|Location: City, State
My husband Jim and I live on a hobby farm in Milaca, MN along with our 5 dogs, 5 horses, 3 barn cats, several chickens and 1 potbelly pig.
In 1991, I graduated from the Twin City School of Pet Grooming with an Award of Excellence and have been grooming dogs ever since. I attend grooming and nutritional seminars to stay current.
My specialty is working with dogs that are afraid or difficult to groom due to past experiences in their lives by figuring out how to gain their trust and give them confidence as each can pose unique issues which can take months to a year to fix, but this is well worth the time and patience. I take pride in making sure a puppy’s first groom is a positive learning experience as this session is so important since it will stay with them for the rest of their lives. It is of equal importance to me to take care in addressing the needs of older dogs’ issues during the grooming process, such as blindness, deafness, pain from arthritis and age etc. and being able to communicate with them through touch and reading their emotions and feelings through their body language.
The last 24 years have given me a lot of breed specific knowledge and priceless experiences with training, handling,