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I have loved animals from a young age and always aspired to be a veterinarian. As I grew up and realized that wasn’t for me, I refocussed my career and achieved a Bachelors of Environmental Studies with a Major in Wildlife Management. I have a unique background working on the Peregrine Falcon recovery program in Manitoba and have worked at mitigating the gull population using both hawks and falcons. While in University I developed my love for grooming and since then I have attained the title of Canadian Canine Intermediate Stylist Technician (CCST1-Int) a Certified Pet Groomer from the Canadian Professional Pet Stylists (CPPS) along with having Canadian Canine Stylist Technician (CCST1).
I have been an active member of the Professional Pet Groomers Association of Manitoba (PPGAM) since 2013. I have attended many educational seminars here in Winnipeg that were put on by the PPGAM. I have also travelled out of town for shows including SuperZoo in Las Vegas in 2013, Mastergroom Canada in Calgary in 2016 and Groom Expo in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2017.
I own three CKC registered Finnish Lapphunds named Olli, Elara and Eevee. Olli is a Canadian Champion, has the title of Canine Good Neighbour, and passed many obedience classes. Elara also has her Canadian Championship. Eevee is still in training and has a few points towards her championship, she also has her advanced trick title.
I am also the Manitoba representative for the Finnish Lapphund club of Canada and a member of Canadian Kennel Club. I have renewed my Certificate for Animal First Aid, CPR, Artificial Respiration and Airway Obstruction in 2022.
Laurie’s life has always revolved around dogs. Laurie has been grooming since she was 15 years old. She started volunteering at the Winnipeg Humane Society, grooming dogs that would come into their facility.
Laurie started showing dogs in 1987 and continues showing her Portuguese Water dog, Mochi and Mini Poodle, George.
Laurie graduated in Chicago, from the Midwest school of dog grooming in 1989.
Since graduating Laurie has owned and worked in shops in Winnipeg, Steinbach, Minneapolis & Chicago.
While living in Chicago,Laurie competed and won Groom Team USA, landing her on the cover of Groomer To Groomer magazine.
Lauren began her grooming career in 2017 and got her Canadian Canine Intermediate Stylist Technician (CCST1-Int) as well as Canadian Canine Stylist Technician (CCST1). She continued her education by attending many seminars, and in 2019, she passed her level 2 practical on short-legged terriers with a master's score. She is a member os the PPGAM, CPPS and the CKC.
She loves grooming Golden Retrievers and her favorite type of haircut to do is Asian fusion.
When she's not grooming, she is busy spending time with her Golden Retriever, Lucy, and her cat named Sia.
Her newest addition is Moo, an English Springer Spaniel who is a very energetic boy who has received some points towards his Championship at dog shows and is in training with many different obedience classes. She also enjoys traveling and yoga.
Alyssa started her pet career attending Robertson College for Veterinary Office Assistant in 2017. Soon realizing she wanted to be more hands on, she started as a bather at a corporate salon.
Alyssa worked her way up, completing the dog and cat grooming academy program.
2019 Alyssa started as a full-time dog groomer.
Alyssa’s favorite dogs to groom are Frenchie’s and Pugs.
When Alyssa isn’t grooming, she loves hanging out at home with her dog, Alaska. In the summer you can find Alyssa traveling, hiking and adventuring. Alyssa went sky diving for the first time this summer.
Brandy is our lovely receptionist who helps keep our days running smoothly.
Brandy is a crazy dog lady. She is always fostering and foster-failing dogs.
Her latest foster-fail is Phillip, who you can usually find lounging around under our front desk of the shop.
When Brandy isn’t working you can find her crafting, everything from painting to sewing. She loves reading and going on hiking adventures in the summer.
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