Welcome to Hair of the Dog

Our aim is to treat your dog as we would our own.

We will pamper your dog in a calm, friendly atmosphere in a luxurious environment. Holistic dog grooming is about taking into consideration your dog’s every need if they are happy we are happy ! We understand that visits to the groomers can be stressful for some dogs and we do all we can to make the experience as pleasant as possible offering visits without treatment to any nervous dogs.



  • We will love your pet.
  • We will care for your pet.
  • We will be patient and Kind.
  • We will do what is best for your pet no matter what.
  • We will stand by the fact of comfort must come before vanity.

Our Treatments

We offer a full holistic grooming service, all with Natural products and we do not use any form of cage in the salon.
As a Reiki master, Julie will offer healing and ensure your dog is kept as calm and happy as if they were at home.  We go the extra doggy mile and all grooms include a bath, nails clipped and ears cleaned ending with a luxurious blueberry facial.
All drying is with hand dryers and if your dog needs a break from all the luxury they can have a  play – again all with a view to keeping them happy!

All dogs are different and we price accordingly 

From £25.00

Professional nail clipping

From £5.00

This is a 5 week course for your puppy to attend, which includes; 


> Socialisation with other dogs.  

> A lesson for you to groom your puppy including free brush.  

> 5 Sessions including first groom and graduation certificate.

> First puppy cut & Graduation picture.

£100 for 5 Sessions

Ultrasonic teeth cleaning 

It is estimated that by the time they are 2 years old, 80% of dogs begin to show signs of oral disease and in the past the only option for teeth cleaning was to have your beloved dog sedated and teeth cleaned by the vet!

We now offer Ultrasonic teeth cleaning – a service that can hugely benefit your dog 

We use an ultrasound toothbrush (each dog has their own personal toothbrush) and a specially formulated ultrasound toothpaste.   Ultrasound reaches deep below the gum line to kill germs and bacteria and cleans the teeth and gums to prevent the build up of plaque and tartar.  At the same time it increases the blood flow to the gums to heal wounds and stop bleeding. 


Miracle Face Scrub

Miracle Face Scrub & Natural Tear Stain Treatment is a magical 2-in-1 tear-free, wheat-free face scrub and pH balanced treatment that safely removes dirt and discolorations from the face and ears. It is the new natural solution to removing stubborn tear stains too. The face scrub uses ingredients extracted from Green Tea, as well as a Vegan alternative to Keratin, and botanical extracts.




Nail file & shape, this encourages he quick to recede in the nail, stops scratchy edges on nails. Trim hair between pads, dogs sweat through their pads and this are needs to be hair free.
Paw massage with paw balm – moisturises pads and stops cracking. We also check for any foreign bodies that may be stuck in the pads



Miracle White Conditioning Shampoo

Miracle White & Bright Colour Enhancing Conditioning Shampoo is specially formulated for all coat colours of all breeds. It is a natural alternative to chemically treated whitening and brightening products. Made with botanical extracts, Miracle White & Bright contains ZERO bleaches, chemical dyes or optical brighteners. This wonder product effectively neutralises discolorations and removes staining, the kind way. It is wheat free and Vegan, and of course Cruelty-Free certified.



Dead Sea Mineral Mud Conditioning Treatment

Our Dead Sea Mineral Mud Conditioner is formulated to keep your pets skin and coat in tip top condition, it is emulsified with a combination of Moroccan Argan Oil (The Rolls Royce Of Oils) Castor, Coconut, Olive and Sweet Almond also Aloe all with a multitude of vitamins .It is excellent for dry itchy skin, hot spots, de-shedding and keeping the coat in healthy condition. We are not saying it is a magic cure but it will help relieve the above problems and promote a healthy skin and coat.



Nagau Skin Treatment

This is a carbonated spa tablet contained in a special shower head, which is used on the final rinse. It is ideal for skin problems, helps skin to recover, has a long lasting deodorant, hydrates & moisturises skin and hair.

