Supported by  igroomhub

Welcome to everything WestGROOM 2023. DGAWA are once again bringing groomers together by including everything you could possible want in an annual 2 day event. Look forward to grooming seminars, an all weekend tradeshow (with plenty of allocated time to shop) and competition Sunday where you can utilise the skills you just learnt and gain feedback from our Internationally renowned judges.

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Seminar Schedule

Competition Schedule

Now Including Model Dog! Dogs can be trimmed in a breed trim or creative.


Seminar Information

Join us for:

Lisa Leady's live demonstration on achieving the perfect pet trim! In this seminar, Lisa will guide you through the process, providing valuable tips and techniques that you can apply in your salon. You'll learn how to create a stunning and balanced look that will impress your clients.

Discover the origins of Asian fusion and master this popular grooming style with Sue Wright's expert guidance. Join Sue for a seminar on achieving the perfect Asian fusion style for pets! Sue's vast experience in the industry will guide you through the process of blending traditional Asian grooming techniques with contemporary styles, resulting in a unique and striking look. 

Nicky Renwood will provide valuable tips and techniques for safely handling dogs during grooming, as well as expert advice on grooming a spaniel to perfection. Nicky's vast experience in the industry will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to confidently groom these breeds.

By the end of the seminar, you'll have the tools and confidence to execute an amazing styles that will set you apart in the industry. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best. Register now and take your grooming skills to the next level!

Speakers and Judges

Lisa Leady - Judge and Speaker

Lisa Leady is a third generation groomer with 40 years of grooming experience. She is a nationally certified master groomer and a certified for NDGAA (National Dog Groomers Association of America). She began her competition career in 1995 shortly after opening her first salon, Chez Paws.

She has multiple best in shows and best all around groomer awards to her credit. Lisa ranked in the top ten from 2000-2007 to become a GroomTeam USA member during those seven years. In 2006 she was ranked #2 in the US. She was honored to compete in the World competition on multiple occasions with the US traveling team.

Years later after selling her business, she became Head Instructor at two grooming academies, the Academy of Dog Grooming Arts, and Windy City Grooming Academy.

After years of sharing her passion she missed daily grooming and decided to open a mobile salon. This allowed more time to dedicate to hands on workshops and judging assignments. These continue to this day and she has become a popular domestic, and international judge and speaker.

Lisa has been a member of Wahl clipper corporation’s Extreme Team for 15 years. She has a multitude of Barkleigh Honors and Cardinal Crystal Awards to her credit for her substantial contributions to the grooming industry.

She appeared on Animal Planets “Groomer Has It 2” series where she placed as runner up. Lisa is proud to be a regular contributor to the online instructional video platform, “Learn to” where her videos are some of the most watched.

Lisa currently owns Primp My Pooch Salon with her husband Eric, and shows and breeds AKC Champion Smooth Fox Terriers in her leisure time.

Sue Wright - Judge and Speaker

Founder of Australia’s first dedicated Asian Fusion Dog Grooming Academy, Sue Wright is Diploma certified with Highest Honors ... Award winning Pet Stylist, IJA Judge, Australian Model Dog Team Leader, Plush Puppy Coat Care Specialist, Andis Ambassador and video content contributor to the Igroomhub.

Sue’s work has featured on TV and been published in books and magazines world wide, including ‘The complete Guide to Asian Styling’ ‘Modern Styles around the world’ ‘Toilettage Magazine’ and the prestigious Japanese styling magazine ‘Trim’

If you want to learn more about Asian Styling follow Sue’s work at:

Instagram @sue_wright_petstylist

Nicky Renwood - Judge and Speaker

Nicky Renwood is a certified master groomer, a qualified dog show judge and a grooming judge, Nicky judges all over the world now after competing and being awarded many BIS at dog grooming and dog show competitions. She has represented Australia 3 times once at the age of 14 as a junior handler in the UK and twice as a groomer in Europe at the world grooming competition coming 3rd with a Springer Spinal.

Her skills and experience developed from being a second generation in the dog industry. Nicky is very passionate about dog grooming and education, owner/director for over 28 years of one of Australia’s leading grooming schools, Australian Dog Grooming School, and Australia’s first ever on-line grooming education, Igroomhub.


Tradeshow Stall Guide

Sign up to the seminars to get first dibs at the Tradeshow on Saturday 27th May, we have multiple vendors making the trip from over east with boxes and boxes and product on hand to save you on delivery.

Tradeshow will be open to the public on Sunday 28th May

Botany Bay Imports

Heiniger / ProGroom

WA Dog Grooming

Simply Seaweed

Topiary Dog

Pink Paws Pet Ties

Oz Grooming World

Angel's Grooming Solutions

Delta Scissors

Triple J's Doggie Delights


Information for Stallholders

The venue will be open to seminar attendees only on Saturday 27th May and General Public on Sunday 28th May.

Located at the Cannington Exhibition Center, Cnr Cannington Hwy & Station Street, Cannnington WA

Each stallholder will be responsible for their own public liability insurance.

Please fill in the below form and email it to to express interest in a stall

DGAWA Event Stall Application Form

Preliminary Event Layout