23 Harmer Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 2AP
Tuesday - Friday: 9am-5pm / Saturday: 9am-4pm
Dog grooming is a passion, it is my job, my hobby and everything in between. I love to compete as well as learn. I never feel that I know enough and constantly strive to improve my skills. I love to spend time with others in my industry, to learn from them and also to share what I know and to help our industry grow.
Every day is different here in the salon. I look forward to work every day and I would say one of the most rewarding parts of my job is the relationship and bond that grows between myself, the dog and also the customer. Some of my customers have been with me for over 25 yrs with different generations of dogs.
I can honestly say there is nothing I would rather do more than be a dog groomer.
The salon has been established for 20 years since 1998, I trained at the London Academy of Grooming in 1991 and have been in the business ever since. I hold the City and guilds level 3, the LCGI, British Dog Groomers Higher Diploma and I am a very proud member of the Guild of Master Groomers.I love to compete and I have won several awards for my dog grooming abilities, including at the British Grooming Championships, Eurogroom, Northern Groomers, Mastergroom, Premiergroom and most recently winner of the Best Salon groomers 2017 at The Grooming show.
I have also judged at competitions, most recently at The British Dog Grooming Championships and have travelled internationally to competitions and seminars. I occasionally act as a consultant for businesses who wish to start up. I have appeared on television and radio as well as demonstrating all over the UK including Northern Ireland and at Crufts, British Dog Grooming Assoc, Pet Index, PATS and Eurogroom and am the co founder of the English Groomers Group, running seminars, demonstrations competitions and other educational events for fellow groomers. I also set up and ran the English Groomers Group Facebook page five years ago and now manage a team of Admin as the page currently has well over 10000 members.
You can have a look at some of my creative work by clicking on the Creative Gallery tab in the Navigation bar above.
I like to attend as many educational events as possible both here in the UK and abroad to offer my clients the best service I can.
I do this By learning the very latest styles and techniques and applying the latest and up to date technologies and products in the salon.
I can assure that not only will your dog look the very best he or she can but their coat will be easier to manage at home by becoming less tangled and staying cleaner for longer in a much more relaxed and stress free enviroment.
I have undertaken an online Chemistry course for Groomers, learning how and why shampoos are made and exactly how they work and affect the skin and coat.
This has lead to us only stocking the very best shampoos, conditioners and coat enhancers that are available.
As members of The Pet Care Trust and the British Dog Groomers Association we adhere to a very strict Code of Conduct giving you peace of mind that you pet is in safe hands.
I am very proud to hold the Advanced City & Guilds Grooming Qualification and also received the City & Guilds Licentiateship in grooming and I am currently the highest qualified groomer in Kent.
Grooming is more than a job to me it is my hobby too and I strive to be the very best I can at it.
However, above all your dogs welfare is the most important thing in the salon and we are dedicated to making sure that he or she is happy with us.
If you would like some information on our services please give us a call. We cater to all breeds and cross breeds and can offer all styling techniques from Handstripping to Scissoring and Clipping to a very high standard.
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Louisa Tandy, from Louisa’s Dog Salon in Gravesend, explains that all dogs are bred with some sort of job in mind.
“Poodles originated in Russia and Germany and were water retrievers, retrieving game from the water. Their wet fur would get very heavy so the owners shaved it all off,” she said. “But in the winter the dogs would suffer arthritis in the joints so they left the main coat on the body to keep vital organs warm and left poms of hair to help protect the joints from the cold.”
This traditional style has continued beyond the poodle’s purpose and is now the standard way to maintain their coat.
Other grooming styles depict the varying roles dogs were bred for.
2nd Place Workshop Class Mastergroom
2nd place Standard Poodle class Mastergroom
1st place Champion Workshop Class The Grooming Show
3rd place Champion Poodle Class The Grooming Show
Best Salon Groomer 2017 The Grooming Show
2nd place Standard Poodle Champion Class Premiergroom
1st place Standard Poodle Class MasterGroom
3rd Place Workshop Mastergroom
2nd Place Handstrip class MasterGroom
3rd place Miniature/Toy poodle class British Dog Grooming Championships
3rd place Clipped Terrier Class British Dog Groomers Championships
3rd place Handstrip class Premiergroom
3rd place Poodle class PremierGroom
2nd place Handstrip Terrier Eurogroom
1st Place Poodle class British Dog Grooming Championships
1st Place Clipped Terriers class British Dog Grooming Championships
Toy and Miniature Poodle class Eurogroom
3rd Place Eurogroom Toy and Miniature Poodle
3rd Standard Poodle Class Northern Groomers
2nd place Standard Poodle class British Dog Grooming Championships