Who We Are

At Central Bark Pet Styling, our mission is to make sure that your dog has a positive experience each and every visit.

It’s very important to us that your dog goes home looking fantastic. But is is even more important that your dog goes home feeling happy and loved. We believe that apart from you and your family, no-one loves your dog more than we do. All dogs are treated with love and kindness and their individual needs are catered to on a case by case basis. When it comes to our beloved pets, there is no such thing as one size fits all.

Some dogs will be nervous when they arrive, there are many reasons for this, maybe its because you’re nervous, maybe they have had a less than wonderful experience before, maybe they think that they’re at the vet’s, maybe they just hate water! But whatever the reason, we hope that next time they arrive, they’re a little less nervous. There is no better feeling for a groomer than for a dog we groom to run up and greet us when they see us on the street.

Meet the owner...


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Debbie has been involved with animals for well over over 35 years now

She has been a dog breeder, a horse breeder and trainer and a dog trainer, but has been an animal lover throughout and is now living her life long dream of working with dogs every day. She is qualified in the following…

Meet The Team...


Dog bather/groomer

Having successfully managed several businesses, Mel is fulfilling her dream of working with dogs.

Having had a successful career as a chef and restauranteur, and as a classical musician, Mel is devoting the rest of her working life to canine care. Mel has a dog first aid certificate and is currently studying with award winning groomer May Wong. 


Senior Stylist

Victoria has a Certificate III in Animal Care and Handling, a dog first aid certificate and a love of all animals, in particular, dogs.

Victoria is an accomplished groomer, who specializes in teddy-bear style grooms. Victoria is currently studying with award winning groomer May Wong.

Victoria says she loves coming to work every day and seeing all the happy, smiling dogs and learning new skills.


Senior Stylist

Shelby has advanced to senior stylist status in a very short time.  Shelby’s empathy with the dogs menas that she is often left to groom the difficult dogs! Shelby has a dog first aid certificate and is furthering her knowledge by studying with May Wong, member of the Australian Groom Team.

Shelby also offers at home (yours or hers) dog/pet sitting. 



Senior Stylist

Shannon has several years experience as a stylist and we were thrilled to welcome her on board. Shannon is currently taking a course with May Wong, member of the Australian Groom Team.                                                   

After a few years in Western Australia, Shannon has returned to Canberra and we hope she stays for quite a while.


Weekend Dog Bather / Groomers Assistant

Alicia is studying at university, but spends a fair amount of her spare time at Central Bark.

The dogs are always relaxed around Alicia as they appreciate her quiet and gentle manner. 

Give Your Dog A Pampering

Short haired or long haired, old or young, quiet or quite crazy all dogs benefit from regular grooming, and with today's hectic lifestyle, its one job you probably just don't really have time for.