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Student Grooming Service

Hair of the Dog Spa has been a professional pet grooming spa for more than 10 years.  Frustrated with the number of unqualified groomer applicants we've had in the past, we saw a need and began training student groomers for a successful career working with the pets we all love.  We feel our years of expert experience needed be shared to better qualify individuals in our own shop and the industry as a whole.

A year ago the Central Jersey Grooming Academy was started.  We are first and foremost a professional pet grooming salon, however we also train students and offer grooming discounts to those that take advantage of student styles. Our students are learning to groom in an apprenticeship method style with Dawn doing most of the teaching.

Students work only with the equipment they've been instructed to use and complete tasks up to their level of training expertise. All the finishing touches are completed by our full-time professional groomers.  We are with the students 100% of the time, coaching them every step of the way.

What does this mean for you and your pet? You can take advantage of our discounted grooming prices without the risk of any discounted quality.  Our students work hard to be the best groomers they can be. They are caring, attentive and strive to give your pet the utmost quality in pet styling.  All grooming goes through our 20 point checklist to ensure the same quality is achieved that all our loyal customers have received for more than 10 years.  As a thank you for allowing the students to groom your pet, we discount the professional price (listed below) by 40%.

In order to receive the discount, you have to specify that you want a student grooming.  All grooming is otherwise done by our full-time professional groomers.

Bath Only
All baths include: cutting nails, cleaning and/or plucking of ears, cologne, bandana, and bows (we also paint nails upon request)

Bath Prices (Hot oil treatment is $5 extra)
Bath prices are for short to medium coats. Double and triple coats are slightly higher

Small Dog Medium Dog Large Dog
$37+ $45+ $55+

Bath and Touch-Up
Bath and trim includes everything listed for baths plus a sanitary trim, shaving hair under pads and trimming feet and face.

All grooms include everything that is done with a bath plus cut your pet's hair to your specifications.

Grooming Prices
All vary depending on the breed and what your having done please call for pricing.

Self Service
We supply everything...shampoo, conditioner, towels, dryers. You just bring your pet and leave the mess! We will trim nails, express anal glands, brush teeth trim hair for an extra charge.

Self Service Prices

Small Dog Medium Dog Large Dog
$15.99 $19.99+ $24.99


Nail Trims $15.00
Nail Trims with File $20.00
Teeth Brushing $10.00
Anal Express $15.00

Hair Dying
Call for pricing

Prices are subject to change without notice.


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We've moved into our Brand New Location.  We couldn't be more excited about having our very own building with lots of room to grow.  In a time where many businesses are struggling to survive, our customers have been amazing in supporting us and helping us grow every year for the past 10 years.  This new location is a tribute to you and your furry family member!

New Location Features:

  • Private Grooming Rooms
  • Dedicated Classroom Space for Grooming Students
  • Central Location in Downtown Matawan
  • Room to Grow over the next 10 Years
  • Cute Retail Boutique Area with Pet Supplies
  • And the list goes on ...
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