About Katia Jardine
My name is Katia Jardine and I have been a dog groomer since September of 2011 following a 6-week full time intensive course. What attracted me to this course in particular was the fact that the trainer taught us how to groom dogs without restraints, just dog psychology, touch and lots of love and patience. I have found this to work wonders as dogs appear to be a lot calmer and actually enjoy going to the groomers!
I am a member of the Pet Care Trust and the British Dog Groomers Association. I keep myself updated by constantly learning new techniques, attending shows (Festival of Grooming), seminars and championships (British Dog Grooming Championship) and reading a number of magazines, blogs and publications of the grooming world. I have also a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming.
My background includes a BA in Music and a Diploma in Business Management plus an extensive career in marketing, most recently as an online marketing consultant (shame I never seem to have the time to apply these techniques myself!). After 20 odd years working in an office based environment I was compelled to do something that would be a bit more hands on, use my love of dogs and arts & crafts and hence Waggy Tails Grooming was born!
In the last 3 years Waggy Tails has been going from strength to strength thanks to lots of recommendations and word of mouth and I’m pleased to say we have expanded to take in Julie Beanland, a very talented groomer (see below), and Sylvie Bougeard, who helps me to wash and dry your dogs with the same care and calm energy I do.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call me on 07738 595466 or 01371 606180, or book an appointment online by clicking on the blue button on the right.y assistant, who helps me to wash and dry your dogs with the same care and calm energy I use myself.
About Julie Beanland
Julie has been working with dogs for most of her life. She became a junior dog handler at dog events when she was only 10, showing Afghan Hounds. This is when she also started grooming dogs for shows and competitions, spending an average 5 to 6 hours twice a week getting them prepared and looking their best for competition day.
Julie has had numerous wins at Crufts in the Afghan Hounds category over the years with different dogs and has also taken part in international championships at the highest level in England,Ireland, France, Luxembourg, obtaining major wins, including the Euro Dog Show. She is now a professional dog handler at shows and has been invited to judge a number of dog show events.
In February 2014 Julie joined Waggy Tails and has leveraged her extensive grooming experience to the business. She has a natu
ral talent for design and style and grooms beautifully. Waggy Tails is very lucky to have such a great groomer!