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Karla Addington Smith, IJA Judge

Lisa Leady



Lisa Leady, NCMG, is a third generation groomer with over 30 years’ experience. Lisa has traveled worldwide judging grooming competitions and teaching other groomers how to improve their craft.

In 2007 Lisa retired from the competition ring to began her new career in judging and conducting seminars . She is always pursuing new opportunities to share her knowledge and expertise with groomers and pet care professionals.

The recipient of many Barkleigh Honor and Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards in the categories of:

  • Judge of the Year

  • Speaker of the Year 

  • Mobile Groomer of the Year

  • Congeniality 

  • David Salzburg Award for Contribution to the Industry


Other achievements include:

  • A runner up contestant on the popular reality show Groomer Has It 2

  • A Member of Groom Team USA from 2000-2007

  • In 2007 Lisa ranked the #2 groomer in the country again earning her a spot on the traveling team

  • Won many Best All Around Groomer and Best in Show Awards

  • In 2005 she made the top 5 where she helped her team earn the silver medal

  • A certifier for the National Dog Groomers Association

Lisa resides in Genoa, IL and owns Primp my Pooch Salon and Mobile with her husband Eric. They raise and show Smooth Fox Terriers under the prefix Pinnacle. Lisa’s passion is teaching and helping others achieve their goals.

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