Welcome! Since 1997 we have provided the most detailed grooming school directory worldwide. The directory below is also available in the Resources Buyer's Guide, part of the GroomerTALK Social Media area. This valuable directory also provides career seekers with hundreds of leads for tools, equipment, sharpeners, suppliers and much more. On this page you are given a list of schools, but if you are looking for the big dog web sites dedicated to grooming career info, you must visit our newest career site, and order the free jam packed PetGroomerCD for career seekers. There is no other similar tool anywhere in the pet care industry for career seekers with a desire to learn more about the pet grooming industry.

Our school directory sorts location. A few schools are not listed here by their request! Our popular directory can generate volumes of info requests which can be a bit much for schools accepting as few as 2 to 6 students a year. Others we choose not to list. Did you know some U.S. states don't have a single school of pet grooming? True! Even the largest states have just a few schools. Many career seekers are shocked to learn how few grooming schools exist in the US. New developments are always going on too. Some educational providers offer hands-on externships in the US and Canada.

Not all schools are the same! That's an understatement. Your educational choice is one of the most important decisions you will make in your career. “Caveat emptor” is Latin for “Let the buyer beware.” That adage applies. Pet grooming is not vocationally licensed in any U.S. state. School owners have liberty to design curriculums "their way.” That's why we say, no two are the same. Don't be scared. Most schools are reputable. However, not every grooming program serves the needs of every career seeker. Our goal at is to help you become informed of what your unique educational needs are.

If you were to ask us the most common mistake students make in selecting a school, we wouldn’t lose a beat and say, “Choosing to attend a school solely based on the reason that it is the closest one to where you live.” The odds that the curriculum right for you is in your neighborhood wouldn’t take you far in Las Vegas. We have heard every excuse why someone cannot travel outside of their area to attend school for a few weeks. We don't question the reasons. It is your choice. However, we are giving you our best advice. All too often we have heard remorse from students disappointed they find a way to attend this or that school, so there you have it. Let’s move on.

Here’s our next best advice. Ensure that the institution you select is properly approved to provide pet grooming vocational education in accordance with the laws applicable within the jurisdiction where it exists. Except for a small handful of U.S. states, "vocational schools" must be “state approved” or “state licensed” by an agency of the state in which they reside. It is your responsibility to ensure your school is currently state licensed (where required by law) before you enroll in the institution. Several U.S. states require vocational schools to provide all prospective students with the name and contact information for the state agency which licenses them. You can contact that agency to ensure if the school is in good standing. Most schools outside the U.S. are not formally licensed like most U.S. vocational schools, but sometimes they are certified. The same rule applies, investigate your school’s approval where required. You can ask for references from graduates.

Your first step is to contact the schools of your interest and request their brochure (sometimes called a “catalog”). Thoroughly review the contents and follow-up with a site tour and interview with the institution's administration where applicable. Some U.S. states require a tour before you enroll; what does that tell you? Make it a point to tour institution before you enroll. Here's another very important piece of advice. If several courses are offered, always take the longest course (whenever possible). As we have said before you will find that pet groomers keep learning more and more about grooming for the first several years.

There are so many breeds and mixed breeds it can take some time before you had a chance to groom all the breed groups and the hundreds of different mixes. The longer your training period the more likely you will have a broad variety of experience. That experience will show down line and you will gain more confidence. We allow schools to advertise here, and that's why some have banners and links to their web sites. If you are a school owner and wish to advertise click here. If you are thinking about opening a grooming school click here for consultant and licensing information.


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NOTE: Most the links on this page open in a new window. Be sure to temporarily disable any pop-up blockers. The links lead you to school web sites, or listings retrieved from our grooming industry Resources Buyer's Guide, an essential resource for groomers. To be listed here courses must involve some hands-on, on-site grooming and not be home study only.

It's a Dog's World Grooming School, Phoenix, AZ
The Petstop School of Dog Grooming, Litchfield Park, AZ
Arkansas Pet Grooming School, Wynne, AR
John Paul PetSchool (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

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Welcome to the John Paul PetSchool
The Future of Pet Grooming

John Paul PetSchool was created to improve an industry which touches so many lives at so many levels. It’s not business as usual at John Paul PetSchool, but rather practicing in a manner and in an environment where higher standards should be and eventually will be the norm. We believe what you learn, where you learn it and from whom you learn it, matters. We believe that everyone deserves a learning environment in which they not only learn while having fun, but one that the student can picture themselves succeeding.

