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Establishing a dog grooming business

We are often asked to estimate potential earnings for a professional dog groomer operating a dog grooming business. This is almost impossible to do as it requires far more in-depth information about each individual business, geography, potential customers, competitors, local pricing levels, types of breeds, method of operation, overheads, etc., etc. As a qualified Dog Groomer Stylist it is important that you structure your service to provide a quality of service to your customers and not compromise your skills (or your customers expectations) by providing quantity at the cost of quality.  The finished styled dogs that leave your salon are a very effective and free advertisement for your business.

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There are additional benefits if you intend to work in your own business as a self-employed dog groomer. You will be able to regulate your hours to accommodate your personal needs. You may even consider changing your working times to suit yours, and your customers, requirements (eg. Working certain evenings instead of some day times, or working some weekends instead of weekdays, etc.). You will find that the quality of your work, coupled with your customer approach, will be an excellent advertisement for you in itself, this should bring you additional customers by word-of-mouth.

As a general guide, we can give you an indication that the price of grooming dogs of various breeds today falls between approx. £20 and £60 per dog, depending on breed, coat type, etc.  Most dogs will have an expected return to the salon every 6 to 8 weeks. Initially, we believe that you will be able to groom three or four dogs per day, however this will increase as your skills, speed and confidence (and customer base) grow. The number of dogs that you can groom each day will increase as your experience and speed grows, to a point where you may average 5 – 8 dogs each day, depending on the requirements of each one.

If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered in our information, we will be happy to discuss these with you, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.