D'tails Dog Salon

***Now accepting pets up to 30lbs***

No fur. No paws. No service.

Q & A

These are scary and uncertain times. Home grooming is essential for your pets continued comfort. Nail trimming can be done at home. The best and easiest way is to walk. Get out and walk your dog on pavement. That wears the nails down on most dogs very well. Using a human nail file is another less invasive option. 
This will likely be a new experience for both of you. The key is to build trust. I suggest finding yourself an extremely high value treat. One that you will only give for nail filing sessions. Start small. Touch the toes, no filing and treat often. Introduce filing motions as allowed in quick short motions and increase with time. Try to do several sessions a day. Never force it. Don't struggle to keep a hold of the paw. It may take a long time, but it will be worth it :) Take your time and build that trust. File a bit off every day. Try to keep the sessions short and fun. 
I have seen horrendously overgrown nails returned to nice, tight nails in a few weeks using this method.
Please visit my FB page to see a quick video on brushing that was shared with me.

Q: How do you set prices? 

A: While many groomers charge by the breed, I chose to charge by the hour/size as I feel this is the most fair way to accurately price my grooming. I will use Yorkshire Terriers (pet quality)for my example. I see many Yorkies of different sizes and coat textures. Some are as small as 3lbs while others have been as much as 20lbs. Some have fine silky hair while others have fluffy soft hair. Some are brushed out routinely and others not touched between groomings. Some are well behaved and some, not so much. It would not be fair to charge the owners of these very different dogs the same amount even if they are all the same breed.




Toy-Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Rat Terrier, Maltese... up to 7lbs

Small-Toy and Miniature Poodle(short trim), many mixes, Pomeranian, Pug,... up to 15lbs

Medium- Larger Miniature Poodle/doodle(short style), Miniature Schnauzer, Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzu, Bichon, Lhasa Apso, American Eskimo-haircut... up to 25lbs


Medium/Large-Most Doodles, Miniature Poodles/doodles-hand scissor/European/show styles, Standard Poodle short clippered... up to 45lbs


Large-Some Doodles/St. Poodles, Retrievers, complex grooms, dematting, hand stripping up to 50lbs 

Dematting is $105/hr with a 1 our maximum per day/per pet. I will dematt a pet ONCE. This is NOT negotiable. This is on top of grooming charges. (demoting is temporarily unavailable)

Q: I have to work all day but your site says pets must be picked up as soon as finished. Do you have options for me?

A: Unfortunately we do not offer this service. We can, with advance notice, schedule outside normal hours.

Q: It says you charge $25 on top of the groom for same day/after hours appointments. Why?

This only applies if all appointments have been filled for the day and we agree to stay late or come in early. It is best to check with Deena directly to see if regular same day appointments are available. Appointments are available up to 1 hour in advance. This rate is much like over-time in a wage based job. We charge this to compensate for the additional time required to groom outside of normal hours.