HERE are our readers picks of the best dog groomers in Tynedale. Also mentioned were Truly Pawsome Dog Grooming in Hexham, and Dog Grooming and Walks by Claire. 

1. Dog Grooming By Jodie Waugh, Hexham

The most recommended dog groomers was Dog Grooming By Jodie Waugh.

Jodie has been involved in the dog grooming industry for 10 years, and offers nail clips and grooming for any breed or size.

"Jodie Waugh is excellent. My dog is shy with other people, but he went to Jodie straight away," one reader said.

2. Doggy Hair by Amanda Clare, Hexham

In second place was Doggy Hair by Amanda Clare.

"Doggy Hair by Amanda Clare 100 per cent - she is fantastic, our dogs love her."

Offering nail clips and filing, baths, blow dries and de-shedding, Amanda can style pooches however desired.

3. Cozy Paws Dog Care, Hexham

Cozy Paws Dog Care was also highly recommended.

The groomers offer a range of bathing and grooming treatments, and specially tailored pamper days are available upon request.

The business also offer dog boarding in their kennels catered to each dog's needs, with both indoor and outdoor boarding facilities. 

"Mary Makepeace of Cozy Paws Dog Care is amazing," one reader said. 

4. Posh Paws, Haltwhistle

Posh Paws was another reader recommendation.

They offer a variety of services such as baths, haircuts, brushing, nail clipping and hair colouring.

"Have just moved to the area and was looking for a groomers for my very nervous pup, what a brilliant choice to come to Posh Paws," one review said. "Really took the time to settle my girl in and make her comfortable. Absolutely would recommend without hesitation," they added.

Another said: "My older spaniel is nervous of the groomers, but I feel he is better treated at Posh Paws than at any other groomer we have used."

5. K9 Clip Joint, Hexham

Offering bathing, clipping and styling, hand stripping, nail clipping, de-matting, and drying, the groomers cater for every size, breed and age.

One Facebook review said: "We have used K9 for many years. It is great. Sarah is fantastic and so knowledgeable on the subject of four legged friends. Our dogs love going to the hairdressers and come back so smart."

They added: "The staff are so friendly and so kind to the dogs and their owners too."

6. Rachel the Dog Lady, Hexham

One Facebook review said: "Rachel is fantastic with my rescue dogs. They have 'difficult' fur and she always listens to me patiently to hear how I'd like them to look but offers her experience and advice. Best dog groomer ever."

Another added: "Rachel is so friendly, professional and puts 100 per cent effort and care into every dog she grooms. You can tell straight away she loves animals and they know it too."

7. What a Clip, Prudhoe

"When we first got our puppy, he wasn't in the best of health with his coat and you brought him back to life. His coat is growing beautifully with all the care and attention you guys give.

I can't recommend this place enough, the staff are so welcoming and our Charlie loves coming," one review said.

Another said: "Alison is so kind and gentle with her, so I know that my scaredy-cat fur baby is well looked after."

8. Rob's Dog Grooming, Prudhoe

Available services include baths and de-shedding, puppy grooms, full grooms, hand stripping, teeth cleaning, and optional extras such as nail clipping.

"Without a doubt the best groomer. Such an amazing and experienced woman. Bruce is a rescue pup who has never been able to even stay with family, Rob had him so comfortable and made sure everything was calm and slow paced," one review said.

"Had the full works too with nails, hair and ears. From start to finish the advice and help we have received has been amazing," they added.

9. At Home with Angie, Hexham 

Operating as a dog grooming business, At Home with Angie also offers a full house and pet sitting service while customers are on holiday or on a business trip, with either daily visits or a live-in sitting service.

One Facebook review said: "Excellent, friendly and professional service. Updates provided throughout to let us know how our dog was doing."

Another added: "Cut and groomed Meg, my little Yorkie, and did a great job."

10. Dirty Dogs Mobile Grooming, Hexham

One review said: "Lal had her work cut out with my dog Tyke from the outset. He hates even being brushed and due to nerves, will bite.

After a lot of patience and perseverance though, he's now looking like a very smart young pup. Thank you and hope his grumpiness doesn't stop you coming again."

Another review said: "Kai, our Cavalier King Charles, looks great with his new haircut. He is a very excitable dog and Lal calmed him down and was great with him."