About Waggy Tails

Waggy Tails is a professional and caring dog grooming salon based in Felsted, Essex. We are ideally located in a central position to cover Great Dunmow, Rayne, Flitch Green, Stebbing, Great Notley, Great Leighs and Braintree. We are open 6 days a week and you can book your appointments online to suit your timetable (please click the Schedule Now button on the right).

We opened up in 2011 and have gone from strength to strength thanks to lots of recommendations and word of mouth. We are:

About Katia Jardine

My name is Katia Jardine and I am the business owner of Waggy Tails Grooming. I have been a dog groomer since September of 2011 following a 6-week full time intensive course. I subsequently obtained a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. What attracted me to my first course in particular was the fact that the trainer taught us how to groom dogs without restraints, just dog psychology, the right way of handling dogs, 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.

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!

About Julie Beanland

AHA_showing_dogMy name is Julie and I have been working with dogs for most of my life. I became a junior dog handler at dog events when I was only 10, showing Afghan Hounds. This is when I 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.

I have had numerous wins at Crufts in the Afghan Hounds category over the years with different dogs and have also taken part in international championships at the highest level in England,Ireland, France, Luxembourg, obtaining major wins, including the Euro Dog Show. I am now a professional dog handler at shows and have been invited to judge a number of dog show events



I joined Waggy Tails in February 2014 and following on Waggy Tail’s grooming principles I also groom dogs without restraints (please see below for more information) bringing my extensive grooming experience to the business. Katia (Waggy Tails owner) says: “Julie has a natural talent for design and style and grooms beautifully. Waggy Tails is very lucky to have such a great groomer!”


About Laura Parr

Laura has a background in Accounts having worked for a large music retailer for the

last 15 years. She has had dogs for most of her life and was a regular customer of Waggy Tails for about 4 years before deciding that her love of dogs and a wish for a career change would be best combined in becoming a groomer herself. She attended a 3-month City and Guilds course with one of the top championship groomers in the UK and abroad and gained her City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate with a merit.


Laura has been working at Waggy Tails on Saturdays since August 2017 and her natural talent for grooming and good eye for styling is proving very popular.


If you have any questions  please call us on 01371 606180.