Country Canine Dog Groomers and Supplies
We are a mother-daughter team who have always been madly in love with dogs.
Carrinne - My mum started working at 15 years old in boarding kennels, where she used to help out with the dog grooming and got trained up, then me and my brother turned up and meant that she had to stop for a bit. She soon started up for herself dog grooming in a shed in the garden, whilst working 2 other jobs in a care home and also at Pets at Home. Eventually she managed to give up her other jobs and dog groom full time. Eventually she got a van and started dog grooming mobile, but the bottom rusted and it became to expensive to fix and thus we were given an amazing opportunity to open up a salon at the boarding kennels (new forest) we dog groom at.
Carmen, 26 - I have always been obsessed with dogs, got work experience at boarding kennels while at school, mum got work dog grooming for a breeder and thus, I got work at the breeders from the age of 13 on the weekends and half terms, cleaning them out/walking/feeding/playing and even helping with the whelping. I then studied a level 3 extended diploma in Animal Management (got Distinction:Merit) whilst there, I got work experience at Second Chance Animal Rescue in West End, Midforest Vets in Totton and also Marwell zoo. Once completed with college, I worked with my mum dog grooming for 3 years, but it became too much living with her and so I got a job at Copied Hall Kennels, where I have progressed to weekend manager and have been there for 7 years. However, I have always loved dog grooming so finally want to become my own boss. I always want to learn and improve and have done a grooming, dog psychology. pet nutrition, dog dessert, massage workshop and first aid course since leaving college.
Bailey (Beagle, 10), Amba (Cocker, 13) Red (Cocker, 10) Marbles (Cocker, 7) Libby (Beagle, 12)