Pippa Gorman MA LCGI (101)

The Dog House
Spotlight Registered: 3 January 2018
Email: info@thedoghouse-pro.co.uk
Booking Line: 01328 853373

The Dog House


Fakenham Norfolk


About me

The Dog House is a team of passionate pet dog grooming professionals with true customer service & care at our heart.

Located in Fakenham near the stunning North Norfolk coast we serve a wide range of customers, with many travelling from neighbouring cities, counties & beyond. Reputation & recommendation lead them to us… we listen to what our customers want & work closely with them to build long lasting, trusting relationships.

Working dogs, massive dogs, tiny dogs, show dogs…we love & groom them all! Having a fabulous team enables us to work 2 or 3 to a dog if required, for reassurance, support or to reduce the time of groom in the case of an elderly or lame dog which might struggle to stand.

We are highly trained & experienced in Hand Stripping, both wire & silky coats & work with many customers in the process of rolling their dog’s coats for breed standard conformation, skin & coat health & for show.

We specialise in handling techniques & work with many dogs & their owners that may have had negative grooming experiences elsewhere. A fabulous groom is important to us but not if a dog is having to be excessively restrained or shows signs of real fear. We take the time & patience necessary to bond & gain the trust of of all the dogs we are privileged to have entrusted to our care.

All team members have achieved or are studying towards their City & Guilds or Open College Network West Midlands (OCN) Level 2 & 3 Diplomas. I encourage their professional development at all times & we regularly attend professional grooming shows together & host several dog grooming seminars each year, inviting fellow groomers countrywide to attend. I am studying towards my Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming & Have recently gained my LCGI in professional dog grooming. I have AET & TAQA qualifications in teaching & assessing and am soon to complete my IQA.

The Dog House is also an approved Open College West Midlands (OCN) centre and a City & Guilds satellite training centre with Summit Groomer Training Group. We offer very flexible professional training, with a small number of students working alongside our team in a real, day to day environment, learning all the skills & theory to become professionally qualified dog groomers. Again the safe & compassionate handing of the dogs is paramount to our training offer.



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  • Valerie Baxter

    Fab Dog Groomers my girls love going have fun and always look brillent

  • Dawn Rourke

    Pippa and the staff at The Dog House are so professional, kind and considerate towards Jack, my elderly lurcher. I love the way they put the dogs first and never rush the job. If Jack is stressed, they let him have a break, no matter how long it takes. I wouldn't take him anywhere else.

  • Janice Pallett

    Our westichon called poppy loves coming to The Dog House. The staff are kind,considerate and never rush, poppy is such a wriggler. The staff always have the welfare of the dogs first. I can't recommend them enough. We wouldn't take her anywhere else. Thank you

  • Laura Claxton-Lake

    Pippa and her team are absolutely amazing. We would not even consider taking our fur babies anywhere else.

  • karen brady

    Pippa and her team have always made our Irish Setter Gypsy always welcome - she doesn't like many groomers but loves seeing Pippa.We book Gypsy in every time we head to Norfolk on holiday.

  • David Parkin

    Pippa and the team always do a good job, they do as you ask unlike some groomers that seem to do as they seem fit.

  • Jacquie Cameron

    My two boisterous cockers have been going to The Dog House since their first groom as pups. They’ve gone from spending the day to now being done in half a day. This is down to the fab team and the marvellous way they handle all the dogs in their care. Always interested in your dogs and always ask what you would like grooming wise. My two have had various styles - all of which have been fantastic.

  • Laurel Stonell

    I have two Bichon Frise, brother and sister, and can honestly say that that they have never had such a perfect groom since finding Pippa and her team. W3 have been going to The Dog House for three years now and each time both my pooches have come back relaxed, happy and beautifully groomed. Thank you all.

  • Anne Bennett

    My cross breed dog jasper is such a stressed little thing, but Pippa and the team are wonderful with him, they take good care of him. We have been going there four years now, and have the next appointment booked in February. All I can say is thank you to them all.

  • Clare Morley

    Finally found a groomer would can cut my Wired Foxed Terrier. Ted always seems very happy to go and see Pippa and her team, and enjoys strolling around the workroom and making himself at home. He always looks fab when I pick him up. Would highly recommend. Thank you to all the team for taking such good care of him x

  • Jane Currie

    Such a wonderful groomer and so professional

  • Carol Stops

    Pippa is a fantastic groomer with a great team too. My Welsh Terrier puppy , Wynnie , loves to visit for a professional hand strip and cuddles.

  • Terri Broughton

    I visited Pippa and her team yesterday for the first time. I went with 'Brillo' my 14 week old Wire Haired Fox Terrier. I can only say that Brillo had an amazing experience! The staff were all exceptionally friendly. Brillo had her first (very small) face strip, her toenails trimmed and her behind stripped. I was nervous as she had been through a stressful situation the night previous but this did not phase Pippa one bit. I cannot recommend her and her team more highly. She is off to see her again next week for a whole morning of socialisation. Thank you all so much to all of you for taking care of Brillo and supporting her in having a great experience. See you very soon. Terri x

  • David Attoe

    Amazing place. We have a terrier that requires time and effort to be groomed. We can't recommend Pippa and her colleagues enough. See u again very soon complete with the terrier

  • TRUDI Porter

    Peppa is an amazing groomer. She hand cuts our Coton De Tulear Poodle cross. Amazing results on an unusual coat. Our Jamie loves her and that says it all!

  • Emma Pampling

    Pippa and her lovely team have groomed two of my dogs. My very special shih tzu called Oscar who was very nervous and had a tendency to bite when afraid and my very lovely jrt cross who loves everyone. I was so impressed, amazed in fact, at the groom they managed on Oscar when they saw him, no other groomer had ever managed to get such a lovely groom completed before giving up. I cannot stress enough how impressed I have been with this team and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for someone to beautify their best friend.

  • Anne Priestley

    My (young and lively) cockapoo loves his visits to The Dog House and emerges handsome and happy. Pippa and her team are friendly, skilled and devoted to the dogs. Pippa also will take time out to share tips on grooming (observed to the letter, naturally J )

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