Our school is not just about pet grooming. It’s about pets, the petparents, our community and our role in pet rescue efforts by creating the right habits and approach to each pet and their parents. From the class room to the Lab, and from our receptionist to our CEO, we only have one goal: To improve the pet industry one pet at a time! One Student at a time!  Please visit our web site for more information.

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyAmerican Grooming Academy (Temecula, CA)

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At American Grooming Academy we are educating the future leaders of the Pet Care Industry! Our mission is to offer training and career development for those individuals who desire a career as a professional in the Pet Care Industry. Additionally, for current professionals aspiring to advance their career we offer continual education to refine their skills. American Grooming Academy offers what few other schools can: instructors with both private sector and corporate management experience in the grooming salon, mobile grooming and animal behavior business. Our instructors are driven by their passion for teaching, their experience in the real working world and the insight gained from their personal drive to learn and perfect their craft. Whether your aim is to be the business owner of a grooming salon, mobile grooming business or wish to pursue a career in management, the Team at American Grooming Academy has the knowledge and experience to guide you in reaching your goals. American Grooming Academy we will provide you the education and hands-on training you will need to begin a new career or continual your pursuit in your career development. Career Training for Life! Please visit our web site for more information.

Allen's Academy of Dog Grooming, Lodi, CA
Amber's Academy of Pet Styling, Corona, CA
Dog Lovers Career School, Los Angeles, CA
Styling Pet Academy of the Westcoast, Yorba Linda, CA
Classy Pet Grooming School, Loveland, CO
Critter Clips Dog Grooming School, Colorado Springs, CO
Dog Country Grooming School, Littleton, CO
Dogs' Own Grooming School, Loveland, CO
Connecticut K-9 Education Center, Newington, CT
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyInstitute of Technical Arts (Casselberry, FL)

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Now is the best time to look to your future, do what you love and prepare yourself for a career in the Pet Grooming industry at the Institute of Technical Arts (formerly Florida Institute of Animal Arts). In operation since 1988, the school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, recognized by the United States Department of Education, and Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education. Federal, State and private financial aid including grants, loans and scholarships are available to students who qualify.

ITA uses a professional method of instruction, accomplished through hands-on experience, theory, lectures, demonstrations and video labs. The school provides students the opportunity to observe and practice technical skills, learn time management, and develop study skills needed to succeed. Special individualized instruction allows students to reach a high level of pet grooming knowledge and skills. Students learn in a comfortable, efficient environment from the expertise of instructors with many years of experience who are respected and recognized in the industry.

On campus within the School of Animal Arts are lecture classrooms and several grooming studios. Clean, individual grooming stations that simulate the actual work place environment await each student. The school's modern equipment provides a safe and healthy environment to learn the profession of pet grooming. Since classes are conducted at an established pet grooming salon, students have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of breeds. The salon has over 4000 furry clients for students to enhance their grooming skills. Enhancing the beauty of the pet with proper grooming techniques is learned through extensive training from standards established by the American Kennel Club (AKC) utilizing nationally recognized and accepted grooming practices. Day, evening and Saturday programs are available so students can fit their classes around almost any schedule.

In a short time, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills that you need to succeed. Your diploma from ITA can provide you with an exciting and satisfying future. The school's goal is to see that each student is gainfully employed upon graduation by providing resources that will assist potential students, current students, and alumni in developing and implementing an effective career plan. The school is dedicated to help students make their dreams come true!

ITA has been a leader in industry direction, trends, and style for over 25 years.  The school has been awarded "School of Excellence" in 2012 and "School of Distinction" in 2002 from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. In 2012 the school was awarded one of the "Top 50 Companies to Watch" by Grow FL and "School of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges in 2004.

Your future can begin now by applying to the Institute of Technical Arts TODAY! Call now to make your dream of working with animals come true. 321-280-5-ITA (482) or visit our website at or text us now at 321-282-6-ITA (482)   

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyMerryfield School of Pet Grooming (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

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What Makes An Outstanding Professional Pet Grooming School?

By Gregg Docktor, Director of Merryfield School of Pet Grooming – What makes a great pet grooming school? It’s the adherence to the philosophy of how to treat people. If these students were your family, how would you treat them? I choose to treat my students as if they are my family, and offer them every supportive chance to get a really great education from a pet grooming school that truly strives to be number one Florida Pet Grooming School in the country!

There are five main factors to the pet grooming school:

Placement and/or business opportunities
Open policies for grads and non grads alike
Pet Grooming Teachers:

The initial process of selecting instructors for the school was easy to imagine and conceptualize yet not an easy one to execute. I wanted the best in the country to teach at Merryfield pet grooming school Florida, to ensure that the students who do get involved in the pet grooming school are given the absolute best shot at success.

