About Stylin' Dogs
My name is Candace Breach and I am the owner and manager of Stylin' Dogs.
Stylin' Dogs was established in 2009 after I was looking for a career with animals. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember. In 2005 I began my Veterinary Nursing course but after 2 years I decided it wasn't for me. I am a big softie when it comes to animals and I couldn't handle the surgery side of Veterinary Nursing.
I began to explore other avenues of the pet industry and that's when I came across Dog Grooming. Having worked in pet shops around Geelong for many years along with the 2 years I studied veterinary nursing I had a vast knowledge of pets and their health.
Luckily for me a family friend has a home based dog grooming business in Melbourne where I went and spent months watching and learning every aspect of her 25 years of dog grooming skills. I also completed a basic dog grooming course through the Gordon TAFE.
Researching for months on equipment, health, saftey and practicing on friends and family members dogs, I bought a second hand dog grooming trailer and made it my own for my new business venture.
18 months into my business I loved everything about dog grooming and decided to upgrade my trailer as I knew I had found a job I wanted to do forever. I purchsed a brand new Savel Mobile Pet Salon, a state of the art dog grooming trailer with all the features a groomer could ask for. Autofill hydrobath, Electric table, Air Conditioning etc.
In September 2012 I had built my business significantly and I could no longer accommodate for all my customers needs as there wasn't enough hours in the day to fit them all in. It was then I decided to expand my business and open a salon in Belmont.
To begin with I was working in both the mobile service a few days a week and the salon a few days a week but the demand for the salon was also growing rapidly so at the end on 2013 I decided to close the mobile service of my business down to focus on the salon.
I have an amazing team of girls assisting me in the salon.
Emilee studied Certificate III in Companion Animals in 2013 and completed her placement hours with Stylin' Dogs. She showed great dog handling and grooming skills in this time and now works full time with Stylin' Dogs.
Natalie studied Certificate III in Animal Studies in 2014 and also completed placement hours with Stylin' Dogs. She worked so hard and was a natural with the dogs that I also offered her a job also. In 2015 and 2016 she is studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in hope to become a Veterinary Nurse.
Elva has been grooming since 2008 and left her role as a salon manager in a corporate store in 2016 to join the Stylin' Dogs team. We are lucky to have her apart of the team with the experience and knowledge she has.
Olivia studied studied Certificate III in Companion Animals in 2015 and completed her placement hours with Stylin' Dogs. During this time Olivia showed great maturity and hard work. The dogs just love her and now Olivia continues working with us on Saturdays and school holidays.
Anabelle joined us in January 2016 after completing placement at a pet store and being drawn to the grooming side of the industry. She has 2 miniature schnauzers that were groomed by Stylin' Dogs so when a position became available on the team she was very excited and jumped at the opportunity. Anabelle can be quiet and shy but she has a very calm demeanor with the dogs and they love her!
Claire is origianlly from Ireland and is crazy about dogs! When she moved to Australia she found her dream job in a dog grooming salon in Perth. Her partner was transferred to Geelong through his job so Claire came to see us and became aprat of the team. Claire has fit right in with the team and is enjoying expanding her skills.
Danny studied Certificate III in Animal Studies in 2016 and completed her placement hours with Stylin' Dogs. During her placement Danny showed a high standard of care in everything she did and her outgoing personality makes her fun to be around and the dogs just love playing with her. Due to her hard work she was also offered a job at Stylin' Dogs and now works with us Saturdays and school holidays.
Our salon is designed to be "cage free". We do have large pens for dogs who like to be alone but generally we keep your pets either in the pens or running free in the salon socialising with other dogs. We generally run our appointments by time so your dog only needs to be here as long as it takes for us to groom them however they are certainly welcome to stay all day.
Our salon has heating and cooling for the comfort of your dog and has all the highest quality equipment such as electric tables. We strive to make grooming a positive and fun experience for all dogs and never push them beyond their means. Stylin' Dogs take pride in the fact that we all LOVE dogs and enjoy spending time with them. "Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life"
Stylin' Dogs also now teaches the 'Basic Dog Grooming' course run through the Gordon TAFE Geelong at our salon in Belmont.
We look forward to meeting you and your furbabies soon!
For more information on Stylin' Dogs and our range of dog grooming Geelong services contact us or fill out our request a booking form.