Professional Grooming Services

The Classic Canine

A Grooming Salon for Dogs

Located in Hope Valley, RI
Book your Appointment today!

Grooming Salon hours:

Tuesdays; 9 am – 5 pm (SALON SERVICE Only)
Weds – Sat; 9 am – 6 pm (FULL GROOMING)

Accepting Reservations for NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2022!


11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/19 & 11/26


Bath & Dry
Nail Trim
Ear Wipe
Grooming Report Card

Only the finest All-Natural Products 

  • Soothing Spa Bath with All Natural Shampoo
  • Soft-Towel Fluff or Low-Heat Blow Dry
  • Safe, Gentle & Patient Pain-Free Nail Trim
  • Cursory Ear Exam & Wipe-Out
  • 5-Point Health & Welfare Check
         ** Skin & Coat, Eyes, Ears, Teeth & Weight


ALL the benefits of SALON SERVICE


  • Breed-Standard or Custom Hair-Cut
  • Full Brush-Out & De-Shedding
  • Full Ear Cleaning and Hair Removal
  • Teeth Brushing & Fresh Breath Rinse
  • Pad Trimming* & Paw Desensitization
        * Gently trim around feet & toes
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New Payment Options!

We now accept Credit/Debit Card Payments in our office

Salon-Service Rates will remain static and should be paid online prior to the Drop-Off

Full-Groom:  Exact Rates will be assessed upon completion of the groom

  • Once the exact Full Groom Rate is determined, we will send you an Invoice by text or email.


New Clients are Welcome! Awesome!

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FREE! - Puppy's 1st Groom*

EVERY puppy’s 1st grooming visit should be as easy and fun as possible.  It is vital that puppies be conditioned to Grooming early and that he or she comes out of it feeling that it was a safe and rewarding experience. 

Creating a Positive Association with any new stimulus or environment is so important in the bigger behavioral picture as well as to set the puppy up for success when encountering new things in the future!

* for puppies up to 6 months of age (No Exceptions)


Our Staff’s main focus is always far more about creating a Safe & Positive Association with the entire Grooming experience than it is on the actual final “beauty” result.  

Safety First – Beauty Will Follow!

Della, our highly-experienced professional Groomer, will confidently and safely introduce your puppy to the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of all the things they may encounter at future Grooming visits.

While we cannot guarantee your puppy will come out looking like a “show dog” at his or her 1st grooming visit…we can assure you that your pup will leave here feeling good about coming back again in the future!

Your puppy will receive a FREE SALON SERVICE at their 1st Groom Visit

The most important thing to bring with you is a positive, feel-good attitude!

Requirements prior to your puppy’s 1st Grooming Visit:

  • Age Requirements
    • puppies must be at least 12 weeks of age
    • 1st Groom FREE up to 6 months of age
      • proof of Date of Birth may be required

  • Services Agreement
    • we will send you our Grooming Services Agreement to sign

  • Vaccinations: proof of current Vaccinations required (scan, email, fax)
    • At least 2 sets of puppy vaccinations (Distemper combo)
    • 5-6 months of age: copy of Rabies Certificate required

Salon Service Menu

  • Soothing Spa Bath – gentle suds w/natural shampoos.
  • Towel Fluff or Low-Heat Blow Dry – whatever is best 
  • Gentle Nail Trimming – we take our sweet time!
  • Ear Wipe-Out – a gentle wiping of the ear & peak inside
  • 5-Point Health Check – an old-fashioned once over
  • Salon Service Published Rates below represent the charges for the “average” dog in that size range.

  • Should your dog present a particular challenge, outside of the norms – like extra long-coat, matted coat, difficult Nail Trim or any serious behavioral challenge, the actual charges may be slightly higher.

  • We will do all we can to contact you to advise you of this at that time.


A La Carte Menu

add any of these Premium Add-Ons to your Salon Service

Ask us about our Transport Service!

Transport Services are available in our Tail Wagon!


* We require a 1-Week Advance Reservation for Transport Services

Full Grooming Menu

all the great benefits of the Salon Service plus…

  • Breed-Standard or Custom Hair-Cut 
    • We’ll cut it how you like it!
  • Full Brush-Out & De-Shedding
    • All-Natural & Organic products
  • Nails Cut & Pad Trimming,
    • nice and tidy for the love of the Paw!
  • Teeth Brushing and Breath Freshener
    • clean fresh breath & whiter teeth!
  • Full Groom Published Rates below represent the average range of costs for the “average” dog of that size & coat.

  • Should your dog present a particular challenge outside the norms – like an extra long coat, matted coat, difficult Nail Trim or any serious behavioral challenge, the actual rate at the Pick-Up may be higher.

  • We will do all we can to contact you to advise you of this at that time.

  • Until we establish a repeatable routine/schedule for our dog – changes in prices may occur.

Small Breeds

Bichon Frise, Cairn Terrier, English Toy Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer, Norwich Terrier, Maltese, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Cocker Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Westie, Cairn Terrier

Medium Breeds

Flat Coated Retriever, Springer Spaniel,  Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, Norwegian Elkhound, English Field Spaniel, Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, Springer Spaniel, Clumber Spaniel, Portuguese Water Dog

Large Breeds

Saint Bernard, German Shepherd, Siberian Husky, Bouvier Des Flandres, Chow, Golden Retriever, Afghan Hound, Belgian Sheepdog, Collie, Flat-Coated Retriever, Old English Sheepdog, 

X-Large & Double-Coated Breeds

Saint Bernard, Borzoi, Scottish Deerhound, Leonberger, Irish Wolfhound

Pomeranian, Siberian Husky, Shiba Inu,
Samoyed, Keeshond, Sheltie,
Alaskan Malamute,
Australian Shepherds, Golden
Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dog

More about our unique Salon and Grooming Services

A grooming experience at The Classic Canine is more than just a “shave and a haircut”!

Our parent company, Canine Behavioral Services Inc. is owned and operated by a successful Behavioral Trainer with over 20 years of experience.  Because of this, everything we do with dogs in our care, from the moment we meet them to the time we send them back home, EVERY interaction with your dog is handled with two main things in mind…

  1. Safety: we will first and foremost ensure that your dog feels SAFE in this environment
  2. Behavior: we will ALWAYS promote calm positive behaviors while helping your dog decrease the severity & frequency of any undesirable feelings and/or behaviors.
    • sending your dog to the “behaviorist” for beauty day can be incredibly rewarding!

We know that a trip to the groomer can be a bit stressful for some dogs.  Whether it’s due to a bad past experience or just lack of ample positive exposure to grooming situations, we understand that some dogs may have a little trouble with their beauty day.  It’s because of this that we take a very unique approach where we put the dog’s safety and well-being ahead of the need to “produce” a beautiful hair-cut…especially with for first time grooming or guests new to our environment.

If we determine that your pet is becoming too stressed or uncomfortable with any part of our grooming process, we will take the necessary steps to ensure what could be a negative encounter for your pet is confidently and expertly turned into a positive experience.  If this means we must stop the groom for the day…or just take more time with that specific procedure, we’re going to put your pet’s best interest ahead of everything else.

If we have to stop grooming because your dog is becoming too stressed, some or all of the grooming fees will still apply.  We will do everything we can to accomplish all goals but will always put your pet safety and well-being above all else.