HAYLEY RYAN of Graiguecullen, Carlow has been awarded third place in the ‘Heiniger New to Grooming Class’ category at the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association’s Madra Mania 2019 Grooming Competition.
The 29 year-old is the Head Groomer at Petmania, Portlaoise, a pet retailer and grooming studios. She studied Wildlife Biology in Tralee IT plus Animal Care and Animal Science. Clearly an animal lover she owns two adorable dogs called Tyler and Lady.
Ms Taylor has worked for Petmania for just under a year and travels to Portlaoise early every morning to be ready to greet her first clients of the day with a big smile and a cuddle. She prides herself in making sure that all of her doggies are happy, feeling good and looking fabulous too!
I was over the moon when the judges called my name
The first-time competition entrant admitted to feeling nervous on the day but went on to say, “The supportive Petmania staff and lovely IPDGA members helped me to relax and just be me! I was over the moon when the judges called my name.
“The overall experience was unforgettable. I am really pleased to bring home a trophy to display in our new grooming studio.”