We are the only school to offer you the best instructors and the highest teacher, student ratios! Our instructors travel the world attending and giving lectures, competing in grooming competitions, producing grooming shows and showing dogs to championships.

Our complete program is 12 weeks long. Tuition payments are spread out over the 12 weeks. Content from the list below can not be omitted or bypassed. Minimum passing mark is 75% on all exams. The schedule depicts the content that will be covered by the end of the program, not necessarily the order that it will be taught in. This allows you to experience the world of Dog Grooming without being forced into the cost of the entire course if you learn that it isn’t the career for you. You only pay for the amount of weeks you attend!

FAQs

Unfortunately no, we only offer Tuesday to Saturday 8am – 2:30pm for 12 full weeks.

The course is made to be taken back to back. We do not break up the course.

Unlike any other school, we will only charge you for the time that you are with us – see the weekly breakdown. We don’t penalize for change of life situations, medical issues, or deciding that grooming is just not for you.

You must be at least 18 years old to enrol in our course.

Our policies and procedures will be sent to all applicants prior to the interview stage.

Check out the table below for course descriptions and fees.

We are different from other schools because we teach you hands on. From the first day you enter school you will be working with your hands! We also have the highest ratio of teachers to students.

Yes! We show handling, restraint and grooming of cats.  We are also the only school that offers NAPCG approved products, membership and educational sources.

Yes! We do work for rescues, the SPCA, and participate in Rescue Rodeos.

We not only work on show dogs, but they own us!  We take our students with us to show them another side of the dog community and give you the opportunity to network.

2022 Intake Dates

September 6, 2022 – November 26, 2022 – Class Full

January 10, 2023 – April 1, 2023 – Taking Applications Now

May 2, 2023 – July 22, 2023 – Taking Applications Now

 

More dates coming soon!

Please note: Some dates may change as we may have to adjust to different show and Judging schedules. 

To enroll in our course, you must be at least 18 years old, complete the online application and successfully complete an interview at the school.

DescriptionHoursDaysPrice
Intro to Bathing, Drying & Brushing
Bathing, drying and brushing are the base to any great grooming business, this introductory course is a must have when exploring your options in the animal work fields.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$650
Intermediate Bathing, Drying & Brushing
An intermediate level course expanding on equipment, anatomy, terminology, safety, vet products and coat straightening techniques.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$650
Patterns & Breed Standards
Introduction of styles, patterns and current fashion in the canine world. