Groom2U Dog Spa FULLY QUALIFIED
Groom2U is a partnership between husband and wife John and Fiona Durdy . A lot of local people will remember the original Groom2U Van working in the local area, we very quickly expanded and opened a grooming Spa on our family farm in the centre of old Harworth. We no longer operate mobile, however we do operate flexible appointments covering evenings and weekends as we do apprechiate people have busy lifestyles. We are now the area's PET INDUSTRY FEDERATION APPROVED Dog Grooming Salon.
We considered many premisis in the local area before we decided that our old milking parlour was actually the perfect setting for our Dog Spa. We have utilised the old milking pens and converted them into mini dog play areas which are great if a family of dogs come down to be groomed or if a larger dogs attends it offers a suitavble waiting space for them rather than cramped crates.
i always have one or 2 of my dogs with me and usually Amelia my daughter but if this is a problem make me aware at booking and I can find your dog a quieter slot.
The Dog Spa is fully equiped with baths and tables to cope with the larger breed of dog and has ample customer parking in the yard infront of the salon .
Some groomers love it others hate it --- I LOVE IT. handstripping is something I find great achievement in I have a large number of handstrip clients ranging from Border terriers, Westies, schnauzers and Italian spinone to mention a few. I have competed at grooming competitons in handstrip and have completed my level 3 module in Handstrip and passed my IMCG module in terrier with a border terrier handstrip at Masters level . I own my own handstrip West Highland Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Patterdale and American Cocker.
I regulary compete at grooming competitions if you have a dog who you are happy for me to groom in the style I wish and willing to let me grow out the coat - they do have to be hairy beasts when we go into the cometitions then you may get free grooms for the year- several of my clients dogs that have helped achieve my level 3 cert, and level 3 diploma and International Professional Groomer exams all recieve free grooms. I really do apprechiate my clients lending me their dogs as I cannot move my grooming forward without their help and support .
I am currently working towards the PIF HIGHER DIPLOMA which is a degree level qualification and I am looking for suitable model dogs for this please get in touch if you would like to help.
I do try to groom most dogs to as close to breed standard as the owners requests allow. I am a member of PIF, sat on 2015 British Dog Grooming Association Commitee, 2015 passed half my ICMG exams , currently working towards the PIF higher diploma the industry recognised holy grail and strive for regulation of the dog grooming industry. I am continuously working towards further qualifications which will augment my dog grooming, as well as my grooming qualifications I have achieved a Massage certificate from Sunderland Uni which the dogs are enjoying with every groom, my animal first aid certificate ( also BSc Medince), and I am Teacher trained (QTS with 10 yrs experience)- I do offer Clients 1 to 1 sessions on how to groom their dog and this is proving very popluar with the high maintance breeds such as poodles and bichons, please ring me for more deails