About the Terrierist

Years of terrier ownership brought its joys and sorrows. From puppyhood, senior care; from timidity to aggression; from one to multiple terrier households; and from breeder-bought to rehome – the Terrierist has lived through it all.

Some time ago, the Terrierist’s own terriers had serious issues. Advice was plentiful (and expensive), but when nothing worked, it wasn’t that the dog was untrainable, it was the training was unworkable for the breed.

Terriers are tough. They were bred to be independent hunters, to go to ground and eliminate their prey. The thrill of the chase and the kill drives them on, often meaning that standard training activities are simply too boring. They are quick thinkers, problem solvers, and can entertain themselves without fuss. Even the softest cuddly terrier will be capable of a vicious streak that once experienced, is something you will never forget.

Not for the faint of heart, but hugely rewarding when you have earned their trust. If you can get a terrier on side, you’ve got the fiercest and most loyal friend you will ever need.

Frustrated with all the behaviourists out in the world, no matter how qualified they were, promising one-fits-all-breeds training and recovery, the Terrierist came to life.

Because we show our terriers, we are experts in the art of hand-stripping! When we say we hand-strip, we mean it. We won’t just strip the jacket and scissor the rest. If you want a knowledgeable and caring hand strip or clipper cut for your terrier, we are here to help. A small terrier hand-strip starts at £45.

We offer grooming tuition via Zoom and in person. If you’re leaning the craft of handstripping but there are just some areas you can’t quite figure out, get in touch.

Has your terrier been turned away from other groomers for being snappy and uncooperative? We never say no. Because we understand the terrier mind-set, we specialise in those “salon reject” cases, offering courses of “grooming rehab” for your terrier, teaching them to learn to love their groomer. There are no muzzles here, just patience and care.

Our grooming room info can be found on facebook.