Balanced Dog Training & Grooming
Call 253-507-8029

Text Lesha at 253-720-5238. This number is for TEXTING ONLY
and will not receive any voicemails

We are not a mobile dog grooming service. We're located at 4602 Pacific Ave.

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I appreciate the ongoing support that I have gotten throughout the years from my wonderful clients.
If you’re pleased with the service, please take a moment and go to …
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Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Venmo or Cash App.

Toe Nail Clipping is Now By Appointment Only

Toe Nails $15.00

Nail & Dremeling $20

(NOTE: Hard to Handle Dogs we Clip nails ONLY.
Ask for Lesha.
There may be a Hard to Handle charge of $10-$15.)

Lesha's Experience

1997 – My first Job was a bather at PetSmart 

1998 – Grooming School at Kats “n” K9s
I learned how to properly handle and groom all breeds of dogs. 

1999 – Dog Training apprentice at the Washington K9 Center
There I learned how to properly train puppies and dogs with different temperaments from excitement to aggression.

I worked at a boarding and grooming kennel for years caring for, managing and grooming numerous pets.

I worked at a vet clinic and a small grooming shop for also several years.

2006 – I started my grooming and training business.
Over the years I have owned, fostered, bred, whelped, trained, and groomed thousands of dogs to add to my  experience.


“If I can give more stars I would, Balance dog grooming or I should say Lesha and her staff are always so happy and cheerful they are very professional but at the same time they make you feel like family. The love that they have for our pets I should say our baby’s is so great. They treat or baby’s as if they were there own. I have been to other dog grooming places and I have to say balance is affordable and the best at making you and your baby (your 4 legged baby) like family. Would I recommend them to anyone? HECK YEA!!!! My friends and family take there pets to them now. Try them out I promise you won’t be disappointed you will be hooked and keep coming back” ~ Tia B

“Lesha is wonderful at what she does, really. I took my little shih tzu in yesterday to get groomed bc his previous groomer decided to stop grooming him bc of how aggressive and sensitive he gets during hair cuts and his hair got so matted over the months. I honestly was struggling to find a new groomer and then came across Lesha’s grooming place on Google and she did her magic on him! my little pup came home so happy with his new cut and she did such a fantastic job considering how he is and how bad his hair was. 10/10 recommend if you need miracles for your lil pups!” ~ Johanna M

“Called to see about a walk in for a nail trimming for my pup. There was no answer but I thought the voice-mail was very informative and I really enjoyed that. I got a call back quickly maybe 20 minutes later and they said no problem. When I went to the salon it was very nice and clean. The employee Rose was very nice and polite and did a great job getting my dogs nails trimmedquickly! It was quick and easy check off the to do list! Will be back again.” ~ Jordanna S

“Had my pomeranian groomed. The new groomer was there at 9 sharp and she did the best cut and nail trim was fabulous. She went above and beyond for my 14 year old girl.She wasn’t stressed when I picked her up.Best shop we have been to in a long time.I recommend this groomer top notch !!!” ~ Cindy M

“Great place! My dog was comfortable there and she came out after her grooming looking and smelling sweet! 😄 Lesha and her staff are good with dogs, friendly and helpful.” ~ Martha O

“Lesha’s is fantastic. I moved to Olympia and I drive up to have my dog Pearl groomed by them still because they are SO great with her. She is a rescue and has sensitivity issues and everybody is so kind about it with her. They take their time, treat her with love, and she always looks exactly how I expect every time. I’ve had to cancel, reschedule, miss all last minute and everybody has been so sweet and wonderful about it. The facilities are great – it feels like walking her into a friend’s house to get groomed! – and everything is organized and tidy. It’s very clear to me Lesha takes her career seriously and having someone who’s as gentle with my dog as I would be makes me so much more comfortable leaving Pearl in their extremely capable hands.” ~ Sarah S

“Lesha is the best!! Really, she’s the dog whisperess!! My dog acts a lot more disciplined and happy around her while being groomed, and even let’s her touch her toes!! I can’t even get close!! Absolutely will not go anywhere else. My dog is safe with her and always looks beautiful when finished! 5 stars for sure.” ~ Kristina A

“We’ve been taking our dogs here for years. Amazing place & great service.” ~ Clock W

“So sad to be moving because we love it here! Lesha is so good with my little Biscuit! I love the variety of shampoos she offers. Our pup has had a traumatic experience with a past groomer and taking him anywhere gives us a bit of anxiety. BUT Lesha is so patient with him and I have zero worries leaving him in her care. She makes her customers feel like their concerns are heard and valid. Thank you for everything Lesha! We’ll miss you!” ~ Kaitlin B

“My fur babies are always happy when they see where they are going! That Speaks volume! Girls are great!” ~ Marc L

“Love this place and the people.” ~ Doretha B

“Such a great reception, dog and I are always called by name. And of course the grooming is always superb.” ~ Darrell P

