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How To Choose A Dog Grooming Table [Recommended By Pro Groomers]

How To Choose A Dog Grooming Table [Recommended By Pro Groomers]

If you need a dog grooming table for your clinic, grooming salon or your home you will have many different models and makes to choose from. Many years ago we had to be satisfied with a fold up flat surface to trim our pets on.

This was both difficult, and dangerous for the dogs especially if they jumped off the table and hurt their legs. Today we can find tables that restrain and secure the dogs, and can also lift the pooch up for you.

This makes the grooming process much easier for you, and safer for the animal. A decent table will enable you to accommodate dogs of any size with ease. A dog grooming table is an excellent investment and should pay for itself after only a handful of cuts.

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If you dread trimming your dog’s fur, you will probably reconsider once you have used one of the newer style grooming tables.

The grooming tables that have come out in recent years allow you to perform many tasks that you couldn’t do before with the aid of at least another person.

You will find that since they come with adjustable height, and different table sizes, you can work with the equipment at a level that is comfortable for you. The tables are designed to make grooming an easy task for you and to be as stress – free as possible for your pets.

In this article, we have selected the best value for money tables both for small and large dogs. You will also find all the useful information you need regarding a dog grooming table in order to make a smart purchase that will serve you throughout the years – and your dogs will thank you for that!

So no matter if you are a professional groomer or a hobby home enthusiast, we are here to present you the best selling products on the market and help you choose the most appropriate grooming table for your needs.

Master Equipment Small Pet Grooming Table, Purple
Pingkay High Quality 3 Size Pet Dog Cat Profession Dog Show Fold Grooming Table/small
Flying Pig Pet Dog Cat Bone Pattern Rubber Surface Grooming Table with Arm/noose (Black, 44" L x 24" W)
Ultra Low Z-Lift Electric Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
Z-Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
Master Equipment Small Pet Grooming Table, Purple
Pingkay High Quality 3 Size Pet Dog Cat Profession Dog Show Fold Grooming Table/small
Flying Pig Pet Dog Cat Bone Pattern Rubber Surface Grooming Table with Arm/noose (Black, 44" L x 24" W)
Ultra Low Z-Lift Electric Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
Z-Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
469 Reviews
330 Reviews
261 Reviews
54 Reviews
27 Reviews
Master Equipment Small Pet Grooming Table, Purple
Master Equipment Small Pet Grooming Table, Purple
469 Reviews
Pingkay High Quality 3 Size Pet Dog Cat Profession Dog Show Fold Grooming Table/small
Pingkay High Quality 3 Size Pet Dog Cat Profession Dog Show Fold Grooming Table/small
330 Reviews
Flying Pig Pet Dog Cat Bone Pattern Rubber Surface Grooming Table with Arm/noose (Black, 44" L x 24" W)
Flying Pig Pet Dog Cat Bone Pattern Rubber Surface Grooming Table with Arm/noose (Black, 44" L x 24" W)
261 Reviews
Ultra Low Z-Lift Electric Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
Ultra Low Z-Lift Electric Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
54 Reviews
Z-Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
Z-Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table by ComfortGroom
27 Reviews

The Best Dog Grooming Tables

We are different people with different understandings, needs, and budget. That is why THE BEST grooming table is something different for every person according mainly to his needs. So let’s have a quick look at the most important factors to consider.

Size

One of the most important factors that you need to consider when making your choice is the size of the dog or dogs (if you intend to groom multiple breeds).

There are various sizes and models that can accommodate from small and toy up to the largest breeds.

Take the time and think about your future “clients”. Having toy breeds on a large dog grooming table can be inconvenient – and vise versa. And not only inconvenient but here we talk about the most important factor while grooming – safety.

Jump to the best SMALL DOG grooming tables or LARGE DOG grooming tables for further information and groomers top picks.

Portable (Folding) Grooming Tables

Very popular among the show dog owners and mobile pet groomers, the portable grooming tables are appropriate for people who groom their dogs or client’s dogs on different locations.

If you will be taking the table with you – to make house calls or as a “mobile groomer,” you need to make sure you choose a table that’s sturdy but light and easy to set up and take down.

Also, if you have more than one home and you just want to fold your dog working station, put it in the trunk and then set it on another place – then this is a good option for you.

The portable grooming tables are especially convenient for show dog owners because they are much more lightweight than the hydraulic and electric tables and can be easily transported from one competition to another.

One important thing to mention here is that even though the portable grooming tables are lightweight and convenient to store at home or in your car, they are not as sturdy as the stationary (hydraulic and electric) ones.

Check our best portable grooming tables picks HERE.

Hydraulic Grooming Tables

They are called hydraulic tables as they have hydraulic foot pumps that allow you to easily change their heights. In most cases, these tables will adjust from 28” to 36,” to avoid straining your neck and back.

Much heavier than the portable ones, the hydraulic grooming tables are rather to be used in a single location.

Click HERE to check the best hydraulic dog grooming tables.

Electric Grooming Tables

Many people wonder what is the difference between electric and hydraulic grooming tables.

