ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
SARAH DROUIN NCMG
Sarah Drouin, owner and head groomer of Plush is a National Certified Master Groomer through The National Dog Groomers Association of America. She is also Pet Tech CPR Certified and is an Award Winning Stylist that competes in grooming contests all around the world. With over 14 years of experience to offer, Sarah travels the world educating other groomers with the high standards and skills she has learned along her journey as a Master Stylist but also is continuously learning and refining her craft to ensure her clients get nothing but the best. Sarah’s background and expertise in dog behavior allows her to connect with clients and build a bond with them. This advances her ability to not only do her job effectively but more important, safely! It is essential to have a connection & provide a safe place for dogs to transform into Plush Puppies. Her high standards for safety, quality, and knowledge will always stand priority and is what sets Plush apart from the rest.
Not only is she an award-winning groomer, Sarah helps each individual dog work through trauma. Before grooming, Sarah had a background in dog training and also has trained under Cesar Milan to further her dog handling and psychology knowledge and skills. She has learned the subtle yet powerful physical and psychological language of canines and how to use it to build balanced relationships. Sarah focuses on addressing and resolving problem behaviors, achieving calm submission, and incorporating that into the salon with grooming. Her goal is to now share with other groomers how to have the same success for dogs in their salon. Understanding where the dog belongs in the pack helps having the knowledge of how to encourage healing. Grooming is essential to the well being of the dog, and through her understanding of dog behavior Sarah is able to incorporate methods to make grooming a positive and pleasant experience. Sarah respects and honors the dog, the end result is the dog’s trust, respect, and love.
Ramiel works alongside Sarah helping to bathe, prep, and groom dogs at Plush by Sarah Drouin. He has a very calming and relaxing way with animals allowing him to handle dogs that most cannot. His favorite part of what he does is seeing the transformation of the dogs he works with, mostly from within. He enjoys connecting with them so they can feel safe and have trust while in his care and has dubbed himself “The Pearler”. With over eight years of experience in the dog grooming industry, Ramiel has had the pleasure to learn from National Certified Master Groomers around the world, and has also traveled to grooming conventions to prep award-winning dogs. He has spent a great deal of his time working at a local humane society and has a great understanding of dogs from different backgrounds and situations. Not only was he an Animal CareTaker, he took the time to build a relationship with each dog and give them the time and exercise they needed individually. Ramiel has a passion to perfect his craft and constantly works to continue his education in dog grooming. Ramiel has completed Module 1 The Science Of Skin Series from Iv San Bernard which gives him a solid foundation of coat science including short, medium, and long coat types. Ramiel also has the ability to offer skin therapies and identify certain skin diseases.