About the groomer...

At Little Wiggles Dog Grooming we offer full service grooming for dogs up to 20lbs. All full service grooms include deep tissue massage, nail trimming, one coat management procedure such as clip style or hand scissoring up to alloted time,  pee breaks, and one groomer from start to finish.

We do not use cage dryers; all dogs are hand dried and no dog is  ever left unattended. Dogs with special needs or heath conditions are welcome and special care is taken.  Untreated or sick dogs will be refused and referred to the local Veterinarian for assessment prior to grooming.  All dogs receive a health check prior to grooming session.

 Trish has 8 years of dog grooming experience and 27 years of hairdressing skills and experience that have easily transferred into dog Grooming - and she loves dogs! 

She holds a Diploma (graduated with "Highest Honors") in Pet Grooming, and a Certificate in Pet First Aid with Walks"N"Wags Training program.   

Due to a high need for Pet First Aid in Northern BC she is also now also a certified Pet First Aid Instructor for the Northern region. See  the Little Wiggles menu selections on the left hand side of this page for course information and upcoming dates. - currently only offering group registrations of minimum 6 students for 2017

Position on "Regulation" of Groomers in Canada 

Currently in BC and in Canada it is not required that  groomer be certified or even formally trained.  We at Little Wiggles support the idea of regulating groomers in Canada. That said, we also believe that this should not be such an expensive endeavor that it causes a need to raise prices for customers or makes it impossible to meet the demands of certain organizations whose goal is to make money through providing the only "approved" training available.  There are some major conflicts of interest that are coming to the surface with the current push for legislation of the grooming industry. 

There is a clear distinction between "certification" and certifying body's which is usually done by schools, and "regulation" which is done by the government and that ensures health and safety standards, proper business practice, insurance etc.   

 Some of the proposed fees and requirements are quite expensive (several thousands of dollars in the end).  We believe that it does not need to be an astronomical cost to regulate this industry, and that this can be achieved by the industry itself developing a standardised approach that involves the input of all grooming schools that meet the criteria, groomers, and the customer/client and other related pet care providers. 

I also recognise there is a distinction between "show grooming" and "companion pet grooming" and I am skilled and proficient at both.

There are many things to consider both Provincially as well as on the Federal level.  We do not fear regulation but rather look forward to the opportunity to partake in the process as it develops.  In the end the important issue is skilled, quality care for your companion pet in a safe and healthy environment....you can be assured that those needs will be met at Little Wiggles Dog Grooming.