Welcome to Shear Magic Grooming

Myrene Nielsen owns an animal grooming service where she daily grooms out both cats and dogs to the proper standard.

Shes been grooming since 1973 after a six year apperinteship with some of the leading groomers of the time, Ted Croode an international dog show judge taught Althea (myrenes mother) Breeding and Dog grooming-making myrene a second generation groomer.Myrene is also known to have no limits on her grooming of animals, at the age of 21 this image below was taken when a circus owner came to her and dared her to groom out his lion cub, needless to say she did rise to the challenge and succeeded hence why she is known as an animal whisperer, however she prefers to be known as an animal listener. 

Our passion lies with animal care, health and beauty. We specialise in free standing grooming, which means your pet is not tied up and is free standing on the bench. We don't use harmful restraints like nooses or cage driers - which have been known to cause    terrible accidents abroard and here too.

We teach your pet to be comfortable and confident while being groomed. Many of my older kids are so relaxed and so use to routine that they sometimes doze and nap while being groomed on the bench, some dogs are so into routine that they position themselves for the next stage of their groom.

We are very capable of designing a clip to suit your requirements for a more low maintenance easy care kept coat.

For a unique look we can style MOHAWKS, BEARDS, MOSTACHES, EYEBROWS, ETC.

I also have my own designer clips – Please just ask me.

We do not shave – Collies, Pomeranians, Husky’s, Golden Retriever’s, Sheppard’s,  Spitz Breed’s. Unless requested as we believe in keeping the coat natural. Which requires stripping of undercoat because if you compromise the natural flow of the coat you can cause it to stop growing all together, among other problems.


our pets are an important part of your family and we treat them with the same love and care you would.Myrene was the first to pass PET Animal First Aid course in New Zealand with 100%.

We welcome clients to stay and watch us groom their pets and we provide grooming tips to help with your pet’s homecare. Every aspect of grooming at Shear Magic is humaneWe don’t believe in cage drying your pets, as most groomers do. We take our time to hand dry or with a hand held drier, dry all animals individually as soon as they leave the bath.  No pet is left unattended or pushed into a groom, your pet is taught to trust in my ability as a professional groomer, so that they are completely relaxed and assured that we do have the most loving hands. Dogs and Cats are constantly talked to and praised for being good.

With understanding and complete knowledge of all temperaments and behaviours, Myrene has more than 40 years experience and was trained by some of NZ top groomers and dog judges. Myrene is highly recommended by Vets for her ability with animals and is well known as an animal whisperer who is able to groom not only dogs but also cats. We don’t believe in sedating cats, when we can do it naturally, we have a 98% sucess rate with cats even if they require shaving.

Returning with your Dog on your next appointment, you will see the excitement shown by your dog’s wagging tail, just how happy they are to be coming to SHEAR MAGIC GROOMING. Be prepared to invent a code name, so your pet doesn’t run to fetch it’s own lead.With cats that are not the biggest fan of being groomed you may also need a code name as we have had cases of cats not coming to owners when its time for a groom.



  • Removing clumps of matted hair 
  • Clip under belly
  • Comb out excess coat removing seasonal shedding
  • Cleaning eye’s and ear’s
  • Trimming nails
  • Toiletry areas shaped
  • Bathing and drying can be added if need be


  • Full body brush out 
  • Paw hair removal and feet rounded
  • Nails Clipped if need be
  • Hygiene area trimmed
  • Face and ears trimmed tidy
  • Coat Clipped or scissored to desired length and style
  • Doggie colognes


         FULL GROOM

  • Includes everything in the low maintenance groom
  • bath with conditioner and shampoo, massaged in
  • dryed with powerful hand held dryers
  • coat straightened and opened
  • breed standard or custom pet clip 







  • Gently removing the dogs coat by hand
  • terrier breeds accomplished in as follows
  • Borders
  • Airedales
  • west highland whites
  • lakeland
  • caine
  • schnauzers puppy coat 

      ADDITIONAL SERVICES                                                                                            

  • Discounts for regular clients and senior citizens avaiable
  • Training and behaviour modification                                                                                                                      
  • Anal glands checked and released if required
  • grooming for other animals is avaiable upon reques
  •                                                                                Lisa age 16


  • Brushing and combing techinques
  • knoweldge of your dogs coat type and requirements
  • Breed Traits and requirements  
  • Grooming classes with your dog and you 
  • Gear knoweldge and advice 


With charges, we value your return business. We are proud to bring you affordable pricing-cash or cheque.Special discounts apply for senior citizens. We work by appointment times only, so no waiting in line.

Contact Us

1064 matamau-ormondville Rd 
Dannivirke 4977

MOB: 0212979372

Email: myrenenielsen@gmail.com

Open Mon to Sat 8.30am – 5.30pm

Members of the New Zealand Dog Grooming Association NZ


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