Angelika Robinson "Angel"
Angel has been in the animal care business her entire working career which spans over 30 years.Beginning with The New Jersey Fish and Game, then working at some of the top Standardbred stables in the area.
Grabbing an opportunity to work at "The Seeing Eye" dog guide school for the blind, Angel gained her knowledge about dog behavior and care. Hoping to fulfill a dream of becoming an instructor, Angel's duties included caring for the dogs, assisting the vet and helping organize the "rejected dog" adoption program. While working and raising her daughter she also attended numerous psychology and sociology courses at the collage of Morris County. "While working at the "Eye", I received the best education from some of most knowledgeable people in dog training and dog health. I didn't get the opportunity to become an instructor, but I left with the best canine knowledge for that time."
Angel wanted to continue working with dogs so answered an ad for a mobile groomer position. Apprenticing under the owner, Angel was taught the art of dog grooming and purchased "The Tailwaggin Grooming" business which eventually turned to "Angel's Tailwaggin Grooming".
During the 25 years of grooming, Angel was led back to her dream of training with her two Jack Russells Hopie and Peanut. " I adopted a deaf jack puppy and had no clue how to train her. I called on Tina Bowe owner of A-1 Dog Training in Randolph. Working with Hopie and then my other jack Peanut, Tina offered an apprentice position at A-1 and thus my training career started"
Although in the state of New Jersey, there is no licensing or education requirments for Groomers or Trainers, Angel continues her education through seminars, networking, and literature.
"The science and methods behind dog training and the pet industry has evolved dramatically over the last 20 years. To become the type of trainer I want to be and to provide my clients with the best education and care, I have to keep educating myself."
In 2000 Angel moved to the Blairstown area, sold her grooming business and worked part time grooming at Hopes Kennel.
In 2012 Angel left Hopes Kennel, thus greatly reducing her grooming clientele and focusing on her training career.
"I don't have any plans on becoming a big business or competitive dog trainer. I just want to help dog owners form the best relationship with their dogs, help keep these dogs out of rescue and enjoy this time of my life."
35 Years Professional Animal Experience
30 Years Private Business Owner
30 Years Professional Groomer
25 Years Professional Trainer
Member of the APDT
Member of American Brittany Rescue
Hours are flexible
Please call to set up a grooming or Private Lesson appointment