I first contacted Michael Lamb, one of the top miniature poodle breeders in the country, a show groomer and he has also campaigned over 125 dogs to AKC Champion status. When approached he said “Sure, I’m interested.” I’ve always admired Michael; he’s exciting and has always been an excellent instructor. After that we needed more staff and Michael recommended Irina ‘Pina’ Pinkusevich. She emigrated from the Ukraine in 1989 and has since become one of the top international groomers. She has been a delightful addition to our staff. She loves teaching and I love the fact that she is a grooming competitor. Pina is a Certified Master Groomer (NDGAA), and a multiple award winner in the Terrier class, Carolina fest 2007, Groom Expo 2007, the World Championship in Germany with her team mates on Groom team USA in 2009 and in the Best in Show category to name just a few. Her passion for the professional grooming industry was immediate when she was initially introduced to it. She was taught by certified master groomers, top breeders, professional handlers, and has had the opportunity to gain tremendous insights from fellow top grooming competitors. By 2010 Pina was numerically ranked the #1 groomer in the nation and is currently the all time record holder in the point system. Pina has had a varied career; she worked for ‘Shear Delight’ in New York City and later purchased the salon which she owned for 10 successful years. After selling Shear Delight she went to work for one of the most prestigious and well known salons in Manhattan ‘Doggie-Do and Pussycats too’ where she had the opportunity to groom many celebrities’ pets including Jennifer Lopez, Betsy Johnson (the well known designer), Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs, Patricia Fields and many Broadway stars. At one point Pina was also involved in opening ‘Canine Ranch’, ‘Fancy Shmancy Dog’ (, and after first moving to Florida she worked for ‘Grooming by Tina’.

As the pet grooming school progressed and grew I had the good fortune of hiring Joanne Marino (NCMG), and our newest instructor, a former Merryfield graduate Blancy Torres (NCMG).

My philosophy when hiring instructors was to hire the very best I could, because people that have interest in the industry deserve to be taught by master groomers. I feel that if one of my kids or relatives wanted to learn how to groom professionally, I would tell them to go to a master and stick by them. So I’ve turned my personal belief system into the philosophy for my school.


As the administrator of the pet grooming school I have many different duties. One of which is the enrollment process. Does this perspective student that sits before me want this career, can they speak ‘dog’, do they have the understanding that the non-verbal communications between pets and people is real? Whenever I ask these questions I usually get a smile of understanding, if the candidate has no idea of what I’m talking about then I know I’m on shaky ground. I also explain the program in depth and full detail.

The program is 600 hours in length and it broken up into 4 main areas of understanding:

All breed dog and cat grooming

Grooming speed, because you can’t be a wonderfully successful groomer and be a slow-poke. Symmetry, proportion and balance. The secret to our student’s success is that we strive to teach the correct styles and variations for all different breeds, creative grooming for the mixed breed pets and the differences in AKC and the NDGAA standards. This, I believe is the secret to our success. It seems that most pet grooming school don’t get too involved in these concepts and it’s one of the most important aspects of our educational process.
Students are required to complete a 100 hour externship prior to graduating where they are placed in a grooming salon or in a mobile grooming setting. The main purpose of the externship is to give the students real world experience. Does their skill set meet the expectations of the salon/mobile business’ owner? Do they feel confident with what they have learned and accomplished during their time at pet grooming school? Typically upon completion of the externship our diploma is awarded.

After graduation is attained our pet grooming school also helps to assist in either job placement or helping the student go into business on their own. While it is illegal to offer a job guarantee, we do have a very active job placement service. We actually have more job opportunities than we have graduates who can fill them. It has always been this way and I can only credit the instructors for this wonderful situation.


We have a 16,000 square foot facility. It’s currently broken down into 2 distinct operations: Merryfield School of Pet Grooming and Merryfield Motel for Pets . The pet grooming school currently has 3 classrooms with a forth one to be created in June of 2015. Classroom space currently takes up 6500 square feet, and the motel takes up the balance. Unfortunately we will be encroaching on the motel to add that 4th classroom which will add another 1500 square feet dedicated solely to the pet grooming school.

Business Opportunities For Pet Grooming School Graduates:

There are basically 4 ways we help to develop businesses for graduates.

House call pet grooming.
Mobile grooming.
Subleasing Space.

Open Policy for Graduates and Non Graduates:

A great pet grooming school allows graduates to come back for brush-ups and further attention if they feel the need. It’s worked out in a very favorable way and we also extend this offer to students that choose to come back to pet grooming school and complete their education.

