Dawn has always been “owned” by dogs and her Canine CV shows the successes she has attained in the dog show world. Dawn's dogs have won Best of Breed at Crufts. Dawn has judged in the UK and internationally and won her class at the British Dog Grooming Championships 2014.

The Dog House, Worcester was started by Dawn back in 2006. Previously, Dawn worked as a Legal Secretary, Mental Health Development Officer and Area Manager for a National Charity but none of these jobs gave Dawn as much fulfilment as she sought, so she left full time work and started on the road to running her own successful business!

A big part of what Dawn does here at The Dog House is running the training school. With her years of experience, who better to start your future grooming career with?

Dawn also co-owns the Carradine kennel of Cairn Terriers and runs Carradine a small company specialising in hand stripping and training dog show judges of the future! Dawn also runs regular dog show training class too! To find out more visit



Lucy is 22 years old and joined The Dog House Team in December 2019 as a Centre Assistant & in May 2020 became the Centre Manager.
Lucy runs our Good Citizen training courses. She also manages all of the day care at the centre.
Lucy will soon be qualified in tutoring adults.
You will often find Lucy taking care of Dawn's curious Cairns!
She enjoys showing both her dogs, and her Cairn Dottie has recently developed a love for agility.
She also enjoys going on long walks and adventures with her beloved pack in tow!


Alice is our lead tutor at The Dog House. A fully qualified groomer with a background in education, Alice is a valuable addition to the team. She leads the student training days, and ensures everybody gains experience working with a variety of dogs during their time with us, as well as supporting them with their theory work. 



Chloe is 21 years old and is the first member of the team to qualify as a level three groomer with Dawn!
She has been with us since October 2018 & in 2020 became our Grooming Room Manager.
Chloe oversees everything in the grooming room, including tutoring the students.
Chloe has such a calm persona, making her perfect to run the centres Tranquil Tuesday, where she offers a one to one service dedicated to those who usually find the salon environment too stressful.
You will often find Chloe with her two Yorkshire Terriers Maggie and Alfie modelling their latest funky hair styles!



Rachel joined our Grooming Training School in 2019 and never left! Rachel's main role is as our Student Administrator, however, she can be found either in the grooming room helping washing, drying and styling your dogs, or in the admin office keeping this website up to date! Rachel has her own horse called Gilly. He's an ex-racehorse who's now enjoying his new life learning how to be an eventer.



Abby is 25 years old and  started with us in January 2020. She looks after the day care dogs and is very nearly a qualified groomer as well.

At home Abby has two dogs of her own,  a Beagle called Basil & a new Beagle puppy Beau.

Away from work Abby enjoys horse riding.



Linda is 55 years old & joined the team in 2021.
Linda is one of the Centre Assistants, whose main role is taking care of our wonderful day care residents. She is multi-talented and can also be found washing and drying dogs too. Linda also looks after Dawn's Cairn Terriers.
At home Linda has a rescue dog, Diamond, who she loves to take on long walks.



Alex is the newest recruit to our team.

He joined us for work experience whilst at college and his hard work, dedication & love of dogs has 

secured him a job as a Centre Assistant.

Out of work, Alex has a Cairn Terrier, Casper & 2 mischievous Chinchillas!