The Just 4 Paws salon and dog grooming courses has been owned and run by myself for the past 17 years and is based in Bingham, in the Midlands. My Passion for dogs stems from my early childhood and has developed into a career in dog grooming. I along with my husband Jaxson, have a highly successful show kennel, which has taken us all over the world exhibiting and judging. I have also been lucky enough to train with some of the top breeders and exhibitors whilst on our travels and continually look to improve and learn new skills and grooming techniques.
We have made up multiple champions in all 4 of our breeds and have gained top awards, including Cruft's BOB's, BIS and Group wins at Championship Show level. I have my Higher Diploma and am in the Guild Of Master Groomers, I hold my City & Guilds 7763/03 Dog Grooming Diploma and have been awarded an L.C.G.I in Dog Grooming . I have also had the privilege of judging PremierGroom 2012 and Mastergroom 2014, two of the most prestigious dog grooming competitions held in the UK. This came after winning Reserve BIS in both 2009 and 2010 and then Best In Show in 2011. I also judged the YKC Grooming Competition Final at Cruft’s 2012.
My most recent competition wins have been at Mastergroom 2013 where I won Best In Show over 100 other entries and then this year at PremierGroom 2014 I took BIS over 120 other entrants for the second time!, BIS at the largest European competition Groomania, my first time competing at this event and winning an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to compete at the SuperZoo Jackpot Competition and then finishing the year by taking BIS at the British Dog grooming Championships and the title of Groomer Of The Year. I was also overwhelmed to win the Liz Paul Groomer Of The Year award in April 2015, a particularly special award in memory of a great groomer and one that is voted for by people in the industry. I enjoy competition dog grooming and have multiple other 1st Prize Awards from PremierGroom, Groomer of The Year, Mastergroom and Euro Groom. In addition to competing and judging I have written multiple articles on various breeds which have been published in top dog grooming magazines such as Pro Groomer and Total Grooming, along with a regular column in our dogs.
I started showing schnauzers 18 years ago and have been showing mini's for over 10 years , grooming for both myself and others in the breed. I've worked in a grooming salon as a bather since I was 16 and at 18 went to Georgia , USA , to complete a 3 month grooming course. I came home and completed another months training with Agnes Murphy and Colin Taylor before starting my own business at 19. After 10 years running a busy business I decided to move south so I could compete at more shows and grooming comps and have been lucky enough to make up my 1st champion and be place 1st at Strictly Come Grooming.