VIG Spotlight: Courtney Patrick

VIG Spotlight: Courtney Patrick

Posted by Kelsey Mailloux, Digital Marketing Strategist on 18th Apr 2024

Groomers around the world inspire us. Their passion for pets and business consistently set the bar for the industry, which is why we'll be featuring stories from VIGs - very important groomers - like you. This month's spotlight features Courtney Patrick of Atlanta, Georgia

GC: Tell us your grooming story. 

CP: I started grooming when I was 18 years old. It’s hard to believe that was 10 years ago! I remember seeing a commercial on TV, and the light bulb went off. I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do! I went to Animal Behavior College and received my certification. 

When I first started, I wasn’t confident with my work, but over time the confidence came. Now, I have my CPR/first aid certification, and I continue to find learning opportunities. My passion continues to grow. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else! 

GC: What interested you about becoming a dog groomer? 

CP: I have loved dogs since I was a baby. We always had a dog in the home. I’ve also always had a creative side, and this gives me the best of both worlds! 

GC: Do you have a favorite breed to groom? If so, why are they your favorite? 

CP: I love Poodles - any size! It’s so fun to try different styles. 

GC: What is your favorite thing about being a groomer? 

CP: Trying different breed clips and really challenging myself to get perfect cuts every time. 

GC: What is the best piece of grooming advice you've received? 

CP: Always continue to learn. Take classes and challenge yourself. Watch videos – you can always learn something new. 

GC: What would you say to someone interested in becoming a groomer? 

CP: It’s physical! It’s an amazing job but extremely physical. Make sure you take care of your body. 

GC: What are your go-to grooming products? 

CP: My go-to grooming products are my Andis 5-speed clippers and my Bark2Basics Anti-Stat Spray

GC: Why do you choose to shop with Groomer's Choice? 

CP: Groomer’s Choice has great customer service. They also have new products to test/try. 

Keep up with Courtney and Wag-a-lot on Instagram

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