I have gained lots of awards in competitions in different countries - Silver medal in Poodle grooming in France , 4th place in the Oster tournament of champions with a Lakeland Terrier in Germany, multiple winner of different classes at the Irish grooming championships and I have also won BEST IN SHOW 3 times.
I was awarded the title Irish Groomer of the Year 2012 and 2013 .
Since 2001 have I given seminars, workshops and talks about all aspects of grooming as - breed specific grooming, general coat care, running the grooming business. I also give talks about nutrition, breeding and training.
The seminars have been held both in Ireland and abroad.
I am a member of IPDGA - Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association. and SVHF- the Swedish Grooming Association.
I am originally from Sweden but moved to live in Ireland in 2011 and opened up Dreamdogz in Kilmore Quay in 2012. Dogs have always played a big part in my life and in most of my working life too. They have also been my profession in different ways.
I have worked as a vet nurse for 10 years, teacher at an animal college, kennel maid, pet shop assistant and for the last 25 years - groomer and grooming teacher/lecturer.
In my free time I have bred and showed apricot Poodles of all sizes and Wire Haired Fox Terriers since 1990 . A large amount of dogs with my kennel name "Sisterhood" have reached their champion titles in both the show-ring as in various working disciplines.
I have also trained dogs and their owners to understand each other since 1980 when I become an obedience trainer.
This has given me a wide understanding and knowledge of all aspects of the dog owning life - from coat care, nutrition, training to breeding and healthcare.
I took my grooming career further in 1999 when I started to compete in grooming competitions all around Europe. This is a rewarding activity - you learn to know groomers from all corners of the world and gain so much knowledge from the seminars and talks that are held together with the competitions.