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Jennifer Anders

Nash System Elite Training Team Member

My Story

 A Grooming Luminary and Canine Enthusiast

Jennifer Anders is a trailblazing figure in the world of dog grooming and canine care, known for her exceptional skills, numerous accolades, and unwavering passion for animals. With a rich and diverse background in grooming, training, and breeding, she has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Jennifer's journey as a groomer began with her graduation from the prestigious Nash Academy, where she honed her grooming techniques and acquired a comprehensive understanding of animal care. During her time at the academy, she demonstrated extraordinary talent, earning recognition as a rising star.

 

Jennifer's dedication to her craft quickly earned her accolades in various grooming competitions. Her prowess and artistic flair were recognized in multiple events, securing her many awards and championships. As a certified instructor of the Nash Academy, Jennifer has imparted her knowledge to aspiring groomers, inspiring the next generation of talented professionals.

 

Her journey as a groomer took an international turn when she captained the Virginia State Grooming Team. Jennifer proudly represented her state and country, showcasing her skills on a global stage. At the international groom competition in South Korea, Jennifer's exceptional work with a Bichon secured her a remarkable second-place position, further solidifying her reputation as a world-class groomer.

 

Jennifer's talents transcended traditional grooming competitions. At the IJA National Championship, she showcased her versatility and creativity by securing first place in both freestyle and terriers and ultimately earning the coveted "Best All-Around Groomer" title.

As a founding USA Model Dog Team member, Jennifer played a crucial role in its success. Her exemplary leadership as a team captain and coordinator and exceptional grooming skills contributed to the team's crowning as world champions in both pure breed and creative categories.

 

Jennifer's love for dogs extended beyond grooming, leading her to establish Astyanax Poodles, a breeding kennel specializing in all three varieties of poodles. Her expertise and dedication have helped her handle multiple dogs to champion titles. In 2020 and 2021, she achieved remarkable success in handling the top-ranked poodles in the UKC rankings, solidifying her position as a premier handler in the industry.

 

As the owner-operator of a highly successful grooming salon, Jennifer provides top-notch care to beloved pets while sharing her knowledge and passion with her team. Her salon has received widespread recognition, winning numerous Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show awards, a testament to her commitment to excellence and exceptional grooming skills.

 

Jennifer's journey as a groomer and breeder has motivated her to become a prominent teacher and speaker. She shares her expertise and experiences through workshops and demonstrations, inspiring fellow groomers to reach new heights in their careers.

 

Jennifer Anders has exemplified the true spirit of a groomer, breeder, and animal advocate throughout her illustrious career. Her devotion to the well-being of dogs, coupled with her unyielding commitment to excellence, has made her an influential figure in the grooming industry. As she continues to leave a lasting impact on the world of dog care, Jennifer's legacy of love, dedication, and compassion will continue to inspire generations of groomers and dog enthusiasts alike.

Certifications

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in First Aid and CPR Triple Heart Canine, Feline, and Human

 

Canine Certifications

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Advanced Canine Health and Well Being

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Bathing Grooming Styling Technical Skills All Coat Types

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Trim Styles All Coat Types 

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Canine Structure

 

Feline Certifications

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Feline Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Advanced Feline Health and Well Being

 

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Bathing, Grooming, and Styling the Felines

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in First Aid and CPR Triple Heart Canine, Feline, and Human

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine History and Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

  • Nash System Level 4 Specialist in All Dog Bathing, Grooming, and Styling Technical Skills

  • Nash System Level 4 Specialist in Trim Styles All Coat Types 

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