Experience counts - and we have plenty!
Our trainers together possess over 40 years of grooming experience and have studied under a prominent master groomer. They hold a National Accreditation in Grooming and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, to ensure that individual student learning requirements are met.
Natalie West - Founder
After receiving a certification in professional dog grooming from a prominent Industry Master Groomer, Natalie has been a successful professional dog groomer for over twenty years and has been the proud owner of Doggy Dooz for the past 14 years, as well as a partner in Murphy's Paw for the last 3 years. She possesses a National Accreditation in Dog Grooming and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has coordinated many training courses at a number of TAFE Institutions throughout Victoria. This was the inspiration to establish Dog Diversity, a professional dog grooming training school whose mission is to provide a professional and positive training experience for student and animal. She has successfully produced two Professional step-by-step dog grooming DVDs which assist the home groomer and students with their studies. Her passion, talent and drive to provide the industry with skillfully trained groomers has enabled Natalie to produce one of Victoria’s leading Dog Grooming Training Schools.
Arrow obtained her professional grooming certificate in 1997. This qualification enabled her to build several successful grooming salons in Victoria. Arrow is a certified obedience instructor and has enjoyed working in various interesting roles alongside dogs throughout her career.
Arrow has a broad skill base in our colourful industry and sharing her skills in a teaching role is her absolute passion. Arrow loves tailoring a style to the individual dog and groomer's personality.
When not at Dog Diversity, Arrow runs a wildlife shelter in rural Victoria. Her family consists of rescued animals of every shape and size.
Lisa has been a groomer at Doggy Dooz for over 8 years and also runs a successful home salon. Lisa is one of the most popular and most successful groomers at Doggy Dooz! She is dedicated to her craft, regularly attending expos and shows. She holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Lisa has a passion for all creatures great and small and is a Wildlife Rescuer in her free time.