About Wagtails

Hello and welcome to Wagtails Dog Grooming website. Wagtails was established in 2014 and quickly became a successful business. My name is Tracey, I am a fully qualified and insured one to one dog groomer specialising in small to medium breed dogs.

I work from my home on Highwoods Colchester.

I make sure that every individual dog gets the utmost time, care and attention during their grooming process. Your special friend will get a relaxing, pleasant and stress free experience. It is important to me that both my clients and their dog are happy with the service I provide and listen to the requirements of each individual.



  •  One to one service, personal and individual grooming sessions.
  •  No customer overlap, only ever one dog in at a time (unless from the same household).
  •  No cage dryers, hand dryers only.
  •  We use cruelty free, all natural shampoo and conditioners.

Puppy Groom

Introduce your puppy to the grooming process, for puppies up to 6 months or 26 weeks of age. Prices from £20 depending on breed

A session to acclimatise your puppy to the sights, sounds and smells of the grooming process so that they become comfortable with being groomed, and find a visit to the grooming salon a happy and enjoyable experience.

The Puppy Groom consists of the following:

  •  Initial brush.
  •  A bath using an all natural shampoo.
  •  Hand dry (no cage dryers used).
  •  A further brush.
  •  Sanitary clip.
  •  Ear clean and face tidy.
  •  Pad trim and feet tidy, plus nail trim (clip or file).

Our Services

Prices are a guide only, the cost is dependent on breed, temperament and coat condition. All prices are confirmed in a pre-groom consultation, see Price List for further details. Please review and follow the Appointment, Animal Health and COVID-19 guidance before attending your grooming session.
Full Groom - Clip or Scissor
Prices from £30
  •  Pre-Bath prep, bath with quality natural shampoo, hand dry.
  •  Coat styled using clippering and scissoring to your requriements.
  •  Sanitary clip, nail clipping and ear cleaning included.
Full Groom - De-Shedding
Prices from £30
  •  Pre-Bath prep, bath with quality natural shampoo, hand dry.
  •  Coat de-shedding.
  •  Sanitary clip, nail clipping and ear cleaning included.
Wash and Dry
Prices from £20
  •  Bath with all natural shampoo and hand dry.
  •  Nail clipping not included.
Wash Only
Prices from £10
  •  Bath with all natural shampoo.
  •  Drying not included.
  •  Nail clipping not included.
Prices from £8
  •  Nail clipping or grinding.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this service is not available at present.

Opening Times

09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00

Contact Wagtails

 01206 805733

I may be grooming another customers dog when you call. If so, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Find us on  Google Maps
10 Pampas Close

Payment Methods

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Card or Bank Transfer only during the COVID-19 pandemic.