GROOMING SERVICES

At Shoalhill we have a range of grooming options available, including clippering, nail clipping, or a full bath and blow dry.

Carl Adshead also provides a specialist hand stripping service, from pet stripping right through to intricate showring preparation. With over 30 years experience your dog will be in very knowledgeable hands.

As you'll see from our 'before and after gallery', a visit to Carl really can make all the difference.

Please contact us to make an appointment.


hand stripping tuition

Learning to hand strip is now very possible whether or not you want to simply know how to strip your own dogs, or to improve your hand stripping skills as a professional groomer.

Our dog grooming courses are bespoke designed around each of our students on a one to one basis from hand stripping for beginners to the more experienced dog groomer.

The duration of our dog training courses are flexible and based around you, allowing you to go at your own speed and existing commitments. Being based centrally in Cannock, West Midlands – we are central to many major road and rail networks.

Please contact us for more details.

Above: This dog had previously always been clipped. The owner decided to have him hand stripped for the first time so bought him to me. A hand strip will bring back the vibrant colour and harsh texture that had been lost.

Above: This dog had previously always been clipped. The owner decided to have him hand stripped for the first time so bought him to me. A hand strip will bring back the vibrant colour and harsh texture that had been lost.

Above top: Preparing a customer's dog for the show ring.

Above lower: The finished result.

Toby on the grooming table being prepared for the showring

Toby on the grooming table being prepared for the showring


Carl has been brilliant helping me prepare my dog for the ring. He is a true terrier man - if he doesn’t know something, it’s not worth knowing! Highly recommended to anyone wanting to improve their hand stripping skills.
— Annie Dodds