Well, one thing they have in common is the easily adjustable height of the table. As we mentioned above, on the hydraulic ones you do it by pressing a foot pump.

On the electric, on the other hand, it is much easier because all you have to do is press a button. It can be either as a remote control or kind of a foot pedals for up and down.

Here is the time to say that electric grooming tables are currently the most expensive on the market just because of the ease of their usage.

Just like the hydraulic ones, the electric grooming tables are rather hard to be moved very often so we suggest you consider one only if you are planning to groom only at one location.

Check the best electric grooming tables on the market HERE.

The Best Small Dog Grooming Tables

Even though small dogs are much easier to be groomed than the larger breeds, it still makes a huge difference when grooming your dog just somewhere (like your kitchen top for example) and on a proper grooming table.

And while for the big dogs the best grooming table would be electric or hydraulic, for the small breeds a portable one is the more preferred choice.Small dog grooming table

One reason for that is because small pooches are easy to lift and do not require the help of a motor or foot hydraulic pump.

And because you don’t really need such a heavy table with motor or pump, the best decision is a collapsible grooming table.

They are lightweight, easy to transport, easy to fold and store. And most important those features do not affect their functionality.

We’ve selected the groomer’s favorite small dog grooming tables for you after an extensive research. It includes portable grooming tables as well as electric and hydraulic for those of you who have difficulties bending and lifting your pooches or just prefer to make your life easier with an electric motor or hydraulic pump.

Master Equipment Pet Grooming Table

This is our favorite small dog grooming table not only because we are Yorkie lovers and it is perfect for them but also because it is cute, very practical and very well made.

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Master Equipment Dog Grooming Table
469 Reviews
Master Equipment Dog Grooming Table
Introducing the easy way to groom smalldogs!

As you can see on the picture it is not the ordinary grooming table you are used to seeing where you have the four legs with the rectangular tabletop.

And this is exactly why it is so convenient to use at home. Not having the usual four legs, you can place it basically on any flat surface in your home where you will feel comfortable to groom your sweetie.

Another great feature that we do not see on the regular grooming table is the rotating tabletop. You will not have to go all around the table or turn your dog if you want to work on another part of his body – just turn the table top on the desired direction.

Speaking about the tabletop – its’ diameter is 18” and it is smartly made with easy to clean no-slip surface.

Having said all of the above, if you are a small or toy breed owner with no particularly equipped grooming room at home – this is the perfect choice for you.

This Master Equipment grooming table is also perfect for young puppies who are not familiar with the grooming salons. Having one at home, you will be able to introduce the grooming procedures and practices from the early ages of your best friend so he will not be scared the first time he visits a real grooming studio.

Suitable breeds

The table is appropriate for puppies, small and toy breeds like Yorkies, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Havanese, Poodles, Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise etc.

Usage

  • For non – professionals mainly
  • On small and toy breed dog shows due to its mobility

Prospros

  • Lightweight, mobile and easy to use
  • Comes with a ¾” adjustable grooming arm and loop
  • Does not take much space and can be used on almost all flat surfaces at home
  • Three different colors to choose from
  • Rubber feet for greater stability
  • Great product at an affordable price

Cons

  • One user reported that the harness was too long

Flying Pig Stainless Steel Foldable Dog Grooming Table

On your attention is another very practical and well-made grooming table from Flying Pig Equipment.

Flying Pig Small Size Portable Grooming Table
64 Reviews
Flying Pig Small Size Portable Grooming Table
Comes with a storage basket, adjustable grooming arm, noose and loop

Made entirely from rust-resistant stainless steel, this grooming table is the right choice for people whose top priority is quality and long-term operation.

Even though it is intended for small breeds, the table is made extremely sturdy with a non-skid foot preventing it from slipping while using on sleek surfaces.

One of the greatest features of this grooming table though is that it is foldable and easy to store and transport. All you have to do is remove the underneath storage basket, quickly unscrew the grooming arm and fold the legs.

Not only the grooming arm is easily removable when folding is needed but it can also be positioned on either side or place of the tabletop – this is really convenient. It is also height adjustable depending on the size of the various pets on it.

The table top which is 31” from the floor ensures the highest safety of your pet due to its special texture boned rubber which is also very easy to clean and maintain.

Suitable breeds

The table is appropriate for breeds like Mini Schnauzer, Maltese, Yorkshire terrier, Brittany spaniel, Havanese, Poodles, Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, Coton de Tulear, etc.

Usage

  • Hobby home groomers
  • Professional groomers

Prospros

  • Quick fold for easy storage and transport
  • Comes almost assembled
  • Non-slip bone-shaped tabletop
  • Comes with adjustable grooming arm, noose, and loop
  • Storage basket underneath
  • Available in three different colors

Cons

  • The storage basket is made from aluminum rather than stainless steel

Pingkay Professional Folding Grooming Table

Another easy to fold, store and transport grooming table this time from Pingkay. Why we particularly love this one is because it can handle not only the smallest breeds but also the medium sized dogs.

