Professional grooming sessions for dogs, is a costly affair. There is nothing as a fixed cost. The cost depends on many factors:
Dog Grooming: Cost by Size
Many groomers base their price depending on the size of your dog. The base cost for an average dog is around 60$. The price depends a lot on breed of your dog. For a toy dog it can be 20$ and at the same time for a giant breed it can be 100$.
Dog Grooming: Cost By Coat
A dog with long and thick coat will require more shampooing and grooming. So automatically, the cost will increase. The cost will also depend on how much time it takes for your dog to groom.
Dog Grooming: Cost by Service
Your number of services also determines your cost. If you are just going for bath only service, your cost will be less. But if you want to include services like cutting. Clipping, refreshning and deodrising then your cost will shoot up.
Many dog owners will go for a full grooming session. A full grooming session will include a bath, blow dry, ear cleaning, nail trimming or clipping, nail shaping etc. many people go for vitamin spray on their dog’s coat. This keeps coat healthy, shiny and clean. Additional services like cleaning teeth nail painting, flea baths etc. can also be availed and will cost more. Dog grooming prices will also fluctuate with the style of haircut. Normal pet cuts are usually 20$ to 30$ cheaper that the fancy cuts.
Your average cost also varies with the type of dog breed. For West Highland Terriers, Bichon Frise and Miniature Poodles the grooming cost ranges from $30-$50. However cost for medium sized dogs like Wheaten Terriers, Collies and Chow Chows is around $40-$60. For arge sized dogs like Bouvier Des Flandre, Old English Sheepdogs, Saint Bernards and Standard Poodles you will have to pay around $60-$100. Dogs like Poodles, Schnauzers and many of the Terrier breeds only require small trimmings and coat shaping. These services need to be availed in every 3-4 months. So the average cost will lower down. Their average cost of bathing and trimming will be $15 to $20.
Some people prefer to groom their dogs at home. For this, you will require right kind of equipment. You should always try to buy this equipment from a good store or from a good brand. Every dog groomer must have a dog grooming brush. A brush will come it variety of shapes and sizes depending upon the size and thickness of coat. The average cost of a brush is around 10$. You should also keep a good dog shampoo, if you feel your dog looks messy you can instantly give him a bath. A bottle of good shampoo will cost close to 30$. For all those dogs, which require a regular trim or cut, will need a dog grooming kit. The dog grooming kit costs around 30$. It contains scissors, shears and clippers.
In case if you feel these equipment are too costly, you can get good offers on these equipment online. Order online and save your money.