Meet the Team

Barkley Grange has a highly skilled and knowledgable team whose only goal is to give your dog the best experience possible.

Sophie

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.

Sophie’s Austin, Lady, Barley, and Bob

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.

Christina

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.

Christina’s Hugo

Cocker Spaniel

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.

Hayleigh

Day Care Deputy Manager

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.

Hayleigh’s Tipsy

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.

Bethany

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.

Bethany’s Arlo

Cocker Spaniel

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.

Barbara

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.

Barbara’s Pepper and Eric

Terrier

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.

Emma

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.

Emma’s Marley

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This handsome chap is Marley, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Katie

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.

Katie’s Milly and Roxy

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.