Pingkay High Quality Foldable Dog Grooming Table
330 Reviews
Pingkay High Quality Foldable Dog Grooming Table
Available in three different sizes

Even though the table is made to be folded and moved easily it is extremely sturdy and capable to accommodate dogs weighing up to 330 lbs.

But do not be confused by the weight capacity! It is important here to take into consideration the size of your dog and maybe consider the larger option.

Only from the first look on this portable grooming table from Pingkay, you can see how sturdy and quality build it is. This is thanks to the rust-free stainless steel frame and the seven-layer waterproof sealed tabletop which prevents humidity to be absorbed.

The top layer of the table is made from non-slip pure rubber and scratch resistant material which makes it easy to clean and maintain in the long term.

The table is equipped with adjustable grooming arm (28”) which can be easily moved and positioned on any side of the tabletop.

Suitable breeds

The Pingkay grooming table is appropriate for small and medium-sized dogs up to 330 lbs.

Usage

  • Home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • Storage basket underneath
  • Movable and adjustable grooming arm
  • Comes with noose and mesh tray
  • Sturdy stainless steel frame
  • Easy to fold, store and transport
  • Very good price for the quality of the product

Cons

  • Due to the quality of materials, it might seem a bit heavy for some people

Electric Grooming Table from GoPet Club

With a maximum weight capacity of 150 lbs., this electric grooming table will easily handle your doggie and you can adjust the height from 21.5″ up to 41.3″ as easy as pressing one fo the buttons on the foot pedal control.

Go Pet Club Electric Grooming Table
63 Reviews
Go Pet Club Electric Grooming Table
Z – lift type base for extra stability without wobbling

The size of the tabletop is 36″ L x 23.6 W so there is plenty of room to work not only on the smallest sweeties but also on the larger breeds.

If you want to read our detailed review of the product, simply scroll down by clicking HERE.

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table by Go Pet Club

For those of you who prefer the hydraulic foot pump rather than the electric motor, here is the solution which comes on a great price.

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
27 Reviews
Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
Comes with adjustable grooming arm and leash

By pressing the foot pump you can adjust the height of the tabletop from 22.5″ up to 40″. Enough room for the tiniest creatures or larger breeds provides the pebbled non-slip tabletop with dimensions 35.5″ L x 23.5″ W.

Read the complete review down the article by pressing HERE.

Grooming Tables Recommended For Large Dogs

We already mentioned that a proper grooming table is one of the most important investments a groomer must consider. And while small dogs can still be handled in some of the lower – budget choices (whit a lot of compromises and inconveniences though), for the larger breeds this is unthinkable.large dog grooming table

Big dogs (like German Shepherd and St. Bernard for example) require sturdy, reliable and easy to operate tables. Not only because of making the job of the groomer easier but also because of the most important concern – safety.

While the little pooches can be lifted up and moved easily by a single person, the larger representatives often require the effort of two or even three people.

That is why the most important feature that a large dog grooming table must have is easily adjustable height. This eliminates the need for other people except the groomer to participate in the process of helping the dog to climb on and off the table.

In our selection of top grooming tables for large dogs, we have included tables from three main types – electric, hydraulic and collapsible.

While we strongly recommend considering an electric or hydraulic grooming table, we will still suggest a collapsible one for those of you who plan to travel on different locations with your dog or just do not have enough space at home and want an easy to store solution.

If you are just equipping your new grooming studio or getting a grooming table for your home and you are tight with the budget, our advice is to think of other items to cut out costs.

Do not make a compromise with your grooming table because it will affect your grooming experience – in a pleasant or terrifying way.

Below are the groomers favorites for large grooming tables. Click on electric, hydraulic or collapsible grooming tables for more from each category.

Ultra Low Z – Lift Electric Table

Not only the groomers but we also love this table. It has basically everything you may want from a proper grooming table.

Ultra Low Z – Lift Electric Grooming Table
54 Reviews
Ultra Low Z – Lift Electric Grooming Table
Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 year warranty on motor

The best thing – it is electric and works with the regular 120V outlets you have at home or in your workplace.

Some people are concerned that electric grooming tables are slow. Well, the Ultra Low Z – Lift electric table from Comfort Groom can do a full cycle to rise and lower completely for less than a minute. Impressive, no?

The minimum height of the table can go is 13” and the maximum 42”. This eliminates any need of lifting or helping a dog to climb on it. Just lower it quickly and then press the pedal to raise the table at a convenient for your height.

The pedals (controllers) for rising and lowering are situated on both sides of the table so you will not have to go all the way around if you want to change the height.

Speaking about capacity, the maximum weight of this electric grooming table can handle is 400lbs.

What we really love about it is that you can purchase separately a set of four casters which can transform your grooming table into mobile one. This is really convenient with the largest breeds.

After you are done grooming, you can simply “drive” to the bathtub, then easily lower the table to the appropriate height so the dog can simply go in it.

Last but not least we have to mention the removable tabletop. This feature is extremely convenient in busy salons because it makes it so easy for cleaning and maintaining proper hygiene.

Suitable breeds

This grooming table supports all breeds and dogs weighting up to 400 lb.

