If you have a dog that has to be groomed, you’ve probably heard Country Pups Dog Grooming brought up! Jenna Stulgies opened her doors at 4 South Eyberg (right on Highway 92) last fall in Treynor and her business has exploded!
Jenna grew up in Pott. Co. with a horse trainer dad and a love for animals! Little did she know that washing her farm dogs and shaving them would turn into a business! Ms. Stulgies actually considered going into cosmetology to be creative and see the happiness of transformations, but after a shadowing project in high school, she clearly realized small talk all day wasn’t for her! Animals were, and so began her journey as a groomer.
Right after high school, Jenna headed to Loveland, CO to grooming school where she not only learned from a Master Groomer but got to work with rare breeds, as well. She took her training and headed back to Iowa where she groomed in Glenwood, Council Bluffs, and Treynor, but in October, she knew it was time to go out on her own so she set up shop in Treynor. She found a location right off the highway perfect for those dropping off on their way to do errands or walk their dog to the shop on a nice, sunny day in Iowa!
Jenna says the focus at Country Pups Dog Grooming is not only the safety of the dog and grooming the dog but also teaching the dog how to be groomed. Stulgies’ years of experience in horse training has helped her to coach dogs to successful grooming situations. She says one of her greatest victories in dog-grooming is taking in the dogs that have not been welcomed back at other pet salons and coaxing them into carefree grooming experiences. I’d say that being a successful female shop owner at 28 is a pretty impressive victory, too!
You can’t help but like Jenna. I knew it right away, but when I asked what she wanted people to know, she told me, “I want people to know I will always have their dog’s best interest in mind. I treat the dog like it is my own and love them like they are my own. I want people to know how grateful and humbled I am that they support my business and my goals.” I think that says it all! Plus, she has aspirations for more and how can you not like that? She says she also has a background in boarding animals and if things go well (like they are now), she will be looking into adding another groomer and a boarding service in the future! If you’d like to see all that she’s doing, you can find Country Pups on Facebook.
Well, Jenna, I am pretty sure that doggy daycare is definitely in your future! Welcome to Pott. Co! We’re so glad you’re here!