Guide To Grooming

At Bone Idol we want to ensure all our customers are always delighted and thrilled with their dog’s groom.

That is why we are transparent about our prices and services. Here we describe the different types of groom we offer. For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions

Bath & Brush

A bath and brush at Bone Idol includes:

  • Bath and blow dry

  • Trim around the eyes and fringe

  • Trim around the pads and feet

  • Hygiene clip

Full Treatment 

Our most popular type of groom. A full treatment groom at Bone idol includes: 

  • Bath and blow dry
  • The coat on the body cut to one length with clippers
  • Anal gland expression if needed
  • Hygiene clip
  • Nails trimmed where needed
  • Eyes and ears cleaned 

Custom Cuts 

This type of groom includes a specialist or bespoke designer cut. Examples of this type of styling would include a Teddy Bear or Donkey Cut. These types of cut involve highly skilled hand scissor work and so are more time consuming. This type of cut is additional to the Full Treatment and is charged at £15 per half hour. 

Hand Stripping

Hand stripping is a type of grooming method used to remove excess hair from a dog’s coat.

The most common method of dog grooming is clipping using a pair of electric clippers which cut or shave the top layer of hair from a dog’s coat. Hand-stripping is different because it is done just with hands and it removes the dog’s coat from the root.

Because this is so time consuming and intensive it is the Bone Idol policy to always have two groomers to hand strip one dog, this is kinder and quicker for both dog and groomer.

We only book in dogs for a hand strip that have seen by one of our groomers first, we do this to ensure it is the right option for your dog. Price will be discussed once a groomer has assessed your dog.


As a regular bath and brush does not include nails or glands we can do these at an additional charge, usually £1 per nail per clip and £10 for glands. If you require these services it is usually more cost effective to have a full treatment.