All of our groomers at Club Canine have been in the business of grooming for more than 10 years. It is a rare thing to find at a grooming shop where there is so much experience. Like any artist, our groomers specialize in different breeds and have different skill sets but they all have a serious love for all dogs and grooming is their passion.
The Whole Pet Grooming Academy
I have been working with horses and dogs professionally since 1991. My knowledge ranges from competing, handling, and grooming of horses, cows, dogs, rabbits, and other small animals. In 1999, I attended the Nash Academy in Lexington, Kentucky, upon completing the Nash grooming program, I earned my BA for Small Business Management from Ottawa University. I moved to New Hampshire in
In six years I built a business that earned recognition from the community and my devoted following of clients. I was presented the Best of Souhegan Valley Award as Best Groomer for the years 2007 through 2012. After selling The Doggie Bag and Day Spaw, I opened up what is now Dara’s Paw Spaw and The Whole Pet Grooming Academy in 2012. The Academy is licensed as a postsecondary career school by the state of New Hampshire with a very strong curriculum offering 6 diploma programs, 15 courses and 22 certified workshops for continuing education as well as the only certified professional Animal Communication program in the world.
In December 2016, I joined the Board of Directors for the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, in which I was an active member and volunteer on multiple committees for our region. I had the honor of being recognized as Emerging Business Entrepreneur of the
In June 2017, I hosted a first of its kind Groomer Business Owner Retreat. Seminars were business focused along with round table discussions, massages,
2018, I opened
As a groomer, I have scoured the market for the best products and have adopted unconventional techniques to accommodate each of my client’s needs. I am constantly looking for ways to grow and learn within and beyond the grooming industry. My pleasure comes not only from the finished