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.
MARIYA CHERNIAVSKA NCMG
Mariya Cherniavska is a highly accomplished professional in the world of pet grooming. As a Nationally Certified Master Groomer accredited by The National Dog Groomers Association of America, she stands at the pinnacle of her field. Mariya is not only a recognized expert but also an award-winning pet stylist, and proud owner of the renowned Dog Spot grooming salon, located in the vibrant landscape of South Florida.
Mariya graduated from Merryfield School of Pet Grooming and achieved her NCMG certification even before graduating, a testament to her exceptional skills and determination. During her formative years, Mariya honed her craft through a valuable apprenticeship under the guidance of the renowned Irina Pinkusevich.
In the competitive arena of grooming, Mariya has consistently emerged as a top performer. Her accolades include multiple first-place awards at prestigious grooming competitions. Notably, in 2020, she was honored with a nomination for the Barkleigh Honors Up-and-Coming Groomer of the Year, a recognition that speaks volumes about her rising prominence and contributions to the industry. Mariya Cherniavska’s journey in pet grooming is a testament to her expertise, dedication, and undeniable talent.