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Carol Ekenbarger

New Groomer Says It's Never Too Late for a Dog Grooming Career

Meet Rising Star and Pet Groomer Grad Carol Ekenbarger from Paws & Relax Pet Spa in Keystone Heights, FL, who chose a career in grooming to stay sharp!

According to Mentor Jilly Mucciarone, Carol has shown incredible growth throughout Paragon’s Levels 1 & 2, and has taken on the challenge of Level 3 en route to her quest to be a top pet stylist!

Why did you choose dog grooming as a career?

I’ve learned that it is never too late in life to challenge myself and stay active both physically and mentally. I decided on pursuing dog grooming for this and the following reasons. My love of dogs and helping them to stay healthy, a creative outlet, work flexibility, and growing my business.

What did you enjoy most during your coursework?

I enjoyed learning new skills and actual hands on experience. I attended my first grooming conference in Orlando, Florida and met fellow groomers, watched awesome competitions attended classes for three days, and bought some grooming items at the trade show. I highly recommend the Fun in the Sun annual conference.

Where can we see your work?

Petsense Facebook page for Middleburg, FL and my Paws & Reflect Pet Spa Facebook page.

What are your future goals?

I plan on beginning the Level 3 Stylist program through Paragon while continuing to build my grooming business.

Any advice for aspiring groomers?

Attend as many grooming conferences as possible. Learn something new everyday. Join Learn2groomdogs.com for great videos. Watch you tube grooming videos. Join as many Facebook grooming pages as interest you.


About Carol Ekenbarger

Carol Ekenbarger graduated Paragon's Distance Learning Program in 2022. See her work at Paws & Relax Pet Spa - Keystone Heights, FL!
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