Every grooming business needs a good tub, but not every business needs the same tub. So, when looking for the right dog grooming tub, it is important to keep a few things in mind.
For instance, will you be able to lift your dogs into the tub, or will it be easier for you if the dogs can walk into tub?
We all know that a 30 pound dog can become much heavier after a long day of working, and for the safety of you and your clientele, it is important to identify your needs.
So, when it comes to commercial dog bath tubs, is your salon best served by a Flying Pig Grooming Tub or a Groomer’s Best tub or is the Master Equipment Grooming Tub what you are looking for?
Or perhaps it is one of the dog bathing tubs listed here (affiliate link).
Following are some of these dog bath tubs for sale. Let’s take a look at the main benefits and drawbacks of each tub for groomers so that you can make an informed decision.
1. Groomer’s Best Walk-Through Bathing Tub
- ASIN: B00GJGYVO0
- Item model number: gb58wt-L
If you have some extra space, this is a grooming tub that can do it all. It has a non-slip ramp on the right, which is extremely important for older or scared dogs who will get more anxious if they slip on the way up.
The ramp can easily be pushed in to make more space. There is a separate door that you can buy to shut the dogs in after they climb up the ramp. The tub is large enough to fit the biggest dog inside – it can hold over 300 pounds, and it is very sturdy.
Lastly, the tub is built to never rust, which means that it will look good in your shop and will be easier to sell further down the line if you need to.
Biggest benefits: Can handle all dogs, regardless of weight, and includes a non-slip ramp.
Biggest drawbacks: Takes up a lot of space, plumbing only available on the left, and door and plumbing sold separately.
2. Groomer’s Best Standard Bathing Tub
- ASIN: B00GJGY59Q
- Item model number: gb36st-L
If you don’t expect to have some bigger clients, then this bathing tub may be your ideal choice. It is the cheapest option of the four that we are talking about today.
It takes up almost half of the space that the Groomer’s Best Walk-Through tub takes up, but it can still hold up to 300 pounds.
You can have your plumbing on the right, center, or left side.
Again, this tub is designed to never rust, which makes it cost effective for the long run.
Biggest benefits: Fits into smaller space, holds up to 300 pounds, and plumbing can be put anywhere in the tub.
Biggest drawbacks: No ramp available, will have to lift the dog into tub, and plumbing sold separately.
3. Flying Pig Grooming Tub
If you want to buy a tub that has plumbing ready to go, then this tub is a great purchase. It comes with a faucet, sprayer, hose, rack, and a floor mat.
The center drains do not need any configuration to work.
There is no front panel to the tub, which will help you lift dogs into the tub easier.
Both the back and side panels can be removed for your convenience.
Because of its size, this is one of those dog bathing tubs for groomers that will be more suitable if the clients are small to medium-sized dogs.
Lastly, the tub is also just over 3 feet high, which is perfect for groomers who have a bad back.
Biggest benefits: High tub, comes with plumbing assembled, and can remove all panels.
Biggest drawbacks: No ramp available and no front panel.
4. Flying Pig Professional Grooming Tub
This is the deluxe version of the previous tub. This is for the groomer who is going to take on any dog and wants to make their life easier all the way around.
The side and back panels can be removed, the two floor grates can be removed and the height can be adjusted for any dog size, and it has a door that features a watertight seal to keep all the water in the tub and off the groomer.
It comes with a ramp.
It also comes with an overhead arm that can adjust to the dog’s size. To put it frankly, this dog grooming table can do it all.
Biggest benefits: Adjustable, ramp, watertight door, overhead arm, and plumbing included.
Biggest drawback: Ramp may be slippery for some dogs.
Recapping 4 Dog Bathing Tubs for Groomers
This article has reviewed 4 different types of dog washing stations for sale, each of which could suit groomers when setting up grooming salons.
These dog grooming tubs vary predominantly in how the dogs can access the tub and in how the plumbing is configured.
It definitely depends on your grooming needs and your budget as to which of these dog grooming tubs you will prefer. If you know that you are only dealing with small to medium dogs then the 2nd tub (The Groomer’s Best Standard tub) could suffice.
On the other hand, if you are generally grooming large dogs, then the Groomer’s Best Walk-Through tub would be a better fit.
But as mentioned, there is also plumbing to be considered. The 2 Flying Pig Grooming Tub models can cover all of your plumbing needs.
Let’s know, via the comments, any feedback that you have on your current tub or any one of the newer dog washing tubs that you may have purchased.
As mentioned above if you would like to do further research before deciding on any of these dog grooming stations for sale you can check out a wide range of grooming bathing systems here (affiliate link).
Alternatively, you might have a preference for a Master Equipment Grooming Tub to match your Master Equipment Grooming Table . Either way, you will benefit from having a heavy duty dog dryer to finish off the job nicely.
Let’s hear, via the comments, which dog grooming tubs you have tried to date.
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