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Meet Our Team

Dog Grooming Northampton - Meet the team - Emma
Emma Baker

Hello, my name is Emma. I have been grooming for over 20 years now. I started as a kennel assistant after completing my BTEC in Animal Care. At the kennels I trained for 2 years to do my City&Guild 7750 Dog Grooming qualification which I did in 1996. I managed the boarding kennels for over 3 years where I also carried on improving my grooming. From the kennels I worked in a local dog groomers part time for 2 years. Leaving there I started my teaching qualification where I trained for 2 years to gain my CERT FET level 4 stages 1 & 2 in teaching.

I have been teaching dog grooming for over 5 years from First Diploma up to City & Guilds level 2.

I have also competed in many dog grooming competitions:-

  • British Dog Grooming Championship 2009 3rd in handstripping class
  • Premier Groom 2010 won Best Transformation
  • Premier Groom 2011 3rd in handstripping
  • 1st place in The British Dog Grooming Champ 2011 handstripping.

I have done various other grooming courses to improve my skills and to keep me up to date with new grooming styles.

I have recently achieved 2 units in my higher Diploma in Dog Grooming. I also have my license ship LCGI.

Dog Grooming Northampton - Meet the Team - Lindsey
Lindsey Campbell

Hello my name is Lindsey, I started my grooming career in a boarding kennels when I was just 14 years old. I helped out as a Saturday girl and quickly found out that I enjoyed transforming all breeds of dogs from something scruffy to something of a much more neat appearance.

When I left school I started as a trainee dog groomer, working towards my advanced grooming qualifications which I passed in 1995.

I worked for almost 10 years as a dog groomer in a brand new grooming centre building up a regular loyal client base.

I have completed a improving scissor technique workshop, a clip and style workshop and most recently a creative grooming day.

I am currently working towards my higher grooming diploma.

Dog Grooming Northampton - Meet the Team - Lucy
Lucy Franklin

Hello my name is Lucy, I have been a dog groomer for just over 10 years now. After gaining my btec first diploma in animal care at moulton college I was unsure of what I wanted to do, so I applied for a job as a grooming assistant. I fell in love with grooming and have never looked back!

I worked at a kennels for three years where I did a lot of my training, I then worked for two years at moulton college where I furthered my skills by passing my exams and working closely with the grooming teachers. I moved onto managing a grooming salon in national pet retail shop, where I became a member of their demonstration team grooming at pet industry shows and crufts. After going to back to my roots and working in a kennel groomers again for two years I am so happy to be back in a salon and a part of the muddy paw team.

I have my 7750 city and guilds advanced diploma in dog grooming, which I completed 4 years ago. I also have taken further courses in bichon and poodle styling, Airedale and long legged terrier styling and creative styling. I am a qualified canine first aider, and am currently working towards my higher diploma in dog grooming.

Gemma Tait

Hello my name is Gemma Tait, I have been grooming now for 9 years. I started my grooming career as an apprentice working towards my level 2 and 3 in animal welfare as well as my level 2 city and guilds qualification for dog grooming! Once I had completed my apprenticeship after two years I stayed on at the salon to works towards becoming a professional groomer, while there I completed the first half of my level 3 in dog grooming. I have also done a  work shop in creative grooming.