When Rosie returned from a grooming session with more knots than she went in with and a bleeding claw, Val decided she had to find out how to groom Rosie herself. After moving down to Dorset, Val attended intermediate and advanced Dog Grooming courses at Kingston Maurward and is now a qualified City and Guilds 7750-3 Advanced Dog Groomer.

Having a long haired dog like Rosie led Val to specialise in long haired dogs which a lot of groomers shy away from, although she loves working with all dogs and breeds.

A few years ago she met up with a 6 week old, Old English Sheepdog bitch named ‘Cherry Row Honey Bee’. From the time the huge puppy was sick on her lap on the way home from the breeders, right up until now, Val and the renamed ‘Rosie’ have been inseparable and loving companions.

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Val is the driving force behind Give the Dog a Comb!