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Lesley Weeks Pampered Paws Toronto
Licensed Master Instructor

Renowned for her unique teaching style, Lesley Weeks is a much sought-after educator who thrives on discovering new methods and techniques to share with her participants. A professional, dedicated to continuous learning, she is constantly searching and learning new methods of animal hair design, and has channeled her creative energies into better animal grooming throughout her career.

Lesley Weeks is a consummate professional, with over 35 years of experience in the Professional Animal World of Dog and Cat Grooming. Over Twenty-five years of these have been dedicated to teaching and sharing her knowledge with Stylists across the Pet Care Industry, and Professional Dog and Cat Show Handlers. A leading educator, and award-winning artist in her own right, Lesley continues to travel extensively throughout Europe, the United States and Canada, monitoring new trends, techniques and styles.

Lesley Weeks is energetic and insightful. She began her career in animals earlier than most, inspired by her grandfather, who raised Airedales, and her Aunt, who owned the Golden Eagle Riding Academy in Pennsylvania. Lesley has been a member of the Canadian Kennel Club since 1969 and as a Licensed Instructor; she has the ability to motivate her audiences to extraordinary new levels of creativity and inspiration. Over 10,000 pet hairstyles each year leave her schools; each with a unique blend of sidesplitting humor and outrageously innovative cutting techniques. Lesley also continues to groom many Show Dogs and Cats each year, to "Breed Standard", for the show ring. She breeds and exhibits Standard and Miniature Schnauzers, under the pre-fix "CAIX", which is also registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. Breeder and owner of four "Best-In-Show" dogs. Four of which, are multiple "Best-in-Show" winners! A feat that is not easily attained! Her all time winning male Standard Schnauzer, "Gusto", who passed away in 1996, is still producing Champion offspring, from the sperm, that has been professionally stored in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. This sperm was collected back in 1988, long before the Sperm Banks were popular for Top Winning Animals.

Many of her participants have gone on to open their own Salons under the unique guidance of her Business Program. Employers seek out our Pampered Paws Limited Graduates. Pampered Paws™ Graduates are extremely will known, all over the world. Passing on the knowledge of health and safety features, for both groomer and animal, along with proper instruction of the breed standards, and origins, relating to the Canine and Feline world will all be found in the course curriculum that Lesley has personal constructed. Pampered Paws™ Graduates, have that creative edge that is demanded by today's clientele, through the excellent guidance of her instructors. Lesley is a strong believer in "Building your Future".
Lesley has produced many videos, television programs, DVDs and is frequently seen on TV showing her talents as an Educator. Author of the popular, professional "Pawsoft", All Breed Grooming Guide Manual, and her most recently released Grooming/Kennel Computer Program, also known as "Pawsoft".
Look for her Training Manuals that were written for the National Agency of Pet Grooming Schools Inc. These educational tools and office ease computer programs are used worldwide.

Lesley's wish is to have Pampered Paws™ open your mind to the "artist world" of animal hairdressing, and to allow her methods, to stir your creative mind!

Izumi Yamada, Pampered Paws Japan
Licensed Groomer of Achievement,
Licensed Master Instructor

The words "bright, articulate, enthusiastic and dedicated" all come to mind, when you first meet Izumi.
Izumi has dedicated her life to instructing others with her insightful ways. In addition, she has taught many participants the art of "Tender Touch" when dealing with these incredible creatures of the world.

Pampered Paws™ Japan offers you the ability to learn the art of Animal Grooming with the solid instruction of Izumi and her staff members.

Izumi communicates her "Tender Touch" in so many ways in her chosen career as a Professional Teacher. Izumi has learned the art of taking participants and molding them into thoughtful and creative souls. Her love of animals drew her close to a young Veterinarian, who she fell in love with, and married in l985. Kanichi Yamada was an insightful, energetic, soft-spoken man, who was also dedicated to the care and well-being of animals. They were well suited for each other. Since their marriage, Izumi has been engaged in the management of this very successful Animal Hospital and Grooming Salon, which is located in Tokyo, since its inception. Through out these 26 + years, Izumi made time to participate in various seminars, both in and outside the Country, as a Veterinary Technician. She has kept extremely current by constantly learning new outlooks, knowledge and technology regarding operating and managing Animal Hospitals and Grooming Salons. Her skills have proven to be successful as the Yamada Animal Hospital is now one of the most prestige's clinics in all of Tokyo, with many clients traveling from far to seek the services of Dr. Kanichi Yamada.

During one of her furthering "Educational Searches", Izumi came across this unique North American grooming method and technique that was developed by Lesley Weeks at Pampered Paws Limited. Much impressed by Lesley's long experience as a consummate professional in the world of animal grooming and as well as her warm personality, Izumi knew she had to bring this new found experience back to her home in Tokyo. Izumi recognized that every Salon requires accurate performance with the greatest of speed; to produce a sound "spa environment" for the animals, and for larger profit in the Grooming Business.

