Meet the Team


I originally trained as a Geologist and completed my PhD in 2006. It wasn’t until I was living in Perthshire and started grooming my own dogs that I fell in love with grooming and the positive impact it can have on a dogs welfare and happiness. I set up Wagging Tails in 2015 after completing my training at the Ayrshire Academy of Canine Beauticians. I hold a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists. Grooming to me is, and always will be, about promoting the welfare of dogs through a healthy skin and coat.


Hamish and Islay are my two little Westies who are often mooching around looking for any treats or cuddles coming their way. Hamish*, who I adopted from Birmingham Dogs Home, is an older boy with some ongoing health issues. Islay is my baby, nearly 11 yrs old now, who is not really a “morning dog” and likes to snooze in her bed when she is at the salon.
* Hamish sadly passed away in January 2021. I miss him every single day 🙁