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The Paragon School of Pet Grooming (MI)
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
for more information including our distance learning
programs alternative to attending in Michigan.
Golden Paws Pet Grooming Schools - Across the US
Golden Paws is an exciting and diversified pet
enterprise. We have operated many professional grooming salons and
have nationwide state certified schools for teaching dog grooming.
Salons license the Golden Paws school program. This one of a kind,
step-by-step method that makes our students so successful is
available in a complete package that includes training, marketing,
State Licensing and more. We will put everything in place for you,
and you can watch your profits grow!
Our goal is to offer the highest quality in dog grooming, pet
safety, and customer satisfaction. To gain national recognition as
Golden Paws. To deal honestly and fairly with all clients. To offer
the best training and support to students and clients. Golden Paws
program is a unique, one of a kind, step by step instructional
program developed by Jacqueline Rauch, one of the finest instructors
in the nation. This highly structured and effective program has been
developed over 35 years.
This program makes a complicated subject easy to understand and
master. Like sewing if you have the skills you can sew all patterns.
We give you the skills and knowledge to create all breed designs and
individual client requests! We have such a proven program we are
helping other stylists open schools nationwide! Experienced stylists
are agreeing teaching "The Golden Paws Method" is the way to go! You
will also learn many other aspects of dog grooming.
visit our website
for more information.
JKL Pet Grooming School - Home Study & Groomer Training Center
Classroom in Pennsylvania
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
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 Palmyra, Pennsylvania.
Allison Alonso, owner of GTC, has been a professional groomer
for over 23 years, and is a fully qualified JKL Certified
All JKL members enjoy complete pre and post graduate educational
support, exclusive online student/graduate forums, customizable
business templates, promotional and marketing benefits, as well
as over 30 years of experience offering affordable and
accessible career training. Enroll with JKL today!
Click here to learn more.
Clip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming - New
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
Please visit our website.
Texas Allbreed Grooming School
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
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
our web site for more information.
American Grooming Academy (California)
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!
our web site for more information.
Merryfield School of Pet Grooming (Florida)
Learn from Award-Winning Groomers
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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
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’ (fancyshmancydog.com),
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
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
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
There are basically 4 ways we help to develop businesses
House call pet grooming.
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
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
The Dog Spa
Academy - NASH Approved - New Jersey
Spa Academy - NASH Approved School - Norwood, NJ
Find out if a career in Pet Grooming is for you! We
offer an extensive series of online educational courses
that prepare you to begin your hands on training. School
Director Stacey Herbert is a Certified Nash Academy
Practical Skills Instructor, and owner of Dog Spa
Academy, a Nash Approved Pet Grooming School - Norwood,
New Jersey. Stacey graduated from The Nash Academy of
Animal Arts in 1987. Stacey’s salon became a Nash
Approved Training Site in 2011 and has trained many
aspiring pet groomers to achieve their diplomas in pet
Stacey has been instrumental in demonstrating the
success of Nash Approved training sites in the USA and
strives every day to make her >> business and her skills
bigger and better. Her passion and love for teaching is
evident in her success and in the success of aspiring
pet groomers that train at her location.*With over 25
years of grooming experience Stacey is the REAL DEAL.
Throughout her career she has been an experienced Show
Groomer, a Nash Academy Online Instructor, and a Nash
Approved Practical Skills Instructor.*Stacey’s love for
teaching is evident and ever evolving and she is
currently enrolled in Brookdale College earning her
degree in Teaching, as a New Jersey Certified Technical
Educator, and is exploring agility training with a
sporting dog. Visit The Dog Spa Academy Web Site at
Just 4 Paws Pet
Spa Academy - New
Jersey - Grooming Your for Success
Paws Pet Spa and Academy is philosophically unlike any
other grooming academy that exists today. At Just 4 Paws
Pet Spa and Academy we teach that a pet’s comfort,
safety, and wellness always come first. To ensure this
dedication to pets remains our Priority #1, we teach our
Mission as though it were a mantra: "We, as groomers,
exist solely to help people help their pets”. This focus
on our Mission Statement is front and center in
everything that we proudly teach at the Just 4 Paws Pet
Spa & Academy.
We weave a sense of respect, balance, and integrity into
all that we teach. The result is a new wave of talented,
loving pet guardians and professional pet stylists who
will enhance and ultimately raise the bar for this
burgeoning, grooming industry.
Our Just 4 Paws Pet Spa and Academy trainees not only
learn the importance of becoming expert pet stylists,
but are also shown the way to becoming true pet
guardians. They are given the knowledge, tools and
resources to expertly groom and serve pets in this
recession resistant industry. The ultimate goal? To
restore respect and build integrity into the Grooming &
Pet Care Industry.
Want to get in on this exciting and transcending new
career path? Then turn your passion for animals into a
long-lasting and lucrative career that you love?! We are
a grooming academy that is reinventing the pet grooming
industry. Join us in our impassioned mission by reaching
out to us today!
Click here to visit our website.
Groomadog Professional Correspondence Course
and Onsite School Too!
Kathy Sanders is a National Certified
Master Groomer with over 35 years of dog grooming
experience, teaching and shop start ups.
Groomadog Academy (onsite and online) has gone Coastal,
now in Calabash North Carolina. Live, learn and play.
Kathy is maintaining her small class atmosphere to give
the students more one on one time with the instructor.
Also, now there is a new option to attend school
on-line. The exact same procedures and techniques taught
in the on-campus course. Videos, communication,
explanation and more. Call 910-575-6154 today and get
signed up while the "discount300" is still available!
Click here to
learn about the onsite courses and online courses.
Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology
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
Canine Clippers School of Pet
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
Cindy's Canine Companions Dog
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