Each year I attend Ausgroom, this is a educational seminar block of 2-3 days presented by PIAA (Pet Industry Association of Australia).
PIAA bring International Master Groomers over usually from America to share their knowledge and help keep groomers motivated and up to date with the latest techniques, breed profiles and Industry changes.
I find that I these seminars and Groomex a similar event, keep me motivated to always strive to improve my service and keep my knowledge current.
These are not compulsory to groomers, and like anything are not cheap, but I find that Groomers who really care about the service they offer and being the very best they can be, attend. Unfortunately there were only a few groomers there from Brisbane.
This year was no exception, with world class speakers Scott Wasserman and Teri DiMarino presenting a variety of informative lectures along with live grooming demonstrations.