David's Dog Daycare Gets Grooming
Kudos to David Jones of Las Cruces, NM for graduating Level 2 and bringing dog grooming to his daycare business! David has been selected as one of Paragon’s Rising Stars. With Jilly Mucciarone’s mentorship, he conquered even the toughest (and curliest) grooming challenges. He now plans to expand his business, Your Pet Space.
Why did you choose dog grooming as a career?
It wasn’t long after my wife and I opened our dog daycare and boarding business that customers started asking for exit baths. IBPSA suggested we look into Paragon in order to expand baths into grooms. Turns out there was more to know about baths than I had imagined, and as soon as I finished that course people started asking for trims, so another course was in order.
What did you enjoy most during your coursework?
I love working with dogs. My Level 1 mentor (Jenn Lotterman) was really helpful and funny. I just finished Level 2 and Jilly was really patient. I struggled with the curly coat, but she pulled me through. What she taught me on curly coated dogs makes all dogs look better!
Where Can We Find You Grooming?
I groom at my business: Your Pet Space. Still improving. Currently offering an easy to maintain trim on house pets!
What are your future goals?
I groom in the daycare building, and the dogs always hear the others playing. I want to grow grooming to support itself and have a quiet area.
Where Can Folks See Your Work?