The Ultimate Dog Grooming Equipment List
Here you will find the comprehensive list of all the tools and bits that you need to start your own dog grooming business!
There is a lot of different equipment and it can be a bit overwhelming at first, so we put together this complete shopping list to guide you through what you need to look for.
Okay – without furr-ther ado here is the shopping list...
Dog Grooming Table
You need somewhere to put the dogs while you groom them. A good dog grooming table will keep your furry customer safe and secure while they get their makeover. The best grooming table for you will for you will depend on where you will be grooming dogs. Some people have salons, some have mobile grooming vans, while others provide their services in their client’s home. If you want to groom large dogs, then you will need a grooming table at least 36 inches long.
There are many different tables to choose from so you need to decide which is best for your budget and circumstances:
Static grooming table
Hydraulic grooming table
Not to be confused with electric tables, these are raised and lowered using a built-in foot pump. These will save your back when grooming large and giant breeds, but they don’t go all the way to the floor. However, any large dog should be able to jump on and off it at its lowest height.
Electric grooming table
The most expensive type of grooming table, but they offer the perfect solution for raising and lowering dogs of all shapes and sizes. If you have any back problems, this is the table to buy.
To complete your grooming table setup, you will need a few extras to hold the dogs in place while they are on the grooming table.
A nice frame to attach to your grooming table is handy for attaching straps to so that you can keep the dogs in place.
Bellystraps are great for keeping dogs in the right place and comfortable.
Learn More about How to Become a Dog Groomer with our Ultimate Guide on everything you need to know.
Dog Grooming Clippers
Best clippers: Andis 2-speed Clippers
Extra blades: 4F, 5F and 7F blades
Steel Magnetic Comb Pack
Clipper Hygiene/Cleaning Spray
If you take care of your equipment then it will take care of you.
Dog Grooming Scissors
If clippers are your number one tool, then your scissors are a close second. These should be an extension of your arm. You want scissors that are sharp, comfortable and the right size for the job.
Trusted, good value scissor brands include Henbor, Kiepe, Groom Professional, Mars, Roseline and Fisher. Be careful if you buy off Amazon – a lot of the scissors on there are very bad quality.
4.5″/5″ Straight Scissors
6″/6.5″ Straight Scissors
7.5″/8″ Straight Scissors
6.5″ Single Sided Thinner Scissors
Dog Grooming Brushes and Combs
1 Large and 1 Small Soft Slicker Brush
Fine/Coarse Combination Comb
You’re going to need this for dogs that have undercoats like German Shepherds and Pomeranians.