About

Samantha and her three terriers

Deep in the East Sussex countryside, Samantha Hobden owner of Country Barn Dog Grooming is passionate about keeping dogs in tip top condition receiving a caring and professional grooming experience of the highest standard.

With her personal love for terriers and working dogs, Country Barn Dog Grooming specialises in grooming techniques keeping your tough and hard working dogs in the best condition.

Samantha caters to your individual dogs needs whether that be age, temperament or just their simple quirks, Country Barn Dog Grooming always accommodates. She particularly likes working with nervous dogs improving their confidence in being handled as well as introducing puppies to the grooming experience. Her approach is patient, considerate and relaxed ensuring your dog enjoys the grooming experience.

Samantha is OCN London trained and qualified with the South Coast Dog Grooming Academy together with a Canine First Aid certificate, a Covid-19 examination and is fully insured. Bringing your dog to Country Barn Dog Grooming is in a rural setting with far reaching countryside views. The salon has a relaxing and calm feel ensuring your dog is at home being pampered. If you would like to make an appointment or discuss your dog’s needs, then please CONTACT Samantha.

A Jack Russell Terrier? My god they will burn you up, they never stop” – George Foreman

“My animal loves are dogs and horses. My parents were terrier and spaniel fans and this passion for the breed continued with my love for Patterdales and Jack Russells. These tough stubborn little characters are not the easiest of dogs but are full of love and loyalty.

Having ridden horses most of my life and a horse owner for fifteen years, losing my beloved Belgium Warmblood Zeb a few years ago made me focus on my dogs after deciding to not buy another horse. I have started responsibly breeding Jack Russells using my fab stud dog Kobe and my interests in everything canine is now a big part of my life.

I have clipped horses over the years, so it felt natural to clip my own dogs which has now led to a new career. I have trained with the marvellous and professional team at South Coast Dog Grooming Academy learning every aspect of the work involved. (You can read about my training experience through Haynet, a leading rural life blog that I write).

I qualified in March 2021 and am very excited to launch my own business focussing on providing a professional dog grooming service with Country Barn Dog Grooming.”

Samantha Hobden – Owner

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