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Gwendolyn The Pet Stylist

Gwendolyn The Pet Stylist holding two adorable cockapoos.
Gwendolyn Wahl Rising Star Winner - Best First Timer
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A Bit About Me

When I was only a few weeks old, my mom started bringing me to the Pet Spa. Growing up around all these beautiful pets has been a wonderful experience. I would help my mom with whatever I could do, always watching and learning. When I was about three years old, I asked my mom, "Do I have the Groomer Eye"? She replied that she was sure I did. At that moment, I decided I wanted to learn how to groom. I started out learning with our two standard poodles, Momma and Schnicky, first learning to trim nails and brush out their coats properly, then learning bathing and drying, and finally learning how to cut hair. As I got a little older, some of the clients at the Spa would let me help my mom groom their dogs, and my experience grew.

When I was nine, my mom entered a grooming competition in Hershey, PA. I wanted to help her out, so she let me be her competition assistant. Helping my mom that day, I instantly fell in love with Competition Grooming. After Hershey, we looked into me competing on my own. We found a competition eight months in the future that was close to us and allowed first-time competitors a chance to compete without all the pressure. So, after getting all the details, I entered the Wahl Rising Star Mentor Challenge at Intergroom, and I won my first grooming competition as "Best First Timer" at age ten.   Since then, Covid-19 put a halt to the in-person grooming competitions, along with so much else, and I could not compete for over two years. But, I am happy to say, I was able to enter my first live competition in March of 2022 and plan to continue doing more in the future.  

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My goal in life is to inspire people, so during the pandemic/shut-down period, I decided to try and do some introductory how-to videos. So with my Mom's and Bru's help, I put some together. I posted the how-to videos below, but I also have some other videos on my YouTube Page.

Also, during the pandemic/shut-down (this was super exciting!), Andis Company and 123Pet Software (now Daysmart Pet) asked if I wanted to do a series "Grooming With Gwendolyn"! They let me digitally work alongside some of the top Groomers in our Country! It was so exciting and so much fun learning and working with such fantastic groomers! I posted the videos below!


How To Bathe & Dry Your Dog At Home

How To Bathe & Dry Your Dog At Home

Gwendolyn The Pet Stylist Shows How To Bathe & Dry Your Dog At Home. Bathing Supplies: Non-Slip Rug or Mat (We used our bathroom Rug) Old Sock Pair of Regular Scissors to Cut the Sock Cotton Balls Cotton Rounds Towels Bowl for Water if you don’t have a Hose Tupperware for mixing your Shampoo’s and Conditioner’s - (Remember NEVER store or reuse your unused shampoo or conditioner if it was mixed with water) Conditioning Spray by Igroom 3-in-1: Comb (Full Body Comb): Slicker Brush for Large Dogs: Slicker Brush for Small Dogs: Slicker with tips for Extra Small Breeds that have sensitive skin: Deshedding Brush for Dry Brushing or using in the Tub During Conditioning: Ear Cleaner: Zymox Ear Cleaner: Tooth Gel: Tropiclean Facial Shampoo: Shampoo: (We picked this Shampoo because it is a multi-purpose shampoo that is great for everything from dirty dogs, smelly dogs, sensitive dogs, knotted dogs all the way to dogs that need a good de-shedding.) Conditioner: (We picked this Conditioner because it is a multi-purpose conditioner great for everything from dirty dogs, smelly dogs, sensitive dogs, knotted dogs all the way to dogs that need a good de-shedding.) Blow Dryer: Human Dryer that you Own (ONLY if it is a Cool Running Dryer) NEVER USE a Heated Dryer! Even if it is a COOL Running Dryer continually check the airflow to ensure that it is cool and doesn’t get to warm. Dog Dryer: We have not personally used this exact dryer but the reviews are great, the price is great and we feel this is exactly what we are looking for, for our clients to use at home. It does not include a heating element so it is safer than other dryers on the market for inexperienced use.