Dog Gone Classy
My love for dogs began as a child, watching my father train many sporting breeds. Because of his knowledge of dog conformation, especially with retrievers and setters, he was asked to judge dog shows at local country fairs, which I would always attend with him. From here my passion, interest and desire to learn as much as I could about man's best friend, continued to grow. Recently, I have been asked by our county judge to sit on an "Advisory Board" for our local animal shelter, which is an honor.
In 1997, I knew that I was meant to make working in the wonderful industry my life's work and to one day become a business owner. So I attended and graduated from the Traditional Dog Diploma Program at Nash Academy of Animal Arts. My next step was returning to my small town of Columbia, KY (population 17,900), and opening my own business, Dog Gone Classy.
My business surpassed my expectations, and within a few years I was operating a business with up to 5 groomers. I credit my continued successful business and pet grooming knowledge to: my education at Nash, continuing education which included attending seminars, summits, and competition events, even competing myself as well as sharing what I know by training my team on site, while still allowing them to create their own personal style.