Rosie and Laura are two sisters who love dogs and decided to create first Barkdale Dog Grooming and Spa, and then Barkdale Academy to offer dog grooming courses and training. They both left their careers, Rosie in marketing and Laura as manager of a chain of coffee shops, to pursue their passion. They are trained to a high level in dog grooming and opened Barkdale to create a new standard in the dog grooming experience. It is their belief that dogs should enjoy coming to be groomed. The grooming area is open plan in the front of the salon and dogs can play with each other while they await their turn. They usually have a great time and love coming for their pamper sessions!
In time, Rosie and Laura decided that they wanted to teach the Barkdale way of grooming to others, so they opened a teaching facility, Barkdale Academy, followed by online courses in Dog Grooming. They also created this site to help pass on our knowledge to a wider audience about how to groom and how to care for your favourite pet. Our aim is to help everyone be able to provide the best care for their own dogs and to keep them happy and healthy. We will be offering lots of tips and guidance on dog care and grooming and we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions about what we can share.