The Muttley Crew

About

I originally trained with Karina Kerrigan who has represented Ireland at the World Grooming Championships and is a member of the guild of Master groomers and founding member of the I.P.D.G.A.. I always had a passion for dogs and decided to change my career in 2006 from I.T. to follow my passion for working with them.

Growing up with my first Border Collie “Chess” opened my eyes to the wonderful nature of Dogs, their intelligence and loyalty. I live now with a border collie called Harper, a miniature poodle “Lana” and a tibetan terrier called “Heidi”. Dogs teach us so much about unconditional love. I’m delighted to be able to work with them every day. I regularly attend grooming workshops and masterclasses run by the IPDGA to update my knowledge, technique and style. I”m fully qualified and insured.

  • History
  • Awards
  • Qualifications
  • Joined the judging panel at the 2018 Irish Dog Grooming Championships (Madra Mania) (2018)
  • Taught Dog Grooming and Canine Behaviour FETAC level 5 & 6 at Killester College, Dublin (2015-2016)
  • Awarded with the L.C.G.I. (Licentiateship to the City & Guilds Institiute of London) (2013)
  • Module 2- Crossbreed  completed of the City & Guilds Higher Grooming Diploma (2011)
  • Module 1 – Bichon Frise completed of the City & Guilds Higher Grooming Diploma (2010)
  • MJ Training Canine First Aid responder Certificate (2009)
  • City and Guilds 7750 Advanced  Dog Grooming Certificate Accredited (2008)
  • Basic Dog Grooming Certificate attained at Woofters Dog grooming, Newcastle (2006)
  • Member of The Pet Care Trust UK (now known as the Pet Industry Federation)
  • Committee Member of the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association (IPDGA)
  • Awarded with the L.C.G.I.
    (Licentiateship to the City & Guilds Institute of London) – A Senior Award that only 7 Irish Dog Groomers hold from City & Guilds. – London 2014
  • 1st Place -Scissor Class
    (Bichon Frise) at ProGroom Ireland (2012)
  • 1st Place – Novice Class
    (Scottish Terrier) at the annual Irish Dog Grooming Championships (2007)
  • 2nd Place – Scissor Class
    (Bichon Frise) at the Annual Irish Dog Grooming Championships (2011)
  • 2nd Place – Clipped Class 2009
    (Scottish Terrier) at the Annual Irish Dog Grooming Championships (2009)
  • 3rd place – Career Start Class 2006
    (Tibetan Terrer) at the Annual Irish Dog Grooming Championships (2006)
  • 4th place – Scissor Class 2016
    (Poodle) October Championships (2016)

City & Guilds

  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming

 

British Dog Groomers' Association

  • Scottish Terrier - NPTC Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming
  • Cocker Spaniel - NPTC Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming
  • Miniature Schnauzer - NPTC Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming
  • Bichon Frise - Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming
  • Cross Breed - Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming