Barkley Grange has a highly skilled and knowledgable team whose only goal is to give your dog the best experience possible.
Owner and Groomer
I started Barkley Grange in 2012 after having a successful dog walking and pet sitting company. As well as working in the day care I can be found in the grooming room a few days a week alongside Emma. I attend lots of training days and seminars throughout the year, and I have also completed my City & Guilds dog grooming qualification.
Greyhound X, Labrador, Terrier
I own 4 dogs who can usually be found wandering around the farm and reception area. I have Austin (Greyhound X), Lady and Barley (Mother and Daughter Labradors) and Bob (a very naughty terrier!). I have always worked with dogs, and in my spare time I can be found training my 2 Labradors who are also working gundogs.
Day Care Manager
I’ve been working at Barkley Grange for over 5 years. Since I started I have gained my City & Guilds in dog grooming, a qualification in microchipping, kept up to date with my canine first aid certificate, and have also completed a L4 Leadership and Management course.
I’ve always had a love and passion for dogs but having my own showed me just how much. Hugo started at Barkley Grange when he was just 1, so now it’s like his second home and he loves coming to work with me every day.
I have a huge passion for animals and have previously worked in the equine industry for 14 years as a qualified riding instructor and yard manager. I made a switch to dogs at the end of 2018 and have completed a dog body language course. I look forward to the future at Barkley Grange — with Sophie, the team, and all the wonderful dogs.
Jack Russell Border Collie Mix
I have my own pride and joy, ‘Tipsy’ a Jack Russell Border Collie Mix, who will show off her tricks for a biscuit! I love that I can take my dog to work with me everyday and she enjoys nothing more than playing ball in the field with her friends or going on long walks around the farm with everyone.
Day Care Supervisor
I have always loved dogs. I have been at Barkley Grange for over 3 years. During that time I’ve completed an apprenticeship in animal care, courses including canine first aid, dog body language and communication, arousal and problematic behaviour, and many dog training instructor courses by IMDT.
I have my beautiful cocker spaniel, Arlo, who comes to work with me everyday. I love being able to raise Arlo in a well socialised and controlled environment where he can learn to play with dogs, as well as learning his basic manners and obedience from our wonderful Barkley Grange team.
Day Care Assistant
I have been working at Barkley Grange for 3 years. It combines my love of dogs and love of driving. I ensure all the dogs are safe whilst being transported to and from the day care centre. I have completed the dogs first aid course as well as reading dog body language course.
I love being able to bring Pepper with me to work (when she isn’t being a terrier and barking!). I will soon be introducing her son Eric to the day care family when he is old enough.
Head Dog Groomer
In 2016 I became a permanent member of the Barkley Grange team splitting my time between the grooming room and day care centre. Lots of seminars later you will most likely find me in the grooming room. I love our Barkley Grange family and cannot see myself working anywhere else. I hope to continue my training as a groomer and gain higher and higher qualifications.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This handsome chap is Marley, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Day Care Apprentice
I have always loved dogs, we have always had dogs in the family and our two girls mean the world to me. I came to Barkley Grange whilst doing Work Experience for my Business Studies Course. I am now doing an Animal Care Apprenticeship here at Barkley Grange.
German Shepherd Cross Labrador, Labrador
Milly and Roxy are both 12 years old, Milly is a German Shepherd Cross Labrador and Roxy is a Labrador. We have had them since they were both puppies.
Day Care Assistant
Dogs have always been a huge part of my life and I finally realised my dream to work with them 2 years ago. I’m looking forward to gaining more knowledge with Barkley Grange and furthering my development in behaviour modification and training.
Jack Russell Poodle Cross
Loki is a 2 year old Jack Russell poodle cross and the apple of my eye! You’ll often find him posing in front of the camera or pulling out some tricks to please the crowds.
Alongside my Bachelors in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, I have over 20 years of professional experience with dogs from working at a rescue, daycare, boarding kennel, veterinary centre, the assistance dog charities Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Medical Detection Dogs, and as a self employed dog walker and trainer. I am excited to be joining Barkley Grange to help pet owners develop a stronger bond with their four-legged family members using positive reinforcement training techniques.
Border Collie X, Pointer X, Border Collie