The Taking the Grrr out of Grooming Dogs Approved Professionals was founded in February 2023 by Sue Williamson for the purpose of creating a list of trusted groomers, behaviourists, trainers and other canine professionals that canine guardians could turn to when they needed support for the canine companion.


The Approved Groomers have all undertaken an assessment which includes assignments on body language and trigger stacking. In additional, they have all submitted videos of various parts of a groom so that they can be assessed on their low stress handling methods. Groomers Under Assessment have only been listed if they have successfully completed at least the two assignments and half of the videos.

London - West Finchley - Nupur Manchanda - The Artful Dog Grooming Parlour

Approved Groomer

I offer one-to-one low stress grooming at my home in N3. I wanted to create a grooming salon that I would like for my own dog, where the dog's experience of being groomed is paramount.

Exeter - Ridgeway - Jo Huxford - Gentle Paws Grooming

Approved Groomer

Bedford - Laura Morey - Rockstar Dogs Groom Room

Approved Groomer (1 to 1 Salon)

Plymouth - Lottie Griffin - Furry Tails of Plymouth

Approved Mobile Groomer

East Lothian - Hazel Ralston - Shampooch Dog Grooming

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

London (High Street) - Lizi Arnold - LizispawsitiveK9's

Approved Groomer (1 - 2- 1 Salon)

Leicestershire - Sue Williamson - Happy Paws with Sue

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

* Founder of Taking the Grrr Approved Professionals. * Dog Grooming Behaviourist * Animal Centred Education Advanced Tutor * Tellington TTouch Practitioner P2 * Reiki Practitioner Level 2 * Low Stress Handling Silver Certified * Author of Taking the Grrr out of Grooming Series of Books

Clapham MK41 6EJ - Tracey Rose Dog Grooming

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 salon)

Staffordshire - Brewood - Lorna Williams - Bark & Bubbles

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

Norkfolk - Hickling - Jayne Ambrose - Jane the Dog Groomer in the Broads

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1)

Northampton - Long Buckby - Catherine Crawshaw - K8'sK9 Dog Grooming

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

Ipswich - Angela Backun - Short, Backun, Tails Dog Grooming

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

North Yorkshire - Malton - Melanie Braddock - Vanity Fur VIP Dog Grooming

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

At Vanity Fur VIP Dog Spa we provide bespoke one-to-one grooming with high standards and ethics for your VIP. We care for your dogs physical, mental and emotional needs, treating your dog as if they were one of our own whilst in our care. Your VIP will be groomed in our home-based, purpose built dog grooming salon which provides a secure, warm and clean environment. Equipped with state of the art equipment and quality products. We aim to make it a happy experience providing a relaxing, familiar and friendly environment. Our purpose built salon offers your dog the very best grooming experience. We are fully insured and are trained in canine first aid so your pups are in safe hands.

Sutton in Ashfield - Joy Aston - K9 Corner Dog Grooming

Approved Groomer (1 -2 - 1 Salon)

The grooming experience for some dogs doesn't come without stress, but is always necessary for their welfare. My ethos is caring and compassionate and every dog is treated with the respect they deserve. Whether they just need their nails trimming or if they are enjoying the full spa treatment. I use as minimal restraint as possible in a calming environment and only use the best natural and sustainable products.

Staffordshire - Stowe By Chartley - Victoria Shepherd - Happy Henry's

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

Swindon - Danielle Stewart - Woody's Holistic Groomer

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)

Sandy - Sylvia Gianninotti - Mrs G's Groom Room

Approved Groomer (1 - 2 - 1 Salon)


Devon - Paignton - Andy Hale

Train Positive

Norfolk - Wroxham - Claire Mcknespiey

Educating Paws

Great Yarmouth - St. Olaves - Debbie Betts

Dynamic Paws & Train

Leicestershire - Shane Hartshorn

K9 Education


Ilfracombe (Devon) - Zara Jackson

Tarka Dog Training

Specialize in helping dog owners address and resolve behavioural issues with their furry companions. Whether it's leash pulling, grooming/vet phobias, excessive barking or anxiety. Certified training partner with the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP) and a listed Animal training instructor with the Animal behaviour and training council (ABTC). 15 years of animal training experience.

Chichester - Louise Williamson

South Coast Dog Training