New York Groomer Shines Bright
Stephanie Stough has blown us away with her incredible grooming! She blew through Paragon’s Level 2 Pet Groomer program, and we’re very proud of her. You can see her work at Pet Supplies Plus in Watertown, NY. Congratulations, Stephanie!
From Mentor Liz Thompson: “Stephanie, you have done an outstanding job throughout your program!! You had proved your excellence with each submission you sent in. I was absolutely blown away by your stylized leg submission that I was convinced that a well seasoned groomer had completed the skills and not a student. Not only that, but you have blown your submission due dates out of the water and have been multiple weeks ahead of schedule. If I could clone you, I would. I am so incredibly proud of you and your determination!!!”
Why did you choose dog grooming as a career?
I choose dog grooming as a career because I’ve always had a passion for animals and many people don’t realize how important grooming is to a dog’s health. It makes me really happy to make a difference and improve quality of life for some of the dogs that I see, as well as making the pet parents happy and creating lifelong relationships with them.
What did you enjoy most during your coursework?
I enjoyed challenging myself and getting to know the quirks of different breeds and their grooming styles. I also enjoyed the video portion of the training, as it really improved the quality of my education and therefore my grooms.
Are you currently employed, or still looking?
I am currently employed with Pet Supplies Plus.
What are your future goals?
I’m looking forward to building my clientele and establishing relationships so both the dogs and parents are happy and comfortable. In the mean time I would really like to build my portfolio and perfect my grooms when it comes to breed cuts and blending. I want to ensure that I’m ready to meet the needs of any client that trusts me to care for their dog and keep them looking their best.