Michael Shiels (10)

lifelong dog lover
Spotlight Registered: 27 December 2020
Email: mshielsdog@gmail.com
Booking Line: 07815195677
Bark N Beauty Spa


Northern Ireland


About me

Michael Shiels is a well respected and exceptional Multi award winning dog groomer and tutor, approachable, skilled and knowledgeable, Michael has a thriving grooming salon and has spent 7 years building an established and successful training school, initially delivering City and guilds and Ocn, branching into the ipet qualification which suits his open and relaxed teaching style perfectly. Michaels passion is education and he thrives on watching his students grow within the industry and teaching students to the best of their ability educating them and passing on his wealth of knowledge. He entered his first dog grooming competition in 2015 and has had the bug ever since, traveling and successfully placing in leading competitions and collecting multiple awards from all around the UK and Ireland. He also hosts and runs seminars, workshops and one-to-one classes specialises in scissored wool coated breeds, and with a fellow groomer organises and runs Popular and prized annual grooming competitions in Northern Ireland. Reflecting his personality perfectly, Michael found a great artistic outlet in creative grooming and successfully competes in this discipline with great success. Michael enjoys attending events and as an engaging presenter is frequently invited to speak. Being Brand Ambassador for one of the world's top grooming supplier's, Christies Direct just reflects how Michael has gained the grooming industry respect. One of the biggest highlights of his career was being selected to become a competitor in the TV BBC show POOCH PERFECT competing with 16 amazing groomers from around the UK and Northern Ireland a truly amazing experience. Always wanting to Learn Michael has gained Qualifications in

Level 4 / 5 Master Craftsman

Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

Level 4 Business Management Award

Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming

Level 3 Award in Education

Level 3 Assessors Award

Level 3 Bite Prevention and Dog Handling


  • Gemma Mcgee

    I was a self taught dog groomer for years and then decided to learn some skills back in 2017 with Michael. It's the best decision I've ever made. He has taught me so much about dog grooming, dog handling, tools, equipment and products. I would be absolutely lost without him. I admire him for the amazing groomer he is and how good he is with dogs. He even manages difficult dogs that most of us would turn away. I hope to be half as talented as my mentor and friend Michael some day!xx

  • Mary Mc Shane

    Micheal is an outstanding groomer. He shares his love, skill and knowledge with his students and his personality is the secret ingredient he makes learning more fun. As a groomer he can handle all dogs, pampering them and they leave looking their best!

  • Fern Gresty

    Highly recommended!

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