My name is Adriana Narro, and I'm the owner of Atomic Dog! Grooming. I began training dogs professionally in 1997 and passed the Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) exam in 2004. In 2008 I moved to Mendocino, bought and outfitted my first grooming van and began grooming. In 2013 I added a new van with all the newest bells and whistles then in 2014 I became a Certified Pet Aesthetician with Iv San Bernard USA.
Mobile Grooming Spaw
I bring everything I need to your doorstep and do all the work in my self contained grooming salon for your convenience and your pet's serenity.
Atomic Dog's Sprinter van is not as conspicuous as the old lime green one but it is more spacious and comfortable for your pets, especially the big 'uns. With it's own fresh water tank, water heater, generator and even solar panels the Spaw has plenty of water and power. Once I arrive I'm ready to go. Inside I use the latest equipment to keep your pet relaxed and safe including an extra wide bath tub and an electric table that will lift even the largest dog. All that is needed is a relatively flat spot to park and soon your dog will be squeaky clean, smelling wonderful, looking cute and feeling great!
My work experience with dogs began in 1997 when I interned with a nationwide dog training company. By 1998 I was teaching my own group Puppy Kindergarten and Basic Obedience classes and in 1999 started volunteering then working for animal shelters. I worked for a couple of municipal and non-profit shelters for a few years as an adoption counselor and assistant trainer. I helped organize and teach classes, evaluate therapy dog candidates, trained volunteers and prepared new adopters to successfully integrate their new pets. In 2004 I struck out on my own establishing Atomic Dog! I gave classes, Puppy Kindergarten, Basic & Advanced Obedience, Agility in a variety of locations throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. I also qualified and earned CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed). As a Behavior Consultant for one of my previous employers I designed and implemented multi-level Employee & Volunteer Training program. I initiated shelter wide evaluation procedures for incoming dogs as well as designed systemic behavior modification techniques as needed. However most of my time was spent providing in home Private Behavior Consulting specializing in aggression. Beginning in 2008 - 2010 I participated in Chris Bach's The Third Way training certification program. The Third Way is the most effective training program I ever came across in all my years attending seminars and educating myself about dog behavior. To this day I use and incorporate her concepts on a daily basis.
In 2008 I moved to Mendocino, bought and outfitted the first Mobile Grooming Spaw. Thus began the grooming side of Atomic Dog! I started from scratch and business built up quickly. All the while I continued Private Consultations and taught Group Classes but in 2011 the grooming side of the business took over full time and no longer allowed for dual purposes. In 2013 I bought and outfitted a second Mobile Grooming Spaw with updated equipment and in 2014 I began studying the science of skin with Iv San Bernard USA. and became a Certified Pet Aesthetician. Now I am pleased to be able to provide amazingly effective skin therapies for dogs with skin issues.