The average cost for a dog groomer is $50. Hiring a dog groomer to maintain a healthy coat and skin, you will likely spend between $30 and $95. The price of dog grooming can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local Dog Groomers or get free estimates from pros near you.
Whether you love to know your dog is clean or you’re gearing up for family photos with him or her, a dog grooming salon can take care of everything. From baths to brushing, to even painting your dog’s nails, you can expect to pay a starting price of about $40 for a full grooming service (for a small dog).
Grooming salons will mostly offer a basic package deal which can include a bath, trimmed nails, and cleaned ears.
Donna’s Soggy Doggy Pet Salon in Dallas, TX, includes the expression of the dog’s anal glands and a spritz ofcologne, with the optional extras of a special shampoo, nail filing, dematting, deshedding, and tooth brushing. Package prices for the basic deal are: small to medium dogs $40-$45; medium to large dogs. $45-$65, and large to extra-large dogs $65 and up.
4 Grooming in Glendale, CA, offers a full grooming package for $60, which includes a bath, haircut, anal gland expression, dematting, ear cleaning, nail clipping, and teeth brushing.
Petgo Pet Mobile, Bellevue, WA has a spa package of bath, brush, fluff dry, ear cleaning, anal glands expression, and nails clipped for $40-$55 for a dog under 20lb. Prices go up from there.
Fitdog in Santa Monica, CA, has a basic bath, brush, blowout and spritzer for $30-$40, based on size and breed.
Dog grooming salons give special care to elderly dogs who might need to take frequent potty breaks or rests between services. Aggressive dogs will need to be muzzled before grooming. Some salons are willing to give flea baths. They are often happy to donate time and care to their communities by bathing and grooming rescue dogs for their adoption photos, or police dogs.
Having a groomer come to your house can be the perfect solution for anxious pets, and if you have more than one, prices can be significantly lower for the second and third dog. Trina's Precision Pet Styling, Scottsdale, AZ offers (for an under-20lb dog) a full service of ears, nails, anal glands, bath, blow dry, and scissor finish for $75. Included is drivetime within 20 miles of Scottsdale/Thompson Peak. Pampering Poochie Grooming Boutique in Bedford, TX, comes to your home and gives a full pampered grooming with optional deep teeth cleaning and nail painting for $35-$75, depending on the breed and condition of coat.
Look for the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA), International Society of Canine Cosmetologists (ISCC), or International Pet Groomers Inc (IPGI) certification—even though it’s unnecessary, it can add credibility to your groomer’s business. Some groomers are even certified as master stylists and have a good idea of what cut will look good on your dog.
You get to wash your dog without clogging up your sink and flooding the kitchen! Use all the facilities and cleaning products for less than 30% of the cost of having others do it for you. The dog grooming salon will have workers on hand to help you with the cleaning tools and also to help with dog-calming techniques for things like nail clipping. Bark and Bathe in Minneapolis, MN, provides aprons, brushes, towels and dryers and charges $11 to let you wash your small dog, $17 for a medium dog, and $23 for a large dog. No reservations are needed, but the last wash must begin at least one hour before closing.
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