By Tim Leeds
Teri Jacobsen said she has recently started working as a full time dog groomer again at her business, Thair's Hope for Your Pooch, after taking some time off to spend with her family.
Jacobsen said her four children, ages 13, 11, 4 and 2 still keep her very busy, but she's back to a full time schedule now.
Jacobsen, who has had her business in Havre since 1995, said she started as a professional dog groomer about 15 years ago in Scobey, but has been helping her mother since she was a child.
"My mom's an artist. I gained her artistic ability. You need to be an artist to be a good groomer," Jacobsen said.
Jacobsen said she grooms all dogs, but her specialty is poodles, schnauzers and Scotch terriers. She said she does any grooming, including show clips for showing animals, and her services includes ears, nails, clipping, bathing and full cleaning. She specializes in scissoring, Jacobsen said.
Jacobsen said her mother has been a professional groomer for about 35 years, with her own shop in Cody, Wyo., for the last 30. She said it all started with a show dog.
Jacobsen said her parents, Hope and Lloyd Sheets, were professional musicians. They had a standard poodle which they used in their stage show. The poodle had 10 puppies, Jacobsen said, and her mother groomed them all.
Jacobsen said she started doing hands-on grooming with her mother when she was 8. She said she has also trained with videos and professional dog grooming books.