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Me and my pooches

Bramble Cottage Dog Grooming offers a personal touch where your dog is the focus

My name is Skhy and I have been working and playing with dogs since birth! My mother competed in dog obedience with Standard Poodles and German Shepherd's, and showed Cocker Spaniels, which I got to play with from a very young age!  I got my very own dog, a whippet called Rhea, in 1989 who I took to the "Don’t Hit It, Train It" dog training club in north London from 6 months of age, which is were the dog training bug took hold!

I spend my weekends helping out in my mother's dog grooming salon as a child (which I loved!) and learnt first hand how to groom dog and cats, from start to finish, over the course of ten years. I was a founding committee member of the "Whippet Club Obedience Demonstration Team" taking part with my whippet Zasha, in the Crufts display team, for three consecutive years. I competed with my pet Whippets, and one of my mothers Cockers Spaniels, in breed showing, child handling, obedience and agility. In 1994 I got my first Standard Poodle 'Shelbie' as I wanted to have some hair to groom, I should have known then!   

I gained my Kennel Club Breeders Affix of 'Zerhea’s' in 1996, when I bred my first litter of Whippet puppies for the breed show ring.  As with all children, there comes a time when the grown up world calls, and you have to finally become independent, and it was the same for me. My dogs had to take a back burner, whilst I left home for three years, to study for a degree in Social Work. In 2005 I got my first job, working for the local authority, following another dream to make a difference in some way.

Over the last ten years I have juggled being employed, with my love of dogs, which can be a struggle sometimes when you have a demanding job, often working over 50hrs a week.  As a de-stresser, I took up dog agility with my one of my pooches Tullah, and in 2007 worked with her up to Championship Classes! I have also collected some Border Collies along the way, who have travelled up and down the country with me to Agility competitions (with a tent!)

Tullah doing what she loves (after sleeping!)

In 2009 I started organising the "Spilsby Companion Dog Show" which is a charity fundraiser for the local community. I have continued to organise this each year, which gives yet another excuse to hang out with dogs!

I became a trainer at "Partney Dog Training Society" in 2011 and took over the role of 'Club Secretary' in 2013, until retiring from the role in 2016. Every Tuesday I got to help people, and their dogs, build their relationship and bond.

I reduced my hours at work to part time in 2013, and started grooming dogs as well. I got my dog grooming qualifications at Grimsby College and in January 2015 I got engaged to “The Dr”!

In February 2015, I was given the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy from my social work role, and I decided to accept, as it would allow me to follow the dream of having my own Grooming Salon and start a family (four legged and two)! My fiance and I have bought our first home 'Bramble Cottage' where I will be grooming pooches, becoming a house wife and playing with my dogs full time!

I am currently grooming from Bramble Cottage in Fold Hill, Friskney. This is a home based grooming, where my customers dogs can feel like they are part of the family and where their hair is cared for in a calm and caring manner. 

Dog Groomer in Lincolnshire with spaces available