Dogs wear their hearts on their sleeves, so it's pretty obvious when they've had a great time with a groomer. We believe that a fun experience is as important as a top-notch trim or an immaculately clean coat. While our four-legged clients can't vouch for their experience in words, their owners can. Here's what some of them have said about their dog's experiences at Dogs of the North… 

 
 
 Hannah the havanese

Hannah the havanese

Susie is a talented groomer. The loving attention she gave my 4 month Havanese was just exceptional. Susie’s gentle approach, plus snacks and time for a sleepy pup to have a nap meant Hannah sailed through her first groom with flying colours. I highly recommend Susie. 5 🌟 all the way!!!
— Barb Adam
Susie is an absolute gem! I am so glad I entrusted Dogs of the North for our puppy’s first groom. Susie took her time to make him comfortable, get him used to all the noise and sensations and made him look oh so handsome! She was so patient and took care of our puppy as if he was one of her own. When we came to pick him up, we were met by a very happy boy. I would highly recommend Susie of Dogs of the the North to everyone! You won’t find anyone better. Thank you so much Susie. I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again soon!
— Cecilia Zenca
Once again, I can’t recommend Susie highly enough. Hannah’s brother Monty recently joined our family and through Susie’s loving care, he too was guided through his very first groom. Knowing how expertly and gently Hannah was treated I had no qualms in leaving Monty with Susie on the afternoon we picked him up from the breeder. Monty, like Hannah, looks sensational and I have had other dog parents asking for Susie’s number! Her work speaks for itself but it’s the loving care that gives me peace of mind. I highly recommend Susie. My bubbas won’t be going anywhere else!! 5 ⭐️ all the way!!
— Barb Adam
 
 Monty!

Monty!

I think Susie has to be the best dog groomer in Melbourne. One of my dogs hates being groomed. We have been to so many groomers but he was always terrified. That was until we found Dogs of the North. Susie is so caring. She gives him plenty of breaks and has developed a great relationship with him. He really trusts her. My other dog loves her too. Their haircuts always look great. I would not go anywhere else. She is located in a quiet street. It’s always easy to get parking. She has a professional, spacious and clean work area. I particularly like that they are not stuck in cages while they are with her.
— N Johnson
 Barry and Barkley

Barry and Barkley

 Ginny relaxed and ready for hometime

Ginny relaxed and ready for hometime

Our Cavalier King Charles, Ginny, loves getting groomed by Susie. Ginny always looks amazing after a visit. Susie also treats her with love and care, and has her best interests at heart. We will continue to take Ginny to Susie!
— Madeleine Clifford
Susie is extraordinary. Excellent care from the second the dog walks in until pick up. Beautiful grooming in a warm and relaxed environment.
— Anni Hine Moana
Susie is a dog whisperer! My Spoodle has never been more handsome. He just had his first cut with Susie and he is much calmer than usual after a haircut. He is a nervous and tricky dog to clip usually but he seemed to be no problem with Susie. Thank you Susie!
— Tessa Blazey
 
 Beaudre ready to play

Beaudre ready to play

Susie has been grooming my Bichon for about a year now and she always does a fantastic job. My dog has separation anxiety but he’s very comfortable with Susie and doesn’t even mind when I leave him there. Susie is very accomodating to both myself and my dog and never does anything without checking with me first. As a dog owner, I’m a bit neurotic, so I really appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that Susie puts into her work.
— Anita O'Halloran
 Isaac ready and waiting

Isaac ready and waiting

 
Every time Isaac visits Susie at Dogs of the North I can’t wait for his big reveal when I pick him up. He always looks so handsome. Thank you Susie for always providing Isaac with your loving and respectful touch
— Karl Cornish
Susie is an amazing groomer. She is patient and thorough. Her studio is immaculate. The best grooming my dog has ever had!
— Amanda Fogarty
My Kelpie and Bichon have been going to Susie for a while now. They both have different needs but Susie does such a wonderful job on them. I’ve taken them to lots of different groomers but no one so far gives them the fine detail attention and care that they get here, I haven’t looked back since we found her. Highly recommended.
— Rosa Kang
Susie was incredible with our 10-month old Cocker Spaniel. It was his first groom, he was nervous and he had really bad matting but Susie took the time needed to fully groom him and keep him calm. I feel so lucky someone recommended her at our park!
— Kelly Hucker
 
