Hi I’m Charly and dogs have always been a huge part of my life. I also run a Dog Rescue and Training Service called Walkies Dogs and in my spare time show my Shih Tzu’s. I’m mad about the Shih tzu breed and we own six ourselves. For my sixteenth birthday my now Husband Paul and my grand parents bought me my first Shih Tzu a gold and white girl named Millie . She remains my faithful companion still today although these days she spends most of her days snoozing on the sofa.
It was because of Millie I wanted to become a dog groomer. Her coat required a lot of attention and I spent many hours practising on Millie clipping her and creating lots of different styles. I qualified at Pencoed college, Pencoed, Bridgend, and have an OCNW Dog Grooming levels 2 & 3 . I adore grooming and like creating new styles as well as breed standard. I think it’s important as a groomer to work with the customer to create a style that suits their lifestyle.
When it comes to grooming I have to admit I’m a bit of a perfectionist . I take my time to get to know each of my customers dogs and love working with dogs of a nervous disposition and I like to use massage techniques while grooming to settle my doggy clients and make grooming a more pleasurable experience for them. I like to get to know each of my doggy clients and take them for a walk before hand.We also have a Face book page you can follow for all Amikaya news at https://www.facebook.com/amikayadoggrooming/