Past Pupils

Many of the Groomers that have trained at Dogsbody under Suzanne’s guidance have gone on to be successful salon owners themselves, and as you can see from those mentioned below very competent groomers too!

  • Dione Fitzsimons - Dog’s Delight, Mountmellick
    City and Guilds 7750 Qualified. Winner of the Digby Trophy (Novice) 2001 and winner of the Handstrip Class 2003.
  • Rebecca Gamble - Co. Kilkenny.
    3rd Place Novice 2002 and winner of the People’s Choice award the same year.
  • Maria Moran - Doggy Dazzlers, Dublin
    City and Guilds 7750(practical modules) Winner of the Digby Trophy 2005
  • Sandra Boyd - Groomingdales
    Novice class winner at the championships in 2009 & Dublin Winner of Ireland’s First Oster Career Start competition 2006.
  • Stephanie Byrne - The Beauty Pawlour in Bray, Co. Wicklow
    City and Guilds 7750 Theory and Practical module. Placed 2nd Novice Class 2005.
  • Cathryn Windsor - Dogzone, Dublin.
    Competitor at Oster Career Start 2006. City and Guilds 7750 (practical module)
  • Helen Kenny - The Barking Barbers, Dublin
  • Denise O’Connor - Perfect Paws, Dublin
  • Nicola Lacey - Muttugly, Ringsend
    1999 novice class 1st, 2002 clipped class 2nd, 2003 scissor class 3rd, 2006 scissor class 2nd, 2006 handstrip 1st, 2006 joint groomer of the year, 2008 scissor class 3rd, 2008 clipped class 1st, 2008 best scissor techniques, 2008 best in show, 2008 groomer of the year, 2009 champion clipped class 1st, 2009 reserve groomer of the year. City & Guilds 7750, Higher Diploma Airedale & Bichon.
  • Caroline Storey-Croft - Waggles Dog Grooming, Knocklyon
  • Maria Black - Pawtraits Dog Grooming Salon, Glasnevin
  • Joanne Johnston -The Pawlour, Monaghan

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