Chris Elwell (6)
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Spotlight Registered: 7 September 2019
Email: chris@dogandbonegrooming.co.uk
Booking Line: 07852569375
 

Dog and Bone Grooming

14

Newcastle Emlyn

www.dogandbonegrooming.co.uk


About me

I fell into grooming by accident after been unable to find a groomer for our original two westies Hamish and Macbeth. This led to us starting out as mobile groomers, building the business up over a few years until I had health issues. I was going to stop grooming, but thankfully some of my friends had other ideas, and when people found I was doing the grooming from a converted room at Home, I started getting more calls asking if people could come to us. I was flattered as some of my customers were travelling in excess of 30 miles.

I carried on doing this whilst I was doing my degree. During which time I met Ashlee who came to work with us on work placement, 4 years on she is still with us managing our salon in Newcastle Emlyn. We have also been joined by Hanna another City and Guilds qualified groomer, and Nichola who is completing an apprenticeship with City and Guilds Qualification.

As the business has grown we now have two mobile salons as well as the the Salon in Newcastle Emlyn, covering a large part of South West Wales.

I was never satisfied with my initial training, and have over the years attended various seminars and events with a view to improving and maintaining my skills, something I also encourage in my team members. This led to me finally gaining more qualifications.

My life revolves around Dogs, I am mainly working now to support the gang of rescues and rehomes who have moved in with me..15 in total including poodles, a beagle, west highland terriers, westie mixes yorkie mixes and two ex breeder Shih-tzus.

We have always worked on a one to one basis, with only one persons dog in the grooming area. Our groomers stay with a dog from start to finish, do their own bathing and prepping, and there are no crates in our salon. We find this creates a more relaxed atmosphere for the dogs and Humans.

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  • Lesley Jordan

    Chris has been grooming my dog in his mobile van for well over a year, Bentley can be nervous and is figetty when groomed, Chris has the knack, he is so good with him. Thank you for looking after us.

  • Lesley Jordan

    Chris has been grooming my dog in his mobile van for well over a year, Bentley can be nervous and is figetty when groomed, Chris has the knack, he is so good with him. Thank you for looking after us.

  • Chris Elwell

    Thanks Lesley always my pleasure

  • Nicky Rhodes

    I approached Chris a couple of years ago to see if he could help get my rescue German Shepherd used to being handled and touched by other people. Chris was amazing, he put my dog at ease and after an initial meeting, he made light work of a 2 hour groom without even getting a growl! Since then he has regularly groomed my dog and both myself and our vet are very grateful to Chris for the huge improvements seen in Diesel. Thank you.

  • Gwyneth Driscoll

    I would highly recommend Chris as a dog grommer - he comes to us every 6 weeks to groom our Bichon .... Mali is very comfortable with him ( even if she does try to hide when she sees the van pull up

  • Chris Elwell

    Thanks Nicky, he is such a handsome chap

  • Linda White

    What can I say, he is a Saint. My rescue dogs come in terrified and with patient handling he gets them groomed and relaxed. Have sent a few dogs that had to be sedated by vets, who now go and stand happily to be groomed.

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