Maria Danson (10)

Professional Dog Grooming Stylist
Spotlight Registered: 16 March 2017
Booking Line: 0161 637 5420
The Hound Dog Grooming Spa

9 years

Marple Stockport

About me

My name is Maria and I am the owner of The Hound Dog Grooming Spa in Marple. I am a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dog Grooming Stylist. I have been grooming since 2011 and strive to deliver excellent customer service in a clean, safe and calm grooming environment. I am fully insured and first aid trained.
I grew up with dogs and a menagerie of animals, I am very passionate about animals and always dreamed of working with them in some capacity. This didn't become a reality until later in my working career.
I began grooming in 2011 alongside a fellow spotlight groomer, bathing and prepping and progressing to full styling. I quickly realised that this was not just a job but a passion and although dog grooming is extremely hard work it is a truly rewarding career.
I completed my City & Guilds Level 3 certificate in 2014 at Look North Training School.
In 2015 I then went on to open a brand new salon alongside a veterinary practice which taught me a wealth of information. I ran this salon for 2 years and it was very successful.
I completed my City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in 2015.
In April 2017 I opened my own grooming spa, which is 3 years old and the spa has a nice client base and continuing to grow.
My spa is spacious, clean and open view so clients are able to see into our grooming environment. I have a cage free policy and create a relaxed atmosphere and every dog receives 100% of the best care and attention whilst in my care.
I am honest and friendly and will always try to help educate my customers and provide them with after care and styling advice.
I offer Luxury Spa treatments, Emmi Pet Dental teeth cleaning, Nagayu Co2 cleaning treatment and have a Ozone Jacuzzi Spa bath.
I like to keep up to date with the latest products and grooming methods which aid the overall well being of your dog.
I attend seminars regularly and enjoy continuing to learn and develop my grooming skills. Iam currently studying towards my ICMG and currently have completed my CAPG.
I am a keen handstripper and have done various handstrip breeds; this is an area I am trying to improve my knowledge by learning from some of the top senior groomers in this field.
I have competed at Premiergroom and Mastergroom and am looking forward to competing again in the future with my own poodle. I was lucky enough to place in my 1st Competition back in 2013 with a Handstrip Border Terrier.
I also work with the Hearing Dogs for Deaf Charity and groom a number of their puppies in training. I have also held grooming seminars for their volunteers so they are able to maintain the dogs coats.

In 2018 I got my first Standard Poodle puppy Margot, who I have groomed and shown. We have attended several shows around the country to compete and qualified for Crufts. I have learnt so much in our first year of showing and had the pleasure of competing at Crufts 2020, which was a fabulous day and surrounded by fellow poodle enthusiasts. 

Thank you for reviewing my profile and I look forward to meeting you and your dog.

If you want any further information about my services please visit my website and checkout my facebook, instagram and twitter profiles where you will find lots of pictures, videos and customer reviews.
If you search for us on google you will also be able to take a virtual tour of my spa, so you can visit us before you come and visit us.


  • Lauren Embleton

    I would without doubt recommend Maria as a groomer for any breed of dog. My dog Wilson drags me in to the grooming spa and is always greeting with love and affection. He always come out looking incredibly handsome and smelling amazing. I’ve been going to Maria for nearly 2yrs and I can honestly say that I will go to her for the rest of Wilson’s life and the many other dogs I plan to get!

  • Tom Heaton-Clarke

    Highly recommended!

  • Catherine Gregory

    Highly recommended!

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