About Me:

Well, what can I say about me! I'm Tracy, the owner of Shumba's Groom Vroom.

I've owned and adored dogs for as long as I can remember. From Collies and Labradors as a child, to German Shepherds as an adult.

My 1st German Shepherd, Ella, was rescued at 8 months old, from an abusive situation. She was scared of pretty much everyone and everything and could be quite reactive to a lot of situations, but I still adored her. Overtime, she learned to trust me and my family and instilled a love of the breed in me. I currently have Shumba, my once in a lifetime dog, and Wyllow, the first dog I ever had as a puppy.

me and my first dog

I have volunteered for a number of years for a German Shepherd rescue and run a Dog Walk group for them to help socialise rescue dogs and to assist rehoming.

I do take a holistic approach with my own dogs and with grooming. I prefer to avoid chemicals wherever possible, which shows in the health and condition of Shumba and Wyllow.

Me Shumba and Wyllow


I am qualified to City & Guilds Level 3 in Dog Grooming and hold a Certificate in Pet 1st Aid from Pershore College.

I have also attended courses on Tellington Touch, Canine Massage and Reiki and Seminars in training and behaviour.

I also attend many grooming shows and workshops to keep abreast of new techniques and products and to learn from other skilled and specialist groomers around the country.

Couses Attended:

  • City & Guilds - Dog Grooming - Level 3
  • Pet 1st Aid - Pershore College
  • Tellington T Touch
  • Reiki I & II
  • Dog Law by Trevor Cooper
  • Canine Massage - Canine Massage Guild
  • Pet Health & Vaccination - Christopher Day (leading Holistic Vet)
  • Animal Communication - Catherine O'driscol
  • Healwork to Music - Mary Ray (the dancing dog lady!)
  • Dealing with Aggression - Brenda Aloff
  • Grooming the Show Cocker Spaniel

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