DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?
I have a Miniature Schnauzer cross called Bob.
WHAT IS YOUR JOB?
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUALIFICATIONS OR ADDITIONAL TRAINING IN GROOMING?
I am level 3 city and guilds qualified and aiming for my ICMG qualification.
I have a level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and will be working towards my ICMG professional groomer qualification.
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT THE PET RETREAT? AND HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A PET GROOMER FOR?
I have been at the Pet Retreat for just a month but I’ve been a groomer for 6 years.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE BREED OF DOG?
Terriers! Especially miniature schnauzers.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY WHEN WORKING AT THE PET RETREAT?
Completing the grooms and watching the dogs go out to their owners, happy and well pampered.
WHATS YOUR GO-TO METHOD FOR KEEPING A PET CALM DURING A GROOMING APPOINTMENT?
Lots of reassurance and praise, taking the groom slow and steady and working within the dogs comfort zone.
DURING YOUR PET GROOMING CAREER, WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL PET YOU HAD TO GROOM?
As well as grooming dogs I also love grooming cats, the most unusual breed of cat I groomed was a Norwegian forest cat.
WHICH SONG CAN YOU LISTEN TO ALL DAY LONG?
Anything upbeat that will motivate me for the day.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT THREE ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?
A hammock, a boat, and my camera to take pictures of the experience.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I love photography and going to car events with my partner Josh, where I take professional pictures of cars on track. I also love eating out at dog friendly restaurants where I can take my dog, Bob.