K9 Divine Dog Grooming opened it's doors in 2017 in the heart of Framlingham, but I have actually been grooming since 2004. I have always had a passion for animals since a very young age, spending most weekends on my grandparents small holding helping to care for the wide range of animals they kept there.
Bryony Mehigan's Grooming career working with animals after attending collage and completing a qualification in small animal care. I swiftly followed this up by being trained in a busy grooming salon based in Lowestoft in 2004. I started out bathing and drying dogs each day to a very high standard and slowly worked my way up from there. Starting with trimming feet until I had mastered a full range of clipping, scissoring and hand-stripping skills for all the common breeds and modified pet stylings. After spending 2 years at that salon I joined a dog grooming salon based in Framlingham as the manageress and head groomer for over 7 years before opening K9 Divine Dog Groomers in 2017.
As well as being a trained dog groomer I am also a trained and qualified aromatherapist so I'm able to pick beautiful natural products to help relax and sooth your dog while they are being groomed, including a wonderfully relaxing massage to help rejuvenate their coats and ease aching muscles.
Over the years I have had a chance to partake in some amazing opportunities.
I was asked to star on the dog training series Dog Borstal and was able to groom a beautiful Old English Sheep Dog who was there for boot camp training. Once I had got over my nerves of having the camera crew in the salon with me I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The dear dog took it all in her stride while I was still a little star struck by the end.
I think it is very important to stay up to date with new grooming techniques and I like to partake in as many grooming events and seminars each year to stay current with new and improved products and grooming methods as well as staying up to date with current trends.
Each year I try and attend as many seminars and events as possible to continue gaining further knowledge in my field. I have been lucky enough to attend talks hosted by some of the top groomers not just from the UK but from around the globe for example,
- Colin Taylor
- Pammie carmichael-hogg
- Su Eld-weaver
- Louisa Tandy
- Eve somers
- Julie Harris
- Alison rodgers
- Rachel Bean RVN (first aid)
I competed at 2 dog grooming competitions which was very scary but also very exciting all at the same time. The first one I entered I took my own dog Teddy "Toothkins" and transformed him from a Long coated Lhasa into a stunning Lowchen lion trim, winning a 3rd prize placement in my class.
The second competition I entered I took a wonderful hand stripped client Sam the Cocker Spaniel which was amazing fun and I came away with a 2nd prize placement in the experienced handstrip class, which I was over the moon with.