‘Oh My Dog’ – Altrincham groomer wins international award

An Altrincham dog groomer has won the ‘up and coming groomer of the year’ award in the international dog grooming conference. 

Rachel Downes, 32, started her Timperley based dog grooming business ‘Oh My Dog’ in 2015.

The business has since gone from strength to strength with all grooming appointments being booked up until March 2023.

Downes competes in grooming competitions up and down the UK and has since gained global recognition.

In November Downey went to The International Grooming Conference in Coventry where she took home ‘Up and coming groomer of the year.’

Rachel Downes at the International Dog Grooming Conference.

Rachel said: “Honestly it hasn’t sunk in. I still can’t put into words what this means to me.”

Downey got into dog grooming after working in a doggy day care centre and then decided to make the plunge and create her own business after wanting to do it for years.

She has a plethora of outstanding reviews from many clients who have stayed with her since she opened.

Julie Fitton ,a long standing client said: “Rachel is an amazing groomer. I’ve been taking Sydney for years and would not take her anywhere else.”

‘Oh My Dog’ will travel up and down the UK for more competitions with her white poodle Denver in the poodle class. 

Her first competition will take place in the new year and will be the first time she has competed overseas in Ireland.

Rachel hopes to expand her business in the future and wants to teach seminars to inspire others to take up grooming.

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