Grooming prices are determined by the time it takes us to complete your dog's grooming. Size, coat texture, condition of the coat and temperament of the pet all factor into the time it takes. Therefore a very small dog in great shape (no tangles or parasites) who loves being groomed will generally cost the base price. However a small dog whose coat is tangled and who fights the entire grooming process will probably cost more. In the long run, regular groomings (every 4 weeks) end up being the most economical decision because we can keep the dog in good shape, and they also become accustomed to and accepting of the grooming process.