Denise has been attending advanced styling grooming course in Wexford with the very experienced Mia Overnas, and today is attending a course on specialist hand-stripping (wiry coats). The Salon will re-open Friday 21st March as normal. If you would like to book an appointment for next week please be sure to call me on the phone numbers above, thank you, Denise

Denise will have the usual grooming display stand at Nobber fair Day on Sunday 18th May! Great family day out, be sure to come by and say hello!

Please make sure to check my "Groomer Has It Carlanstown" Facebook page for the most regular updates, and before & after pictures uploaded every couple of days too! You can access by clicking the FB link on the left to the bottom of menu or clicking here.

Denise has got married, and thanks to a lovely surprise from a bridesmaid who supplied tuxedos for our Shih Tzu's Paddy & Lester, the hotel were more than happy to have some photos taken with them inside the lobby. This is a photo from a friend, thought i'd share!

Denise will be attending a seminar on handstripping specifically for terriers and spaniels in Dublin this Sunday hosted by the very talented Mia Overnas. A groomer's learning is never complete!

NEXT SALON CLOSURE UPDATE: Hi everyone just to make a note in your diaries, as Denise is getting married soon after christmas this year, please note the salon will be closing after Christmas eve and will not re-open until Monday 21st January so please bear this in mind. If you will want your pet groomed before Christmas as most people will do, please book in plenty of time (I have appointments in the diary already!) to avoid disappointment - because when i'm fully booked i'm fully booked - so just to warn everyone in plenty of time! :) Thanks again for your continued support, Denise

Denise will be appearing at Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival on Sunday 12th August from 11am-5pm. It's always a great day out with lots of prizes to be won at the dog show - so be sure to call over and check it out!

Denise has great news! The salon is being replaced with a newer salon to continue to ensure the comfort for all pooches whilst in Denise's care! This will mean the salon will be closed for over a week while this transition happens and will not be taking bookings until Monday 16th April. Please bear with me while this change happens - thanks Denise!

Some pics of recently groomed dogs! :

Rommell, Golden Retriever, BEFORE THEN AFTER

Benjy, Scottish Terrier, in pet trim

For more regular updates on "Before and After Groomed Dogs pictures" please follow my facebook page Groomer Has It Carlanstown - the only offical page for Groomer has it in Carlanstown - thanks! Denise!

Some recently groomed dogs before / afters! See the "Samples of my work" page for more!

Top Ten Reasons why it costs more to get your dog groomed than your own hair cut!
1. Your hairdresser doesn't wash and clean your rear end, or clean out your anal glands.
2. You don't go 8 weeks withouth washing or brushing your hair.
3. Your hairdresser doesn't give you a sanitary trim.
4. Your hairdresser doesn't clean your ears.
... 5. You sit still for your hairdresser.
6. Your hairdresser doesn't include a manicure or pedicure.
7. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
8. You don't bite or scratch your hairdresser.
9. Your hairdresser doesn't remove the boogies from your eyes.
10. The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim...

;-) Denise

Denise attended the 15th Annual Grooming Championships (not attending) and seen some excellent creative work from groomers across the country! Also excellent demonstration from award winning UK groomer on grooming the gorgeous Bichon Frise!

The Grooming Salon will be closed from Thursday 4th August and will reopen on Tuesday 16th August. Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause, but any voice messages received will be returned on Tuesday 16th. Thank you, Denise

Denise has updated photos of groomed dogs - check out the "Samples of my Work" for some recently groomed pooches who left my salon happier, softer, cleaner and healthier!

Denise has also updated the "home grooming tips" page with more information for Bichon Frise owners, to assist you in keeping your Bichon in tip-top shape!


Denise and her pooches welcomes you to a new Year! After the snow and dirty wet weather, why not treat your pet to a post-Christmas pamper? Remember, a clean dog is a happier, healthier dog. Call now to make appointment, lead time is approx 3 days currently!

Denise won 1st place in the Career Start Class at the IPDGA Irish Grooming Championships this Sunday last! Denise groomed Lester the Shih Tzu and hand-scissored his legs and lower body earning her 1st place position! Pictures below & more to follow :-)

BEFORE Competition Start (Lester getting ready to be patient with me!)

AFTER, Presentation of Prize


Hi Denise,
Here's a pic of Roxy after her puppy pack groom! She looks and smells great! As you can see she's a little poser!
Thanks a mill
Charlene Ginnelly

Denise is preparing for her first entry into the
IPDGA Grooming Championships this Sat / Sun 9th October!
Wish me well! ~ Denise

"Hi Denise!

Buddy is looking great ...and I cant stop smelling him :) Here is a pic of him this morning ...
Kitchen smells so much better today!

Thanks again
Michelle Guinan"