When deciding what tip to give to a dog groomer, consider what you would give your groomer. Standard tips represent 15 to 20 percent of the total cost. But give it more if your groomer did everything possible to meet your puppy's special health needs or do you some kind of favor. It's important to know how much grooming services cost, along with things like veterinary expenses and dog day care.
It helps you determine how much you should budget so that you can provide the best possible care for your four-legged friend. Many boarding schools also offer cleaning services. Pet owners love this because they can leave their dog for the night and, when they pick him up, they have bathed him and cut his hair very nicely. The cost of boarding a dog varies, for the most part, depending on where in the country you are in and the services included.
First, you must have a space proportional to the number of kennels and, therefore, the dogs you are going to house. Staff should, at a minimum, provide basic care that includes keeping enclosures clean, filling dog containers with fresh water, and letting dogs go out several times a day to go to the bathroom. As a result, you'll end up paying more for dogs that require complicated grooming procedures than for dogs that have a coat that requires little maintenance. Most dog boarding centers that don't have a veterinarian on staff will need travel crates for pets of different sizes to transport dogs in case of emergency.
And few pet owners are going to leave their dog in a center that forces dogs to lie on concrete or other hard surface. It takes longer to groom larger dogs than smaller dogs, and since you pay mainly for the groomer's time, it's almost always more expensive to have a larger dog than a smaller dog of the same breed. Breeds that require express service (French bulldogs, English bulldogs, pugs, boxers, Boston terriers) spend little or no time in a kennel. As you can imagine, it's much easier (and more pleasant) to groom a friendly, well-behaved dog than it is to deal with a dog that resists the process.
In addition to more services, other factors that can increase the price are the size of the space your dog needs, the number of dogs you have and the type of accommodation you choose.