We are Richard and Carol Doggett, a husband and wife team that began our training in 1975. We were taught by a family member who had successfully completed training at the famous New York School of Dog Grooming some years before. In the latter part of 1975 we began our professional career as one of the first in the nation to offer a mobile dog grooming service. We continued with this successful business for the next 10 years. In 1980 we began designing, building and marketing turnkey mobile grooming units on a small scale. Along with these sales we also provided grooming training. In 1983 we sold our grooming business and relocated to a new part of the country, where we ran a retail/grooming salon for the next 5 years. We once again sold that business and were able to purchase commercial/home property of our own. In 1988 we settled into this home business that provided us the opportunity to be with our three young children full time. While raising them through young adulthood we were able to always be there for them and also introduce each of them to the business world. So, as you can see, we are well versed in running this business from three different formats!
Our children are now grown and all three have followed in our footsteps. Our oldest daughter began grooming at the age of 15 and started her own successful house-call service at the young age of 18! She operated her own Mobile Dog Grooming shop for several years before giving birth to triplets.Our middle daughter, who also helped us at an early age, has been running her own, likewise, successful Mobile Dog Grooming business for the past 13 years… she’s now age 35 .With her rapidly-expanding business she was able to add a second Mobile Unit for her husband. Our son is the youngest and helped us longer than the girls.He decided 10 years ago to open his own Mobile Grooming shop, which is extremely busy. He has opened a second grooming unit and has hired an employee. He is now age 33.
We also have 3 other family members that, over the years, have groomed part/full time. Remember the family members that taught us? Well, they finally retired after 35 years of full time grooming…became bored, and opened a small shop on a part time basis, until ill health required they retire full time. When we get together for family gatherings we really have some interesting stories to swap!
Based on our vast experience and success, we developed and began, 12 years ago, sharing this successful home study Career Development Package with individuals worldwide. Dog Grooming has been our life and we are excitedly share the vast amount of knowledge we’ve acquired with anyone who has the desire to learn from true professionals!