Absorbing the experience of her multi-talented family of AKC Professional Handlers, Hayley continues the family business of Nanhall Pet Spa & Grooming School. In 1984 she opened Nanhall Professional School of Grooming and continues today to working with people towards grooming competitions and certifications.
She has shown dogs in conformation, obedience, and grooming contests gathering Group wins and obedience titles. As a Breeder of Champion Chihuahuas & Lakeland Terriers she is proud to have been invited to Westminster Kennel Club and to have the Number 1 Owner-Handler Lakeland in 2015. GCh. Nanhalls Koichi Hikel Terrydale.
Emulating the unique “Soft Touch” training techniques developed by her father Hall Keyes, she is called the “grooming whisperer” by many. She has shared with her students the ability to communicate and handle problem dogs. Her ability to work with people has guided her students to win in grooming competitions and certifications; from 2001 to 2009 her students have won The Career Start Grooming Class.
Hayley Keyes is Former President of International Professional Groomers, Inc., and a past Certifier for International Professional Groomers. She is a Certified Master Groomer with both International Professional Groomer, Inc. and National Dog Groomers Association and The Professional Cat Groomers Association of America. Certified with Pet Tech, Inc. to Teach Pet CPR and First aid. A member of National Dog Groomers Association, a member of The International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, a past Assistant Executive Director of the Professional Groomers Association of the Carolina’s, and was a Canine Good Citizens Evaluator and . She is a Judge with the United Show Managers Alliance for Grooming.
Hayley Keyes is also a recognized speaker, giving lectures on Hand stripping, How To Deal with the Aggressive Dog, Connecting the Dots with Grooming, Breed Profiles with IPG Workshops, Less Stress In The Grooming Shop, Dealing with the Belligerent Dog, Show Off Your Dog and You and in Obedience.
Her talents include working with behavioral problems in dogs and training dogs for the disabled. Winning for Nanhall the Gaines Award and the Delta Society Award in 1988.