The ACADEMY, which is directed by a nationally acclaimed Certified Master Groomer and, dedicated pet professionals, maintains standards allowing it to function at the highest level of quality and professionalism.
Additional guest speakers are from the pet and veterinary industry as well as Professional dog show handlers and breeders. Future instructors will be selected from national certifying associations only.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Carolyn has been involved as a professional pet stylist since 1960, is a Certified Master Groomer, and has been a member of P.P.G.C. and N.D.G.A.A since 1980. A breeder, dog show exhibitor, handler, grooming contest judge, instructor, author, lecturer, to mention just a small amount of her expertise in the Pet Industry.
She has produced several Cablevision episodes of “Pet Pointers” for Livonia Cablevision and various educational videos. Carolyn has been instrumental in the founding of several professional grooming associations for the advancement of the industry, as well as serving as of director for the National Dog Groomers Association of America, the oldest international groomers association in the world.
Her deep passion for the industry and the craft she loves has won her numerous awards from around the world as a Grooming Certifier and Consultant. Her writings have been used by some of the leading companies including Purina, Oster and Gimborn Rich Health.
Carolyn and her husband Bob worked as consultants to the State of Michigan Department of Agriculture to write and update the State of Michigan, "Dog Laws" as well as being instrumental in the writing of the Department of Agriculture "Pesticide Manual" and test.
Bobbie brings a wealth of enthusiasm to the Academy of Animal Arts. Having served on the Academy Board for a number of years, she was recently promoted to the position of Co-Director. Bobbie is a breeder, dog handler, a certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator for the American Kennel Club and was the host of the Livonia Cablevision show "Pet Pointers".
Having worked in the entertainment and corporate arenas for many years, she brings a strong knowledge of computers and business management to the school’s curriculum. Bobbie also brings a wealth of knowledge regarding several breeds of dogs including Bassett hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Rottweilers, Bulldogs and, Australian, Cairn and Norwich terriers.
In addition to her involvement with the grooming industry, Bobbie is a breeder of Australian & Cairn terriers, a member of the Australian Terrier Club of America, is currently the president of the Terrier Club of Michigan, is a member of the Cairn Terrier Club of Greater Detroit, and has served on the boards of the Cairn Terrier Club of Greater Detroit, the Detroit Bulldog Club, the Doberman Pinscher Club of Michigan, and the Michigan American Pit Bull Terrier Club.