ABC Grooming Instruction Program Canadian Student of the Month– January 2013
Eniko Tarci Veres
Eniko Tarci Veres works full time as a grooming apprentice for Rosedale Dogee Spa in Toronto. Before pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dog groomer, she was a manager for a high-end sports store. At the salon, Eniko practices bathing, brushing, deshedding, nail cutting and hygienic clipping on her clients. She is still working on mastering her clipping and scissoring techniques. In the future, Eniko hopes to open her own dog grooming salon.
1. What animal or person most inspired you to pursue a career in the pet industry?
My own dogs are my biggest inspiration. We were unable to find a groomer in our area so I decided to learn about dog grooming on my own and do them myself.
2. When and how did you know that you’d be a success as a groomer?
I discovered that I was passionate about grooming once I started clipping our family dog, Stella, the cutest chocolate Labrador retriever.
3. What was the biggest challenge you have faced during your externship and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge was applying the theoretical knowledge I learned in the ABC curriculum to the dogs I groomed. I observed many full grooms before I felt confident to do them on my own. This is one of the benefits of the externship portion of the program.
4. What is one thing you have learned not to say to a pet owner?
One time, I refrained from telling one of my clients that the black eye decorating the left side of my face was caused by her dog.
5. If you could style a dog or cat after any celebrity, who would it be and why?
I haven’t thought about this one, and the only celebrity dog that comes to mind is Paris Hilton’s Tinkerbelle, who’s grooming procedure is pretty basic, unless you color her fur pink, which I wouldn’t do.