Usage

  • Home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • Sturdy, reliable and high-quality product
  • Easy to clean – removable table top
  • Smooth rising and lowering
  • Very easy to set up
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and two years on the electric motor

Cons

  • A grooming arm must be purchased separately

Electric Grooming Table from GoPet Club

With a maximum weight capacity of 150 lbs., the electric grooming table from Go Pet Club comfortably takes the second place in our ranking.

Go Pet Club Electric Grooming Table
63 Reviews
Go Pet Club Electric Grooming Table
Z – lift type base for extra stability without wobbling

The table itself is sturdy (with a Z – lift base), very well made and like some of the users said: “There is no way to get a better one for that money”.

The electric motor goes fairly quick and very smooth from the lowest position (21.5”) to the highest which is 41.3”. To move the table up and down, there is a pedal (control) which unfortunately is on one side of the table only.

For those of you who want to make the table mobile, it can be easily done by unscrewing the feet and installing rolling casters which are sold separately. A very important tip we want to mention – make sure the casters you buy are lockable.

Speaking about the tabletop – it is very well made and most important non-slip and easy to clean and maintain. It is made from rubber and plastic composite materials.

Suitable breeds

Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Border Collie and all other breeds up to 150 lbs.

Usage

  • Home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • Comes with an adjustable steel grooming arm and a grooming leash
  • Comes almost assembled
  • Non-slip dimpled texture – rubber and plastic tabletop
  • Smooth ride all the way up and down
  • Good value for money product

Cons

  • Pedals on one side only

Accordion Electric Grooming Table by ComfortGroom

The only reason we’ve placed this table on third place is that of the price, even though it is completely reasonable (much cheaper though than many other professional tables) for a sturdy and reliable professional grooming table.

Accordion Lift Electric Grooming Table
31 Reviews
Accordion Lift Electric Grooming Table
Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 year warranty on motor

So if spending some extra bucks is not a problem for you, then this accordion electric grooming table might be exactly what you are looking for.

Looking at the customer reviews in Amazon – 4.7 stars out of 5 – that says it all. From professional groomers to hobby home enthusiasts almost all of them share the opinion that this is the best grooming table they have ever used.

Main and most important feature – it has an electric motor which lifts and lowers the table so quietly and smoothly that dogs are not even realizing they are moving.

Lifting and lowering are done with the help of pedals (controls) which are mounted on both sides of the table. That way you have access to them without the need to make a trip to the other side.

A smart feature that is not usually seen in other electric tables is that the pedals can be flipped up when not in use. We have heard a lot of groomers complaining that the cables of their clippers get stuck in the controls of their electric tables. Well, this problem is solved here.

Speaking about convenience we need to mention the hooks which are positioned on each of the corners of the electric grooming table. They are used for hanging all the equipment accompanying the groomer during his session.

The good thing here is that ComfortGroom has made them removable so in case you decide not to use them, the only thing that needs to be done is to unscrew them.

The tabletop – very important part of the grooming table. Here we have it thick textured with pebble surface for better grip and at the same time scratch resistant.

For further comfort, it can be easily removed at the end of a long working day to be properly cleaned and set up for a next day action.

Let’s talk numbers a bit. The table can handle dogs weighting up to 320 lbs. Such big dogs require easy climbing “onboard”.

ComfortGroom have not forgotten that and designed the table to go as low as 12” while the maximum height is 48”.

Suitable breeds

Bernese mountain dog, Doodle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Giant Schnauzer and all small and large breeds up to 320 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home grooming
  • Professional use

Prospros

  • Quiet and smooth operation of the electric motor
  • Sturdy table able to accommodate the largest breeds
  • High-quality materials
  • Rolling casters can be installed for mobility
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and two – year warranty on motor
  • Removable tabletop for easy maintenance

Cons

  • Grooming arm must be purchased separately

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table

On your attention is our top contender among the hydraulic grooming tables. With its maximum weight capacity of 500 lbs., it is probably the strongest hydraulic grooming table on the market.

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
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Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
Lifetime warranty on frame, 1 year warranty on hydraulic pump

Not only it handles the largest and giant dogs, it stays sturdy as a tank while lifting up and lowering are easy and smooth. Unlike the electric tables, here we have a foot pedal which you need to press if you want to get the table up or down.

The table can be lowered as low as 21” and its highest position is 39” – pretty impressive for a hydraulic grooming table. The tabletop dimensions are 42” x 24” 1.2” and it is easily removable for the purpose of cleaning and maintaining proper hygiene.

Tabletop is made from a high-density waterproof board with a pebble textured – non-slip surface ensuring stability and safety.

While all corners are rounded for safety reasons, under each of them there are hooks that can be mounted on which you can hang your scissors, clippers, brushes or any other equipment.

All in all, if you prefer hydraulic rather than an electric table, this is probably the best one on the market for the money. Sturdy, reliable, doesn’t move even with the largest dogs and lifting up and lowering is easy and smooth.

We would also suggest buying rolling casters if you want to move the table across your grooming studio or home. They can be easily mounted on the place of the existing feet.

