Meet Betty

Hi, my name is Betty Peto. I am the founder of Doodle Grooming Academy, the Compassionate Dog Grooming Initiative, and the author of Nail it! A step-by-step guide to joyful dog nail trimming ebook.

I am a professional dog groomer since 2010, with almost ten years of dog training experience. I saw the benefits of a low-distraction environment combined with dog training early on in my career. That helped me provide just as a relaxing environment for dogs, as there are for humans out there. It enabled me to leave grooming loops, muzzles, and other restraints behind while keeping dogs safe and comfortable enough to work with them in collaboration instead of "doing stuff to them." Because hey, kids are not restrained for a haircut, why should dogs be, right? They are our kids, too.

I specialized in doodles because I am in love with high-energy level dogs and saw the doodle pawrents' need for help with hair maintenance, tools, dog handling, and doodle specified, custom hairstyles for their babies. I've heard "Don't poodle my doodle!" at first timer drop off so many times as the pawrents' desperate cry for help, it imprinted on my soul, and made me rethink the possibilities I can provide for pawrents and their doodles.

I came across more and more questions and passionate doodle pawrents who wanted to learn significantly more about doodle hair care and haircuts than I could provide at the meet and greet talks, drop-offs, pickups, on online forums and in online groups. That gentle but persistent push made the Doodle Grooming Academy slowly unfold.

My favorite areas of grooming are nail trimming, gentle detangling and dematting, and behavior modification compassionately.

To express my passion for dog nails, and to help professionals and worried pawrents of any breeds learn how to befriend and master safe nail care for their babies and their clients, I developed a trustworthy and joyful method for nail trimming and wrote Nail it! - A step-by-step guide to joyful dog nail trimming.

I am the mom of many furry and feathery babies. I have a Malinois (Toki), three cats (Mr. Chips, Pupak, and Luna), and ten hens with benefits. My husband and I and the gang live in Austin, Texas.

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