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About The Owner

 

Hi, My name is Diane Zink, I am the owner/operator of

A Dogs' Choice, a pet grooming salon in N. Andover MA.

I began my career of over 25 years, by apprenticing to a professional pet groomer

that specialized in grooming dogs for breed shows.

After four years apprenticing, I attended Pedigree Career Institute and graduated in 1980.

I then accepted a position at Fairlawn Kennels in Wakefield MA and was quickly promoted to manager.  After many years managing the kennel,

I was offered a position as an instructor at Pedigree Career Institute.

Which after careful thought I decided to accept.

After two years of teaching pet grooming

I decided to open up my own pet grooming business in a leased space at the

Woburn Veterinarian Hospital, after spending time there

I moved my shop to a separate location, near downtown Woburn MA.

After many years of running a successful grooming shop,

I decided I would like to further my knowledge of  pet nutrition and pet retail,

so I accepted a job as assistant manager  at Pet Supply Depot,

a large pet supply retail business. At this time I sold my grooming shop to my trainee.

I also taught Dog Obedience classes at the Pet Supply Depot, with my husband,

John Zink, a successful obedience trainer and breeder.

I quickly worked my way up to manager at Pet Supply Depot,

and that is where I started my extensive research in pet nutrition.

I have also completed courses in K-9 nutrition at Cornell University.

I do feel there is a strong tie between a healthy pet and good nutrition.  

From there I went on to start a family, and began grooming out of my home in

Newton NH. Now that my daughter is in school, I decided I would like to open and run my business out of a separate location other than my home.

So, November of 2000 I opened my new location at

73R. Main St. in N. Andover MA.

I am also certified in animal CPR, have completed courses in

Animal Behavior at Cornell University and a member of the New England Professional Pet Groomers Association, and the National Dog Groomers Association.

I frequently attend seminars all over the USA to

further my knowledge in all aspects of pet care.