IrinaPinkusevich
 
  • Certifications: NCMG
  • Member of GroomTeam USA
    Top Ten: 2008 - 2013
    Traveling Team: 3
  • Retired from the Ring in 2013

Irina Pinkusevich


More About Irina

What are the two proudest moments in your career?

Representing the United States in Germany, Belgium, and Spain where our team won Silver & two Golds.  Being asked to judge the World Competition 2015 in Italy.

What is your favorite breed of dog to groom?

American Cocker Spaniel, Poodle, and Kerry Blue Terrier

What is your favorite breed of dog to live with?

American Cocker Spaniel, my boy Lucas in particular.

What advice can you offer to aspiring pet professionals?

I would tell them to be true to themselves and follow their and dreams; this industry can be difficult but so very rewarding if you are doing what you love.  Invest in yourselves: attend educational seminars, grooming competitions, and dog shows.  Buy the best equipment you can afford; read everything you can about the breeds you love and work with - keep learning... always!

What do you love to do when you are not working?

I don’t know.  I’m always working: grooming, dog shows, seminars, judging, teaching…OMG, I need a vacation!!

What driving force keeps you going?

I find teaching to be extremely rewarding…I love seeing when a student “gets it”!

What one thing really ticks you off?

Closed minded people unwilling to learn new things.

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