Jessie is 16-months old and this was her first real groom. She is a very timid dog and Susie was very patient and caring. Her attention to detail is fantastic. She has an abundance of space, only takes one dog at a time and the salon is immaculate. We are so lucky to have found Dogs of the North and Susie. Absolutely fantastic and would highly recommend.
— Ian Matheson
 
I can’t recommend Susie enough. She is the most gentle and caring groomer I’ve come across and our girl looked and smelled just beautiful when we went to collect her. She painstakingly removed matts from between her paws that a previous groomer hadn’t even looked at. She was kind and the minute I saw her interact with Saoirse (our dog) I knew we were in good hands. The space is exactly as it looks in the photos - lots of room and only one dog at a time. Feeling very lucky to have found Susie at Dogs of the North.
— Yvonne Nicol
 
 Saoirse happy and matt-free!

Saoirse happy and matt-free!

Susie is beyond incredible. Our groodle, Maggie, had extreme matting and is a high energy puppy. Susie was so patient and kind and when we collected Maggie she was completely relaxed and looked amazing. Susie’s attention to detail is so impressive and her knowledge about how grooming relates to a dog’s health and wellbeing was so helpful for our family. Susie’s premises are immaculate and welcoming. Thank you, Susie. Maggie is looking forward to seeing you again in November!
Many thanks!
— Ali Orman
 
 
Neville, our 15-month-old Schnoodle, had never been professionally groomed before. We’d heard about Susie and took the plunge. After a one hour drive to get to her, we loved the set up. It was clean and inviting. Susie had a kind nature, and spent time discussing the look we wanted to achieve and making Neville feel comfortable. Two hours later, he looked amazing. Susie had taken grass seeds from between his toes and removed all his knots, while still achieving that incredible look (my children were in awe of him). We wished we had a wedding to take him to – he looked so smart!  He was bouncy and excited and obviously enjoyed the experience. Susie has a real passion for what she does. She is a perfectionist and it shows. The care and attention she gave Neville was really appreciated. We cannot speak highly enough of this experience.  Thanks so much Susie.
— Peter Welst
 14 year olds Jay Jay and coco with their new cuts

14 year olds Jay Jay and coco with their new cuts

Have definitely found my new groomer. Susie was fantastic with my pup – who can be a little temperamental – but she spent the extra time with him to make sure he was comfortable. Thank you Susie, terrific job!
— Morgan Bakker
 Millie and Murphy after a bath and tidy

Millie and Murphy after a bath and tidy

Susie was very caring with our dog and really went the extra mile to get a really fabulous result. Our poodle arrived a big tangled mess and came back happy, fluffy and tidy. We will be back. Thanks for doing such a great job Susie.
— Laura Hayes
Thanks Susie, Jinx looks great! Thanks for taking the time to do such a great job. See you next time!
— Loz Fitz
I’ve never seen monty so happy after a groom! Susie you’ve got the magic touch!
— Mitch Traill
Susie had a big task attending to Penny’s matted messy locks...and did an amazing job!! Penny now looks and feels a million dollars.
— Amy Keating
 
 Neville the Schnoodle

Neville the Schnoodle

Susie was the most caring groomer I’ve met. She discussed different options and has really good advice. When I picked up Jay Jay and Coco they had a smile from ear to ear and the best cuts I’ve ever seen on them.
— Bri Lace
Susie was fantastic. She took time to get to know my dogs before she started grooming them and consulted with me as to their needs and personalities. One of my papillons can be quite temperamental but Susie handled him beautifully. Both dogs were relaxed and happy when I collected them. Most importantly for us, Susie used products that suited my sensitive little boys’ skin. No itching and rolling around trying to get relief as has happened at other groomers. Already booked our next appointment.
— Margaret
Susie was so wonderful with our little Lenny. She really made him look so neat and handsome. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great, local and reasonably priced groomer. Thanks, Susie
— Rebecca Gomo
Alfie took to Susie straight away and came back to me beautifully groomed and cheerful. Susie is very professional, has a great set-up for dog grooming, and I will definitely be back!
— May Lam
Susie did a great job on our hairy beast. Not sure if Lily has ever been that well groomed
— Eric Black
 Lily after a big groom out, all ready for spring

Lily after a big groom out, all ready for spring

Susie’s gentle care and attention with our dog Toby was exceptional. Toby came home, not only with a sharp-looking coat, but very happy with himself! We will definitely be back.
— Marie-Ann Taylor