I have had a love for all animals since I was a child. Our first family dog was a rescue Rough Collie who had a beautiful coat but needed a lot of grooming and I think he gave me the idea to become a dog groomer.
When i left school I worked weekends at a boarding kennels which also housed Animal Welfare Trust rescue dogs so I was constantly dealing with lots of breeds of dogs and different temperaments with the rescue dogs. it was a lovely job for a dog lover. The owners of the kennels bred and showed toy and miniature poodles and i was always curious how she made them look so amazing.
In the spring of 1993 I found a private course in Norfolk called The College Of Groomatolgy to learn to be a dog groomer.
After I completed the course I started my own grooming business working from a summer house in my parents garden.
A few years later I attended Writtle college in Essex to take my City and Guilds in dog grooming.
After a bit of a gap in my grooming career to have my children and move to Cornwall, in 2007 I opened my grooming parlor on West Looe.
Now I have a new parlor on Buller Quay on East Looe.