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Full City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Dog Grooming Qualification

Groomers Spotlight Member


Over 20 years working with dogs

Tailwaggers Dog Grooming was born in 2006, when owners, Darran & Sally Hart, moved to Green Street Green.  Their hard work and commitment to bring you and your pets the best service has enabled Tailwaggers to attain an excellent reputation in the area.

Sally at Crufts
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Styling By Sally

​I qualifed as a canine beautician in 1995 in South Africa.  I opened my first grooming salon that year at a veterinary practice, and in the following years, I built it up to became the most highly recommended salon in the area.  My interest in animals started in childhood, when I started training my first dog when I was 14.  My first job was trainee kennel manager for a boarding and breeding kennels. But it was my second job in a groomers that made me realise how much I loved grooming.  I moved to the UK in 2001 and spent a few years working for the State Veterinary service.  I passed my City and Guilds Level 3 Qualification in Advanced Dog Grooming in 2010.  And I attend as many seminars and educational events as possible to continue improving my skills and knowledge.  In 2014, 2016 and 2017 I was part of a team doing grooming demonstrations at Crufts. I occasionally compete in grooming competitions and i am on the committee of the English Groomers Group.  A non-profit organisation for the education and betterment of pet groomers and the pet grooming industry.  I am still doing some dog training with our own dogs and regularily give educational talks and advice  on grooming at Crofton Oak Dog Club, run by Steve Stokes.

Bathing By Darran

My love of animals started from a very young age.  I grew up in a family that not only bred corgis, dalmations and great danes, but we also rescued a whole host of different animals.  As a child I was looking after a variety of animals apart from the dogs, including goats, rabbits, chickens and my own horse.  My spare time was spent in the fields and woods around finding reptiles and small wild animals and observing them.  These early encounters are still influencing my animal keeping today.  I rehome a variety of disabled reptiles and rehabilitate non-eating snakes.  I have attained a diploma in canine behaviour and psychology and I am constantly improving my knowledge with reading and self study.