Join our pet grooming school today and be on your way to your new career. Learn more about Merryfield School and Federal Financial Aid at our website. View the Merryfield School of Grooming Website.

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Miami, FL)

Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy offers excellent career training through knowledge and high skill level to become a professional pet stylist in a recession proof career.

Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy is part of “Rios Pet Spa & Boarding Salon.” Rios Pet Spa & Boarding Salon is an upscale pet styling facility that is well established with a large cliental and has a variety of breeds for grooming. The student has the opportunity to train and gain experience in a real world setting. The schools’ mission is to equip the students with a strong foundation of styling/bathing skills and customer satisfaction that will enable them to enter the job market as a pet stylist or pet bather.

The school has a proprietary license to teach the “Golden Paws Method” a proven program with many graduates in its 5 decades of teaching pet styling. This program not only teaches you to learn and develop quality pet styling/bathing skills but also to understand how to apply them to create all breed designs and individual customer requests. If you learn in an environment of professionalism; high expectations; how to make clients happy by achieving the style they want; and caring for their pet, then you learn what makes a person a success in the pet styling field! As in any field the student’s success depends on the students desire to work and apply themselves.

If you love pets and want to make working with them your life career, then give us a call at 305-290-4245 or visit us at Together we can make it happen!

Academy of Animal Arts, Largo, FL
Cashmere Academy of Pet Grooming, Melbourne, FL
Florida Academy of Pet Grooming, Pace, FL
Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pets Playground Pet Grooming School, Pompano Beach, FL
Star Academy for Pet Stylists, Inc., Stuart, FL
Tampa Bay Area Pet Academy, Tampa, FL
Graywood Academy of Pet Care Design, Newnan, GA
The Pooch Parlor, Ponderay, ID
Academy of Dog Grooming Arts, Arlington Heights, IL
Doggone Rite, Chicago, IL
Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy, Chicago, IL
Great Lakes Academy of Professional Pet Styling, Homer Glen, IL
LaBest Academy, Edwardsville, IL
Midwest School of Pet Grooming, Chicago, IL
Sensational Stylings Academy of Pet Grooming, Frankfort, IL
Windy City School of Pet Grooming
Animal Arts Academy, Carmel, IN
Barkfellers Grooming Academy, Indianapolis, IN
A Special Touch Grooming and Academy, Kokomo, IN
Terri's Dog Styling School LLC, Davenport, IA
Kritter Kutters School of All Breed Dog Grooming, Wichita, KS
Melody Manor School of Dog Grooming, Newport, KY
Nash Academy, Lexington, KY
Pet Grooming Academy of Louisiana, Hammond, LA
A+ Pet Grooming Academy, New Gloucester, ME
Destiny School of Professional Dog Grooming, Levant, ME
Baltimore School of Dog Grooming, Baltimore, MD
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyThe Dapper Dawg School of Professional Dog Grooming

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The Dapper Dawg School of Professional Dog Grooming offers the Golden Paws instructional pet styling program created by Jacqueline Rauch who has used and refined this method over the last 35 years. You may wonder how you can go to school for 8 weeks and really learn quality dog styling when other school programs may be longer. Training success in any field is all about the quality of the program. The Golden Paws method of teaching is unique. Jacqueline, who is a master stylist and one of the nation's top instructors, has broken down each step in the grooming process so the student quickly learns the styling skills needed to create beautifully finished breed designs or customize a style the customer desires.

Our instructors are professional stylists who are proficient with the training program. Each instructor aligns his or her styling skills alongside each instructional step in the program. Each one of these steps builds the framework in which the students develop their skills. For this reason it is essential for both the instructor and the student to follow the program steps in a systematic manner. We work with each student on an individual basis to help them reach their fullest potential. Our main priority is the student and if you need an extra week to feel comfortable, one will be provided at no charge.

The most important part of any training program is for you to receive the very best training. Students come to us worldwide for that training. You owe it to yourself to see why graduates who have been trained in the Golden Paws method go on to start successful businesses and careers. Click here to visit our web site.

Agawam Dog Works, Agawam, MA
Massachusetts Academy of Canine Cosmetology
Massachusetts School of Pet Grooming, Medford, MA
North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyParagon School of Pet Grooming (Jenison, MI)

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The Paragon School of Pet Grooming is dedicated to providing the best professional learning programs for people interested in the exciting and growing field of professional pet grooming. Melissa Verplank, one of the pet industries leading authorities, brings her wealth of knowledge and experience in grooming, judging and teaching to this new and exciting program. Her commitment and passion is to help you become the best pet professional that you can be! Melissa has taken her knowledge and experience as owner of one of the finest pet grooming academies in the country and developed the best curriculum available of educational tools and information on the latest styling trends and techniques in the pet industry. Visit our website for more information including our distance learning programs alternative to attending in Michigan. Please visit our website for more information.

