David Barber opened to the public"Pet Barbers"
in 1980 to provide New York City with the best pet grooming facility
around, as we became larger we expanded our facility to accommodate
boarding animals, later puppy and kitten nursery and all major pet supplies.
In 1995 Pet Barbers change its name and renovated its location, "Puppy
Paradise Inc" was created to reflect the changes David had made
and to show New York that we are now the total package.
David Barber has 30 years experience in handling dogs
and cats and providing an enjoyable service to the public......David's
experience dates back to 1970 at the age of 12. Many jobs overlapped,
as he was at times involved in 4 different positions at the same time.
His love and care for his work should be noticed by his achievements:
1970-1979 Handled over 100 dogs a
day at Mr. Lucky's dog training and boarding school which included feeding,
cleaning and washing all trained dogs.
1973-1979 Worked for Ronnie's dog
grooming and dog training.......responsibilities included opening the
store, taking care of all pets, feeding, walking, grooming, customer
care, cleaning, ordering supplies and closing up.
1977-1979 Worked for Dyker dog grooming
salon and groomed up to 20 dogs a day.
1975-1982 Groomed dogs and cats in
peoples homes (mobile groomer) doing six separate jobs a day and many
times groomed up to 8 dogs a day.....that's a lot of traveling.
1980-Present Opened up the grooming
store Pet Barbers till 1995 then expanded it to include boarding, grooming,
pet supplies, puppies, kittens, pet transportation and veterinarian
care and changed the name to Puppy Paradise to reflect the total package.
and director of the New York Grooming Contest in conjunction with the
Jay Winters Pet Trade Show in New York City .
1977-1980 Board of directors
and treasurer for the Northeast Professional Dog Groomers Association
1996-1999 Board of directors
and treasurer for the New York Pet Professionals Association
1975-Present Lifetime member of the National
Dog Groomers Association
American Boarding Kennels Association member
Membership to the Massachusetts ABKA
1985-Present Master Certified Groomer
1989 Membership to International Groomers
1979-Present Nationally certified master
1978 Certified in public speaking
1982 First place contest winner in poodle
1983 Second place contest winner in terrier
1989 Certified in:
Skin & coat problems
Pesticide control by the Dept. of Agriculture
1981 Certified animal rescue tech
with Dept. of Health
Control Officers Workshop
control by the Dept. of Agriculture
1994 Patent holder (5299,531) and innovative
invention of the " Pro-Guard
Softie " dog muzzle that allows dogs to open their
mouth to breathe while at the same time restricting dog
1988 Patent holder (4,747,842) for the " Cut
Stop Holder " which allows all animal professionals
to apply blood stop (styptic powder) to needed areas to
stop bleeding immediately. (proguardpets.com)