Meet The Team


Gabrielle - Full-Time Apprentice Dog Grooming Assistant

Gabrielle has recently joined us as our new apprentice.  She has worked previously as a stable hand and has a Level 2 qualification in Horse care.  Gabrielle's roles at Smart Dogs will consist of assisting with dog grooming which involves preparing each dog for their groom and doing some of our booked dog walking.

Personal information:

Gabrielle volunteers at a dog rescue and  enjoys riding horses, and entering competitions in her spare time

"I have a cheeky Jack Russell called Pip, and an ancient Dwarf rabbit called Roxy.  My pony is called Ben and likes to stop drop and roll when he overheats."


George - Full-Time Dog Groomer

George has recently rejoined us here at Smart Dogs as a full-time groomer.  As many of you will probably know he was our first ever apprentice and completed his training with us.  He has both his Level 2 & 3 in City in Guilds (Dog Grooming) and has completed the microchipping course.

Personal information:

In George's spare time he likes to take both his Cocker Spaniel Alfie and Jack Russell Stanley for a walks.

Rosie - Full-Time Trainee Dog & Cat Groomer

Rosie has her City and Guilds Level 2 in Animal Care in Dog Grooming.  She has recently started her Level 3 which involves learning how to groom.  Rosie's roles at Smart Dogs are assisting with both dog and cat grooming as part of her ongoing training.  Rosie will may also be involved with our collection & drop-off service.

Personal information:

"I have a very naughty Golden Retriever called Cedric.  Cedric enjoys rolling and swimming in the mud, which he then insists on running through the house caped in mud! The second member of my family is a strange little cat called Sloth,  named due to fact that I love sloths.  Both Cedric & Sloth are inseparable and enjoy digging giant holes in the garden together."


Sarah-Jayne -Assistant Manager/Full Time Dog & Cat Groomer

Sarah-Jane has recently qualified at  Smart Dogs as a dog groomer after completing Level 3 of the City in Guilds in Dog Grooming .  She also has a Btec National Diploma in animal management and her City in Guilds Level 2 in Preparation, with a triple grade distinction in Animal Management.  Sarah has work experience in various animal care areas, some of these include veterinary surgery, lambing farm & dog grooming with us back in 2009.  Sarah also does our early morning collections.

Personal information:

" I have a German Shepherd called Zeus and a Springer Spaniel called Henry. They love nothing more than to play on the beach, swim in the sea and chase their big spike ball . They enjoy drying themselves on my duvet creating a sandpit for me to sleep in.  My tortoise Jimmy is very well looked after by Henry and is surprisingly fast."