Suitable breeds

The table is appropriate for all dog breeds up to 550 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • One of the strongest tables on the market – 550 lbs. weight limit
  • Removable tabletop for easy maintenance
  • Thick waterproof high –density board with non – slip surface
  • Great value for money
  • Comes almost assembled

Cons

  • Grooming arm is not included and must be purchased separately

Portable Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Grooming Table

For those of you who do not have enough room at home or love to travel on dog shows or different location, we have the solution – the heavy duty portable grooming table from Flying Pig.

Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Collapsable Grooming Table
261 Reviews
Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Collapsable Grooming Table
Comes with storage basket, adjustable grooming arm, noose, and loop

With an impressive weight capacity for a portable grooming table (up to 330 lbs) the tabletop dimensions are 44” L x 24” – 20” W (due to the bone shape) and 31.5” H when unfolded.

The table surface is made from non – slip bone shaped rubber which is also very easy to clean.

Another great feature that the electric and hydraulic grooming tables do not have is the underneath storage basket. Very convenient to put all your equipment in there.

It also comes with an adjustable and foldable grooming arm along with noose and loop.

Even though the table is really sturdy and well constructed, able to handle large dogs, it is really easy to fold up too. All you need to do is remove the grooming arm and storage basket, fold the legs and you are ready to go.

Suitable breeds

Bouvier, Husky, Great Pyrenees, Bernese mountain dog, Old English Sheep Dog, Saint Bernard and others up to 330 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home grooming
  • Professional Grooming

Prospros

  • Sturdy, made of rust-resistant stainless steel and steel frame
  • Quick and easy fold and unfold
  • Storage basket underneath
  • Comes with an adjustable and foldable grooming arm, loose and noose
  • Grooming arm can be located on either side of the table

Cons

  • Might be difficult to lift up really large dogs

The Best Electric Grooming Table

How can an electric grooming table be simply explained? An electric grooming table is one which tabletop can be easily lifted up or lowered by pressing a single button.

Electric grooming tables are generally recommended for large and extra large dogs due to their ease of operation.

They go down almost to the ground so a dog can climb by itself without the help of a human.

Even though they are heavy and difficult to transport from one location to another, the models we have selected for you can be mobilized by an easy installation of rolling casters.

That makes the trip to the bathtub much easier and a dog can go into the shower place straight from the grooming table after adjusting the appropriate height.

Ultra Low Z – Lift Electric Table

No doubt that this is probably one of the best electric grooming tables on the market. Because of the price, because of features and reliability. It has everything you may want from an electric grooming table.

Ultra Low Z – Lift Electric Grooming Table
54 Reviews
Ultra Low Z – Lift Electric Grooming Table
Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 year warranty on motor

Working with the regular 120V outlets you have at home or workplace, it can hold and lift dogs up to 400 lbs. With a minimum height adjustment of 13″ and a maximum of 42″, the table is convenient to work from the smallest up to the largest dogs.

Read to full review up in the article by pressing HERE.

Electric Grooming Table from Go Pet Club

No matter if you are a professional groomer or hobby home enthusiast, like one of the customers who is using the table for a long time said: “You can not find a better grooming table for that money”.

Go Pet Club Electric Grooming Table
63 Reviews
Go Pet Club Electric Grooming Table
Z – lift type base for extra stability without wobbling

The table stands out with quite and smooth electric lift which does not disturb the dogs while they are lifted up or down. The tabletop can go down as low as 21.5″ and the highest position is 41.3″.

We love the table because it is sturdy, reliable and for that budget, you can usually get a hydraulic table only.

Read the complete review up in the article by pressing HERE.

Accordion Electric Grooming Table by ComfortGroom

One your attention is a electric grooming table with extremely wide height adjustment range – from 12″ all the way up to 48″ which is done with the foot remote situated on both sides of the table.

Accordion Lift Electric Grooming Table
31 Reviews
Accordion Lift Electric Grooming Table
Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 year warranty on motor

Unlike the previous two tables, here we have an accordion style base which is able to hold pooches weighting up to 320lbs. The tabletop is with dimensions 43″ x 24″ which is easily removable for cleaning and maintaining proper hygiene.

Read the complete review of this amazing electric grooming table HERE.

The Best Hydraulic Grooming Table

The hydraulic grooming tables are another option to simplify your work while grooming the bigger sized dogs.

They work almost the same way as electric with one main difference – instead of electric motor and controller, they have hydraulic pump and pedal, therefore, the adjusting the height is done by pressing the foot pedal.

Actually, electric grooming tables are the modern hydraulic ones. Hydraulic grooming tables have been modernized in the recent years by upgrading them with an electric motor.

Hydraulic grooming tables are generally suggested for small and medium-sized dogs even though nowadays we can see many sturdy models (like our top pick below) which can hold up to 500 lbs.

The biggest disadvantage of the hydraulic tables compared to the electric ones is the time and effort it takes for the tabletop to be lowered or lifted up.

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table

The ultimate grooming table with a hydraulic pump and weight capacity of 500 lbs., which makes it probably the strongest hydraulic grooming table on the market.

