Awards & Achievements
2008 PIAA Grooming Competition Dogs featured on Better Homes & Gardens with Dr Harry
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INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED MASTER GROOMER !!!!!!!!!!!!
Charmaine Bright is qualified as an International Certified Master Groomer under Australian Breed Standards.
Traditionally a “master” qualification applies to a proprietor of a business that employs others and trains apprentices. Like Master Farriers, Plumbers and Builders, now Groomers can have the professional recognition of their grooming skills. This voluntary certification and testing offers recognition of expert grooming skills on all breeds, knowledge of canine anatomy and health as well as dedication to the humane handling of dogs. Charmaine endured vigorous testing by Canadian Judge, Master Groomer and IPG Certifier Ms Sandy Potter & Michel Evans. Over 8 hours of practical skills using 4 local dogs and10 hours of written theory exams were sat. Questions were tested on 185 breeds of dogs from the Australian Dingo to the Weimaraner.,
Master groomers can offer breed specific styling, against “shave downs“, As we are familiar with all our breeds and their standards here in Australia we have an eye for designing a fabulous look for the numerous new designer dogs and all their different looks and coat types.
There are over 20 Master Groomers in Australia and the Central Coast has 3 of them. Other Master Groomers in Australia can be found at
Gosford Grooming is a Member of the following organisations and abides by their codes of Practice
The Gosford Grooming team attends the PIAA Groomex & Ausgroom Seminars held around Australia each year since 2000
15 of Charmaines Grooming Articles have been printed in
Dogs NSW Magazine (formerly The CanineJournal)-
A Day in the Life of a Pet Stylist -January 2006
Puppy Grooming - March 2006
Why I became a Pet Stylist - August2006
Central Coast Canine Carnival Committee Member (2002)
Committee member involved in organising and promoting the day.
Gosford Grooming happily participates in this event.
Gosford City Council Dog Exercise Area Advisory Committee (August 2001- February 2002)
Committee member representing Central Coast Beach Access Reform Coalition (CC BARC) in developing a new Dog Exercise Area Policy including Off-Leash Areas in parks and beaches. This involved dedicating a lot of time and energy to attending fortnightly meetings, researching information and visiting every existing and proposed Off-Lead dog exercise area in Gosford City Council.
Canine Good Citizen Instructors Course (2001)
Certificate IV in Dog Behavioural Training (incomplete)
Dr lan Dunbar Instructors Course (2001)
Behavioural Problems, Learning Secrets, Effective Training Techniques
World Wide Pet Supply Association -Grooming of Cats (2000)
World Wide Pet Supply Association - Study of Clipper and Scissor Techniques (2000)
Definitions and uses of various blades and scissors
How to select the best tools
Time saving practices
Humane de-matting techniques and alternatives
Techniques for improving clipping and scissoring skills
Sharpening and maintenance of grooming tools
Mechanics and technology of grooming tools
How to identify coat types and suggested grooming techniques for each terminology
The importance of release forms and home care instruction sheets
Qualified Companion Animal Hygienist (2000)
Course held by World Wide Pet Supply Association Groomers Certificate Programme.
CAH REQUIRED SUBJECTS:
Taking the "Bad" out of Behaviour - Gwen Bailey (2000)
A three day seminar with Gwen Bailey about good dog behaviour. Ingredients for the perfect puppy and shelter dogs
Certificate IV in Small Business Management (1999)
All aspects of small business operations
Canine Community Awareness Certificate (1998)
Awarded by the Central Coast Dog Obedience Training Club
Distinctions awarded for the highest pass in the T.A.F.E Kennel and Cattery Operations Certificate II Course for the following subjects (1997)
Grooming Apprenticeship (1990)
3 years grooming apprenticeship with Jenny Eade. who owned and managed one of the first dog grooming salons in Roseville NSW in 1969.