Learn to Groom Dogs…..Follow the Leader
Jodi Murphy is a two time Master Pet Stylist and has achieved the status of NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) through The National Dog Groomers Association of America as well as MPS Meritus (Master Pet Stylist Meritus) through the International Society of Canine Cosmetology. Jodi is also a Certifier for NDGAA certifying groomers to their Master status throughout the USA.
Jodi started her grooming career in 1997. After grooming for only one year she started her mobile grooming business which took off like wildfire. Within just four months she was not able to take on new customers. In fact, after the first year in business she had to remove her phone number from her vehicle! Mobile grooming was the perfect business for a mom with three young children. She worked her schedule around her children’s busy school schedule as well as extra curricular activities. Jodi was very passionate about her work. She was so thirsty for knowledge and was determined to be the best that she could possibly be. She began attending dog shows to see the breeds in person, and more importantly, to see how they were groomed. After speaking to several breeders and handlers Jodi began taking lessons to perfect her trims. The knowledge that she gained from these experts have helped her become the groomer she is today. With only two years of experience, Jodi jumped into the grooming competition ring. Jodi soon became recognized as one of the top groomers in the USA.
She is now proud to see her daughter, Mackensie, following in her footsteps. Mackensie started competing in the grooming contest ring and quickly became one of the top groomers in the USA. She was nominated for 2014 Groomer of the Year. She became a member of the travelling team in 2014 for Groom Team USA competing in Milan, Italy against 20 countries. The team brought home the silver medal for the United States!
Jodi has competed in grooming competitions Nationally and Internationally and has been ranked one of the top pet stylists in the country. She has been a Groom Team USA team member for four years. In 2002, the ultimate highlight of her career she was ranked the top pet stylist in the USA landing her the number one position on Groom Team USA. In 2005 and 2006 Jodi won the title Best American Groomer at Intergroom. She attained the World Grand Champion title in the Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions in 2006 among 42 top groomers from around the world. In addition to being a multiple Best All Around and Best In Show competitor she became an International Medalist as well. Sweeping the International scene with a gold and bronze medal in Barcelona, Spain in 2005 and a gold medal in Milan, Italy in 2007. After surpassing all her goals in the competition ring, Jodi is now here to educate groomers and share with them her knowledge and experience in the pet grooming industry as well as ‘passing the torch’ to upcoming competitors.
Jodi is now a world renown speaker and contest judge traveling nationally and internationally educating groomers here and abroad. Her passion is to educate groomers throughout the world. Jodi was awarded the Congeniality Award in 2011 and Mobile Groomer of the Year in 2012 by the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards. Jodi’s new book “Dog Grooming Simplified” was awarded ‘Book of the Year’ in 2015.
Jodi holds private workshops and training sessions for groomers who want to perfect their skills. She is determined to bring education into this industry and bring this trade to a higher level. Jodi is available for private and group lessons. Follow the leader and learn to groom dogs today! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.