Grooming rates vary depending on the breed of your pet, the type of services you choose and, very importantly, the condition of their
coat and the dog's temperament. Please call and we will be happy to provide you with an estimate.
- The condition of the dog’s coat - What an owner may genuinely think of as being "a few knots" might in fact be a solid matte which
may not be possible to brush out (not to mention being very painful and distressing for the dog). Solid mattes will be cut out. If
the coat is found to be widely matted, I will contact you and advise that the coat will be cut down short (see also our Mattes page
- link at top)
- The dog’s general health - A dog who is older or inactive can often require several rest breaks during grooming, extending
the grooming time required
- What type of temperament the dog has - Dogs who are nervous or very protective can often require special
handling, again extending the required grooming time
- The style and extent of grooming chosen - Noting the comments about matting above,
the style of the clip needs to be matched to not only the dog’s breed, but also to the owner’s lifestyle and the dog’s condition.
A heavily matted dog, for example, may need to be clipped right back and the fur then allowed to re-grow before it can be groomed
to a specific style.
- Specialised styles -Dogs which require a very specific style (involving, for example, a longer, hand-scissored
style) will occupy more of the groomer’s time
How much will it cost to groom my dog?
What factors affect the cost of grooming?