Meet The Team

Natalie

Natalie

Owner and Groomer - City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma (distinction) Natalie is also qualified in dog first aid and is a member of the British Dog Groomers Association. Qualified in Emmi-Pet dental cleaning. Natalie is a qualified professional dog trainer and excels in working with nervous dogs. Natalie uses reward-based, concept training which grows optimism and confidence in dogs that she grooms, so they have an enjoyable experience in the salon.

Natalie has always had a love for animals. When she was young her parents owned Afghan hounds and it was these dogs that heightened her desire to work with animals.

 Outside of school hours she would often look after and ride the horses that were kept in the field next to her house. This early obsession with horses led Natalie to her first job, at the age of 16, working with show horses.

 Natalie spent the early part of her career studying for the British Horse Society stages 1,2&3. She completed her riding and road safety exam whilst working in the yard and went on to train young horses. She prepared show mares for various events up and down the country including the Horse of the Year Show.

 In her spare time Natalie would clip horses into a variety of styles for the winter season and also provided a dog sitting service for dog owners whilst they were on holiday.

 After seven years of working with horses, Natalie had a serious accident where she was trampled by six shire horses which resulted in the untimely end her career. She decided to transfer her skills to dog grooming and it wasn’t long before she had perfected all the breed standards and opened her first successful salon in 1995.

 In the same year, Natalie purchased her first Doberman puppy and has since owned a total of five making her passionate about the breed. She has professionally shown two of her Dobermans qualifying for Crufts Dog Show five times.

 Natalie takes huge pride in every aspect of her work and always takes her time to consistently perfect a great haircut on every dog that comes into the salon. Her high personal standard and attention to every detail ensure that each dog goes home looking their absolute best. Natalie’s calm and patient manner relaxes even the most nervous dog making their visit to the grooming centre an enjoyable experience.

Kara

Kara

Groomer - Bsc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Qualified City and Guild Level 3 Diploma. Kara is also qualified in dog first aid. Qualified in Emmi-Pet dental cleaning.

Kara’s parents owned Lhasa Apso’s instilling in Kara a love of animals which saw her wanting to work with them from a very young age.

Kara’s employment at Natalie’s Grooming Centre started in 2009, working on Saturdays and during her school holidays.

When she finished school she studied for an extended Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Duchy College. She went on to study BSc(Hons)in Animal Behaviour and Welfare continuing this three year course at Plymouth University.

Kara now runs her own very successful business Kara at Natalie’s inside Natalies Dog Grooming Centre.

Kara’s love for dogs, care and attention make our team fantastic with the end result being amazing looking dogs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Dog Grooming Services do you offer?
At Natalie's Dog Grooming we pride ourselves on our exceptional dog grooming services, from the moment your dog arrives with us, we instantly allow them to settle, providing them with an individual cage unless you have more than one dog then you can choose if you would like them to be housed together or apart.
Our services include:
Day boarding which is free when your dog comes in for a full groom, Emmi Pet Dental Treatment, A Health Check, Ear cleaning and plucking, A full brush, to remove loose hair and comb through, Nail trimming, Hand stripping, Minor matt removal, a shampoo in a suitable shampoo for your dog, Fluff drying and smooth drying, Clipping and trimming to the owner’s requirements, Finishing sprays for that fresh beautiful smelling dog, After grooming your dog will have clean bedding and fresh water until collection.
We also have a spacious pet shop which stocks a wide range of supplies for your dog and cat at competitive prices, from leads and toys and beds to branded foods such as Arden Grange.
How long does a groom take?
A full groom will take anywhere between 2-3 hours, depending on the nervousness of the dog and how they respond to grooming.
My dog is very nervous, will I still be able to bring them?
Our team specialise in nervous dogs, so you can rest assured that your dog is in safe hands and will be comfortable and cared for.   
I have a puppy, when should I bring them for their first groom?
We advise you to start your puppy grooming with a bath and trim a minimum of ten days after their final vaccinations. Your puppy can come in for an enjoyable puppy session to get used to the sights and smells of the salon and settle in from an early age.
Will I have a choice of styles?
We can offer a range of styles for you to choose from. The styles available for your pet will depend on the breed, condition of the coat and the temperament. We also offer free consultations.
Is there anything I should bring with me?
Just bring your dogs in on a collar and lead, there is no need to bring anything else.
Do I need to walk my dog prior to a grooming appointment?
Yes please, you definitely need to walk the dog prior to a groom as it makes them calmer.
I am worried my dog will overheat or be cold!
At Natalie's Dog Grooming we have air conditioning in the summer months and heated floors and an additional heating unit in the winter months to keep your dogs comfortable and happy.
How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment or make enquiries by popping in during opening hours or by telephoning us on  01752 863 198, we have an answering machine to take your call out of hours or when we are busy grooming. Please leave a message if no-one answers during working times and we will call you back as soon as we can.

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