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What to Bring to a Grooming Competition or Certification Testing

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Video DescriptionAbout Amy Triezenberg


22 minutes, 43 seconds


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Amy Triezenberg has spent a lot of time traveling with dogs.  She’s been on the pet grooming competition circuit for over thirteen years.  She’s learned the hard way which items will come in handy on the road and in hotel rooms.

You’re traveling with dogs and toting a lot of equipment.  Dogs are going to have accidents.  Equipment is going to break.  People will borrow your stuff.  A whole host of other situations are going to crop up to make your travels frustrating and chaotic.

This lesson is loaded with great ideas; ideas to make your life a lot easier and more organized.  Many of them are unique for those traveling to dog shows, grooming competitions, or certification testing – anywhere you need the dog to look its best and you need to be on top of your game.

Even if you’re an experienced pet traveler, we bet you will pick up a few new ideas to apply to your next road trip.

In this video you will learn:

  • why it’s important to carry extension cords.
  • why carabiners are so useful.
  • how to avoid accidents in a hotel room with dogs.
  • the best way to mark your equipment for quick identification.
  • how to eat better when you have no time.

Amy Triezenberg

Ever since Amy Triezenberg can remember, she has always love animals and wanted to work with them. She grew up in South Holland IL, and was home schooled her whole life. Amy attended Great Lakes Academy of Dog Grooming when she was 17.

She competed in her first grooming contest while still in grooming school and won 3rd place. After competing in regular classes for a while, Amy started competing in creative styling.
She went on to win multiple awards in creative including, the People’s Choice Award, and the cover of Groomer to Groomer magazine 2007, with her three- legged poodle ‘Falore’ with her Fallen Solider design.

After success in the creative styling arena, she resumed her focused on regular grooming classes. With hard work, she earned her slot as a Top 10 GroomTeam Member in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. Amy has also won, The Liz Paul Best Scissored Poodle Award, multiple Best All Around Groomer Awards, and Best in Show at the 2012 Atlanta Per Fair with her signature ‘Poodlington’ trim.

Amy was the manager of an exclusive, high volume salon, which she loved. However, she made the difficult decision to leave that role with the birth of her first child. She chose a grooming job closer to her home. Three children later, she and her husband decided to open a home-based grooming salon. The flexible hours allow her to spend quality time with her family and dogs.

Amy has written articles for Groomer to Grooming magazine and enjoys sharing what she has learned with private coaching and seminars.

Amy has shown her Kerry Blue Terrier in AKC conformation shows and working on her IPG Certification. She has always appreciated all the people that have helped her along the way. She looks forward to helping others the way that others have helped her.

Currently, she pursues her passion; the education side of grooming. “I love pouring my heart into helping others learn.”

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