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
27 Reviews
Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
Lifetime warranty on frame, 1 year warranty on hydraulic pump

Like most of the tables from Comfort Groom it has a tabletop which can be quickly removed when a deeper cleaning or replacement is needed. Its dimensions are 42″ x 24″ with a pebble, non-slip surface.

To read the full review, go up this article by clicking HERE.

Groomer’s Best Hydraulic Grooming Table

Another hydraulic grooming table from an industry leader – Groomer’s Best. Used by professional groomers and hobby home enthusiast they all agree the table is sturdy, reliable, easy to use and worth of the money.

Groomer’s Best Hydraulic Grooming Table
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Groomer’s Best Hydraulic Grooming Table
3-year warranty, Handcrafted in the USA

The options for the size of the tabletop are 24” x 36” and 24” x 42” and either option can hold dogs up to 300 lbs.

Made in the USA from 14 – gauge powder painted steel this is a table that if properly used can simply outlive you.

The tabletop is made from textured non – slip surface and can be adjusted from 19” to 39”. For further convenience, it has two storage spaces on both sides of the table where you can put your grooming tools.

Suitable breeds

The table can hold any dog breed with a maximum weight of 300 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home enthusiasts
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • Storage space on both sides of the tabletop
  • 14 – gauge powder painted steel
  • Made in the USA
  • 3 – year warranty
  • Comes fully assembled

Cons

  • A few people reported about damage during transport (delivery).

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table by Go Pet Club

“The great thing about this table is the stability it has and the weight it can handle”. This is just one of many positive reviews this grooming table from Go Pet Club has.

Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
27 Reviews
Z – Lift Hydraulic Grooming Table
Comes with adjustable grooming arm and leash

With a maximum weight capacity of 200 lbs. the table is comfortable to use from the smallest and toy breeds up to the largest dogs like Newfoundland.

It will go as low as 22.5” so big or elderly dogs can easily hop on while the maximum height is 40” which on the other hand makes it comfortable for working on small dogs.

Tabletop is made from rubber and plastic composite material with a pebbled, non-slip surface. It is 35.5” long and 23.5 “wide.

The table allows installation of rolling casters so that you can move the dog directly from the shower tub area.

The hydraulic foot mechanism along with the Z – lift base works perfect making the trip up and down smooth and easy while ensuring stability without any kind of wobbling.

The table comes with a grooming arm and leash even though they seem to be not of the best quality and we would suggest purchasing another – more reliable one.

Suitable breeds

Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees, Golden retriever, Border collie and other small and large dogs up to 200 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • Sturdy table appropriate for small and large dogs
  • Easy and smooth to rise and lower
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Lined with premium aluminum alloy materials to prevent absorption
  • Good price for such a quality product

Cons

  • Comes with a grooming arm which seems to be of a poor quality. Purchasing another one is suggested.

Portable (Folding) Grooming Tables

As previously mentioned, the portable grooming tables are the perfect decision for those people who spent much time traveling on dog shows or just have two homes and want easy to fold and transport table.

Generally, the folding grooming tables are suggested for owners with small to medium sized dogs.

One reason is that they are not as sturdy as the portable ones having a large dog on them.

The second reason is that it might be really difficult for a single person to lift let’s say Newfoundland to a collapsible grooming table.

If you are a large dog owner and your needs still require a portable table, make sure that you do not exceed even with one pound the maximum weight capacity recommended by the manufacturer.

Below you can check the groomers top picks when it comes to portable grooming tables.

Portable Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Grooming Table

This is a great folding grooming table able to hold even the largest of the dogs like Bernese mountain dog and Saint Bernard. The maximum weight capacity is pretty impressive – 330 lbs, and like many people share it stays stable even when it is loaded close to the limit.

Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Collapsable Grooming Table
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Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Collapsable Grooming Table
Comes with storage basket, adjustable grooming arm, noose, and loop

It comes with a convenient storage basket underneath as well as adjustable and foldable grooming arm with noose and loop.

To read the complete review, go up in this article by pressing HERE.

Yaheetech Collapsible Grooming Table

Great and sturdy portable grooming table from Yaheetech. Very easy to fold, the table comes with a storage basket underneath where you can put all your grooming tools as well as adjustable H – frame with two nooses for your various needs.

Yaheetech Grooming Table
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Yaheetech Grooming Table
Foldable table for mobile use, easy to store when not in use

Tabletop dimensions are 47.2” L x 23.8 W and the height from floor to top is 30”. The maximum weight capacity it can hold is 265 – 331 lbs.

Everything from the rounded table edges to the anti-slip rubber on the feet and the heavy duty stainless steel material is carefully designed to ensure the highest safety of the groomer and the dog.

The Yaheetech Collapsable Table has everything someone may want from a grooming table and we recommend it because of the exceptional quality of materials and attractive price.

Suitable breeds

All dog breeds up to 330 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • A great quality product at a really competitive price
  • Two sizes available – 47.2” x 23.8” and 32”
  • Storage basket and adjustable height H – frame included
  • Non – slip, and scratch proof table surface
  • Easy to assemble and easy to be folded

Cons

  • The bar that’s meant to keep the dogs in place could be a bit sturdier

Adjustable Height Grooming Table by Master Equipment

Available in 4 different sizes to accommodate from small to medium size and large dogs, this patented table from Master Equipment has a weight limit of 200 lbs.