Pampered Paws™ was brought to Japan, in order to introduce this convincing technique into the Japanese market. Gone are the days when dogs and cats must endure hours standing on a grooming table with the Stylist scissoring for hours on end. Izumi is prepared to share this method with participants who have a keen interest in the Professional Grooming Arena.

In Izumi's private life, she is the mother of three children.. In addition, her daughter, the youngest, is now studying in Canada at Guelph University to become a Veterinarian. Given this fact, she can easily converse with all levels of government, educators and travel personnel, as she is the Master of "the key to studying abroad made successful". With this full insight and experience, should you as one of her chosen participants feel some anxiety of learning and studying abroad, Izumi will be at your beckon call for all the assistance you might require. Izumi will be your "Personal Assistant" at all times, while studying at Pampered Paws™ Japan..

With all of Izumi's experience and gentle teaching methods, you will find that learning at Pampered Paws™ will give you the personal confidence and energetic power, to become one of the most artistic Professional Pet Stylist, in the country.

Eggie Feng, Pampered Paws Mississauga
Licensed Groomer of Achievement
Licensed Master Instructor

Eggie is a bright, energetic, fun loving and caring person who passionately loves her work and career as a Licensed Instructor.

She grew up in Southern China and has always been an animal lover. Her beloved pets there included a Shar Pei, mixed breed cats and cold-water fish. After completing her university degree at Jinan University in Guangzhou, she took a position in an insurance company as a computer programmer and worked solely with computers for three years. She decided that working with computers for 8 hours a day was no fun! Being adventurous, she decided to move to Canada and explore opportunities here. Happily, she found a position working in a pet store and started an apprenticeship-learning program, which she eagerly followed. Eggie never stopped seeking ways to perfect her skill and techniques. When her training was completed and when it was time to move on, she took a position as the head groomer for Franchise Pet Grooming Company. Her training did not stop, she continued her studies at Pampered Paws™, and completed an Advanced Scissoring Program many years ago... Eggie went on to become one of the most popular stylists in the Oakville and surrounding area.

Eggie will show you that successful grooming is not only how you brush and trim the animal; it is about enjoying your work and satisfying your passion. Through her passion and the Pawsoft methods, your true artistry can be revealed.

With her many years of grooming experience, having had the experience of training other stylists, she works toward achieving excellence for herself and helping others reach their goals. Eggie takes great pleasure in passing on her knowledge and skills to her participants.

Eggie's Canadian dream has become reality! She believes that no matter where you are from, what language you speak, what you did before, that once you decide on a path for your future and follow it with devotion, strong guidance, you will succeed. She will show you how important it is to take control of your own life and to be independent. With this attitude to help others to become successful stylists and independent, you will feel the extreme satisfaction of owning your own salon or successful employed in the great world of Animal Styling.

Collen Zuber, Pampered Paws Scarborough
Licensed Groomer of Achievement
Licensed Master Instructor

As a Licensed Instructor, Colleen is a veteran in the art of Animal Styling and has been very successful running her operation for 24 years in the city of Scarborough.

Teaching the art of grooming comes natural to Colleen and she loves to share all of her knowledge and expertise with all that come to learn. She is a master at handling some of the more difficult animals with her "Tender Touch" and love for all of the four legged animals that come to her. Her business style is relaxed and comfortable.

Shannon MacDonald Canadian Operations
Licensed Groomer of Achievement

Shannon MacDonald holds her "Licensed Groomer of Achievement", issued by the Grooming Institute of Canada. Being both young and talented, she brings the grooming world alive with her artistic talents. Shannon has owned many varieties of animals, squirrels, turtles, kittens, rabbits, hamsters. Loving animals comes easily to Shannon.

Shannon has been an Instructor to many participants who have successfully gone on to open there own Salon under her direction, both in Canada and Overseas. Patience, understanding, and empathy, for both you and the animals, are the foundation of her strength as an Instructor. Humor, is part of her day to day activities and she will demonstrate the "Game of Dogs" with ease and activate your creative talents to levels higher than even you expected of yourself. When a select group of creative people comes together, the results are outstanding.

Shannon is enthusiastic in all things. She loves to dance, rides "Dirt Bikes" as a true sport, and loves playing with hair color. Her love for color, has made her very much in demand by the Grooming Industry, as more and more participants are entering "Color Contests" at Conferences, that are held all over the world.

This young woman, is cool, calm, and collected with her colleagues. She enjoys all aspects of teaching and she will encourage you to new heights and open your talents to the "Art of Grooming". Shannon's success is your success!
Shannon's philosophy, "Let's Party with the Paws"!

Do not delay! Enrolment is limited! Call or email Pampered Paws™ for a personal tour. Begin learning the special artistic ways of Pampered Paws™, and become one of the best in your hometown.


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