Stephanie Burford worked at Wood Green Animal Shelter for over 10 years before qualifying as a Dog Groomer. She studied at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire and gained a City & Guilds Level 3 in Advanced Dog Grooming. She passed with Distinctions and also passed three practical exams. The practical exams are not mandatory and some dog groomers can pass a dog grooming course without passing practical examinations. She has been running her dog grooming business in Hartford, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, successfully for the past two years mostly on word of mouth recommendation.