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The Dog House, Hempton

We love a pampered pooch here at Muddy and if you're looking for a dog grooming service overflowing with love and cuddles, The Dog House in Hempton is worth a visit.

Warning – after a cut, blow dry and pedi from Pippa and her talented team, your much loved Fido will expect a repeat visit pronto (that’s if they ever want to leave).



The first thing that hit me when I walked into the Dog House (apart from a big slobbery St Bernard) was the incredible love and patience of the team – a necessity when working with so many different breeds, sizes and temprements of dog. Every new canine customer is assessed in a pre-groom consultation and the staff are wonderful at putting even the most anxious of dogs at ease.

The expectations you set for your dog’s grooming might not be too different to your own and why not – they deserve a pamper too right? So rest assured, The Dog House offer the highest quality of care, welfare and styling which includes …..


  • Pre-groom consultation
  • Pre-bath brush and basic health, skin and coat examination
  • Bath and blow dry by hand
  • Nail trim and emptying of anal glands if required (eeeek – I didn’t stay for this one!)
  • Ear clean and trim
  • Body clip, handstrip or undercoat brush out depending on breed and preference
  • Hand scissor finish to perfection


Having spent a couple of hours with the team, it certainly looked like a fun environment to work in too – which got me to thinking (uh oh!) –  if I was to ever change career, this would be a rather lovely way to spend my days. A nice segue for me to introduce their Dog Grooming Training courses….


Seven years ago, Pippa switched from designing shop displays to grooming dogs and is now one of the most qualified dog groomers in the country. Sadly the industry isn’t regulated and alongside The Groomers Spotlight, Pippa is helping to make sure your pets are in safe hands. Offering premium dog grooming training with City & Guilds qualifications, their fully hands on training offers a flexible and affordable alternative to other recognised training courses. They also offer a series of shorter top up courses from canine anatomy to first aid and dog walking.


If you live in West/North Norfolk and have a dog in need of a bit of a zhouj, pop along to The Dog House – you won’t be disappointed!

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The Dog House, Unit 4b, Raynham Road, Hempton, Fakenham, NR21 7LN
01328 853373

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