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, MyGroomingSchool.com 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 PetGroomer.com 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.

SCHOOLS IN UNITED STATES & CANADA
 
ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
It's a Dog's World Grooming School
Review listing in "I" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
The Petstop School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "T" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyO.C. Academy of Pet Styling (Fullerton, CA)


Go to web site
Amber's Academy of Pet Styling (Corona, CA)
Go to web site
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyAmerican Grooming Academy (Temecula, CA)


Go to web site
Allen's Academy of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "A" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Dog Lovers Career Training
Review listing in "D" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
COLORADO
Central Bark Academy of Pet Grooming
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Classy Pet Grooming School
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Critter Clips Dog Grooming School
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
CONNECTICUT
Connecticut K-9 Education Center
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Connecticut School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
DELAWARE
FLORIDA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyInstitute of Technical Arts (Casselberry, FL)


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Merryfield School of Pet Grooming (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Review listing in "M" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyPets Playground Grooming School (Pompano Beach, FL)

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Academy of Animal Arts (Largo, FL)
Review listing in "A" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Star Academy for Pet Stylists, Inc.
Review listing in "S" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Chicago, IL)


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Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademySensational Stylings Academy of Pet Grooming (Frankfort, IL)


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Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyAcademy of Dog Grooming Arts (Arlington Heights)

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Windy City School of Pet Grooming
Review listing in "W" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
INDIANA
Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Kokomo, IN)
Animal Arts Academy
Review listing in "A" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Barkfellers Grooming Academy
Review listing in "B" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Berea, KY)
All God's Creatures Grooming Academy
Review listing in "A" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Melody Manor School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "M" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
LOUISIANA
Jans Professional Dog Grooming School
Review listing in "J" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MAINE
Destiny School of Professional Dog Grooming
Review listing in "D" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts Academy of Canine Cosmetology
Review listing in "M" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Massachusetts School of Pet Grooming
Review listing in "M" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
North Shore Community College
Review listing in "N" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MICHIGAN
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyParagon School of Pet Grooming (Jenison, MI)


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


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Academy of Animal Arts
Review listing in "A" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MINNESOTA
Rio Gran Dog & Cat Boarding Training & Grooming School
Review listing in "R" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MISSISSIPPI
K-9 Designs School of Pet Styling
Review listing in "K" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MISSOURI
Petropolis Academy of Pet Grooming
Review listing in "P" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Missouri School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "M" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
MONTANA
Fast Track Institute of Pet Careers
Review listing in "F" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
Distinctive Dogs Academy
Review listing in "D" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Jan Waldo's Grooming Boutique
Review listing in "J" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
NEW JERSEY
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyClip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming (Newfoundland, NJ)


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Dogs 'n Cats Grooming School of the Jersey Shore
Review listing in "D" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
North Jersey School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "N" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque Grooming & Academy (see Facebook)
NEW YORK
Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy (NYC)
Review listing in "G" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "R" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
NORTH CAROLINA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyNanhall Professional School of Grooming  (Greensboro, NC)


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Carolina School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
Cornerstone Dog Grooming Academy
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Diamond Cut Dog Grooming School
Review listing in "D" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Ohio Pet Styling Academy
Review listing in "O" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
OKLAHOMA
American School of Dog Grooming
Review listing in "A" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
OREGON
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyOregon Pet Grooming Academy (Albany, OR)

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Betty's Grooming School
Review listing in "B" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
PENNSYLVANIA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyPennsylvania School of Pet Grooming  (Indiana, PA)


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


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Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws Pet Styling Academy  (Pittsburgh, PA)


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

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Pampered Pet School of Pet Grooming
Review listing in "P" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA

Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGroomadog Academy (Ridgeway, SC)


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

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Greenville Technical College Northwest
Review listing in "G" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
Concord School of Grooming
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
TEXAS
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws  (Houston, TX)


Go to web site
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyTexas Allbreed Grooming School  (Arlington, TX)


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Petite Pooch Chateau Dog Grooming Academy
Review listing in "P" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
UTAH
Utah Pet Grooming Academy
Review listing in "U" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyCanine Clippers School of Pet Grooming (Manassas, VA)

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Virginia School of Pet Grooming
Review listing in "V" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
WASHINGTON
Maser's Academy of Fine Grooming
Review listing in "M" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyGolden Paws Pet Styling Academy (Marinetta, WI)


Go to web site
Wisconsin School of Professional Pet Grooming
Review listing in "W" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
WYOMING
SCHOOLS IN CANADA
ALBERTA
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Canada West School of Professional Groomers
Review listing in "C" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources (coming soon)
Pet Station Grooming Academy (Vancouver, BC)
Review listing in "P" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
Western Dog Grooming School
Review listing in "W" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources (coming soon)
MANITOBA
NEW BRUNSWICK
NEWFOUNDLAND
No listings at this time.
NOVA SCOTIA
No listings at this time.
ONTARIO
Pets Beautiful  (London, ON)
 Go to web site
Pets Beautiful  (Thornhill-Toronto, ON)
Go to web site
Pampered Paws Grooming Academy (Toronto & Mississauga, ON)
Review listing in "P" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
No listings at this time.
QUEBEC
SPA Betes v.i.p. Inc. (Montreal, QC)
Review listing in "S" company names in the PetGroomer.com Buyer's Guide Resources
SASKATCHEWAN
Golden Paws Pet Styling AcademyAPEX Academy of Professional Grooming and Animal Arts (Regina, SK)

Go to web site
YUKON TERRITORY
No listings at this time.

 

 

 
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