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyMichigan School of K-9 Cosmetology (Lansing, MI)

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Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology (MSCC) was founded by Dina Perry in 1986. In addition to being the founder of MSCC, she is also the founder of Wag'n Tails Mobile Grooming Conversions. In 1991 Sandy Cook became the school director. After working closely with Dina for 5 years, Sandy purchased the school in 1996. The school continues to teach the art of pet grooming based on its founders principles. MSCC also teaches the art of cat grooming in our programs. We specialize in hand scissoring.

All pets are fluff-dried, we do NOT use cage dryers. Furthermore, our students all groom on hydraulic tables. MSCC offers 3 different programs to choose from, 1) Bathing & Basics, 2) Basic Grooming and 3) Pet Grooming Plus. Students enrolled in the Pet Grooming Plus are offered field trips. These include spending time at a Pet Resort (kennel) and time in a mobile grooming van. In order to accommodate our out of town students, MSCC has housing and laundry facilities onsite for your convenience.

Please visit our website at to learn more about MSCC, then call to make an appointment to visit our school. Pet grooming is fun, rewarding and profitable career! We would like to help you get started!

Academy of Animal Arts, Dearborn Heights, MI
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyRio Gran Grooming School (Hastings, MN)

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Creative? Love Dogs? Pet Grooming is for You!

• Are you looking for a change of direction?
• Are you exploring vocational or trade schools?
• Hate working in an office?
• College not right for you?
• Are you considering a new career?
• Do you need to make more money?
• Would you like to be your own boss?
• Thinking about starting your own business?

The Ideal Profession. Dog grooming may be the ideal profession for you whether you are just a high school graduate or looking for a second or third career. You get the chance to work with animals you love, to make them look and feel great and interact with the owners that adore them. At the same time you can make a good or even a terrific living and even start a business where the sky is the limit and you call the shots.

At Rio Gran you will not only receive some of the best dog grooming training in the industry but as importantly you will learn the business of dog grooming. Our program is unique and will make it easier for you to get a job when you receive your certificate or start your own business when you're ready. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you start on an exciting, rewarding career as a dog groomer. Free Grooming Aptitude Test. Call Rio Gran Grooming School 651-480-4726 Click here to visit our website.

Cutting Edge Pet Grooming School, Minneapolis, MN
K-9 Designs School of Pet Styling, Hattiesburg, MS
Petropolis Academy of Pet Grooming, Chesterfield, MO
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Great Falls, MT)

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Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy offers excellent career training through knowledge and high skill level to become a professional pet stylist in a recession proof career. This school operates as a part of the Happy Tails Lodge, a beautiful modern upscale pet salon, pet styling educational academy, boarding, pet daycare and retail operation. The student has the opportunity to train and gain experience in multiple avenues of revenue streams in a real world setting. The schools’ mission is to equip the students with a strong foundation of styling/bathing skills and customer satisfaction that will enable them to enter the job market as a pet stylist or pet bather.

The school has a proprietary license to teach the “Golden Paws Method” a proven program with many graduates in its 5 decades of teaching pet styling. This program not only teaches you to learn and develop quality pet styling/bathing skills but also to understand how to apply them to create all breed designs and individual customer requests. If you learn in an environment of professionalism, high expectations and how to make clients happy by achieving the style they want, and caring for their pet, then you learn what makes a person a success in the pet styling field. As in any field the student’s success depends on the students desire to work and apply themselves. Click here to visit our website or call 406-727-8387.

Distinctive Dogs Academy, Las Vegas, NV (?)
All Dogs Academy, Manchester, NH
Jan Waldo's Grooming Boutique, Hooksett, NH
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyClip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming (Newfoundland, NJ)

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The Clip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming, a State Approved Private Vocational School, was established in answer to the need for trained dog groomers and the lack of grooming schools within the NJ, NY and PA area. The Professional Dog Groomer Certificate Program includes a combination of hands-on training, instructor demonstrations, lectures and video.

Our main objective is to help Students learn the essential elements to become a finished groomer and to graduate with the experience and confidence to gain employment and have a successful career in the pet care industry where there is a high demand for groomers. The vision of the Clip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming is to raise the standards of the profession by teaching the most current methods of dog grooming, and by encouraging social responsibility in the treatment of dogs and their owners.

