Jocelyn Dorrian LCGI (133)

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Spotlight Registered: 17 March 2017
Booking Line: 07830011265

Happy Hounds Dog Grooming



About me

I have been grooming professionally since 2001 and always strive to give my furry clients and their humans the best service possible.

As soon as I attended my first seminar I was hooked on learning and improving my skills to keep up-to-date with dog grooming styling by attending courses, completing my City & Guilds L3 Diploma (2006) and competing at national grooming competitions. 

I hold my Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma & Level 4 Licentiateship in Dog Grooming and am currently working towards my Higher Diploma with the end goal of becoming a member of the Guild of Master Groomers. 

Since 2010 I have been training other potential dog groomers through my education work at various colleges and guiding them to achieve their qualifications.  In October 2017 I established a training academy at Happy Hounds. 

Happy Hounds also offers the following services: Do-it-yourself Dog Wash, Trainee Grooming Sessions, "Free" Puppy Pampers, Senior Club (split appointments to help older dogs - bath and dry followed by clipping and styling as a separate appointment), teeth maintenance, City & Guilds Grooming Courses and Dog Walking. 

Helping me look after your fur babies are Niamh and Kim who are qualified to City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma, Laura our Assistant Dog Groomer and our apprentice Daisy.

Thank you for reading my profile and we look forward to meeting you and your hound soon.

For further details please check our website:

Tel: 01235 814678 / Mobile: 07830011265



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  • Sophie Smith

    I highly recommend Jocelyn, she always does a lovely cut and is very kind the the dogs.

  • LIsa Bradshaw

    Tried other groomers with a very anxious dog before coming across Jocelyn who is an absolute superstar and my dog loves her.

  • Julie Head

    Excellent service my dogs love going to be pampered with Jocelyn she is great with them would highly recommended her and her practice.

  • Helen Coleman

    No one groom's my English Springer spaniel Jasper like his aunty Jocelyn. He always looks perfect!

  • G C Tagg

    I wouldn't trust my dog Charlie to many people but Jocelyn was the most caring professional groomer I have ever come across. I woulld highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Jocelyn

  • G C Tagg

    I wouldn't trust my dog Charlie to many people but Jocelyn was the most caring professional groomer I have ever come across. I woulld highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Jocelyn

  • Jacqui Sporle

    Jocelyn is such a lovely caring person. She puts 100% into her work and cones out tops in my opinion.

  • mary wheeler

    i have been going to jocelyn for over 10 years and she has allways done a love job on all four of my dogs always polite and cheerfull

  • Alison Poffley

    My dog is not a fan of pampering .. prefers mud!! Jocelyn is brilliant with her, every appointment she has progressed & is more relaxed. Friendly & efficient .. service with a smile!!

  • Lisa Hedges

    Jocelyn is brilliant she was amazing with Scottie and loved going to be groomed. Wouldn’t trust anyone else with Scottie. Friendly, professional but most of all loves what she does

  • Timothy Harkins

    I have been using Jocelyn pet grooming for a number of years and wouldn't let any other dog groomer to groom my dogs, not only is a proficient dog groomer, she is also a caring groomer to the pets. Even the dogs of mine love to go to her for a wash and trim, always come back happier!!

  • Christine Hussey

    Jocelyn has been grooming my dog Patch for a couple of years now, I would highly recommend her she is a very kind,caring lady and I know that when I leave Patch he is in safe hands with her and she does an amazing job with him.

  • Claire Drake

    Jocelyn has been grooming my dog poppy for over a year now and would highly recommend her. Poppy loves going and always comes back smelling and looking wonderful. Jocelyn is very friendly too.

  • Gill Suter

    I have a lab and a very lively collie-cross, and they adore Jos. They get so excited when they realise I'm taking them! Jos's experience is obvious - how on earth she gets my pair to let her get on with the job is beyond my understanding! We live in the very muddy middle of nowhere and both dogs always come out astonishingly clean, shiny, and sweet-smelling. It's a pity it doesn't last long!

