What equipment do I need to start a dog grooming business?

How do I start a dog grooming business? This may be a question that is on your mind and we have got you covered!

If you are ready to start your new dog grooming business today, you are just unsure about which products/ equipment to purchase to get started, we are here to help you.

If you continue, you will see a list of all of the need-to-know items to purchase before starting your dog grooming business, which will cover all of the basic wants and needs of your customers. This list will also include the average cost of these items to help you prepare for your purchases.


Shampoo - Of course, shampoo is an incredibly important item to have while running a dog grooming business. Since it is something that you will use almost every day, it is important to stock up. The average cost of dog grooming shampoo is £25 for a 4l bottle.

Clippers - Clippers are the essential tool for all dog groomers and part of your everyday. Clippers can be bought as corded or cordless with the prices varying. The average price for a set of clippers is around £200, although some may be above or below this price.

Clipper Blades - What is a clipper without blades? Make sure you purchase some clipper blades while starting your dog grooming business. The blades will come in various sizes although the average price is £30 per blade.

Comb Attachments - Comb attachments are important for all dog grooming as well to ensure you can do the job correctly for your customers. These attachments will cost you between £20 and £50 per set.

Clipper Oil - Ensuring that all of your equipment stays in good condition to save you time and money in the long term, clipper oil is vital. This will cost you £7 per 500ml bottle on average.

Colognes and Perfumes - We all want our dogs to smell incredible after visiting the groomers right? Find some unique colognes and perfumes to ensure your dogs return to your customers smelling the best they ever had!

Slicker Brushes - What is a dog grooming business without brushes to use, correct? A good slicker brush will cost you an average of £12 - £25 for 3. These brushes are vital for dematting hair.

Deshedding Tools - These tools will help remove the undercoat in short and medium-length coats. These brushes will cost £40 for 2 brushes.

Combs - To help detangle and brush hair for all dogs. This is a tool you will most certainly use every day and will cost around £8.50 on average.

Blaster - This will help remove excess water after an initial wash. A blaster will cost you between £200 and £800 depending on the brand, size, and power of the product.

Final Suggestions

We have focused on the key products to purchase for your new dog grooming business in this piece, however, if you would like to learn more please visit our dog grooming equipment costs blog for more information.

Some honorable mentions to purchase for your new business would be scissors, nail clippers, ear powder, a finishing dryer, a grooming table, a bath, cages, and bath equipment. 

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