Tuesday , 12 December 2017

Pampered Pets : Not Just Any Dog Groomer

Ever since I could talk I’ve always wanted a dog and finally when I was 16 years old I got my first dog.

Mcgwire (an akita mix) from the moment I saw him I knew he was something special, it was love at first sight he was and still is everything to me.

Mcgwire wasn’t the easiest dog to handle, he only seemed to trust me. He was a vets nightmare and to take him to a professional grooming salon for a little pampering was completely out of the question.

I had to learn how to groom him on my own and although I had taught myself the basics of grooming I wanted to learn more.

I went to a professional dog grooming school where I studied all breed dog grooming.

I was also lucky to be able to take my pooch to school with me so he can get used to becoming a “shop dog”.

Mcgwire now had a job and I was well on my way to building my life around my dog and doing what I love.

I didn’t want to be just any dog groomer I wanted to set myself apart from the rest, not only did I want to master all breed standard haircuts, I wanted to create an “at home” environment for my clients pets.

I wanted my clients and their pets to feel safe and comfortable in my grooming salon, after all they were entrusting me with there precious little ones.

I am happy to say 7 years later I am continuing my dream and inspiring others to follow theirs.

There is nothing more rewarding in doing what you love especially working with animals they have so much to teach us, to me this is only the beginning of a life long journey in helping animals and their people.

I look forward to writing my blogs on the Montreal Dog Blog and hope I can answer some questions you may have on pet grooming.

I believe that in keeping with your pets grooming it is just as important as keeping up with their health and diet.

A clean pet is a happy and healthy one!

Your Friendly Groomer,

Anna Maria

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6 comments

  1. it is so nice to know you are living your dream…i want to make a change in my carrear andmy whole life ihave been dreaming of working with animals specially dogs… how do you know which school is the best to get the best training and do you go for a diploma, certificate or what ? I would appreciate your opinion Thank you in advance

    • You will have to do your research for the best school that fits you. You do need to be certified and receive formal training. Grooming is an amazing and rewarding job but it takes lots of hard work and dedication. Get as well informed as you can and follow your heart!

  2. Hi what is the name of your salon and where are you located?
    Thanks

  3. Hi Nat – Pampered Pets of Westmount is located in Westmount on Victoria. 🙂

  4. Hi, do you recommend any schools for pet grooming? I am interested in going to school for this and was wondering if you had any suggestions?

  5. If you have never used a dog grooming service and you are considering the possibility of starting to use one, then read this article so that you know what to expect. Dog groomers basically have the same services but there are a few things you should look for when selecting the right pet grooming service for you dog or cat.

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