My name is Lorraine and I have over 30 years experience in dog grooming. I owe my skills and love of the job to my late close friend, Sandy Gibson (Former owner of Sandy’s Poodle Parlour, Station Road, Billingham).
I was only 14 years old when I first met Sandy. I completed a two week work experience from school at Sandy’s and knew then it was the job for me! Shortly after, Sandy offered me a Saturday job which then progressed into a YTS placement once I had finished school. Over the years she taught me everything she knew about dog grooming and I have great respect, admiration and appreciation for her.
From a very young age, my love for animals, especially dogs, was apparent and has never changed. As a family, we always had dogs. Wherever I went, you could guarantee that my four legged friends would be by my side. They were like my guardian angels.
I am fully qualified after achieving my professional City and Guilds Level 3 diploma in Dog Grooming. I am fully insured, canine first aid trained and also a member of the Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the British Dog Groomers Association (BDGA) and The Groomers Spotlight.
Here at Aldiazik Happy Hounds, I do not just see dogs that need bathing and trimming. I believe in taking more of a holistic approach to each and every four legged friend, in order to enhance their wellbeing and give them the best future care possible.
When your dog comes to the salon, I will observe and take into account things like their health, diet and exercise, environment and lifestyle, as well as the most suitable products and methods to use for their own individual needs. Your dog will be treated and cared for to a very high standard. They will have their own personal space to relax in, with comfortable fresh bedding and fresh drinking water, before and after treatment. They will also be offered supervised toilet breaks and rest periods within our large secure garden whenever necessary.
The health and wellbeing of your dog is paramount. At Aldiazik Happy Hounds they will receive one to one care and attention throughout their stay in a relaxing, stress-free environment.