My Journey From Kaposvár to London, Paws and All
My journey began in the quaint town of Kaposvár, Hungary, where my love for animals, especially dogs, blossomed from an early age. Growing up with my brother, who showed dogs at competitions, my fascination with these loyal companions only intensified. It was my grandmother’s fondness for Rottweilers that led me to welcome my first furry friend, a charming Rottweiler named Aranka, into my life.
In 2015, I embarked on a new adventure, moving to the bustling city of London. As the world faced the challenges of the Covid pandemic, I found myself reflecting on my true calling. With a heart full of passion for dogs, I realised that I wanted to turn my adoration into a profession.
Driven by determination and a desire to pursue my dreams, I decided to immerse myself into the world of dog grooming. Understanding the importance of professional knowledge, I dedicated myself to studying diligently and earned a Level 3 OCN Diploma in Dog Grooming.
Today, I am living my dream, working with dogs and building a flourishing career as a skilled dog groomer. With every wagging tail and satisfied customer, I find fulfilment in the joy I bring to both the dogs and their owners.
My story shows the power of following one’s passion and turning it into a rewarding profession. As I continue on this journey of love and dedication, I love leaving a trail of well-groomed pups and contented hearts behind, making the world a brighter place, one paw at a time.
I’m currently offering Dog Grooming services on Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm.
I am skilled in grooming all dog breeds, and offer both classic Kennel Club breed standard grooming as well as other bespoke styles.
I use natural and cruelty-free products for dog washing and grooming.
Full body haircut
Face and paws cut (including paw pads)
Cleaning of eyes and ears
Toy/Small – From £50
Medium – From £70
Large – From £90
Please get in contact to discuss your requirements as each dog has different needs.
I also offer a wash and go service for those in-between groom moments. This includes:
Light blow dry
Nail clipping and ear cleaning
This is suitable for short hair dogs who only require washing and drying.
This is suitable for puppies from their second vaccine on, and up to 5 months.
Wash & Go Prices
Toy/Small – From £50
Medium – From £60
Large – From £80
Puppy First Visit
Perfect for your new furry friend to help introduce them to the sights and sounds of the salon. It includes:
Light blow dry
Cleaning ears and eyes
Trying the paw and clipping their nails
£100 for 2 puppy grooms and 1 full groom over 3 consecutive months.
£40 for a single puppy groom.
Toy/Small – From £80
Medium – From £100
Large – Contact me
From Monday – Friday I look after dogs in my flat in Finsbury Park, which has a garden. They will share the flat with my small Shih Tzu so it’s important that your dog is good with other dogs.
Half day – £30 for 5 hours
Full day – £45 for up to 8 hours
On Saturday and Sunday I look after dogs at the Winchmore Hill salon.
I can also look after dogs for longer periods, please contact me to discuss rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it recommended to bring my dog to the groomers from an early age?
Bringing your dog to the groomers from an early age offers several benefits:
Familiarization with the Grooming Process: Introducing your puppy to grooming early helps them become familiar with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the grooming process. This reduces anxiety and makes future grooming sessions less stressful.
Establishing Good Behavior: Regular grooming appointments teach your dog important behavioral skills. They learn to sit still, be handled by strangers, and follow grooming instructions, making them better-behaved pets overall. Starting grooming appointments early in your dog’s life is a proactive way to ensure their well-being, comfort, and overall happiness. It sets the foundation for a lifetime of positive grooming experiences.
How old should my dog be for their first grooming appointment?
Your dog’s first grooming appointment largely depends on their breed, coat type, and individual needs. However, as a general guideline, it’s recommended to schedule your dog’s first grooming appointment at around 3 to 4 months of age.
What are the benefits of dog grooming?
Dog grooming offers a wide range of benefits for both the physical health and overall well-being of your furry friend. Here are some key advantages:
Coat Health and Condition: Regular grooming helps maintain a clean and healthy coat. It removes dirt, debris, and loose hair, preventing matting and tangling.
Skin Health: Grooming stimulates blood flow to the skin, promoting a healthy and nourished dermis. It also allows for the early detection of skin issues or abnormalities.
Reduced Shedding: Thorough brushing helps remove loose fur, reducing shedding in your home and preventing potential allergies for sensitive individuals.
Prevention of Matting and Discomfort: For long-haired breeds, regular grooming prevents painful matting and tangles, which can pull on the skin and cause discomfort.
Early Detection of Health Issues: Groomers may notice lumps, bumps, or skin irritations that pet owners might not. Early detection of health issues can lead to prompt veterinary care.
Improved Hygiene: Regular bathing and cleaning ensure that your dog is free from odours, dirt, and potential parasites. This promotes a healthier living environment for both your pet and your family.
Nail and Paw Care: Groomers can trim your dog’s nails safely, preventing discomfort and potential injuries from overgrown nails. They also check for any signs of paw issues.
Enhanced Comfort and Well-Being: A clean and well-groomed dog is generally more comfortable and content. They’re also likely to be more socially engaged and confident.
Bonding and Socialization: Grooming sessions can be a positive bonding experience for you and your dog, reinforcing trust and strengthening your relationship.
Aesthetic Appeal: Grooming helps your dog look their best, which can boost their confidence and make them more enjoyable to be around.
How often should I bring my dog to the groomers?
The frequency of grooming appointments for your dog depends on several factors including their breed, coat type, and individual needs. Here are some general guidelines:
Short-Haired Breeds – Every 8-12 Weeks: Short-haired breeds like Beagles or Boxers typically require less frequent grooming. A visit every 8-12 weeks for a bath, nail trim, and basic maintenance is usually sufficient.
Medium to Long-Haired Breeds – Every 4-8 Weeks: Breeds with medium to long hair, such as Golden Retrievers, Poodles, or Yorkshire Terriers, benefit from more frequent visits. These dogs may need grooming every 4-8 weeks to prevent matting and maintain coat health.
Double-Coated Breeds – Every 6-12 Weeks: Breeds with double coats like Huskies or Samoyeds should be groomed regularly, especially during shedding seasons. A visit every 6-12 weeks for thorough brushing and undercoat removal is recommended.
Breeds Prone to Matting – Every 4-6 Weeks: Breeds with hair that easily tangles and mats, like Bichon Frises or Shih Tzus, should visit the groomer every 4-6 weeks to prevent painful matting and maintain coat quality.
Special Considerations – Health Issues: Dogs with specific health or skin conditions may require more frequent grooming as recommended by your veterinarian or groomer.
Active Lifestyle: Dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors or have an active lifestyle might need more frequent baths to remove dirt and debris.
Puppies and Young Dogs – Early Introduction: Starting grooming sessions at a young age (around 3-4 months) is beneficial for familiarizing your dog with the process and ensuring they are comfortable with it.