MEET THE JUDGES

MEET OUR JUDGES

Janhavi Dhuldhoya

 

 

Janhavi Dhuldhoya started her grooming journey in 2009 and has undergone grooming courses in Singapore, England & USA. She has won previous competitions held by ABK Imports in 2018 & 2019. She is an International Certified Master Groomer and has her grooming Salon and Academy called Pampered Paws in Kemp's corner, Mumbai.

Andrea Khurana

 

Andrea has been a part of the pet grooming industry since 2008. She is an International Certified Master Groomer (from IPG, USA); International Certified Show Groomer and Asian Fusion groomer from PIGA, Malaysia; and International certified grooming instructor from AIPG, Australia. She is currently, the Principal at Pets Icon International Grooming Academy, Mumbai, India branch and has been training aspiring groomers through her previous school, Petsburgh pet grooming Academy, for almost 10 years. Apart from being certified from various reputed international grooming schools, she has also participated in and won numerous national and international grooming contests.

Andrea is passionate about growing the Indian pet grooming industry to international skill and safety levels by contributing her time and effort towards supporting groomers from all corners of the country. She is the Founder and President at PPGAI (Professional Pet Groomer’s Association, India) and is supported by a talented and passionate team of professional groomers who share her vision.

Shweta Verma

 

After completing her Post Graduation in Marketing, it was during a stint in an ad agency when she discovered her ikigai. Being an avid pet lover, she decided to take up pet grooming as an active profession. The journey took off in 2013 when she completed her first grooming course under the Dog Care Grooming Academy in Singapore, gearing up for a bigger spell in the grooming industry.

She bagged the 2nd position in the inaugural edition of National Dog Grooming Competition Pure Breed & Freestyle, competing against seasoned players in an industry she wasn't attuned to. She went on to clinch the 1st position in the successive edition of this flagship event, shrugging off any signs of inexperience. Come 2014, that win proved to be a catalyst in her entrepreneurial journey as she set-up her own grooming salon 'Yes Says Doggie'.

After attaining specialisation from one of the premier Asian institutes, Starwood Art Of Dog Grooming School, Thailand with an expertise in Asian Style Grooming, she went on to take online certifications by Nash Academy US and PetsIcon Academy, Malaysia thereby evolving as a professional groomer.

 

Ashita Mathew

 

 

 

Ashita Mathew is a multiple award winning entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in professional pet grooming. She won the best in show for both 2014 and 2018 national dog grooming show and also won awards in the 2019 grooming show. She’s an internationally certified groomer learnt under the world leaders of the pet industry from Thailand,China ,Taiwan and South Korea and continues her education though out the years . She had her own salon set up in Bangalore called Wags and Wiggles for many years where she was considered as a celebrity groomer and loved by her customers both furry and human.

Ashita is also the former head of the grooming division at heads up for tails where she had set up, managed and encoded high end grooming salons with skill full groomers across the country for them. Being compassionate about teaching professional pet grooming she has impacted and educated more than 50 enterprising groomers across the country. Currently she’s also living the self- sustenance life in a farm with not only dogs, but co lives with various other farm animals and grows her own food.