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ABOUT ME

I have always been a bit 'dog crazy'. My first job at 16 was working in a local doggy day care, and after that I went on to study Animal Management at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens.

I started Clipper & Blades Dog Grooming in April 2018, and rented a table at a local salon whilst I built up a customer base. Shortly after I discovered I was pregnant, so my first year of business was more than a little 'bumpy' to say the least (haha, sorry bad joke).

 

After my daughter was born, I began converting my large conservatory into a purpose build groom room. This allowed me to be more flexible with my work schedule, and it was a lot less stressful for both myself and the dogs by working on a one-to-one basis in a controlled environment. I was also home boarding for a period, which I loved, and hope to start again once times become a bit more predictable.

In July 2019 I began studying canine behaviour. It opened my eyes to how little we truly know about the animals we share a home with. As I was learning new things, I was also unlearning. The dog training industry is unregulated, which means that anyone can call themselves dog trainers and teach methods that are not only scientifically inaccurate but that also cause harm to our dogs wellbeing and our relationship with them. Dogs aren't just my career, but my passion, so I am always learning. Don't let me start talking to you about dog training or you'll never hear the end of it!

 

My business now combines grooming with training to help those dogs with grooming or handling related fears.

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  • Animal Management Diploma

  • Puppy Lab

  • The Behaviour Bible (ongoing)

  • Trimming Away the terror - Fear free nail trims

  • Next level nail trims

  • Fear Free Groomer Certification

  • Certified Professional Groomer

  • Canine Behaviour Training Diploma

  • Canine Communication Diploma

  • Canine First Aid

  • Puppy Training Diploma

  • Canine Bonding and Play

  • Canine Behaviour Professional Accredited Diploma

  • Dog Training College Accredited Training programme

Courses & Qualifications