Find Us

163 Dunbabin Road, Childwall, Liverpool, L16 7QQ
T: 0151 345 6020| Hairofthedogliverpool@gmail.com

Opening Hours

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Monday10:00 — 15:00
Tuesday10:00 — 15:00
Wednesday8:30 — 16:00
Thursday8:30 — 16:00
Friday8:30 — 16:00
Saturday8:30 — 13:00



Holistic grooming is the practice of grooming your pet in a stress-free environment in order to provide optimal health for both their body and mind – no cages, a gentle approach that always ensures that your canine family are happy and cared for.

We are incredibly passionate about dogs and their well-being, and are patient and understanding with pooches that may be new to grooming, nervous about being handled, or have had a bad grooming experience before.

You are welcome to stay and some customers feel their dog will be better behaved if they stay with them, but in the majority of cases this can have the opposite effect. Dogs can be nervous at first because they may not be used to the salon or without you for long, but they soon get used to the routine of being groomed and will enjoy the calm environment we have at Hairy Dog Grooming Salon. If you stay, your dog will be poised ready to go with you and they won’t be able to relax so it will be best for you to quietly leave after your consultation and return at the given time (please do not arrive any earlier as this will also excite your dog and will make it extremely difficult to finish the groom).

A full groom is a bath with the highest quality shampoo selected to suit your individual dogs needs along with a luxury blueberry facial. We listen to what look you want for your dog and cut their hair and style your dog.

We clip your dogs nails and clean there ears finish with a spritz of organic afpawshave and allow them to have a play round the salon when they are all done!

We now offer Ultrasonic teeth cleaning – a service that can hugely benefit your dog 

We use an ultrasound toothbrush (each dog has their own personal toothbrush) and a specially formulated ultrasound toothpaste.   Ultrasound reaches deep below the gum line to kill germs and bacteria and cleans the teeth and gums to prevent the build up of plaque and tartar.  At the same time it increases the blood flow to the gums to heal wounds and stop bleeding. 

Price is based on your individual dog – just like going to the hairdressers different dogs have different needs and prices are based accordingly. Pop in with your pup if you want a price and we can do a consultation.

This is a very common assumption, but actually many short haired breeds shed much more than others! These breeds will benefit more from regular grooming as we have professional tools and treatments which will help to reduce the amount of dead hair in their coat and in turn, the amount of hair dropped on your carpets!

When your puppy is comfortable being handled, you are ready to begin brushing and combing. Puppies should be introduced to professional grooming when they are about 10 to 12-weeks-old or have had their second round of vaccines. Most dogs will require grooming every four to eight weeks. We have the Puppy University to introduce your puppy to the groomers in a gentle and controlled way so that they enjoy coming and see it as a treat!

We recommend that you brush your dog between grooms as this ensures that they get more comfortable and it also prevents tangles! We can recommend the best brushes for you to use.

Anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. Easier dogs to groom such as pugs, small beagles, and short haired chihuahuas can usually get groomed quite quickly. But larger dogs that require heavy lifting and have more surface area with a lot of hair, require more time. Any dogs that require scissoring usually take 3 to 4 hours. Dogs that require a lot of scissoring such as standard poodles can take up to 4 to 6 hours to groom.

Also remember that grooming dogs is similar to working with children because they usually won’t sit still, they sometimes will bite, sometimes have accidents (urinate or defecate ), and/or they would rather be playing than having to get a bath and on and on. All of these factors which are hard to control immediately increase the time that it takes to groom the dogs.

Grooming scissors are extremely sharp and groomers have to use extreme care when scissoring on a dog’s body especially considering around a dog’s eyes and feet. Otherwise one mistake could mean a trip to the vet. Due to this fact, scissoring on a dog should NEVER be rushed and therefore adds to the time it takes to safely groom your dog.

We may take longer to groom your dog than you may have experienced at other places. We practice safety first rather than rushing and risk injury to your dog. Our focus is to provide a gentle grooming experience for your dog that will lead to your dog leaving our salon looking gorgeous!