Summer Sale On Now! Save 30%


Learn Professional Hand Stripping even if you are a Total Beginner

How to Hand Strip Properly and Safely

Learn to Groom With Confidence

The Best Techniques & Tools for each dog

30 day Money-Back Guarantee

Our training comes with a 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Annual Spring Sale

Sale Has Ended

Instantly Save 25% on the Hand Stripping Masterclass

Was $147, Get it now for $110!

This is our ONLY sale until November 2024, so don’t miss out.

Do you have a wire coated dog but not sure how to groom them properly? You’re not alone.

Hand stripping can be disheartening to figure out on your own.

Even worse – if your terrier or wire coated dog isn’t properly hand stripped it could lead to all sorts of problems…

Total Beginner to Hand Stripping Hero

When I was learning to hand strip there were almost no resources available.

I spent years practicing, learning, and refining my technique. I even reached out to some of the top groomers in the world and picked up all their tricks and secrets.

Today, I’m an award winning hand-stripping groomer, running my own successful salon, and regularly teach live seminars on hand stripping.

I wanted to create the class I wish existed when I first started.

And I want you to avoid the years of frustration by letting me walk you through this step-by-step.


The Hand Stripping Masterclass

What's Inside?

The Handstripping Masterclass is an online training course based on my years of experience as a professional groomer, veterinary assistant, and hand stripper.

This course is taken completely online.

Online video lessons along with essential reading lessons are accessible from any web browser, phone, tablet, or laptop. They are yours for life.

I’ll walk you through the essential tools, techniques, and safety tips. Then you’ll watch over my shoulder as I show you exactly how to groom various wire-coated breeds.

The information is organized carefully into modules so your learning is self-paced. Enjoy learning today, next week, or next year.

Module 1: Getting Started
Before we jump into grooming I’ll give you a quick lesson on dog skin, hair anatomy, and some important terminology.

This will be our foundation so that you have a deep understanding on “how” and “why” we handstrip.

Module 2: Introduction To Your Tools
Next, I’ll give you a checklist of everything you’ll need to get started.

This Includes my selection of the best stripping stones, carding knives, stripping knives, rakes, combs, and chalk.

I’ll then introduce you to each tool and how to use them for safety and efficiency.

Module 3: Safety
Finally, we need to tackle the “do and don’t” of hand stripping. We’ll go through a quick safety checklist along with some basic technique.

We carefully examine each dog, their coat, skin, and temperament. I’ll explain how to to keep your dog comfortable and safe during grooming.

Module 4: Let’s Learn to Handstrip
Now we’re ready to start hand stripping! First we learn all the basic techniques and where to use each tool.

I’ll talk you through the entire hand strip. We’ll also learn more about carding, how to roll the coat, and plucking.

You’ll watch me do a full demonstration on a Wirehaired Dachshund, Wirefox Terrier, Welsh Terrier, and Border Terrier.

Module 5: More Advanced Techniques
We’ve tackled the basics – now we can start learning more about stripping the furnishings, beard, and face. I include a workbook that goes through some of the basic patterns for different breeds.

I’ll also include information on hand stripping puppies, mixed breeds, and plucking double coated breeds.

Lastly, I’ll explain how to improve your speed and efficiency. 

Student Pictures

Check out the results some of my students have been getting since taking my course.

Get Instant Access To

The Hand Stripping Masterclass

Hand Stripping Training - 31 Video Lessons

Watch step-by-step, over-the-shoulder instructions that guide you through the entire process of hand stripping. From beginner to more advanced techniques.

$499 value

Primpaws Dog Grooming Support

Having trouble? Not sure what to do next? Contact me and I'll help you with your grooms! Better yet, you can send me pictures of your dog and I'll give you tips on how to get the best results.

$499 value

The Essential Tools List

Get detailed lists on the most popular dog grooming tools, how to use them, and where to buy them. You'll find which tools I recommend for beginners, and which ones to avoid.

$147 value

The Safety Checklist

Prevent painful injuries and discomfort with my vet approved essential checklist that you must follow before every dog groom.

$147 value

Hand Stripping Patterns Workbook

The bonus workbook details 8 popular hand stripped dog breeds with a color coded chart. Use as a visual reference so you know the length and shape of each body part.

$147 value

Lifetime Access and Updates

Never miss out on new lessons and come back anytime. This course and any future updates are yours for life.

$499 value


One-Time Payment Of:

$147 $103

Summer Sale ☀️ Enjoy an additional 30% off for Limited Time!

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If the Handstripping Masterclass doesn’t help you improve your grooming, we offer a no-questions-asked 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Watch my videos, try my tips and techniques, and if it doesn’t work then quite simply I don’t deserve your money. Email us and we’ll send you your money back. No hard feelings. It’s that simple.



Breed Patterns Workbook

Included with your course is the Patterns Workbook. A visual reference with the 8 most common hand stripped breeds. Once you’ve gone through the course and learned to hand strip, use the Patterns Workbook to master the exact length and shape of each breed.


