About Stylin' Dogs
My name is Candace Ash 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 I decided to hire long time friend Matty Harvey to run the mobile side of things for me so I could focus on the salon.
At the end on 2013 I decided to close the mobile service of my business down and Matty now has a mobile service of his own.
I have an amazing team of girls assisting me in the salon.
Emilee and Jade both studied Certificate III in Companion Animals in 2013 and completed their placement hours with Stylin' Dogs.
They both showed great dog handling and grooming skills in this time and now work with Stylin' Dogs.
Our salon is designed to be "cage free". We do have large cages for dogs who like to be alone but generally we keep your pets either in 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.