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Green Dog Spa Celebrates 9th Annual Entry in Career Start Competition!


Green Dog Spa is excited to announce that for the 9th year in a row, we will have a contestant in the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) Artero Career Start Competition in Orlando, Florida. This contest was created specifically for those who have been in the industry for 1 year or less, and it is a great way to showcase the skills of up-and-coming groomers. We believe in this contest because it offers new stylists the chance to compete against their peers & learn from some of the best in the business. Additionally, this contest provides an opportunity to network with other professionals to learn about cutting-edge products & techniques.

We are pleased to have been a part of the Career Start Competition for the past 9 years & are excited to see what the future holds. We wish all contestants the best of luck!


Meet Melissa!

Melissa is our current Career Start Competitor, who is already making a name for herself in the industry. She is passionate about animal care & is formalizing her skillset by studying to become a professional pet groomer. She completed Levels 1 & 2 of the Paragon School of Pet Grooming which focus on the foundational & intermediate skills necessary for a successful career. She attended pet safety/cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class with her goal being to provide a safe, positive, & minimal stress experience for every pet she grooms. Melissa has studied everything from canine psychology to clipper trims with head styling, & she is ready to put her skills to the test in October 2022.

We are excited that Melissa has this opportunity to continue to learn and grow in her career, she has the full support of Green Dog Spa. We are confident she has what it takes & are excited to see her showcase her skills on this stage. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time at home with her own five dogs.


Green Dog Spa is Committed to Pet Grooming, Education, and Training

Green Dog Spa prides itself on being at the forefront of the grooming industry and is always looking for ways to support its staff in their professional development. Whether it’s hosting a workshop or providing continuing education opportunities, Green Dog Spa is committed to supporting its team with a quest to provide the best possible grooming experience for pets.

We are the first salon in Jacksonville, Florida, to have been fortunate enough to host a National Dog Groomer’s Association (NDGAA) Workshop and Certification event. This event brought some of the top educators in the industry to Jacksonville to provide education and training on a variety of grooming services!

Our dog groomers all receive extensive specialized training & certification. Our mission is to care for animals with a safe, natural approach.

Benefits of Professional Development for Groomers

Professional development is important for groomers because…

It keeps us up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques

Our passion is reignited when we learn new and exciting things

It helps us improve our skillsets and grow as professionals

It allows us to give your pet the best possible grooming experience

At Green Dog Spa, we firmly believe in the importance of professional development for our team members. We invest in our groomers through continuing education and professional development opportunities. We believe that this not only benefits the individual groomer but also helps to provide a better overall experience for our clients and their pets.

We are proud to offer a variety of services that target the unique needs of each individual animal, and we firmly believe that proper grooming is an essential part of responsible pet ownership.

Owned by a mother-daughter team, Green Dog Spa is a full-service grooming salon that offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of dogs & cats. Whether you’re looking for a full body haircut, a professional bath or a quick nail trim, we have you covered. We also offer a variety of specialty services, including shed control, handstripping & mobile grooming. We groom cats every other Monday for feline exclusive baths. Whatever your needs might be, our team at Green Dog Spa is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your furry friend.

In conclusion

Green Dog Spa is committed to providing the Jacksonville area with high-quality pet grooming. We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of pet owners & have what you need to keep your pet looking and feeling their best. You can trust Green Dog Spa to take care of your pet’s grooming needs. We look forward to caring for your best friend!

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