Missy Holt-IPG Certified Professional Groomer

Have you ever asked your groomer of the training they have taken? I like to be transparent and lay all my cards out. I have spent a lot of time educating myself so I can create a calm grooming environment.

So Who is MISSY?

I was raised around animals and have worked with all types from horses, cows, pigeons, chickens,  goats and dogs. Farm life has helped me grow a strong work ethic, and great understanding of animals. (I even used to groom my neighbors cows when they were in the barn during the winter, 🙂 )

After completing my initial grooming course, I signed up with IPG   (International Professional Grooming Assoc) and began attending all the workshops available. Besides grooming I have completed a Fear Free Certified Professional course,  obedience, behavior and agility classes to better help me understand cat and dog behavior.


* BA- Marketing

* Tailwagrrrs K9 Wellness Center, Bedford, NS:

Grooming Course-Graduated with Honors-

Able to successfully and efficiently groom to breed  standards

Basic Obedience in controlling and understanding your dog, Study and understand dog interaction and behavior in social settings

Employed as grooming and daycare staff

*Pet First Aid

*Opened The Dirty Dog Shop, Truro, NS:

Cat & Dog Grooming, Nutritional Counseling- setting your pet to a healthier life

* IPG Practical Certifications: Hayley Keys:

Salon Details, Long Legged Terrier,  Non- Sporting, & Sporting

*  Tellington Touch

*  Little Moes K9 Academy: Agility

* Cloverfield Animal Behavior Services:

Tune Into Dog Behavior- Heather Logan

*Fear Free Certified– Able to assess, handle and calm pets when showing signs of Fear, Anxiety and Stress

Other Seminars and Workshops attended: Creative Grooming Workshop with Rene Adams, Nancy Bryson & Bullet Brown

Shampoo Basics- Barbara Bird, working with the canine skin and grooming.

Major strengths include excellent in managing anxious or hard to handle dogs in a calming manner and of course grooming to clients wishes!