After finishing school, my passion still very much lied in the canine industry, and I was lucky to have the privilege of working for the famous Molly Coaker at the Homer Brent show kennels with Japanese Chins and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Without her knowledge and teaching I would not be where I am today to which I am forever grateful. Molly realised my ambition to be a dog groomer and allowed me time away from the kennels to train with Gillian East at the London Academy of Grooming, who taught me canine beautician techniques second to none.
I’ve been a dog groomer since 2001. A1K9 was established in 2007, starting out as a small mobile dog business, grooming in people’s homes. This was an excellent stepping stone to achieving my dream of having my own salon, which opened in 2009 in the prime location of Ivybridge – Fore Street – and it continues to build upon its success.
At A1K9 your dogs are groomed to a level of excellence. I do breed standard styling or a cut which is suited to the individual dog and customer’s lifestyle.