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


Our goal is to make you and your dogs experience at
Lesha’s Dog Grooming as comfortable as possible.

Grooming Pricing
Grooming prices depend on size, condition of coat, temperament, amount of shedding, curly coated breeds and time spent grooming.
Service Includes: Bath, Brush, Nails Clipped, Ears Cleaned, Ears Plucked, Anal Glands Expressed.
IF your dog starts to nip, bite, growl, show teeth, scratch or yank away from us…
We will STOP what we’re doing and ask if you would like us to continue for an EXTRA HANDLING FEE… Or we’ll advise that you go to your vet to get the procedure completed.
1-30lbs = $30.00 – $45.00
30-60lbs = $45.00 – $60.00
60-90lbs = $60.00 – $75.00
90-Up = $75.00 – 90.00
0-30lbs = $60.00 – $70.00
30-60lbs = $70.00 – $85.00
60-90lbs = $85.00 – $100.00
90lbs – Up = $100.00 – $140.00
St. Poodle / Labradoodle / Goldendoodle
Start at $110.00 – $150.00
Extreme coat conditions- $10.00-$15.00
Hard to Handle – $10.00 – $20.00
Flea’s(Automatically) $5.00 – $10.00
Specialty Shampoo – $5.00
De-Shed Treatment – $20.00
Dremel – $5.00
Breath Spray – $5.00
De-matting -$10.00 per 15 minutes (Consultation required)
Nail Trim – $15.00
Dremel with nail trim – $5.00
Dremel Only – $20.00
Anal Glands Expressed – $15.00
Sanitary trim – $10.00 – $15.00
Rear trim – $10.00 – $15.00
Paw/Pad trim – $10.00 – $15.00
Face/Head trim – $15.00 – $25.00
One On One Grooming

One on one grooming is available with Lesha at her home in Lakewood.

This is good for dogs who are anxious, older or for owners who are looking to have their dog groomed in a quiet, calm, comfortable home like environment.

No crates, 1 – 1 1/2 hour grooming time, potty break and one on one attention until pick up.

Available for small dogs 35lbs and under, $15.00 Add On Fee, Afternoon appointments only.

Text Lesha 253-720-5238 to schedule a appointment or to ask questions about this service

Behavior Issues We Work With
  • Anxious
  • Timid
  • Nervous
  • Aggressive

Extra handling charge may be added to grooming price $15-$20. When making an appointment make sure to specifically ask for Lesha to groom your dog.

How Long Will My Pet Stay?
We like to ask for 2-4 hours.

*Note: Rushing the grooming process can cause anxiety to some dogs which is unpleasant*

Lesha's Experience
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 business.
Over the years I have owned, fostered, bred, whelped, trained, and groomed thousands of dogs to add to my  experience.

“Thank you for working Atlas into your schedule today. We were very appreciative how accommodating Dominique was and her experience showed when she was assessing our needs for Atlas. We definitely will be returning.” ~ Julia Lee Proa

“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

“I  love these groomers. They have like 8 of their own dogs that they bring to the shop and my dog likes hanging out there. They do a great job. They clip the nails and my dog used to be afraid before we started going here but not any more! Very friendly with great prices. And they don’t leave your dog cooped up in a cage for hours! Our dogs do not fear the bath at all…they are very good. My youngest yorkie was so nervous when I first started bathing her at home, but since going to groomers she no longer freaks when I bath get. A ++++ ~ Michelle R

“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

“Balanced Dog is sooo good!  Luna, our Cocker Spaniel loves both Lesha and Jeff.  They are so patient with her.  Her haircuts are exactly what we ask for.  Her training tips have really helped Luna be a better behaved dog.  We have used them a couple of times to board Luna while we went on vacation and it has worked really well.  They do it in their home and she becomes part of their pack.  I’m so glad we haven’t had to board her in a kennel.  She even came home the first time knowing how to sit on command.  I highly highly recommend Balanced Dog to my friends and family!” ~ Rachel S

Typical Process
  1. Please make sure to potty/walk your dog before dropping your dog off for the grooming process.
  2. Sign your dog in.
  3. When it’s your dogs turn to be groomed your dog will either be shaved down before a bath or straight into the bathtub depending on the coat condition.
  4. Your dog will then be bathed with the appropriate shampoo.
  5. Your dog will be blow dried and finish drying with a crate dryer, this reduces stress when drying the face area.
  6. The finish haircut will be given along with the nails clipped and ears cleaned.
  7. We will then call you to let you know your dog is ready for pick up.

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
Starting at 10:00am
Until Grooming is Completed for the Day.

Monday - Rose
Tuesday - Rose
Wednesday - Marilyn - Rose - Anika
Thursday - Lesha- Marilyn - Rose - Anika
Friday - Lesha - Marilyn - Rose - Anika
Saturday - Lesha - Marilyn - Rose - Anika
Sunday - Closed

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Payments We Accept

We Accept Cash, Facebook, and Venmo
These are the ONLY payments accepted. Sorry for the inconvenience.