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How much does dog grooming cost?
$40 - $75

There are 3 different ways to price dog grooming. If you choose to bring your dog to a local shop you can expect to pay around $40-$75 based on dog size. A mobile dog groomer can come to you for an average of $75 for an average size dog. Also, you can groom your dog at self-service facility for between $11-$23. Get free estimates from dog groomers near you or view our cost guide below.

Dog Grooming Prices

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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 $40 for grooming a small dog and $75 to groom a large dog.

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Dog Grooming Prices List

There are 3 different ways to price dog grooming. If you choose to bring your dog to a local shop you can expect to pay around $40-$75 based on dog size. A mobile dog groomer can come to you for an average of $75 for an average size dog. Also, you can groom your dog at self-service facility for between $11-$23.

Dog Grooming Price List Average Cost
Full Service (small dogs) $40
Full Service (large dogs) $75
Nail trim + buffing $15
Nail trim $10
Teeth brushing $10
Breath Refresh $10
Ear cleaning $10
Gland expression $10
Face, feet and fanny trim $15
Flea & tick treatment $15
Blueberry facial $5
Paw balm $5
Nail Polish $7

In addition, the price of a full service grooming will be depend on:

  1. Weight of Dog
  2. Breed of Dog

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Dog Grooming Prices By Weight

Here are the average dog grooming prices based on weight:

  • 0-14 lbs: $25
  • 15-25 lbs: $30
  • 25-35 lbs: $35
  • 35-50 lbs: $40
  • 50-60 lbs: $45
  • 60-70 lbs: $50
  • 70-80 lbs: $55
  • 80-90 lbs: $65
  • 95 lbs and up: $70+

Dog Grooming Prices By Breed

Here are the average dog grooming prices based on the breed of dog:

Dog Breeds Average Cost
Pug, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Maltese, Yorkshire, Mini-Dachshund $40
Schnauzer, Corgi, Dachshund, Wire Hair Terrier, Toy Poodle $50
Miniature Poodle, Westie, Scottish Terrier, Mini Doodle, Mini Aussie $55
Cocker Spaniel, Wheaten Terrier, Border Collie, American Eskimo $60
Australian Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Lab Retriever, Flat Coat Retriever, Springer Spaniel $70
German Shepherd, Chow, Husky, Old English Sheepdog, Standard Poodle, Doodle, Malamute $80
Portuguese Water Dog, Saint Bernard, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland $100+

Local Dog Grooming Prices

Grooming salons will mostly offer a basic package deal which can include a bath, trimmed nails, and cleaned ears. Here are some average dog grooming prices from around the country:

  • 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.
  • Donna’s Soggy Doggy Pet Salon in Dallas, TX, includes the expression of the dog’s anal glands and a spritz of cologne, 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.
  • 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.

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Mobile Dog Grooming Prices

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.

Self-Service Dog Grooming Prices

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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How To Choose Your Dog Groomer

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.

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.

Some groomers are even certified as master stylists and have a good idea of what cut will look good on your dog.
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Frequently asked questions

What is dog grooming?

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. Dog grooming salons give special care to elderly dogs who might need to take frequent potty breaks or rests between services.


How much do you tip the dog groomer?

Typically, you should tip your dog groomer 15 to 20 percent of the service total to show your appreciation for a good job. Tips should be whatever you can afford and are a token of you gratefulness. It's quite common for your groomer to give you extra services at no charge, such as teeth brushing or nail trimming. Keep all this in mind when considering how much to tip. Additionally, there are certain circumstances when you should the tip the groomer a bit more.

Here's a few examples of when you should tip the groomer extra:

  • If your dog bites or scratches the groomer. Tipping big will help here.
  • If your dog was extremely dirty and gross — especially with dog poo or mud matted to their hinds.
  • If your dog had extreme matting or shedding — this creates extra work for your groomer.
  • If your elderly dog is disabled and can't stand for grooming and needs extra support.

What is included in dog grooming?

Full Service Dog Grooming includes: A bath with towel and hair drying, teeth brushing, nail trimming, eye and ear cleaning, a brush out, and a haircut based upon your dog’s breed standard or your individual style choice.

Basic Service Dog Grooming includes: A bath, trimmed nails, and cleaned ears.

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