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How much does a Pet Groomer cost?

The average cost of pet grooming depends on several factors, including the size of your pet and the length of their hair.

Your professional pet groomer will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, as well as what’s most suitable for you and your pet.

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How do I choose the best Pet Groomer?

There are a number of factors that are worth considering when choosing your pet groomer. These include:

  • The facility - Check to see if their facility is well equipped with a ventilated salon, clean workstations, sturdy tables, and pet-friendly products.

  • Other services - Ask your professional what exact services they offer. Some professional pet groomers can also identify health issues, including ear infections, tooth decay, and skin infections.

  • Stay and watch - It isn't unreasonable to want to observe the session for the first time. This is also a good opportunity to observe your dog’s behaviour for future visits.

  • Experience - Some breeds have particular grooming needs, so you may want to seek out a groomer who has experience with your specific breed. Ask whether he or she knows what the breed standard is and whether they can perform the correct hair cut for your breed.

  • Training - Training can vary. Some groomers learn on the job through apprenticeships while some have attended college courses. You’ll want to understand the pet groomer’s experience, training, and knowledge.

  • Products - The preference is for gentle, high-quality washing and grooming products that don't contain harsh chemicals.

  • Housing - Your dog’s safety when outside your care is an important concern. You'll need to know how your dog will be housed when they're not on the grooming table. Pets not being groomed must be kept in a crate or a secure designated play area, always with the owner’s consent. Your dog should have a crate to himself with clean padding, plenty of air, and in constant view of salon staff.

  • First aid experience - The first aid kit should be visible, with a member of staff trained in first aid always present. The pet groomer should ask you about your dog’s health and any medical conditions such as skin problems, allergies, arthritis or any other ailments. This helps determine how they’ll handle your dog, what products they’ll use, and whether your dog has physical limitations.

  • Liability insurance - Make sure your pet groomer has liability insurance. This covers you for any hefty medical expenses you might incur if your dog is injured under the pet groomer's care.

  • Hidden fees - It is a good idea to find out if there are any extra fees. The cost of dog grooming can vary by dog size and coat type, as well as what services are included in a standard bath or groom. Some dogs also take longer to groom than others. A professional pet groomer will be able to quote you an exact rate after they have assessed your dog’s individual needs.


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What products do Pet Groomers use?

Pet groomers always use shampoo especially formulated for pets, including those specifically designed to remove odours from the hair and skin. These shampoos will also eliminate odours with various odour-killing ingredients, while other shampoos simply shield odours for a limited period of time.

How often should you use experienced Grooming Services?

Most owners of cats or dogs with longer fur opt to take their pet to an experienced groomer once every 4-6 weeks, while shorter-haired breeds may only visit every 8-12 weeks.

The best way to determine how often to visit a pet groomer is to inspect your pet’s hair. It is important to pay attention to the following factors:

  • Is your pet unable to see because his hair has grown over his eyes?
  • Is he experiencing regular tangles in the coat due to length?
  • Does his coat have mats or other unhealthy patches that need to be removed?
  • Is his coat starting to look unhealthy and unkempt?
  • Does your pet have problems with health or cleanliness because of his coat length?


Remember, grooming appointments can be stressful, but they should not be traumatic. If your pet is acting unusual after a trip to the groomer, consider it a red flag. A good pet groomer understands how to work with even the most challenging pets. Your pet should seem relatively relaxed and confident after the appointment and not afraid to go back.

How do I check my pet groomer’s credentials?

You should look out for pet groomers who have certificates in Grooming Assistants and Introductory Dog Grooming as well as Diplomas for Dog Grooming.

Before you choose a pet groomer, you should read testimonials on their website.

You can also check out customer reviews on their Bark profile.

What services can Pet Grooming services help with?

  • Free consultation
  • Basic health check including checking anal glands
  • Eyes cleaned
  • Claws trimmed and filed
  • Ears cleaned and plucked if necessary
  • Pad hair trimmed and around feet tidied
  • Full coat brush out
  • Spa treatments
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Pawfect Pooch offers mobile dog grooming services that give you the same level of service as a salon, but in the comfort of your home. There is no travelling or waiting time when the dog is groomed at home, and in many situations, the dog remains calm and relaxed in familiar surroundings, reducing stress and anxiety associated with salons. I offer a range of services including claw clipping and Puppy Pawdicures, Bath & Blow Dry appointments for maintenance between grooms, and Full Grooms with coat clipping, and styling. I also offer special grooming packages for Doodle breeds and Silky Coat dogs, these are known as the "Doodle-Dogs" & "I Shih Tzu Knot" packages. For more information, please get in touch via Bark, Facebook or email to discuss your dogs grooming needs. I am City & Guilds qualified.

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What do you love most about your job?

What is not to love? I get to spend the majority of my day playing with dogs and getting slobbery kisses.
But in all honesty, the highlight of my day is the owners joy when they reunite with their pawfect pooch after a groom.
It is so lovely to see the happiness in their relationship.

What inspired you to start your own business?

It's a sad story to be honest, but I lost my fur-baby, and it really got me down. He really was my world.
But when I lost him, I re-evaluated everything in my life, and saw an opportunity to pursue a life long dream to work with dogs.
Grooming and training seemed like the most fulfilling options for me, so here I am!

Why should our clients choose you?

I know how important each animal is to their Pawrents, and when I work with any dog I appreciate how it feels to have a stranger handling the animal. I too am an over-protective pawrent.
I am one of the only groomers locally that gives you the option to stay with your pooch whilst I groom, and I will only suggest you leave the room IF your dog is becoming excitable because you are there. 95% of dogs that I have groomed, have all been much calmer with their mummy or daddy close by, and that often leads to a much better groom.
In addition, the Groom Studio will be opening in 2022, and the "5 Paw" service will continue to offer luxury grooming treatments in a fixed location, as well as some mobile appointments.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

No. All of my services are provided in person whether they are grooming, training or walking.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

I will work with your requirements. If you would prefer me to wear a mask during any appointments then I will. But in addition, all equipment is sanitised between grooms, as are my hands.
All brushes, clipper blades, scissors and grooming tools are disinfected multiple times a day, and every night are given a strong cleanse in an Ultra Violet cabinet.

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How often your dog needs to be groomed will depend on the breed of dog and the length of its hair. On average, a dog should be groomed around once a month. However, dogs with longer coats will need grooming more regularly whilst dogs with shorter coats may not need grooming as often. It’s important to groom a young dog or puppy regularly so that they become used to being groomed and to avoid future problems.

Although many pet groomers have a set location that they operate from, there are also many mobile pet groomers. These groomers operate from a van which is equipped with all of the equipment required for grooming. They will park outside your home and groom your pet within the van.

How long it takes to groom a dog will depend on the breed of the dog and the length of its hair. On average, it takes around 2 hours to fully groom a dog. However, for dogs with long, thick hair, it could take significantly longer, whilst for dogs with short hair it may be faster.

The average price of Pet Groomers is £38 per session

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The average rating for Bark Pet Groomers is 4.94, based on 55,079 reviews.

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