Debonair Dogs was founded in 2006 after completing level 2 grooming and going on further to pass City & Guilds. I opened a huge salon in Surrey that went from strength to strength employing 4 part-time staff.
I was brought up with Labradors and Shetland Sheepdogs which my mother competed in the field and championship obedience. I have been producing dogs for the show ring for well over 20 years. Soft Coated Wheatens, Golden Retrievers, Powder Puffs, Shelties, Welsh Terriers and Bolognese to name a few.
I sold the business to move to Templecombe, Somerset with my husband and Hungarian Vizslas, which we Show and occasionally breed. I'm lucky to say that all my dogs have competed at Crufts and three of them have won their classes and have gain C.C's and Certificates of Merit.
My book 'Tales from a Dog Groomer' started as a tribute to my very special old dog, but the more people I talked to, the more stories I was told and so the book evolved. A compilation of compelling true life experiences and short stories giving an insight into the funny and/or awful situations a busy groomer may face. Emotional and heartfelt, the wonderful dogs and their colourful owners in and out of the grooming salon.
Download as an ebook from Amazon.
I have now been on two Tellington Ttouch courses which I feel helps me calm a nervous or over excited dog. This is great for dogs that are boarding as I can spend some valuable 1 2 1 time with them so that they settle in quickly and don't stress being away from their owners.
Please contact me on 01963 371188 for any information on Grooming or Homeboarding.