Hello, and welcome to my passion of dog grooming!
So a little bit about me. Ever since being young I have always been around dogs, and have always wanted to work with dogs but it never came to me as to what industry. I have always had an interest in all aspects of dogs from the behavioural side, where I have completed some certificates in dog training as well as helping out at my local dog and puppy training classes. I have also tried to keep my knowledge up to date with dogs health problems as well as natural home remedies, feeding and spotting skin problems in the salon.
I currently have my own four dogs of which are two standard poodles and two poodle crosses,so you could say I like poodles!
It wasn't until I started grooming my own dogs at home that I took an interest in training to be a dog groomer. Dog grooming is now my passion and I could not imagine doing anything else. I always strive to be the best groomer I can be and love learning new things every day, as you can never stop learning!
In 2015 I studied Dog Grooming level 2 & went straight on to complete my level 3 certificate in introductory grooming at Easton & Otley College in Norwich. A year later I then started to complete my level 3 diploma for Professional Dog Stylists, and in 2019 I had finally completed this making me a certified professionaly qualified Dog Groomer.
As well as my qualifications, I also hold a canine first aid certificate ensuring your pets are in safe hands.
I regularly attend seminars outside of Norfolk to improve my knowledge and techniques in grooming, which I feel is important to keep up to date in the industry.
Just to name a few recent achievements:
03/2020- 1-1 intense salon improvement day with Denise Westbrook, a guild of Master groomer as well as groom team England member placing.
10/2019- Attendance at Style and structure made simple for Groomers by Denise Westbrook and Colin Taylor.
2019-04- Asian fusion 1-1 with Sharon Mills.
2019-02- Certificate of Attendance and continued professional development, attendance at all about hand stripping professional seminar.
I first started competing in 2016 where I attended with one of my clients miniature poodle, from that moment you get addicted and want to attend more. I had also taken two of my clients west highland terriers, just because this was a breed that I wanted to improve on. I started showing one of my standard poodles and try to attend throughout the year.