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Retired: 2009

Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady is a third generation groomer, with over 25 years experience. She is also a clinician, speaker, Certified Master Groomer, and Certifier for IPG.

She has many Best All Around and Best in Show placements.

Lisa is a multiple Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award nominee and was the recipient of the 2003 Congeniality Award.

In 2002 Lisa sold her shop of ten years and began a new career as a grooming school instructor.

After five years in the classroom, Lisa has made the move to mobile. She is now the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Pet Salon based in Genoa, Illinois.

Lisa is currently a GroomTeam Board Member.

She has completed the Judge’s Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.

Business Name(s): Primp My Pooch
Business Address: 712 Tyler St.
Genoa, IL 60135
Business Phone: (815) 333-5197

Industry Affiliation:
USA Judge
Competitor (Retired)
Mobile Stylist/Owner

Vendor Associate: Wahl Extreme Team Member

GroomTeam Affiliation: She has been a GroomTeam USA member since 2000. In 2004 she qualified to travel with GroomTeam to France, where she helped bring home the silver medal, and also went to Italy in 2007.

AKC Exhibitor Breeds: Shown and bred champion Smooth Fox Terriers.

More About Lisa Leady

What are the two proudest moments of your career?

Placing 4th place under Shirlee Kalstone at Intergroom with an entry of 35 poodles.  Making groom team USA.

Are you formally trained, apprenticed, or self-taught?

Formally Trained

What is your favorite breed of dog to groom?

Kerry Blue Terrier

What is your favorite breed of dog to live with?

Smooth Fox Terrier

What advice can you offer to aspiring pet professionals?

Don’t get discouraged, keep learning, help other groomers expand their knowledge.

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

I love to show my dogs at the dog shows. I love to be able to travel and see new places.

What driving force keeps you going?

To be the best that I am capable of being.

What one thing really ticks you off?

That people just assume things and don’t go to the source to find the truth.