Our Services

Prices reflect the expertise, care, our time, investment of equipment & continued training development that goes into producing a groom that is right for each dog. It will also depend on coat type & condition, style required, temperment of your dog & the density of undercoat to be removed. The prices shown are intended as a 'from' guide price based upon dogs that are regularly groomed according to the breed intervals.

As part of the groom price small knots & tangles will be dealt with during the full groom prep, however unkept coats resulting in matting & poor condition will incur an additional cost of £10 up-to the maximum of 20 minutes to remove isolated matts & knots. 


Any extreme cases of matting will result in partial or complete coat removal (with your consent) to relieve your dogs suffering caused by the matted hair.

This will incur an additional charge of £15 onto top of the grooming price to cover wear & tear on our tools & equipment and the additional time taken to remove the matts.


You will need to look after your dogs coat between grooms, we are happy to show you the correct tools and methods.


Difficult, aggressive & overweight dogs may incur additional charges.


We do not groom pregnant bitches.





CaniTab™ Performance rinse


- Removes soap residue & mineral waste which attracts dirt & smells

- Helps alleviate redness in the skin

- Can help to treat hot spots

- Calms itchiness

- Helps restore PH balance

- Safe for humans, cats, dogs, horses....


Only £2.00 per treatment




Full Groom - this is suitable for dogs that require clipping or scissoring to acheive a style. It includes the following;

  • Health check - this can help to identify any early signs of problems such as parasites, skin & coat conditions but can also highlight lumps, bumps & swellings that we may need to be careful with clipping/scissoring and that may require reporting to the owner to seek veterinary advice
  • Prep - brush out coat so free of knots & tangles- deshed undercoat - clip nails - pluck (if req.) & clean ears - trim between pads - hygiene trim
  • Bath with shampoo to suit the skin & coat type,
  • Hand Blow dry - with blast dryer & finishing dryer
  • Clipping or scissoring to achieve shape & style
  • Free fragrance Spritz


This does not include 20 min max de-matting


From £25


Please do not hesitate to contact us for a guide price & groom intervals for your dogs specific breed & requirements.


De-shedding - for removal of thick compacted undercoat, aimed at the double coated breeds whose coats have not been properly maintained.

£15 per hour


Wash & Dry - suitable for short/smooth coats and the longer coat that is regularly maintained. It includes:

  • Bathing - with shampoo to suit the skin & coat type
  • Hand Blow Dry - with blast dryer & finishing dryer


This does not include detangling, de-shedding, de-matting or styling the coat


From £20


Free Puppy Intro - Suitable for puppies up to the age of 3 months who have had all their vaccinations. It includes:

  • Basic handling & brushing
  • Nail clipping
  • Play
  • Gentle exposure to noises such as the bath, clippers & driers
  • And of course lots of cuddles


It does not include bathing or styling




Don't wait until your puppy is due its first groom, they will need to get familiar to the grooming experience so it can associate it as an enjoyable experience


1st Puppy Groom - up to the age of 6 months. It includes:

  • Health Check
  • Prep
  • Bath
  • Blow Dry - with finishing dryer only
  • Scissoring to acheive style & shape


This will depend on your puppies previous exposure to the grooming environment, their stress & anxieties during the session. We want it to be a positive experience so may have to limit the session to suit your puppies needs


We don't clip puppy coats until 6 months old as it may change the coat.


From £20


Handstripping - from £40 

Due to Covid 19 all dogs in for handstripping will be bathed & dried prior to the handstrip

(Usually we would not bath the dog prior to handstrip so it was easier to grip the coat & then offer a free bath & dry booked 2 weeks after handstripping due to the risk of Furunculosis if bathed directly after the handstrip)


Nail clip - £10 


Fleas - Please Do Not bring your dog or cat to the studio with fleas to avoid contamination to other pets & our studio. Treatment should be carried out at the home. For dogs/cats who have already been admitted to the studio with fleas, an additional charge of £10 will be payable to cover the flea shampooing & studio decontamination.


We do not express anal glands.


Prices are subject to annual review.


It helps if your dog has had a walk before his/her appointment, this will help by using some of their energy, gives them an opportunity to 'empty' and therefore they will be more relaxed during the grooming session.


*************Please do not bring them straight from the beach!*****************



Drop off & Collection 

Can we please ask that you arrive on time for your dogs allotted appointment time, just 10 minutes late will have an affect on the next appointment, in some cases late arrival will result in rebooking. Please can we refer you to our Cancellation Policy.

Likewise prompt collection of your dog once you have been advised they are ready would be greatly appreciated, the next dog due in may not always be as well socialised with other dogs as yours is!! In this circumstance we may have to crate your dog for its own safety until your arrival.


Client Consent Form - Please read our Covid 19 Policy

Every new customer will be required to complete our Client Consent Form, which is downloadable from our Policies page or you can complete it on your arrival. It may seem rather unnecessary but this is to enable us to keep records in-line with the Animal Welfare Act 2006. It also enables us to tailor your dogs grooming session to meet both of your needs and if a longer appointment is requried due to your dogs health or disability. On subsequent visits our Routine Appointment Record can be completed where you will have an opportunity to provide any changes in your dogs health or behaviour and to request any specific style requirements.



We currently can only take payment by cash or online bank transfer, please ensure you have the available funds with you on collection or have made an online payment prior to collection.

Contact Us

Tails of Cornwall

Sherry Austin

North Barn

PL30 5LP

Tel: 07786 074857



Web: www.tailsofcornwall.co.uk


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We will however, return your call.

Opening Hours

By appointment only:


Studio open

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

8.3oam to 5.00pm


Contact us

Mon - Sat 8.30 to 5.00 pm


Sunday closed


Public holidays;


Christmas day

Boxing day

New years day



Payment by;

- Cash

- online bank transfer