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 Shepperton with my husband, Arul, our children Jasmine and Bodhi, and rescue cat Mimi.

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!

In January 2014 I re-trained as a dog groomer, and have never looked back since!

Whether you are looking for a breed standard trim or simply a pet groom for your dearest family member, I would love to hear from you!


  • 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)