“I really like this place, Lesha is great with my big “mutt” mix…very patient & understanding of dogs of all breeds…as my Charley is a 2yo Mastiff, Pitty mix! I’m so thankful for her services! I highly recommend :).” ~ Mariah E

“Even my dog loves them.” ~ Noelani W

“I got my dog groomed here for the first time today. He looked great. He was ready in 2 hours. He didn’t seem traumatized like he did when I tried grooming him myself. He even got a cute lil bandana. Will definitely be a repeat customer here.” ~ Kayla S

“She is very good with her clients. My dog has a thick coat. Her staff very professional. They did a great job on my pet. My pet looked so happy when they were done.” ~ Aurora Webber

“We have been clients since she opened and always had a wonderful experience! We love Lesha!!!” ~ Laura T

“Omg they do such an amazing job, i’ve been bringing my dogs here for years and prices are very affordable.” ~ Jessica G

“Such a sweet lady! & very gentle with my dog! Will be back.” ~ Bianca M

“Love Lesha! My favorite groomer.” ~ Billi S

“Lesha always does a nice job with my pet. I highly recommend Lesha’s Dog Grooming.” ~ Patricia A

“The staff are very welcoming and family oriented.” ~ Melissa C

“Best Dog Grooming. THEY TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF MY DOG. Won’t go anywhere else.” ~ Chris T

“Great grooming place. We now come here instead of PetSmart. Responsive and friendly.” ~ Kayla L

“My dog Charlie is always nervous going to the groomers, but the staff is always nice and treated him well. They even stayed an hour after close to make sure he could be picked up one time. Crazy awesome staff. Also his haircuts are always cute.” ~ Ryan H

“Lesha outstanding, Dog whisperer, Excellent service, Was patient with my dog and outcome! Fantastic! Just what my dog needed! Thank you Lesha! Definitely be back.” ~ Josh K

“Wonderful place and great service. Bentley has been going there for years and we still make the trip now that we live in Spanaway. Lesha and her staff have a passion for what they do and it shows.” ~ Demond L

“We’ve been going to Lesha for a couple years now. My babies Koda and Bella love her! Koda is a Pomeranian who likes his hair short. Every time I come pick them up, they’re always so happy. My babies and I trust her. We won’t be going anywhere else!” ~ Aja K

“Lesha is really great. Our dogs always come out so happy when we pick them up! Definitely a repeat customer!” ~ R M G

“Very friendly and easy to work with. The puppies love them.” ~ Chad S

“They treated my girl so good. She was in great need of a nail trim and hair cut. She smelled amazing and looked beautiful. Thank you for treating our Bonnie girl so good! Price was good too.” ~ Kim N

“Lesha grooms my Maltese and trims my black lab’s nails. She is so patent and great with my skittish Maltese and always makes her look and small great! I followed her from the old location and likely will for as long as she’s around! I tried many others before and was never happy. So glad I found this spot!” ~ Ariella Bolen-Johnson

“I take my Chihuahua there to get her nails clipped. Lesha is awesome and can clip them all in just a couple minutes.” ~ Alison Skllings

“I go there for my minpin’s nail clippings. Always patient with my dog and I appreciate the great rates!” ~ Kathy Cao

“Awesome people, awesome work…love. would recommend to everyone for any breed. Gentle and loving. My pups always happy going in and coming out.” ~ Rocky

“Great place, reasonably priced and quick. Staff has been extremely pleasant and have done a better job than other places we have tried. Will definitely keep going back.” ~ Robert O

“They are the best ever.  The love and attention they provide to my dog is amazing.  The grooming is the best!  I also leave my dog with them when out of town because I have no worries when gone.” ~ Teresa S

Contact Us

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible or call us at 253-507-8029 or feel free to text Lesha at 253-720-5238 to schedule an appointment.


Contact Info

4602 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408

Phone: 253-507-8029

Text Lesha: 253-720-5238
This number is for TEXTING ONLY.
Will not receive any voicemails.

Grooming Hours:
By Appointment
Monday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Wednesday - 10:00 am - 7:30pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 7:30pm
Friday - 10:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 7:30pm
Sunday - Closed
Note: Hours are posted but Hours may vary from day to day. We leave when the last dog is done and the shop is cleaned for the day.

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What a journey this has been!
At 25 years old, I vowed to never work for anyone other than myself. While battling extreme social anxiety, a $1,000 loan from my Grandma and Grandpa, bathing with Dollar Store Suave to cut costs lol, to now, a shop full of equipment while teaching and providing a safe place for my tribe to work 16 years later.
Extremely satisfied and grateful for my support group. “Awards” “Award”
Proud to have been chosen #5 best grooming shops in Washington State
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AKC Canine Good Citizen with “Diva” my Standard Poodle

1st Place K9 Pro Sport Protection Trial with “Tango” my Belgian Malinois

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