I got my very first dog, a beautiful English springer spaniel, when I was 9 years old. After that there has always been dogs in our house. The next dogs were poodles and they are like chocolate… one piece will never be enough, so we have always had two to five poodles at the same time. At the moment there are poodles and border collies in the house. The collies are needed for herding our sheep, of which we have about 100 in our fields in the summer.
I have loved to do all kinds of things with my dogs from blood trail tracking to agility but mostly I have taken part in dog shows in Finland and our neighboring countries.
My job as a dog groomer started already in 1998 and my speciality is poodles of course, although I also groom most other breeds.
Having worked in Salo at the Musti & Mirri shop for two and a half years, it was now time for me to open up my own grooming premises. I decided on Salo because it is closer to me than Helsinki, where I have been grooming for the past 15 years and I like the atmosphere of Salo being a smaller town. The shop is called Koira-Expertit (Dog Experts) and you can find us at Turuntie 9, right in the centre.
For some time now, I have also been writing my first book for dog owners of all ages, shapes and sizes. It is now also in English so you will be able to read more on how I ended up grooming dogs and lots of examples and tips for enjoying a wonderful life with your dog(s).