About Jennifer

Safety, Quality, and Excellence are gained only one way:
Experience.
The choice is yours.

(612) 499-0399
 
Jennifer Anderson,NCMG is the owner/operater of Paws At Your Door Mobile Grooming.  She is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer, one of only a handful in Minnesota. She has been involved with pets her entire life and started grooming at age 16.  Making dogs beautiful is a passion of hers, and grooming is a career not just a job.  Styling pets gives her the ability to use her creative, artistic side.  Scissoring is like sculpturing, but in hair not clay!   Jennifer has the ability to see the best "look" for your pet as soon as she lays eyes on it, and the skill to create that look. Many groomers can cut hair well, but do not have the education in bone structure, hair type, and styling techniques that will enhance your pets' best features. Jennifer's special areas of interest/expertise are curly coated breeds and terriers, but she is highly skilled in all breeds.
  Some of these skills were gained while showing her Standard Poodles in conformation shows. Her poodle puppies,
"Spirit Standard Poodles" are in homes all over the United States and Canada. She competes in conformation, obedience and agility shows with them, as well as dabbling in hunting, pet therapy, and other competitive performance sports. She has donated a puppy to Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota who is a service dog today. Her dogs have been nationally ranked in the Top Ten Poodles in America. Occasionally there are well bred puppies available for sale to loving pet homes. See their website for lots more information.

Jennifer's Resume:
  • 16 years Grooming and Bathing all breeds including 5 years of managing various salons
  • Nationally certified by the National Dog Groomers Association of America for all breeds- earning her the coveted Nationally Certified Master Groomer title. This demanding testing requires years of experience, thousands of hours of study and preparation, and a devotion to the profession. Testees must pass a nearly 1,000 question written test and perform 4 live  timed grooms for the industry's top professionals.  Jennifer passed all tests above 94% !
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University
  • Certified Graduate of the Nash Academy of Animal Arts 2011
  • Certified for Pet Grooming Instruction from the Nash Academy of Animal Arts 2011
  • Trained in cat grooming at the elite National Cat Groomers Institute in North Carolina 2013
  • International Judges Assocation Member
  • Started, owned/operated, and sold her own profitable grooming business "Canine Design Pet Spa" in Anchorage Alaska 2005-2008
  • Worked for the renowned "Paragon School of Pet Grooming" in Michigan as their lead Pet Grooming Instructor.2008
  • Participated and won classes in multiple grooming competitions on poodles
  • Worked for a talented and nationally known professional handler showing poodles
  • Attended seminars for continuing education  in 2003, 2005,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
  • Certified in Canine CPR and First Aid
  • Member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America
  • Member of the National Cat Groomers Institute of America
  • Former  Director  and Instructor at the Rio Gran Grooming School in Minnesota 2009-2011
  • Managed and rebuilt the clientele at the salon at American Boarding Kennels in Burnsville from 2008-2010
  • Finished 7 poodle AKC Champions,  7 UKC poodle GrandChampions and dozens of dogs of other breeds for their AKC/UKC Championship with my grooming/presentation. Earned 11 Best in Show Awards with her own dogs. 
  • A UKC conformationshow judge. This means at "beauty shows for dogs", Jennifer judges them based on structure, temperament, and movement. Requires many years in the dog fancy, competency as a breeder, and passing tests and attending seminars yearly. 
Josey L. works for Paws At Your Door Grooming, primarily on the weekends. She was trained to groom dogs by Jennifer at Rio Gran Grooming School in 2009. She graduated with 400 hours of training and became Jennifer's assistant teacher at the school. She also completed a certificate for grooming at the Nash Academy, as well as earning their Instructor certificate. Josey is very kind, gentle and knowledgeable about pets, having been in the pet industry since she was15 years old. Her advanced certifications in training give her the edge in dealing with difficult dogs.  Our customers tell us frequently how much their pet loves Josey, and she often housesits and trains those pets through her own business- Dog Obedience and Guidance Training,LLC.  

Josey's Resume:
  • 10 years working with pets in a kennel and training enviroment
  • Trained at the Association of Professional Dog Trainers in 2004- certifitied in positive dog training techniques
  • Certficate of grooming- Rio Gran Grooming school under Master Groomer Jennifer Anderson- 2009
  • Certificate of pet grooming- Nash Academy of Animal Arts 2011
  • Certificate of Pet Grooming Instruction- Nash Academy of Animal Arts 2011
  • Attended additional certification/ seminars, 2008,2009, 2010,2011,2012,2013
  • Owner of Dog ObedienceGuidance Training,professional in home trainer and dogsitter
  • Won many awards in dog training in 4H with her havenese and lowchens as a teenager
Ask your current groomer what their experience is. Are they just cutting pet hair or are they a professional pet stylist, current on the latest safety, styling, products, and techniques? Are they certified by an independant professional organization?  There is no excuse for ignorance.
You pay a lot for your pets grooming, why not have him groomed by the best?
612 -499-0399