East Durham College is putting out an appeal to the doggie owners of County Durham – how would your dog like to be a pampered pooch as a model for one of our dog grooming students?

EDC’s Houghall campus, in Durham, is looking for dogs to act as models for students taking our highly popular dog grooming course at the college. Grooming sessions are free of charge, but we do kindly request that you make a voluntary donation towards the cost of products used during your dog’s grooming appointment.

Pooches are guaranteed to love the experience – taught by qualified professionals who will check over your dog before returning them to you, your dog can be groomed, bathed and dried by our students.

The college is looking for a wide variety of dog models for clipping/scissoring including poodles (labradoodles, cockerpoos etc. included), spaniels, lhasa apso, shih tzu and tibetan terriers. We are also looking for German shepherds, border collies, rough collies, golden retrieves, huskies, Pomeranians, chow chows, spitz breeds, samoyeds, corgis and old English sheepdogs for bathing and drying/de-shedding.

However, that’s not the only breeds we’re looking for – if your dog requires grooming, we’d love to hear from you too!

Your dog’s health and wellbeing always comes first at Houghall – we’ll ask you for as much information as possible about their health, behaviour and coat condition before their visit. Dogs must also be fully vaccinated.

If you are interested in finding out more information about registering your dog as a model, please contact the dog grooming school by emailing Katherine.turner@eastdurham.ac.uk, or by calling 0191 375 4785 or 0191 375 4760.

East Durham College’s dog grooming courses are highly popular and taught at the college’s Houghall campus in Durham. For more information on these courses, please click here.

The college will also be hosting an open evening for those interested in a dog grooming course on Tuesday 5th February. More information on this event can be found by clicking here.