Donna Clinch (1)
Phone: 01983559399
Email: donnaclinch@hotmail.co.uk
Booking Line: 01983566222
Isle of Wight Dog Grooming Centre

20 March 2017

35 Years

Isle of Wight

www.doggroomingcentre.com


About me

I was just 12 years old when I decided that i would become a professional dog groomer. I began my full time training at the age of 16 becoming the youngest ever member of the British Dog Groomers Association. When I was 25, i took the City and Guilds 7750 practical and written Exams, both of these, I passed with flying colours! I was awarded the Vocational Assessor Award in Dog Grooming in 1998, and hold the Member Institute for Animal Care Education (MIACE) Qualification.

In 1987 I was asked to undertake the care and trimming for ten toy poodles belonging to magic act and illusionists Mark and Joan Raffles, whom I accompanied and prepared the little dogs for their stage and TV appearances, where they were filmed with Paul Daniels. The little poodles were very much loved and enjoyed their shows! In the late 80’s I was showing my Toy Poodle Tizer (Vanitonia Canna Tizer) and achieved my dream of a Crufts qualification.

I fulfilled my dream of opening my own salon in 2007. The rapidly expanding business now means that I have a number of girls working for my who I thoroughly enjoy working with and sharing my skills. In 2010, the Isle of Wight Dog Grooming Centre achieved Grooming Business of the Year, which was my greatest achievement to date. I have also had a very successful few years entering grooming competitions throughout the UK. I won first place at the British Dog Grooming Championships in 2011 and 1st place with a Poodle when entering the Experienced Group Pure Bred Scissor.

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