Barbara Pruekel

Barbara is the owner of Doggie Style Salon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She opened in 1997, and has since become the first ‘invitation only’ grooming salon in Canada. Some of Barb’s accomplishments include several Gold and Silver medals, Best in show and Best all-around groomer awards at prestigious grooming contests, both in Canada and Internationally such as Intergroom’s International Groomer of the Year, the winner of The World Poodle Tournament in Las Vegas for three years in a row and a gold medalist with her Bichon at the World Grooming Contest in Spain and many more. She was a member of Groom Team Canada for 12 years, and the captain for 8 years, has been on the European Grooming association’s judges list since 2004, and has been a proud member of the ‘Wahl Extreme Stylist Team’ in Canada for 16 years. She has had the pleasure of speaking and judging in many countries including Brazil, England, India, Italy, Spain, France, Columbia, Belgium, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and the United States. Barb also produces Mastergroom Canada, the largest and most prestigious grooming show in the country. She and her fiancé Mark are the proud partners and North American distributors for the amazing Nagayu C02 Bathing System. Barb’s passion for the pet grooming industry is immense, and she loves spending time with fellow groomers all over the globe, teaching, learning and sharing