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Grooming Unleashed

17 EpisodesProduced by Ryan AlvarezWebsite

Finally, a true grooming podcast for the grooming industry! In-depth interviews with the pet industry's finest groomers, handlers, trainers, and more! Subscribe today to listen to award-winning groomers and up-and-coming groomers and stylists, everyday shop stories, and entertaining tips and tricks … read more

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Season 2, Episode 3: Learning with GroomHaus

March 8th, 2022


**First off, I would like to personally apologize for the sound quality on MY END - I don't normally do video interviews, but when a production …

S2:E2 = The Top 5 Mistakes Groomers Are Making

February 26th, 2022


In Episode 2 of Season 2, I wanted to dive a bit more into what I feel are some mistakes that can be corrected with a little bit of investing, study, and self-reflection. 

No, I am NOT a groomer. However, I have been in …

Season 2, Ep. 1 - Natalie Ciesla on the Pros and Cons of Tik Tok Stardom & Owning Your Shop (while pregnant)

February 17th, 2022


Enjoy this episode with Natalie Ciesla as she describes how she started in Petsmart in 2017, owns her own grooming shop now that she opened in late 2020, had a viral TikTok video that put her on the map on that …

Episode #13 - Todd Shelly with Barkleigh on The Future of the Trade Show

July 18th, 2020


Listen as Todd Shelly discusses the hard work that goes into the planning of trade shows, how the future may change due to COVID, and how YOU can give suggestions on how to make the experience even better. 

Make sure to …

Episode #12 with Colin Taylor - "Primates, A Pandemic, and Egg Races"

May 1st, 2020


This down-to-earth conversation is full of some useful information, light-hearted banter, and thoughts on how the industry can maybe change for the …

Episode #11 - "The Young and The Restless (Groomer) " with Guest Allison Brooks

February 17th, 2020


Allison Brooks hasn't "done it all". 

In fact, Allison Brooks has barely been able to legally drink alcohol. Barely 22 years of age, she is working …

Episode #10 - W2 vs 1099 with Accountant Steven Alvarez

January 27th, 2020


Trying to get as much depth to you all out in the grooming world, I will be holding "mini episodes" with accountant (and my brother) Steven Alvarez

Episode #9 - The Legendary Khris Berry

December 30th, 2019


After more than three decades working in and improving the pet industry, Khris Berry is nowhere near ready to hang it up. 

This incredibly talented and inspiring young woman has been nominated (and won) countless times …

Episode #8 - Blake Hernandez : Retreats, Addiction, and Clearing the Air

December 10th, 2019


Grooming Unleashed - Episode 8 - Released 12/10/2019

From a bout with meth addiction to award-winning groomer, Blake Hernandez knows how it is to be near rock-bottom and be given a second a chance, like the dog that he …

Episode 7: Kevin Alvarez of Blue Lynx Marketing - Growing Your Grooming Business with Online Marketing

November 18th, 2019


In this episode, Kevin Alvarez of Blue Lynx Marketing provides groomers with practical advice on how they can grow their grooming shop business.  He …

Episode #6 - Jazare Alvarez - How to get started with Competitive Grooming

November 4th, 2019


Starting at the age of 15, Jazare Alvarez was pretty sure she wanted nothing to do with grooming as a career. Fast forward 12 years and Jazare is now a rising talent in the grooming industry, taking first place finishes …

Episode 5 - Brian Cuoco - Winner of the 2019 Up-And-Coming Groomer of the Year Award

October 21st, 2019


Imagine that you are a teenager who is on your way to the Junior Pro Handling Championship in Westminster. You love dogs, but something is telling you there is more to this industry. You begin to practice through the …

Laura Jayne - Part 2 of 2 : Mobile Grooming, Burning Man, and Challenging Yourself

October 14th, 2019


Thank you to our guest, Laura Jayne. Laura can be found on Instagram @hairofthedogpetspa as well as Facebook. Also, thank you to our sponsor, Loyalty Pet Products. Use code UNLEASHED to save 10% on your total order at

Episode #4 - Laura Jayne: Being a Mobile Groomer in Manhattan, NY Pizza, and Bacon Teasers

October 7th, 2019


Thank you to our guest, Laura Jayne. Laura can be found on Instagram @hairofthedogpetspa as well as Facebook. Also, thank you to our sponsor, Loyalty Pet Products. Use code UNLEASHED to save 10% on your total order at

Episode #3 - Hershey Grooming Expo and Why you should go

September 22nd, 2019


In Episode 3, which was slated to have my wife Jazare Alvarez on to discuss owning and running a salon until she became sick, I go over The Five …

Episode 2- Gabriel Feitosa: Humble Beginnings, Instagram, and Power Rangers

September 9th, 2019


Episode #2 - with guest Gabriel Feitosa

We are pleased to have the talented international groomer Gabriel Feitosa as our guest for Grooming Unleashed, Episode #2. Gabriel and I discuss his upbringing, how he got into …

Episode #1 - "The Outline"

August 27th, 2019


We shall the beginning! This is Grooming Unleashed, a Podcast for groomers. Episode 1 is a brief summary of what the podcast is all about! 

Sponsored by Loyalty Pet Products. Use code UNLEASHED to get 10% …

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