About us

Hello and welcome to DogSmart Mobile Grooming! My name is Helen. If you've come this far I'm guessing you'd like to know a little more about me... I'm a 30-something(!) year old professional, City and Guilds diploma qualified and insured dog groomer. I live in Hanworth with my husband, Arul, baby daughter Jasmine, Enzo the fox red labrador and Minnie the rescue cat!

I grew up in Nottinghamshire surrounded by our family pets - we had a Miniature Schnauzer named Pepsi, two cats, Liquorice and Jellybean, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, stick insects and an electric blue lobster! As a teenager my weekends were spent helping out at local farms and working part-time at a local Veterinary Surgery.


The early part of my career was spent at The University of Manchester where I studied Chemistry, and after several years of research gained a PhD in Physical Chemistry. Following on from this I worked as a Research Scientist in the Diamond Industry, but I always felt something in my life was missing. After almost three years researching synthetic diamond I decided to return to my true passion - dogs!



  • City and Guilds Diploma for Dog Grooming Stylists

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Introductory Dog Grooming Qualification

  • Certificate in Dog Bite Prevention and Handling Skills

  • Certificate in Pet First Aid (International Society for Animal Professionals)

  • Certificate in Business Planning and Start Up (Bright Ideas Trust)

DogSmart Mobile Grooming

“I'm so glad we found Helen, Teddy looks and smells absolutely gorgeous and everything was just as I had asked for. Wonderful. Thank you"


Amanda, Teddy's owner


“Baxter looks so gorgeous!! Thank you Helen."  ​

Julie, Baxter's owner