About Us

Julie Lalou L.C.G.I.

Julie Lalou - Delights Grooming Courses owner

I am a true dog lover and I have six dogs which include a two Standard Poodles, two miniature poodles and two Miniature Schnauzers.

I have been grooming since 2000 and teaching grooming since 2005. I am a strong believer in qualifications and as a result I have a BA in International Business, City and Guilds 7750/03 in Dog grooming, The Certificate in Competence in Cat Grooming and a City and Guilds 7303/03 in teaching. I have obtained The Higher Diploma in Grooming and I am a member of the Guild of Master Dog Groomers. I have also been awarded a L.C.G.I in Dog Grooming.

I am the owner of Dogs Delight, a successful grooming salon and City and Guilds Grooming Training Center in London.

I have a keen interest in improving the grooming industry and furthering my grooming skills in terms of qualifications and competing. I have won many awards at grooming competitions including:

  • first place in the experienced class at the English Groomers Challenge in 2010
  • first place in my class at the British Dog grooming Championships in 2010
  • Best Advanced as well as Best In Show at the English Groomers Challenge 2011
  • 1st place in the Advanced wrorkshop class and 2nd place in the Experienced Hand Strip class at Premier Groom 2011
  • 2nd Place in the Advanced Pure Breed Scissor at The British Dog Grooming Championships 2011
  • 3rd place in the mixed and miscellaneous at Groomania in Belguim 2011
  • 3rd place in the pure breed experienced group at Premier Groom 2012
  • 1st place in the mixed and miscellaneous group at Groomania in Belguim 2012
  • Best in show for the mixed and miscellaneous group at Groomania in Belguim 2012
  • Best All Round Groomer at Mastergroom 2014
  • 3rd Place In Champion Scissor at Groomer of the Year 2014
  • 1st Place in Champion Handstrip at Mastergroom 2015
  • 3rd Place in Champion Poodle Mastergroom 2015
  • 2nd Place in Champion Handstrip at The German Grooming Competiton 2015
  • 2nd Place in Champion Handstrip at Premier Groom 2015
  • 2nd Place in Champion Workshop at premier groom 2015

Emily

Emily came to Dogs Delight as an apprentice in 2014. In just one year she has gone on to complete her certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming, her diploma in Dog Grooming and won Best New Comer at The English Groomers Challenge 2015 and Best Newcomer at Premier Groom 2015. She is certainly one to watch.

She has a Miniature poodle called Amber and a Jack russell called Daisy.