Although my name is Colette, friends call me Collers, which fits perfect for my business name! I always wanted to work with animals and went down many routes of work before I finally got there. To be able to work with dogs all day is such a great job. I also live with three doggy babies; my whippets, Edge and Lluna and our newest addition, a rescue greyhound called Sooty.
I started dog grooming in 2016, helping out at a local kennels, just to familiarise myself with what the job really entails. The easy part was cuddling the dogs that walked through the door, the difficult is causing any upset to them – as they are not too keen on being groomed! I make the groom as pleasant as I can; giving praise throughout for good behaviour, taking my time and using tools that they are more accepting of. I always get lots of wags and kisses, so its not all bad.
What I love seeing, is how much these dogs love their mums and dads and how much they are loved back. I love being part of this in my everyday job!!