Clip Shoppe’s guiding principle is to make a positive impact on the profession by teaching the students to make grooming a happy and pleasant experience for both the dog, and the groomer in their chosen place of employment. Please visit our website.

Barking Spa Grooming Academy, Milltown, NJ
Central Jersey Grooming Academy, Matawan, NJ
Dogs 'n Cats Grooming School of the Jersey Shore, Barnegat, NJ
Albuquerque Grooming & Academy, Albuquerque, NM
American Academy of Pet Grooming, New York, NY
Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming, Henrietta, NY
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyNanhall Professional School of Grooming  (Greensboro, NC)

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Your journey with Nanhall Professional Grooming School is about to begin.

We appreciate your interest in the Nanhall School of Dog Grooming. Since 1986 Nanhall has had never-ending dedication and responsibility to each student. Nanhall’s commitments also apply to grooming shows, in the years since 2001 - 2015 Nanhall’s students have had winning placements in Oster Career Start Contests and First Timers Grooming Contests. Through Nanhall's Courses you are taught the art of grooming and not just the mechanics. You learn to enhance the beauty and balance of your dog with proper grooming skills; to deal with biting dogs, skin, eye and ear problems; to utilize the latest equipment and technology.

We set the Standard for Grooming Schools sharing our vast experience in dogs for over 45 years. Having bred over 150 Conformation Champions from Chihuahuas, Standard Poodles, German Shepherds, Schipperkes, Bouviers, Rottweiler’s and Lakeland Terriers, Nanhall is listed as 'BREEDERS OF MERIT' at the AKC. Nanhall has also won the Gaines Award and the Delta Society Award for training.

Expand your horizon by taking advantage of one of our NEW options that will enhance your career in dogs. Thoughtfully designed courses with inspiring lectures help you to focus on your future. Our courses can change the way you experience the dog business and help to evaluate your true desire to become an all-breed professional. We nourish your mind; expand your knowledge giving you the options of several economical programs, The Pet Hygiene Program, Fast & Neat Grooming Program, The Improving Skills Grooming Program and the most complete course the Pet Stylist.

Hayley Keyes, owner and founder of Nanhall Professional School of Grooming, is the past President of International Professional Groomers, past Assistant Executive Director of the Professional Groomers Association of the Carolinas, a Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association. She has assisted Mr. J. J. Arends, author of the North Carolina Pesticide Manual for Groomers, in writing and obtaining material for this manual. The State of North Carolina Dept. of Human Resources and The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation license us. Please visit our website for more information.  Please visit our website for more information.

Raleigh Grooming Academy, Raleigh, NC
Central Ohio Dog Grooming Academy, Reynoldsburg, OH
Cornerstone Dog Grooming Academy, Clyde, OH
Dog -n- Suds Pet Grooming School, Medina, OH
Diamond Cut Dog Grooming School, Medina, OH
Hair of the Dog Grooming Academy, Lima, OH
Ohio Pet Styling Academy, Strongsville, OH
American School of Dog Grooming, Oklahoma City, OK
Unleashed Pet Grooming School, Oklahoma City, OK
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyOregon Pet Grooming Academy (Albany, OR)

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At Oregon Pet Grooming Academy our motto is Training Tomorrow's Gentle Professionals. Our main goal is teaching the skills necessary to work with animals in a kind and understanding way. We offer small classes in a calm environment. Our unique training method will speed you on your way to that pet care career you desire! Students learn "hands on" grooming at their own pace. Our instructors have all graduated from our school so they are all teaching our special technique. Oregon Pet Grooming Academy's unique training style will eliminate many errors that are now common in our industry. Learn quickly, safely and humanely how to please clients and to work well with "touchy" animals. Let our staff help you with the education and training you will need to start that exciting new career. We have many job offerings available and will help with placement after graduation. Many of our students are receiving funding now from the Workforce Program in Oregon (we are on their list) and also with the Federal Trade Act Program. Please visit our web site for more information.

Betty's Grooming School, Cornelius, OR
Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy Groomer Training Center / JKL Pet Grooming School Curriculum (Annville, Pennsylvania)

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Note: JKL Pet Grooming School is a long established home study course but you can attend the onsite version of the curriculum in a classroom format at the Groomer Training Center, Pennsylvania.

Classroom Curriculum: Seeking classroom training? JKL has some very exciting news! The JKL course is now being taught in a US classroom! We are delighted to announce our partnership with Groomer Training Center in Pennsylvania. Allison Alonso, owner of GTC, has been a professional groomer for over 23 years, and is a fully qualified JKL Certified Instructor. Click here for more information on the Groomer Training Center.

Home Study Curriculum: As an IEAA internationally accredited career distance learning school, and a government registered career training school in Canada, JKL has been successfully offering comprehensive professional groomer training since 1980. Joy Waters, author and instructor of the JKL program of studies, has now proudly trained several thousand students from all corners of the world, including Canada, Australia, Asia, United Kingdom and USA, to their graduate levels. Long before videos or the internet came on the scene, Joy was successfully training professional groomers through home study. Student alumni, some still earning their living at their trade for more than two decades now, are a testament to the high quality of professional training always offered through JKL. Our intensive academic program, together with its substantial, self-provided hands on component has been formulated to train our students in their own home, at their own pace, to their professional diploma qualification. As well, supervised practical instruction by a JKL certified grooming instructor, can be arranged at a Canadian or US based training center. The JKL course offers nearly 1000 pages (500 academic hours) of groomer training instruction, accessible online, on CD-Rom, or in a printed course manual. It includes many color diagrams, illustrations and photographs; complete business start up information, business plan, templates, salon designs, floor plans; exclusive JKL Glance & Groom Breed Trim Charts, instructional CDs, plus optional DVDs by industry leader, Jodi Murphy.

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyJust Four Paws Academy of Pet Styling  (Girard, PA)

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The mission of Just Four Paws Academy of Pet Styling is to equip students with a strong foundation of styling skills creating customer satisfaction, and to enable them for a successful career in the pet styling profession. Students enter an environment of professionalism and high expectations. They learn the necessary job skills to develop a solid foundation on which to base their careers. Graduates are prepared to enter the job market as pet stylists in grooming salons, veterinary clinics, mobile grooming, pet resorts, kennels, humane societies, rescue shelters, or even open their own businesses. Our school has a proprietary license to teach the "Golden Paws Method", a step-by-step instructional program with 35 years of proven success.

This fast track comprehensive program was designed for the student to learn all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on fine finishing skills, and to apply them to AKC breed designs or individual customer requests. The objective of the Professional Dog Styling Program is to develop and harness the full range of the students talents and contribute to their overall development. This curriculum was designed to help students reach their full artistic potential with to develop quality skills. If you love pets and want to make working with them your life career, then give us a call. Together we can make it happen! Click here for more info.

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyCindy's Canine Companions Dog Grooming Classes (Rehrersburg, PA)

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Thank you for your interest in Cindy's Canine Companions pet grooming program. Cindy's Canine Companions offers you a opportunity to learn pet grooming skills that will prepare you for a career in the pet grooming industry. The personalized one to one instructions you will receive at Cindy's Canine Companions is unique and offers you hands on approach at developing the essential skills required for professional pet grooming. Your experience will prepare you to choose from different areas of the pet grooming industry such as grooming in pet shops, kennels, veterinarian clinic, mobile grooming and much more. I also offer customized schedules and try to meet the needs of the committed adult. For more information please don't hesitate to call 717-933-1333 or click here to visit our website. Please visit our website for more information.

Brandywine Pet Grooming Academy, Exton, PA
Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
Pampered Pet School of Pet Grooming, Brentwood, PA
Pennsylvania School of Pet Grooming, Indiana, PA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGroomadog Academy (Ridgeway, SC)

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Kathy Sanders is a National Certified Master Groomer with over 35 years of dog grooming experience, teaching and shop start ups. Groomadog Academy is an on-campus academy learning facility that covers all aspects of the dog grooming industry from grooming dogs to starting your own dog grooming business. In addition to hands on learning, Kathy Sanders has authored instructional books, videos and detailed grooming images for her classes to learn by. Every course offered is with attention to detail and includes campus atmosphere, course materials, tools, and of course the DOGS! Housing accommodations are reasonably priced and located within minutes to the academy and town amenities. Learn Dog Grooming at our on-campus academy in SC. Covering all aspects of the dog grooming industry with over 35 yrs of experience. Graduate with a Professional Groomers Certificate. Call to enroll today 803-920-5629. Please visit our website.

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademySouth Carolina School of Dog Grooming (Irmo, SC)

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We think that the key to our success and the success of our graduates is undeniably related to our main concept, which is to provide you with all the knowledge that it takes for quality grooming and to open a profitable business that will give you a lifetime of happiness. Practical knowledge that has taken us years to acquire will allow you to handle the perils of a competitive business world with relative ease. For complete information, please visit our website and call us with any questions you may have.

Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
National Cat Groomers School, Greenville, SC
Concord School of Grooming, Knoxville, TN
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyTexas Allbreed Grooming School  (Arlington, TX)

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Texas Allbreed Grooming School is centrally located in South Arlington, Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth. Arlington is a growing city of 365,000 residents and 10,000 businesses. It is the State's seventh largest city and ranks 46 in the country. This charming city contains all the social amenities of entertainment, restaurants, theaters, and comfortable housing. It is the home of Six Flags, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Rangers.

We are located in an open area with easy access from Interstate 20. The school contains ample space for classroom work. A break room is provided with a refrigerator and microwave for lunches and study. This is a non-smoking business. There is a cage room for dogs to be kept. A separate tub room for bathing equipped with dryers to brush and fluff dry each pet. Each student has an individual grooming table and equipment stand for their own personal use. Each student is responsible for the sharpening of their own tools and care of equipment.

Texas Allbreed Grooming School is a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, The National Federation of Independent Businesses, the National Dog Grooming Association, and the International Society for Canine Cosmetology. Before deciding on a pet stylist career, each student must have unlimited patience and love for animals, be willing and able to work long and strenuous days, be in good health, and be able to accept criticism and learn from it. Pet grooming can be a respectable, rewarding and enjoyable career.

Licenses & Approvals
Texas Allbreed Grooming School is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001. Please visit our web site for more information.

Stylin' Pets Grooming Academy, Logan, UT
Utah Pet Grooming Academy, Taylorsville, UT
Bow Meow Pet Grooming, Essex Jct, VT
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyCanine Clippers School of Pet Grooming (Manassas, VA)

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We are dedicated to furthering the grooming profession and to the idea that its graduates perform in a highly skilled and responsible manner, and encourage the natural love and care, of dogs and cats. The Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming has a certificate to operate issued by the Virginia Board of education. Located near Quanitco Marine Base in Dumfries, VA. 43 miles south of DC. Our classes are small, 6 or less and hands on. We have many award winning stylist working all over the USA. Visit our web site today! Please visit our website.

Virginia School of Pet Grooming, Manassas Park, VA
Maser's Academy of Fine Grooming, Kenmore, WA
West Virginia Academy of Dog Grooming, Beaver, WV
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Marinetta, WI)

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The mission of Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy is to equip students with a strong foundation of styling skills that will create customer satisfaction, thereby enabling them to have a successful career in the pet styling profession. The student will enter an environment of professionalism and high expectations and will learn the necessary job skills that will develop this strong foundation. This will allow the graduate to enter the job market as a pet stylist in grooming salons, veterinary clinics, mobile grooming, pet resorts, kennels, humane societies, rescue shelters, or even open their own business. Our school has a proprietary license to teach using the "Golden Paws Method", a step-by-step instructional program with 35 years of proven success.

This fast track comprehensive program is designed for the student to learn all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on the fine finishing skills, and than apply them to AKC breed designs or individual customer requests. The objective of the Professional Dog Styling Program is to develop and harness the full range of the student talents and contribute to their overall development. This curriculum is designed to help students reach their full artistic potential, and to assist the student in developing quality skills. If you love pets and want to make working with them your life career, than give us a call. Together we can make it happen! Please call Denise Wiedemeier at 715-732-6176. Click here to visit our website.

Wisconsin School of Professional Pet Grooming, Oconomowoc, WI
Alberta School of Dog Grooming, Leduc, AB
Animal Haven Grooming, Surrey, BC
Canada West School of Professional Groomers, Westbank, BC
Dog Station Grooming Training, Como Lake Village, BC
Western Dog Grooming School, Maple Ridge, BC
Pet Grooming Studio Academy, Richmond Hill, ON
Pampered Paws Grooming Academy, Toronto & Mississauga, ON
SPA Betes v.i.p. Inc., Montreal, QC
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyAPEX Academy of Professional Grooming and Animal Arts (Regina, SK)

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Apex Academy of Professional Grooming and Animal Arts is registered with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. As an extension of Zoom Zoom Groom Ltd., a multi-faceted company, including an “IN” salon, a mobile fleet, and a retail store; a school has been started to promote learning in every aspect of this growing industry. Our curriculum has been created to provide students with the knowledge they need to become skilled, professional groomers. To facilitate the curriculum, we have qualified instructors as well as, Connie Buchanan, who has an Education Degree and 18 years teaching experience The program has purposely been divided into 3 sessions, so students can progress according to their needs. The content covered will prepare our students for the exciting world of pet grooming and styling- promoting creativity and individual expression. Apex Academy  students are taught to become competent in applying the standards of the Canadian Kennel Club and American Kennel Club.  Please visit our website.




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