The Wirehaired Dachshund Webinar

While the masterclass is already over-the-shoulder, we thought a live demonstration and Q&A would be even more beneficial.

Katlin recorded a live 2-hour demonstration where she deep-dives into all things hand stripping, and then hand strips 4 wire haired dachshunds.

Meet Your Instructor

Katlin is a certified Master Groomer (PIGA), Advanced Professional Groomer (IPG inc.), and a certified Veterinarian Technical assistant.

She has been grooming professionally since 2012, and has been competing in handstrip since 2017.

Most recently, Katlin was awarded #1st place in Mastergroom UK 2021 hand strip, And #3 in Mastergroom Canada 2019.

Katlin started her career in Vet Clinics as a certified Veterinarian Technical Assistant, working in emergency, exotics, and general practice for 8 years.

She now runs a full-time grooming salon that specializes in hand stripping.

How It Works

The Handstripping Masterclass is taken completely online.  27 online video lessons along with essential reading lessons are accessible from any web browser, phone, tablet, or laptop. They are yours for life.

The information is organized carefully into modules so your learning is self-paced. Enjoy learning today, next week, or next year.

This course is 27 video lessons over 6 chapters (Approx. 5.5 hours), all packed with my years worth of career knowledge. I explain the tools you’ll use, then watch over my shoulder as I show exactly how I groom various different breeds.

Course Outline

What People Are Saying

Katlin's videos are incredibly clear, packed with useful tips and tricks. Katlin is easy to understand, engaging, and the accompanying text will be a great resource.
Sarah J.
Award Winning Handler and Trainer
This course was easy to follow and covered so many amazing topics with very detailed instructions. I would highly recommend to anyone starting out or any pet parents to purchase this course.
Meaghan Dawn
Handstripping Masterclass Student
Primpaws Handstripping masterclass is an excellent online resource for pet owners or groomers who are interested in learning how to hand strip their wire coat dogs. These very interesting and informative sessions are broken down into smaller subsections, which makes it easy to stop and start as time permits. I now feel like I have the confidence to start grooming my own dachshund! Thank you Katlin!​
Dawne T.
Wirehaired Dachshund Owner


Most frequent questions and answers
There is no certificate for the handstripping course, and this is for a few reasons.

Namely, this course is taken at your own pace. Since there is no exam, grading, or live classrooms, it is difficult for me to judge each student’s progress and award them a certificate of completion.

I should also note that in my experience as a groomer, online certificates do not hold much weight. Groomers and pet facilities prefer to see a portfolio of finished grooms or have you do a live demonstration to better judge your skills.

All that being said, if you ever need help or want to chat I’m always available.
I’m happy critique pictures or videos of your grooms, give career advice, or anything else grooming related.

Most Terrier Breeds and Wirecoated breeds are required to be hand stripped. If you are unsure you can see the full list of breeds here, or join the handstrip facebook group and post a picture of your dog to receive grooming advice.

Absolutely. We start at the very beginning and get you up to speed with the basics, and then walk you through full hand strips.

Not at all, I’ll take you step-by-step through the entire process, and I always assume you are starting from the very beginning.

We’ll walk you through the best practices for safety and comfort first before teaching you how to handstrip.

To get started with hand stripping you’ll need a few essential tools.

It’s possible to handstrip with just using your hands, but I highly recommend beginner and intermediate groomers make use of specific tools.

I recommend a set of stripping knives, carding knife, chalk, and a rake. We go over these in detail in the course.

Think of these as a valuable investment for saving time and providing the best possible results.

If you’re just grooming your pet at home you can handstrip on the couch, floor, bed, or wherever is comfortable. It will leave behind some hair so I recommend laying down a blanket or towel first. Or try hand stripping outdoors if it’s nice out.

Setters and English Cocker Spaniels require specific Carding techniques unique to those breeds (along with some scissoring).

This course is specific to handstripping wire coated dogs.

Since we do not cover the techniques required to groom Setters and English Cocker Spaniels, this may not be the course for you.

Schnauzers have a unique pattern that are hand stripped and also clipped / scissored.

While this course will prepare you for the hand stripping portion, we do not cover how to scissor or clip dogs.

If you’re unsatisifed please contact me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund – You can reach me at support@primpawsgroomingacademy.com

If there’s something missing from the course that you want me to add don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m always updating and adding new content to my courses to make them even better.


I’m always updating my courses based on your feedback. I would love to hear from you. If you feel there is anything missing or you want me to expand on certain topics feel free to reach out to me on the course page, facebook, or by email: support@primpawsgroomingacademy.com

Where can we send your Grooming Tools Guide?

You'll also occasionally get my best grooming tips, tutorials, videos, and exclusive discounts on my courses.

Your privacy is our top priority, and we promise to keep your email safe! For more information, please see our privacy policy.