Pippa owns The Dog House… I’m City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma qualified and am now working towards my Higher Diploma and the ultimate goal of LCGI honours and membership of the Guild of Master Groomers. I have AET teaching and TAQA assessing qualifications and have grown The Dog House from its roots in a cabin in our garden to our current commercial location in Fakenham and our status as an approved C&G training provider and now a top provider of training courses in the UK..
I have a BA and an MA in design and have worked in the retail industry all my career, specialising in design and shop fitting. Dogs have always had a special place in my heart and it is my dream job to work with such a wonderful range of breeds and characters on a daily basis.
Bob is Pippa’s husband and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to setting up and running small businesses, including all the financial aspects as well as the day to day management. And that includes employing staff, advertising and marketing.
Bob is the at the heart of managing our training bookings, City & Guilds paperwork and liaising with the Summit Groomer Training group.
Ziggy, Rosie and Patrick are the canine directors at The Dog House. They liaise closely with our canine customers and ensure they have some play and chill time as well as a lovely groom.
Patrick heads up this trio and makes it his main aim to pinch your lunch if you don’t watch out.
Ziggy spends his day lazing on The Dog House sofa upstairs in our theory and staff room.
Rosie, being the youngest doesn’t take her responsibilities too seriously and is affectionately known as ’Numpty’
Our fabulous team work alongside us running our busy dog grooming business.
The main studio is equipped to a high professional standard with illuminated fully height adjustable electric grooming tables, Heineger professional cordless clippers, in built floor level holding crates, rubber flooring & Wi-Fi. We have an additional fully equipped training room off the main studio and an upstairs meeting/relaxation area with screen for video presentations,.
In our bathing room we have – two professional stainless steel baths with steps and adjustable work heights, three high velocity dryers, three stand finishing dryers, a professional drying cabinet and three adjustable electric grooming tables. The room is fully air conditioned.
We have a self serve bathing area for customers wishing to wash & dry their own dogs………and looking down over it all is a fab mega sized photo of our two Irish Setters, Patrick & Ziggy on our beautiful local beach. It is a loud and busy but fun working room.
Simon & Dovile are C&G Level 3 Diploma qualified dog grooming tutors. All staff are C&G Level 2 or 3 qualified & canine 1st Aid certificated & Simon is our trained human First Aider.