Cindy Buttrick



Experience & Training

Whole Pet Grooming Academy - Groomer/Stylist/Instructor 


Whole Pet Grooming Academy, Peterborough, NH - Graduate Advanced Stylist/Groomer


American Academy of Pet Grooming in Manhattan, New York City  Graduate- Groomer


Animal Behavior Training 

The Hairy Barker, Grooming Shop, Darien, Connecticut


Spot On Veterinary Clinic and Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut


Continued Education - Grooming Expos New Orleans, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts 



ISCC certified Canine Cosmetologist


Pet Tech certified First Aid & CPR


New England Grooming Competition, Bronze winner in

Intermediate Division


Business Member   International Boarding & Pet Services Association


Member  International Society of Canine Cosmetologists


Member  New Hampshire Groomers Alliance.   

           Dara Forleo
 Feline Stylist/Instructor


Professional Career

​Barkleigh Productions- Professional Speaker and Seminar Leader


Owner/Operator  - PETborough Boutique Retail/Grooming/Self Serve Wash & Bakery 

Owner/Operator - Dara’s Paw Spa - Grooming/Retail  Peterborough, NH


Owner/Operator - The Doggie Bag & Day Spa  Grooming/Retail Milford NH. (2 locations)


Founder/Advisor-  New Hampshire Groomers Allianc


Leadership Council for the National Alliance of Grooming Associations


Advisory Board Member The Association of Holistic Pet Professionals


Host/Sponsor/Facilitator- Grooming and Business Seminars

Business Member 

International Boarding & Pet Services Association

American Pet Professionals

International Professional Groomers

           Faith Brocher
              Pet Sylist

My love for animals of all shapes and sizes at a very young age. I grew up with dogs and cats my entire childhood. As I got older my passion for animals grew. I started volunteering at a therapeutic riding stable and got to see just how important animals were to people, especially to people who were sick or with mental disabilities. After my second year in high school I spent the summer working at an animal shelter. While I was there I got to see so many animals find homes and to see that the first connection between people and their new pet was beautiful.  Knowing that I wanted my career to have something to do with animals not knowing exactly what or where sure what it was.  I shadowed an equine vet, tried my hand at dog training, and then became a bather at Petsmart.  I realized that I really enjoyed grooming and it seemed like the perfect fit.  I researched about the industry and enrolled at The Whole Pet Grooming Academy which has enhanced my passion for learning, the industry and has opened so many doors for me to excel and grow with my new found passion. As a young groomer, I look forward to the opportunity to stay on with my mentors from the academy to learn as much as I can for the pets in our care at Grooming By The Sea.


Experience & Training

Current - Professional Intermediate Pet Stylist, The Whole Pet Grooming Academy

Current - working towards my Master Pet Aesthetician 

Current - First Aid & CPR Certified by Pet Tech

Current -Member of the ISCC

Hands on 2 day training  with Scott Wasserman July 2020

Hands on 2 day training with Mindy Dinwiddie July 2020

Hands on week training with Michelle Knowles June 2020

Chrissy Neumyer Smith                   (Chrissy)

             Instructor & Mentor

Professional Career

Current - Owner/Operator - Happy Critters Dog Training and Grooming, Nashua NH                                                                                                                      

Current - Instructor -  The Whole Pet Grooming Academy, Portsmouth, NH   


Current - Barkleigh Productions – Speaker and Educator 


Current - Award Winning Podcast - Creating Great Grooming Dogs                                                                       Certified Behavior Consultant for Canines Knowledge Assessed                                                                                                            Achievements                                                                                                    

Pet Industry Educator Award Winner 2019 for Best Podcast

Certified Professional Groomer - IPG                                                                                                                        Fear Free Certified                                                                                          AKC S.A.F.E. Certified                                                                                       Fear Free Certified Dog Trainer                                                                      Certified Professional Dog Trainer                                                                Certified Behavior Consultant for Canine Knowledge Assessed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Hours M/F 9AM till close                                           603-801-5584                                                    Portsmouth, NH        

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