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Best Dog Groomers in Dayton

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Dayton Dog Groomers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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642 West National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377

Why choose this provider?

The Hound Playground is a locally owned business that has been servicing the Dayton community since 2008. It offers grooming services for all dog breeds, ages, and sizes; its treatments may include a nail trim, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. Daycare, dog training, and boarding services are also available. The facility retails a variety of raw food products, without any artificial ingredients, for dogs. Its owner April Nugent started her career working at a private barn as well as a public riding facility at a young age.

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4.5
Google
4.4 / 5 (97)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (40)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (9)

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204 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449

Why choose this provider?

Pawsitively Perfect Grooming has been delivering a wide variety of services to pet owners in Dayton since 2015. The family-owned business handles all breeds and sizes of dogs and cats. It offers shampoo and conditioning, ear cleaning, blow-drying, nail clipping, brush out services, and trimming of face, paw, and sanitary areas. Pawsitively Perfect also provides head-to-toe styling and spa services, including tooth care, flea treatment, de-matting, and de-skunking. Owner and manager Adrian is a ''dog whisperer'' assisting with temperament issues to ensure pet and groomer safety.

Reputation:

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (20)

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3417 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420

Why choose this provider?

Kenzie's K9 Design Pet Grooming is a full-service pet grooming salon serving customers in Dayton and nearby areas. It offers pet haircuts, bathing, conditioning, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and nail clipping services. It also provides hair coloring services for dogs. The professionals at this company carry more than 14 years of experience in the industry and are skilled in handling all breeds of dogs and cats. Kenzie's K9 Design Pet Grooming is affiliated with the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals.

Reputation:

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4.5
Google
4.5 / 5 (101)
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (2)

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5.0
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Website
3821 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432

Why choose this provider?

GroomingDales is a pet salon, grooming center, and hotel that serves clients and their pets in the Dayton area. Its services include full-body and undercoat cuts, anal glands, bath massages, and facials. Additionally, it offers a limited hotel service to look after pets while their owners are away. The service is focused on high levels of supervision, caring for a maximum of four pets per night. The business consists of a team of staff with more than 88 years of combined experience.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (232)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (138)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (23)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
7121 Taylorsville Road, Dayton, OH 45424

Why choose this provider?

Bark of the Town is a pet salon and day spa that serves residents of Dayton and the surrounding communities. Its services include pet grooming, flea treatments, hand scissor finish, hot oil treatments, and walk-in nail trims. Its pet grooming products include medicated, oatmeal, and conditioning shampoos as well as natural products. Bark of the Town is a second-generation family-owned and operated business that has provided its services for more than 30 years. The company has a certified master groomer on staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is dog grooming?

    Grooming is a key part of keeping your dog’s coat and skin healthy. Brushing and combing stimulate circulation in your dog’s skin and help keep fur clean between baths. Bathing gets rid of the dirt, and depending on the soap used, bathing can moisturize, relieve itching, or kill parasites, like fleas and ticks.

  • How can I groom my dog at home?

    Brushing should be a part of every dog owner’s routine to keep the fur in excellent condition. Ideally, brush your dog’s coat at least twice a week. Choose tools to match your dog’s coat, such as a wide-toothed brush for longer, coarse fur and a narrow-toothed brush for shorter fur.

  • How often should I groom my dog?

    You should typically brush your dog twice a week and bathe it once a month. Frequent brushing removes loose debris and distributes natural oils from your dog’s skin throughout its coat. Monthly bathing usually prevents fur from getting smelly without overdrying a dog’s skin.

  • What is included in dog grooming?

    Some basic services to expect from a professional dog groomer include bathing, brushing, and trimming fur. Groomers generally make sure to remove matted fur and clip fur into breed-specific styles. Groomers also clean ears and clip a dog’s nails when needed.

  • Does dog grooming include nail clipping?

    While dog groomers typically trim nails, it isn’t necessarily included with a basic grooming session. Every groomer is different, and while one may include it, another groomer may charge an extra fee. Some other additional services groomers offer include expressing anal glands, brushing teeth, skin therapy regimens, and flea treatments.

  • How long does dog grooming take?

    Expect a full grooming session to take two or three hours. If your dog has thick fur, it could take even longer. Making sure your dog’s coat is dry is one detail that takes extra time. It’s important that the coat be completely dry to prevent hot spots, known as acute moist dermatitis.

  • Should I bathe my dog before grooming?

    You rarely need to bathe your dog before taking it to a groomer. However, it may depend on the groomer’s personal preferences. For example, if you’re taking your dog in for a detailed style, your groomer may prefer that the basic grooming steps be done ahead, such as bathing and brushing out matted fur.

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