about pawsitive petcare

Pawsitive Petcare is run by Tessie Skudder, one of the nation’s top groomers, with more than 25 years of grooming experience. A multi award groomer, she graduated with distinction from Professional Finish UK in 1992.

Tessie has earned the prestigious title of International Certified Master Groomer with IPG Inc., She is CPR certified and travels abroad frequently to attend workshops and seminars to keep abreast of the latest in industry trends. She was recently involved in the successful launch of ICMG UK at Mastergroom in Coventry, England where more than 50 groomers were certified. Tessie is also a grooming judge and was recently invited to judge in competitions in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

Tessie specializes in grooming dogs for local and international conformation shows. Some of these dogs have gone on to win numerous awards, including Gundog of the Year 2011-2014 and are placed among the top ranked dogs of the country. She has also been invited to groom at the IMPACT Dog Show in Thailand and the Jakarta Dog Show in Indonesia.

Tessie has groomed in countries such as the USA, Taiwan, Canada and the UK. She owned Le Coin de Puppy in Quebec, Canada, a grooming salon and doggy daycare centre.

*Pawsitive Petcare is an International Professional Groomers Inc. approved salon and school. We adhere to the safety standards set by IPG Inc. and all our staff are IPG certified.

*IPG is an International Association created to educate, certify and accredit Professional Pet Groomers. IPG is dedicated to:

  • The safety of all pets entrusted into our care
  • Educating pet owners and groomers on safe grooming and handling techniques
  • Increasing the recognition of the grooming profession
  • Acknowledging the superior skill-set of ‘our’ groomers