About Me

Mandy and Idgie

Mandy and Idgie

Mandy and Idgie

2017 is my 40th year grooming dogs! I started in my early teens brushing out, bathing, and drying for my mother who raised and trained toy poodles. My Mother was Elaine Brooks with whom I partnered in business for many years while running Elaine Brooks Dog Training. She was a gifted and intuitive trainer who I would like to say passed her talent on to me! To further develop my skills, for 22 consecutive years I attended “Intergroom,” which is the premier annual grooming event for the professional grooming community, where cutting-edge knowledge and skills are presented in classes, workshops, and seminars.

What I love about having groomed in the same town for so many years is that I have repeat clientele whose dogs I've been grooming for three generations. I never take for granted how difficult it is for someone to leave his or her Beloved dog with a “stranger”. I love to start with young impressionable puppies because I am able to imprint them with a positive grooming experience. However, even if dogs come to me cowering and hyperventilating, with regular and consistent grooming they eventually greet me happily. My goal is to no longer be a “stranger” to you or your dog!

Although I put a lot of emphasis on the way dogs are handled in my shop, I want to convey the quality of my workmanship. I am a perfectionist, and pay great attention to detail. I am artistic and knowledgeable about most all breeds. I offer pattern clips, hand scissoring, and hand stripping. I am a Reiki Practitioner and have always been able to communicate with dogs, especially through my hands. Although I’m very serious about my work… I do have a sense of humor… which is much needed to work with dogs and their humans! gay friendly

“Whenever you touch another living thing with the intention of healing, you are doing so.”
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