Why I love what I do
Why I love what I do
I am the proud human parent to Lucky, my Labradoodle; Alfie, my Truffle Hunting Lagotto; and Poly, my little adopted Toy Poodle.
I am also the founder of ‘She Walks’. We offer personalised dog walking services in and around the suburbs of Melbourne as well as dog grooming from our home based studio, located conveniently in Brunswick East. Now an award winning dog groomer, I like to attend workshops and seminars throughout the year to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.
Here at She Walks, we are firm believers in providing an honest and caring service for both you and your dog, whenever you may need us. We focus on delivering peace of mind while you are at work or have business to attend to. We want you to know that your beloved companion is in good hands at all times.
We are mad about dogs, so much so we will stop you to say hello and to ask if we can fuss over yours! We love all breeds and have a very good understanding of all things when it comes to dogs.
We offer a personalised service for you and your fur-family, and can deliver a choice of dog walking and dog grooming in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Quite simply, we adore dogs!
How It All Began!
She Walks was formed from an idea that began a long time ago, although the lure of a full time job initially kept me in the 9 to 5. However, an opportunity came about where I had the chance to start ‘She Walks’ due to a change in work, and with two new additions to my family, Lucky and my puppy Alfie, the timing was perfect.
The love of furry friends was too strong to ignore. 3 years later and I am lucky enough to say “here I am today!”.
We have built up a loyal client base, filled with more than our brilliant four legged friends, but with awesome ‘hoomans’ as our clients too. Where those two worlds collide is our happy place. Interacting with clients and sharing with them just how much fun their dog is having. We just love them both.
Since our humble beginnings, She Walks has grown from a simple dog walker service to an award winning dog groomer, working from my home studio based here in Brunswick East. I have a deep interest in studying all things dog, including behavioural traits, how to read their behaviour, right through to how dogs see, hear and smell.
I have a deep desire to keep learning and to constantly build solid connections with people in the industry, as well as dog trainers. She Walks is constantly looking to improve and is currently on the path to learn more through DELTA dog training which deals with the positive reward mindset; a mindset other agencies are taking note of when it comes to behaviour and basic obedience.
We believe it's important to keep our skills sharp, so we attend seminars and training courses throughout the year whenever possible and enter grooming competitions to obtain feedback from top worldwide judges.
I’m proud to say that I gained recognition for my style of grooming and received 1st place for Poodle and 1st place for Lagotto Romagnolo at the 2017 PIAA Royal Melbourne and 1st place for Lagotto Romagnolo and Cavoodle (Teddy Trim) in the Melbourne Grooming Championships. It’s safe to say my passion for dogs blends together both personally and professionally
We have qualifications with Pet Tech CPR & First Aid which we re-sit every 2 years to keep our knowledge and skills consistently up to date. We feel every dog owner should have exposure to this course and as it is readily available for all to learn (please feel free to email me for course details). The course we undertook delivers vital information that can save your dogs life. If your beloved pooch starts choking on a bone, it’s vital to know what to do!
For your peace of mind, She Walks is:
- Fully insured with up-to-date police checks
- Able to deliver client references upon request
- Fully trained in first aid and animal CPR
- Recommended by vets and vet professionals for the services we offer to our clients