Green Dog Spa
11048-7 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
R.S.V.P. - $25 Registration, Call 904-683-5301 to arrange payment.
Topics include face trimming, basic CPR/First Aid (petlifesaverjax.com), Susan Garrett’s Crate Games & It’s Yer
Choice (clickerdogs.com), and ways to get involved with your dog around Jacksonville.
Next: Sunday, August 26th, 10-11am
We’ll have demos the 4th Sunday of each month, except October will be the 3rdSunday.
* Dates and times are subject to change *
Presenter Erica enjoys grooming, dog training, & photography. She has a Master’s Degree in
Communication from Florida State & 2 dogs (Marney & Lucky Stuart.) They have titles in
Canine Good Citizen & Trick. Marney also has titles in Agility Course Test 1 & Coursing Ability
Test (B Fast CAT.) Green Dog Spa is co-owned by her & her mother, Lynn Lamoureux, & was
opened 7 years ago. Lynn is currently at our other location, Sunland Acres, a pet boarding
Observe a 1 hour demo 6/24/18 from 10-11am on Grooming Basics, Part 2. Cost is $25.
Green Dog Spa
11048-7 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Call 904-683-5301 to arrange payment.
- 10 min. Review Part 1
- 10 min. Face trim
- 10 min. CPR & First Aid Overview
- 10 min. Ways to volunteer/get involved w your dog (Dogwood & other parks, Doggie events like Riverside Arts market, Brew Hound & Kanine Social, Landing, Home Depot, Salty Paws & Beach walks w dog trainer Greg, & Pals & Paws Agility Club)
- 10 min. Susan Garrett’s Crate Games Demo (clickerdogs.com)
- 10 min. Questions
Next Demo: Sunday, July 15th, 10-11am
(We will have demos on the 4th Sunday of each month, except July & October will be the 3rd Sunday.)
More information at greendogspa.com.
Presenter Erica enjoys pet grooming, dog training & photography. She has a Masters Degree in Communication from Florida State & 2 dogs named Marney & Lucky Stuart. They both have titles in Canine Good Citizen & Trick. Marn also has titles in Agility Course Test Level 1 & Coursing Ability Test (B Fast CAT.) Green Dog Spa is co-owned by her mother, Lynn, & was opened 7 years ago. Lynn is currently at our other location, Sunland Acres, a pet boarding camp.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Dog Groomers Bring National Training
to Jacksonville for the First Time
A mother-daughter team of dog groomers will host a two-day event by the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) at their Jacksonville business, Green Dog Spa, on April 29-30, 2018,
The event will be the first time that NDGAA has offered training in Northeast Florida.
“NDGAA has been the authority on dog grooming for over 45 years, and offers training all over the country,” explains Erica Benson, the owner of Green Dog Spa, located off Baymeadows Road on Jacksonville’s Southside. “Until now, we’ve had to travel to other cities for their workshops.”
Ms. Benson is one of the few Master Groomers in North Florida certified by NDGAA. She also is certified by American Kennel Club (AKC) Salon Safety standards, and keeps her staff and herself updated on CPR for dogs.
“There are no safety state or local requirements, but we feel it is essential, not only to groomers to elevate their skills, but to dog owners, who can feel confident that their pet is in safe hands with a certified groomer.”
Grooming has become widely recognized by dog owners as adding to the enjoyment of their pets. In recent years, the popularity of televised competitions such as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has increased the awareness of dog grooming. Dogs are judged on obedience, agility and “conformation” – how well the dog’s appearance conforms to the AKC standards for the breed. In addition, there are many local dog shows that lead up to Westminster, and many AKC dog sports that can become family fun activities.
“The truth is,” Erica says, “every dog wants a job, and our passion is to help him find it.”
On the first day of the workshop, participants will observe a team of experts groom four different breeds. On Monday, the participants will bring their own dogs. Certifiers from NDGAA will critique and grade the participants’ work, and give a written exam. Those who pass will be awarded NDGAA certification in that particular group.
Erica Benson grew up in the business. Her mother, Lynn Lamoureux, has been in the dog grooming industry for 42 years, and presently owns Sunland Acres, a dog boarding facility in St. Johns County.
Erica and Lynn work with many dogs, not just show dogs. “Most of the dogs we get in our salons are pets, including mixed breeds,” Erica says. “Their owners just want their dog to look and feel good on a day-to-day basis, and have a trim that suits their lifestyle.”
In addition, they volunteer their services to groom rescue dogs and dogs in the “K9s for Warriors” program. “It’s a way to give back, and great practice for new groomers,” Erica adds.
For more information on Green Dog Spa, Sunland Acres, the National Dog Groomers Association of America, or the NDGAA workshop on April 29-30, please contact Erica Benson at (904) 553-5727.
We will host a Grooming Basics Presentation on Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10-11am. If you are interested in observing a 1 hour demonstration, please call 904-683-5301 for more details. Topics will include, bathing, drying, brushing, nails & ears. Cost is $25 if registered before May 19th at 5pm or $50 at the door.