​Luxury Dog Grooming Salon, Spa and Boutique

34A Thorn Road, Hedon
01482 891712
By appointment only



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​About Bark and Sparkle...
Hello my name is Kate and welcome to Bark and Sparkle.  Having been surrounded by animals for all of my life, I have decided to use my passion for all things furry and open my very own Dog Grooming Business and here 'Bark and Sparkle' was born.
 
I have attended a variety of dog grooming training, including City and Guilds, as well as attending various dog grooming seminars and training events held throughout the year.  In 2016 I attended  a range of seminars including styling methods for the West Highland White Terrier, Poodles, Airedale Terrier, Bichon Frise, Cockapoo, Asian Fusion grooming and Lhasa Apso drop coat breeds. I also updated my Canine Emergency First Aid in August 2016.

In 2017 I attended several demonstrations and workshops including Colin Taylor's Masterclass, Ryan Lee's demonstration, Pammie Carmichael-Hogg's demonstration and workshop on grooming techniques for a varety of breeds and also Asian Fusion grooming.  I also hosted an intense Colin Taylor workshop at my very own salon to enable me to further develop my scissoring and styling skills. 

This year I have attended various demonstrations and I have also started to compete in grooming competitions too. My first entry into Groom Asia in May, with a few more competitions lined up for the rest of this year make for a very exciting year ahead at Bark and Sparkle.
 
I strongly believe that dog grooming should be made as stress free as possible, so if it takes 2 1/2hrs to groom a dog to maintain their confidence then that is fine by me.  They can have a break and play with the salon toys or relax on the Chaise Longue in our Boutique.  I am not under pressure to do your dog as quick as possible to enable me to quickly move on to my next client, for me it is all about the dog!  

Groom Asia 2018

I entered my first grooming competition in May 2018 with Rolo a Mini Parti Poodle.  Had so much fun, learned a lot, met some new groomer friends and was so proud to be presented with the 'Very Highly Commended Award'. 
The competition was organised by the world renowned Pammie Carmichael-Hogg who is the originator of Asian Fusion Grooming.

Time for a cuddle with sleepy Rolo

Photos below taken by Edwin McCracken Photography