The Dog Groomers Association of Western Australia, Inc is pleased to announce the details for our upcoming Model Dog Extravaganza with Jovy Lee and Helen Forester on the 5th-7th May 2018 at Mt Pleasant Bowling Club. Below you’ll find all the details for attendees, competitors and spectators, as well as the workshop registration form, competition rules and entry form. Please check back here regularly for event updates.

Date: Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May 2018.

Location: Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 40 Bedford Rd, Ardross.

This workshop and competition is open to all (members and non-members of DGAWA), beginners through to advanced groomers.

To qualify for member prices, you must register and pay for your membership prior to 5pm AWST Friday 6th April 2018.

If you would like to become a DGAWA member, please click here.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

This event is proudly sponsored by Petway Petcare.

Day 1 9am-4pm:
Jovy Lee demonstrates scissoring skills on a Bedlington Terrier in breed standard. Helen Forester discusses coat preparation and competition preparation.

DGAWA members $180
Non-members $220

Day 2 (schedule below):
Competition and mini trade show.

DGAWA members $50 (1 group) $90 (2 groups)
Non-members $80 (1 group), $120 (2 groups)

Day 3 9am-4pm:
Helen Forester demonstrates how to get the perfect comb cut on a salon crossbreed. Model dog hands-on workshop where Jovy and Helen will help you improve your scissoring and clipping skills on pets that won’t move! Please note, model dogs will be an additional $80 to purchase and is yours to keep and show off in your salon. Please bring your own equipment and a table. Model dog must be brushed out prior to day – there will be a demonstration of this on Saturday 5th May.

Model Dog workshop limited to 15 participants. First come, first served! Spectators are welcome, seminar fees apply.

DGAWA members $120
Non-members $160
Model dog purchase (in addition to seminar fee) $80

Competition schedule:

All competitions are open to all levels. DGAWA reserves the right to choose your class according to experience and competition history. For any questions, please email

8.30am Pre-judging
9:00am Asian Fusion and Salon Freestyle
10:00am Toilet break
10.10am Grooming recommences
11.10am Judging and Winners announcement (Best in Group is required to stay for Best in Show)

12.30pm Pre-judging
1:00pm Pure Breed Scissor and Poodles
2:00pm Toilet break
2.10pm Grooming recommences
3.25pm Judging and Winners announcement (Best in Group is required to stay for Best in Show)

4:00pm Best in Show announced

Rules: A full list of competition rules can be found by following the link below. Competitors will need to supply their own cordless clippers as there will be no power points available for use.

All entries and registrations must be completed, paid and processed online through the DGAWA website. Entries close 5pm AWST Sunday 22nd April 2018.