Chantel Smith ICMG (7)

We Groom them all big and small
Spotlight Registered: 23 December 2017
Booking Line: 01443 524141 / 07572593548

Scruffy 2 Fluffy Dog Grooming



About me

Hello all, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, I have been grooming for over 15 plus years, I am also proud to Say I have achieved my City & Guilds 7763-03, Diploma in Advanced Dog Grooming, i am City and Guilds CCTLS level 3 trained, OCN qualified in Canine First Aid, and qualified to Microchip. I have also achieved awards in 2010/2011 for getting people back into the workplace, which I am quietly proud of, as I love seeing others achieving their dreams, I grew up in South Africa and gained valuable veterinary nurse experience, from working with Vets, going to cattle farms, horse racing stables, as well as working in a game Reserve in Bophuthatswana, taking tourists on horseback through the wilderness, seeing wild animals up close and personal, all which I think compliments my many years of dog grooming. I grew up in the horse racing environment, so horses were my life, I competed as a teenage girl, doing eventing, and polo-crosse which I loved, but dogs were always a part of my life, I was basically self taught by reading books, watching videos etc, and started grooming my own dogs, went to local dog shows, and slowly people started bringing their dogs to me to groom. While in the U.K, I opened a grooming salon, and soon grew out of the small salon, I had achieved grooming certificates, which were not suitable for the U.K so decided to re-do my C&G Training, and with the help of Debbie Knight from The Bristles Dog Grooming, she became my first fabulous Tutor, mentor and friend, I have completed a short handling skills course with Heidi Anderton at Absolutely Animals, London School of Dog Grooming and learnt some valuable knowledge from her, and completed my Diploma, I have Attended Colin Taylor seminars to update my skills, and who has been a wonderful Support and role model for which I will be eternally grateful, I have finished my exams with ICMG. I love my job, and get great pleasure out of helping others achieve their dreams and goals, I am the owner of 2 crazy, but gorgeous Standard Poodles, whom I love dearly, jack and Ziva , and 3 Siamese Cats, and 2 Sphinx cats.
Most of all I am a proud founder member of the Groomers Spotlight!



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  • Deb Jones

    Fantastic value, always do a good job. My two always come home happy

  • Chantel Smith ICMG

    Janice Haskett I would like to highly recomend this company. My dog enjoyed so much going for her grooming. She was looked after and treated with love while she was there and always came home with a beautiful hair cut and smelling beautiful. Lovely proffessional staff who look after the dogs as if they were their own 1 Manage Like · Reply · 6h Rae Powell My English springer spaniel has been going to scruffy to fluffy for 3 years. He is 12 years old with a bit of arthritis and some fatty lumps. He doesn't like being on his own without me with him. He will go to the groomers not give me a backward g...See more 1 Manage Like · Reply · 5h Andrea Martin They have worked with my husky too. Hes old and got some issues...and they have been amazing with him. He has an extremely thick coat and takes some time to dry. ..they also pick up and drop off if required...I will be returning soon. 1 Manage Like · Reply · 5h · Edited Cerys Nia Probert Highly recommended I'm a previous student chantel is a fantastic tutor and an outstanding groomer had the best time at scruffy to fluffy

  • Chantel Smith ICMG

    Kind, caring, patient with a real passion for her chosen profession Chantel is a dog groomer who stands head and shoulders above others. The depth and wealth of knowledge I have gained under her guidance and tuition is unparalleled and I cannot thank her for all the support and the ongoing support she offers. There isn’t a style she can’t follow, teach or create. She has an in-depth knowledge of all breeds of dogs and the ability to groom every dog with the animals welfare and happiness as priority. I hope that I can emulate her success and if I become half the dog groomer she is then I will consider myself to be a success. Marc Skone Owner of The Dog Cave, Carmarthen.

  • Chantel Smith ICMG

    Cerys Nia Probert Highly recommended I'm a previous student chantel is a fantastic tutor and an outstanding groomer had the best time at scruffy to fluffy

  • Chantel Smith ICMG

    I have recently completed a six week dog grooming course at scruffy to fluffy, and alongside learning so many new skills, gaining experience and knowledge, i also had an amazing time. I am now putting what i learnt at scruffy2fluffy to good use and setting up my own business. The entire team are brilliant, friendly helpful and knowledgeable, make you feel at home and always there to help. Chantel's huge bank of knowledge and experience is reflected in her teaching, which she is very passionate about, she really wants to help people to learn and achieve their goals and does whatever she can to assist you along the way. The salon is a great environment to learn in, with everything you need right there. Chantel is dedicated to keeping herself right up to the mark regarding all the latest industry regulations and changes and imparts this knowledge to her students. We had a great variety of dogs to work with on the course, and its obvious everyone at the salon truly cares and loves to be around dogs. I cant speak highly enough of my experience with scruffy2fluffy and i thank them all, i had the best time learning to do a job i love. Thanks for everything Alisha Yardley

  • Chantel Smith ICMG

    Leigh Loftus Just wanted to add a few comments about the training I received whilst doing my course at Scuffy 2 fluffy. I was welcomed from day one and received nothing but the best of training. Chantel is always with you and explains everything well and installed a lot of confidence in me. She covers all aspects of grooming/setting up your own business in great detail and gives excellent hints and tips. The atmosphere is relaxed but busy and you are treated like a valued staff member. You are given a wide variety of dogs to groom which is excellent experience for future employment. After the course she continues to be on hand if needed to run things past her or give valuable suggestions etc and I honestly feel I have gained a friend as well. I cannot recommend the course enough as it has enabled me to follow my dream of once again working with animals. Thank you Chantel :) and Jonpaul :)

  • Pauline Jones

    Fantastic grooming school & Chantel the tutor is fantastic. You made to feelook welcome there as i did my 6 weeks advanced course here.

  • Pauline Jones

    When I did my 6 week course Chantel give the courage to get back into the grooming industry & helped me to regain my confidence and gave me the support when it came to doing the exams. She is always there if you need help and advice on anything and everyone there are friendly and feels like your second family. You are made welcome by Chantel, Paul and all the staff, defintley recommend doing a course here.

  • Megan Carpenter

    I done my dog grooming course in March 2017 at Scruffy2Fluffy in Bargoed. Honestly from start to finish it was fantastic, everyday was different. I had previous experience from working in dog groomers but hardly any grooming experience at all. Chantel was an outstanding teacher she really makes you feel so comfortable right from your first day all the way through to the end. I never thought I would be any good at dog grooming but practise definitely makes perfect. I am now super proud of how far I've come and I owe it all to Chantel and Paul because without them I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you :)

  • Chantel Smith ICMG

    Thank you lovely people for your kind recommendations xx

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