Leslie Dover

        Owner, Award Winning, Nationally Certified Master Groomer

Leslie began working in the grooming industry in 2005 as a college job, with no intention to make it a permanent career. Through college she continued working and managing both private and corporate salons. She exited the corporate world in 2016, graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications-Public Relations and opened Two Mutts and a Poodle. Leslie began competing in grooming competitions in 2016 and has placed over 25 times in various categories.

Leslie is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America and a Registered Member of National Association of Professional Creative Groomers. She loves learning new techniques and keeps up with the latest creative and modern styles. 

Leslie is proficient in hand scissoring and has dedicated a significant amount of time learning the art of Asian Fusion Styling. She has place in several competitions with the trim and currently has her Standard Poodle Skittles showing off the stuffed animal like Asian Fusion style. 

Leslie Dover

        Owner, Award Winning, Nationally Certified Master Groomer

Leslie is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. Leslie has completed a voluntary testing of grooming skills in the Non-Sporting, Sporting and Terrier breeds, as well as the National Master Groomer Examination that was administered by the National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc.

The purpose of the certification process is to recognize those pet groomers whose advanced skill and expertise allows them to attain the prestigious title of National Certified Master Groomer through rigorous written and practical skills examination. The National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc, based in Pennsylvania, has been conducting continuing educational programs and seminars for pet groomers for over 30 years

She is also a Registered Member of National Association of Professional Creative Groomers. She loves learning new techniques and keeps up with the latest creative and modern styles. 

Leslie is proficient in handscissoring and has dedicated a significant amount of time learning the art of Asian Fusion Styling. She has place in several competitions with the trim and currently has her Standard Poodle Skittles showing off the stuffed animal like Asian Fusion style. 

Awards

2019  Atlanta Pet Fair

            1st Place Intermediate Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class 

                   (Asian Fusion style trim)​

            1st Place Intermediate Division Small Poodle Class

            3rd Place Intermediate Division All Other PureBreed                             Class

            3rd Place Intermediate Division Sporting Class

            Award of Merit Rescue Rodeo 

2018 NDGAA Fun in the Sun

            Best All Around Groomer Entry Division

            1st Place Entry Division Handstripped Terriers Class

            2nd Place Entry Division Misc/ Mixed (with a poodle in a

                     Bedlington trim) 

            2nd Place Entry Division Sporting Class

2018 Atlanta Pet Fair

            1st Place Entry Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class (Asian

                   Fusion style trim)

            2nd Place Entry Division Small Poodle Class

            3rd Place Rescue Rodeo

2017 NDGAA Fun in the Sun

            2nd Place Entry Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class

            3rd Place Entry Division All Other PureBreed Class

            3rd Place Entry Division Small Poodle Class

            Nominated for Liz Paul Best Scissored Poodle Award

2017 Atlanta Pet Fair

            2nd Place Entry Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class

2016 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

           Critics' Choice: Best Poodle Cut- Two Mutts and a Poodle                                         Pet Salon

2016 NDGAA Fun In The Sun

            Award of Merit- Poodle Class

            2nd Place Entry Division Mixed/Misc Class

2016 Atlanta Pet Fair

Best First Timer in Show

Best First Timer-Sporting Class

Best First Timer- Non-Sporting Class

Best First Timer- Mixed Salon Class

1st  Place Entry Division Sporting Class

2nd  Place Entry Division Non-Sporting Class

Awards

 

2019 Groom Expo

            2nd Place Intermediate Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class 

                   (Asian Fusion style trim)​

            2st Place Intermediate Division Small Poodle Class

            2rd Place Intermediate Division All Other Pure Breed Class

            2rd Place Rescue Round Up Invitational

2019  All American Grooming Show

            3rd Place Rescue Round Up

2019  Atlanta Pet Fair

            1st Place Intermediate Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class 

                   (Asian Fusion style trim)​

            1st Place Intermediate Division Small Poodle Class

            3rd Place Intermediate Division All Other Pure Breed Class

            3rd Place Intermediate Division Sporting Class

            Award of Merit Rescue Rodeo 

2018 NDGAA Fun in the Sun

            Best All Around Groomer Entry Division

            1st Place Entry Division Handstripped Terrier Class

            2nd Place Entry Division Misc/ Mixed (with a poodle in a

                     Bedlington trim) 

            2nd Place Entry Division Sporting Class

2018 Atlanta Pet Fair

            1st Place Entry Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class (Asian

                   Fusion style trim)

            2nd Place Entry Division Small Poodle Class

            3rd Place Rescue Rodeo

2017 NDGAA Fun in the Sun

            2nd Place Entry Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class

            3rd Place Entry Division All Other PureBreed Class

            3rd Place Entry Division Small Poodle Class

            Nominated for Liz Paul Best Scissored Poodle Award

2017 Atlanta Pet Fair

            2nd Place Entry Division Mixed Salon/ Misc Class

2016 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

           Critics' Choice: Best Poodle Cut- Two Mutts and a Poodle Pet Salon

2016 NDGAA Fun In The Sun

            Award of Merit- Poodle Class

            2nd Place Entry Division Mixed/Misc Class

2016 Atlanta Pet Fair

Best First Timer in Show

Best First Timer-Sporting Class

Best First Timer- Non-Sporting Class

Best First Timer- Mixed Salon Class

1st  Place Entry Division Sporting Class

2nd  Place Entry Division Non-Sporting Class

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