  • Carole Gowers

    I have known Jos for many years and not only is she dedicated to her profession, she is a wonderful, kind caring person and she has a special empathy with all her four-legged friends. Jos always strives to do her very best and she continues to further develop her skills through her continuous professional development. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience under her belt. All her attributes makes her an ideal groomer and tutor. Your dog couldn't be better hands and if you want to learn about grooming Jos is a brilliant tutor.

  • Dawn Reynolds

    Cannot recommend high enough, Jocelyn always makes sure she does a great job, she is professional, and dedicated to her trade, you will be very happy that your furrie friend is in her hands and so will they.

  • J Noble

    Jos and her staff always do an amazing job and my dog can't wait to get out of the car when she knows where she is going - she always gets groomed beautifully and returns calm and relaxed. Very friendly and professional place to leave your cherished pet.

  • Vicky Partridge

    An amazing groomer and teacher highly recommend this lovely lady .

  • shaan clarke

    Jos is a fantastic groomer. Ava enjoys spending time with her and the team. Ava always looks great after her groom. I would highly recommend her.

  • Sandy Verdon

    Jos has been grooming my cockerpoo Freya since she was a very small puppy and took the time to gently introduce her to being handled and groomed on a regular basis. Freya loves visiting Jos and her team who are kind , caring and perfectionists !Freya always leaves looking stylish and smelling devine. What’s more, Jos makes healthy treats to take home and a stylish little bow is a lovely little surprise now and again. I would highly recommend Jos if you are lucky enough to live in her area.

  • andy merrett

    We recommend Jos to everybody we see with a dog, she has a way of making you feel like you dog is her #1 client and Oscar runs to the gate as soon as you tell him who he is going to see so the dogs must feel the same. Always give yourself an extra 10mins when you collect for a chat and the dogs never seem in a rush to leave

  • Samantha Porter

    Would highly recommend Jos. Very friendly and my dogs love going to see her for their pampering! She always does a great job too!

  • Rachel Stanley

    Jocelyn is great with my Cocker Spaniel. He loves going for his pamering session and comes out looking & smelling great! I would highly recommend her

  • Lee Chapple

    Jocelyn is wonderful. She has looked after my Harley for over a year now. She has taken so much care with him as he has a bad allergy and is very sore and scabby! She is happy to use all his prescribed shampoo and cleaner. Would highly recommend her.

  • Fiona Clarke

    I’ve been using Jocelyn for many years for a previous and my current dog. She’s so good with her and grooms her beautifully. I’ve moved away from the area but Travel back because I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Jocelyn is really sweet too.

  • Sue Greenaway

    We have been using Jocelyn since Oscar our mini scheduler has been a puppy . He is now 11! She is brilliant with him and he always looks very snug

  • dean mcconnell

    Jos is incredible !! You could turn up in freezing cold or pouring rain but she greets you with a warming smile that reassures you that your dogs are in professional hands.Stan and Lola adore her and once they know they are of to jocelyns they go mad and once we arrive at jocelyns they usually are so excited they slip out of their collars but I don't have to worry cos they just go to jocelyns gate and sit there till I catch up with them !!!, I think that says it all I would have no hesitation in recommending Jocelyn to anyone she really is the best.

  • Laura Smith

    My Dog Barney has been going to Jocelyn since he was a puppy and he is now 12 & he loves going there,I would highly recommend Jocelyn to anyone how wants dog grooming

  • Laura Smith

    My Dog Barney has been going to see Jocelyn for 12 years since he was a puppy he loves going,I would highly recommend Jocelyn to anyone who is thinking of having there dog groomed

  • Sharon Grindley

    Great service supplied by Jocelyn always willing to help out with appointments around busy work life our dogs are always happy to go to Jocelyn many thanks x

  • Jane Pomeroy

    I worked with Jocelyn during her time at Hadlow College. She is a dedicated dog groomer and teacher and I would recommend her if you are a dog owner or a student learning dog grooming skills.

  • Jocelyn Dorrian LCGI

    Thank you all so much for all your lovely, incredible recommendations and words - it means so much - feel very honoured ❤

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