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Adjustable Height Grooming Table
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Adjustable Height Grooming Table
Sturdy table made from quality materials

It has a feature that is rarely seen in folding tables and this is the adjustable height. From 24” to 34 ½ “ it can be evenly adjusted with 1” increments thanks to the locking pins on the legs. Bending over and back pains are over!

The tabletop is made from high – grade plywood with a non – slip vinyl and aluminum edging to prevent unwanted injuries.

We also love the heavy duty lever clamps with tension adjuster screws that lock the electroplated legs. This is how a sturdy and reliable grooming table should be made.

We recommend this grooming table because it is made sturdy with high-quality materials and it has the adjustable height feature that is not usually seen in other folding tables.

Here it is important to mention that the height adjusting feature does not affect the stability at all.

Suitable breeds

Convenient to work on all breeds up to 200 lbs.

Usage

  • Hobby home grooming
  • Professional grooming

Prospros

  • Adjustable height from 24” to 34.1”
  • Four different sizes available – 30″ x 18″, 36″ x 24″, 42″ x 24″, and 48″ x 24″
  • Easy folding for transportation and storage
  • Quality materials
  • Coated top

Cons

  • No grooming arm and storage basket included

Flying Pig Stainless Steel Foldable Dog Grooming Table

With tabletop dimensions of 32″ L x 21″W, we recommend this foldable table to be used for grooming small to medium sized dogs, even though the maximum weight capacity 330 lbs.

Flying Pig Small Size Portable Grooming Table
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Flying Pig Small Size Portable Grooming Table
Comes with a storage basket, adjustable grooming arm, noose, and loop

The tabletop is 31″H with a bone shape non-slip texture. To read the complete review, please go up in the article by pressing HERE.

Pingkay Professional Folding Grooming Table

Available in three different sizes and weight capacities (from 250 up to 330 lbs.), the Pingkay table comes with an adjustable grooming arm and storage basket under the tabletop.

Appropriate for the smallest doggies up to the largest breeds, we recommend this table because of the quality materials, very good price and many positive reviews from professional and home groomers.

Pingkay High Quality Foldable Dog Grooming Table
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Pingkay High Quality Foldable Dog Grooming Table
Available in three different sizes

To read the complete review, please go up in the article by clicking HERE.

FAQ

What Size Grooming Table Do I need?

The most important factor when choosing the right size of your grooming table is the size of the dogs that are going to be groomed on it.

It’s a completely different story when selecting a table for a grooming studio or hobby home working station.

For those of you looking for a table to use at home, most probably you have one, two or three dogs that will be your regular “customers”.Portable dog grooming table

Then the choice is a lot easier. If they are small to medium size, then a folding (portable) grooming table would work fine.

There is plenty of choice for small dog portable grooming tables that we are sure will do fine especially if you do not groom so often.

They are sturdy enough and can be folded and stored when not in use.

If you are a hobby home enthusiast but you have a dog like Saint Bernard or Newfoundland, then it is better to consider an electric or hydraulic one because they have an adjustable height and it is a lot easier to hop on your big friend on it.

There are also portable grooming tables able to accommodate the largest dogs but there is one problem with it. How will your dog get up there? Probably you will need the help of another person or some kind of portable steps.

For grooming studios, on the other hand, it is almost impossible to go with only one kind of table. If you don’t want to limit your customers, of course.

Hopefully, you will be having visitors from the smallest and toy breeds to the largest dogs.

So having a couple of electric and hydraulic plus a foldable one is the best decision. It is important to feel comfortable (and safe) no matter what size your client is.

Just to repeat again, when choosing a grooming table, think about the size of the dogs you will be working on. Then you can go to our small dog grooming tables or large dog grooming tables top picks and select the perfect one for your needs.

How Much Does A Grooming Table Cost?

Grooming table prices can range from $50 up to $2000. The price is based on four main features – is it foldable, hydraulic, electric and what size of dogs can it accommodate.

Starting from the electric grooming tables, they are the most expensive on the market. They can go from $650 up to $2000 or even more.

Hydraulic grooming tables are in the middle of the price pyramid. Their price range goes roughly from $250 up to $1000.

The portable grooming tables are the most affordable ones and there is a reason behind that. We already talked about it above so we will not repeat. The prices roughly range from $50 up to $300.

As we already mentioned, a grooming table is not something to make a compromise with and cut costs from it. Think wisely and make the right choice depending on your needs.

Where To Buy Dog Grooming Tables?

Dog grooming tables are not something you can buy in the local pet store. And while you can find some folding tables in the hypermarkets, the hydraulic and electric ones are not that easy to find.

The best place to buy a grooming table from our experience is online. You can browse through all the different models, brands, specifications and most important customer reviews.

Once you narrow your choice you can make an in-depth research of the preferred models and see what the people who have already used them have to say.

