - Full tuition plus City & Guilds exams and qualification.
25 Days - As above Plus Trimming and Styling preparing for the level 3 qualification.
25 Days + Guided Learning - For those who are already Level 2 qualified 25 days on-site practical tuition PLUS guided home study. Includes trimming & styling to Level 3 standard and practical & theory assessments exams and qualification.
40 Days + Guided Learning - The 15 and 25 + day courses combined for those wishing to complete the full grooming qualification in one go.
2 Days - City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Groomers Assistant assessments and exam - for those who have already completed the required training.
City & Guilds Level 3 - Minimum 4 Days + Guided Learning - for those who hold the Level 2 qualification and a minimum of 6 months full time grooming experience. A pre-assessment is required.
15 Days - Full tuition to the level 2 standard, but without the recognised qualification or exams.
25 Days - Full tuition to the level 3 standard, but without the recognised qualification or exams.
Pet owner Tuition - 1 to 4 Days tuition for pet owners wishing to learn how to groom their own dog.