A little about us
'The Dog Parlour' Grooming Room began in 2011 when Briony qualified from a professional Dog Grooming Training School in Glasgow having always wanted to work with animals. Then in 2013 Ferne, Briony's sister, joined her after qualifying from 'The Pampers Grooming School' in Stirling , which has an excellent reputation as a top training school.
Over this time they have both gained in experience, knowledge and reputation in all aspects of this very rewarding profession and they can honestly say that they love what they do everyday and have made many lovely doggy (& owner) friends, who return regularly.
The business originally began in a commercial unit space in Harbour Road but at the beginning of 2017 they moved to their bespoke grooming cabin just above the village of Lochend.
This has proven to be the perfect spot for the girls and their customers. There are a number of lovely doggy walk locations nearby, including the beach at Lochend or along the canal banks at Dochgarroch. Perfect as a pre or post groom treat.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DOG PARLOUR FROM INVERNESS
Follow the A82 road out past the new roundabout near the Torvean Canal Bridge and continue out past Torvean Golf Course, following the road for approximately 6 miles (approx.10 mins by car).
Pass the Oakwood Restaurant at Dochgarroch and continue on until you pass a house and an old church on your left. You will then be on the final straight section of road. In the distance you'll see a bend and warning black and white arrow signs. SLOW DOWN, as you will be turning off the A82 onto the forest track on the right just on the bend. You'll see a sign for 'Lochness View Holiday Cottage at the foot of the track. Follow the track up. You will see two houses. Take the track leading to the top wooden house but follow the road around to the right taking you to the log cabin.
BE CAUTIOUS WHEN TURNING OFF ONTO THE TRACK AS TRAFFIC COMES AROUND THE BEND AT SPEED. Be sure to come far enough forward to see around the bend before crossing over!