Amazon is a great place to find your grooming table. Not only because they have a huge variety of models but also because of the competitive prices compared with brick and mortar stores and other online shops.

What Should You Look For In A Dog Grooming Table?

The first step to giving your pet a great trim is to find the right dog grooming table for you – this is a very important step.

The first thing to look out for is a table that won’t corrode, especially if you intend to not only trim but also wash your dog using the dog grooming table. Stainless steel is a popular choice as it won’t rust.

The next thing you should take into consideration is the stableness of the table – it needs to be quite sturdy, so you won’t slip when clipping your dog.

More on this in a bit…If you need a table that you can take around with you, then the portable dog grooming table is a perfect choice.

These are very popular with mobile pet groomers as they can be carried with ease, and people who need to move their table around a lot. They can be easily moved around, and many will fold up for ease of transport.

On the other hand, if you have a larger dog, you will probably need a bigger more accommodating dog grooming table. An additional option is to look into an exam table. These are primarily used by vets because they come with drawers built into house essentials nearby.

Many groomers have discovered that the exam tables work just as well for grooming, especially since they can keep their grooming bits and pieces in the drawers.

You can also find tables that are mounted on the wall. This is great, and very convenient if you have the space to spare.

What accessories should I look for in a grooming table

In order to be practical for everyday use, your dog grooming table does not need to have a ton of features. As previously mentioned one of your main considerations will be how sturdy the table is.

You need one that will hold under the weight of your dog. This is especially true if you have a larger breed like an Alsatian. Certain electric tables will adjust to the size and height of your dog with the push of a button.

If you have a very boisterous dog, this might be the easiest option for you. Other models include lights, that can be used when you are trying to trim some of the harder to view bits of the dog, or with dogs who have a dark coat.

Some accessories you can buy for your table include swing arms and grooming seats. These enhance the grooming experience and ensure that the grooming process is done as best as possible.

You can also buy rubber mats for your dog grooming table. They ensure that the table is kept in the best condition possible.

Check out our selection of must-have accessories accompanying every grooming table that will surely make your experience better:

EasyClip Quiet Aire Dryer, Professional Animal Grooming, QD-1 (75310)
Pro Guard No-Sit Haunch Holder Dog Grooming Restraint Small/Medium Dogs Up to 30 Pounds (Colors May Vary)
SHELANDY Pet grooming tools holder for dog grooming table and arm
EasyClip Quiet Aire Dryer, Professional Animal Grooming, QD-1 (75310)
Pro Guard No-Sit Haunch Holder Dog Grooming Restraint Small/Medium Dogs Up to 30 Pounds (Colors May Vary)
SHELANDY Pet grooming tools holder for dog grooming table and arm
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EasyClip Quiet Aire Dryer, Professional Animal Grooming, QD-1 (75310)
EasyClip Quiet Aire Dryer, Professional Animal Grooming, QD-1 (75310)
178 Reviews
Pro Guard No-Sit Haunch Holder Dog Grooming Restraint Small/Medium Dogs Up to 30 Pounds (Colors May Vary)
Pro Guard No-Sit Haunch Holder Dog Grooming Restraint Small/Medium Dogs Up to 30 Pounds (Colors May Vary)
1,023 Reviews
SHELANDY Pet grooming tools holder for dog grooming table and arm
SHELANDY Pet grooming tools holder for dog grooming table and arm
12 Reviews

How To Use A Dog Grooming Table?

Happily, dog grooming tables nowadays are made to require minimum efforts from the groomer in order to adjust and operate.

Usually, in the packaging of the table you order will be instruction manual but this will mostly be used for assembling (even though most of the models come pre-assembled).

So let’s go through the three main types and give you an idea how you can use them

How To Use A Portable Grooming Table?

The portable grooming tables do not have any electronic or mechanic mechanisms. They are so simple to use.

All you need to do is unfold the legs which are below the tabletop and mount your grooming arm.

Here we must remind you that not all tables come with a grooming arm, so if you want to make use of it, make sure to purchase one.

Grooming arms are easily mounted on either side of the table by screwing.

How To Use A Hydraulic Grooming Table?

With a hydraulic grooming table, you can adjust the desired height by pressing a foot hydraulic pump.

Pressing the pedal several times will raise the tabletop while pressing and holding it will make the tabletop go down.

Think about the exact place you want your hydraulic grooming table to be positioned because once it arrives and is assembled, it is much heavier and difficult to move than the portable ones.

Speaking about assembly, hydraulic grooming tables come usually assembled and all you will have to do is screw your grooming arm.

How To Use An Electric grooming table?

The electric grooming tables operate much like the hydraulic ones with the difference that instead of pressing a food hydraulic pedal, all you have to do is push one of the two corresponding buttons in order to lift or lower the level of the tabletop.

Usually, there are two types of controllers, one is kind of a pedal with two buttons which stays on one or both sides of the table down on the ground and another one is like controller with a cable.

Electric grooming tables come assembled and almost ready to use. Keep in mind that they are heavy and once positioned it is difficult to be moved around.

Last update on 2018-08-09 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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