Dogs’ Own Professional Grooming School

Our philosophy is to empower you to reach your full potential, enabling you to learn advanced technical skills and gain superior academic knowledge that will carry you to a high paying, rewarding career as a professional dog groomer.

About Us

Start your successful, confident career in pet grooming! Dogs’ Own Grooming School has been proudly training professional groomers since 2011 and has no plans to stop. Why? Because we love what we do, and believe you will too. We attract students to our grooming school from all over the United States, and have even had international students who come to participate in our exceptional program.

Are you new to grooming? No experience is necessary to enroll at Dog’s Own Grooming School. Class sizes are limited to four students per semester to maximize the individual attention and experience each student receives. Students are trained in a fully operational grooming facility, complete with all relevant tools and training equipment to ensure that upon graduation they are prepared for any grooming situation.

We are Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private  Occupational School Board and the course is taught by our Nationally Certified Master Groomer. We are the only grooming school in an 8-state region that is owned and operated by an award-winning Master Groomer.

About Us

Start your successful, confident career in pet grooming! Dogs’ Own Grooming School has been proudly training professional groomers since 2011 and has no plans to stop. Why? Because we love what we do, and believe you will too. We attract students to our grooming school from all over the United States, and have even had international students who come to participate in our exceptional program.

Are you new to grooming? No experience is necessary to enroll at Dog’s Own Grooming School. Class sizes are limited to four students per semester to maximize the individual attention and experience each student receives. Students are trained in a fully operational grooming facility, complete with all relevant tools and training equipment to ensure that upon graduation they are prepared for any grooming situation.

We are Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private  Occupational School Board and the course is taught by our Nationally Certified Master Groomer. We are the only grooming school in an 8-state region that is owned and operated by an award-winning Master Groomer.

Why Become A Pet Groomer?

As a professional groomer, you can look forward to countless opportunities to build long-lasting relationships with clients and their pets. Grooming is a rewarding way to interact with animals and can lead to positions beyond grooming facilities including veterinary clinics, animal shelters, pet stores, boarding facilities, mobile options and others.

More than just looking fantastic, grooming is also about preserving the health of animals, which is a concept thoroughly addressed at Dogs’ Own Grooming School, helping you to be a more well-rounded professional, pet owner and person.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that animal care jobs are expected to grow 16% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the national average. Meaning, the industry is just waiting for people like you to join.

Why Become A Pet Groomer?

As a professional groomer, you can look forward to countless opportunities to build long-lasting relationships with clients and their pets. Grooming is a rewarding way to interact with animals and can lead to positions beyond grooming facilities including veterinary clinics, animal shelters, pet stores, boarding facilities, mobile options and others.

More than just looking fantastic, grooming is also about preserving the health of animals, which is a concept thoroughly addressed at Dogs’ Own Grooming School, helping you to be a more well-rounded professional, pet owner and person.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that animal care jobs are expected to grow 16% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the national average. Meaning, the industry is just waiting for people like you to join.

Program Highlights

Professional Groomer Level 1 Professional Groomer Level 2
300 Hour Course 600 Hour Course

Monday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 10 weeks

Monday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 20 weeks

Professional Grooming Course Level 1: $5,000 Professional Grooming Course Level 2: $8,000
Average of 100 dogs groomed per student upon course completion In addition to all the curriculum in Professional Grooming 1 this course has a focus on increased grooming speed and confidence to excel in the workplace during the last 10 weeks

Professional Grooming Level 1 and 2 Course Tool Kit and Text Books

Course tool kit includes personal pet grooming equipment necessary for instruction and to use as a certified groomer: $900

Price is subject to change and payment is non-refundable.

Program Highlights

Professional Groomer Level 1
300 Hour Course
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 10 weeks
Professional Grooming Course Level 1: $5,000
Average of 100 dogs groomed per student upon course completion
Professional Groomer Level 2
600 Hour Course
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 20 weeks
Professional Grooming Course Level 2: $8,000
In addition to all the curriculum in Professional Grooming 1 this course has a focus on increased grooming speed and confidence to excel in the workplace during the last 10 weeks

Professional Grooming Level 1 and 2 Course Tool Kit and Text Books

Course tool kit includes personal pet grooming equipment necessary for instruction and to use as a certified groomer: $900

Price is subject to change and payment is non-refundable.

Application & Enrollment

Please contact us for more detailed information about the schedule and coursework. We encourage all in-state applicants to take an in-person tour of the school. Out of state and international students may schedule a virtual tour via Skype. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We accept applications for students over the age of 16 and take multiple payment types.

2020 Semester Dates (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stay tuned for new start dates.)

Spring 2020 (FULL) |   Summer 2020 (FULL)  |   Fall 2020 (OPEN)  

*There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Application & Enrollment

Please contact us for more detailed information about the schedule and coursework. We encourage all in-state applicants to take an in-person tour of the school. Out of state and international students may schedule a virtual tour via Skype. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We accept applications for students over the age of 16 and take multiple payment types.

2020 Semester Dates

March 23rd – May 28th   |   June 22nd – August 27th   |   September 14th – November 19th

*There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Professional Grooming Level 1 and 2 Course Curriculum

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    Safety and handling techniques in grooming
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    Defining coat type and texture
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    Skin and coat conditions and treatments
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    De-matting techniques
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    Scissor and thinning techniques
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    Grooming AKC recognized breeds
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    Grooming Mixed breeds
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    Client relations
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    Canine breed identification and classification
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    Anatomy and structure related to balance
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    Equipment selection, care and maintenance
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    Parasites and treatments
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    Bathing and drying
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    Clipper techniques
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    Cat grooming (not required)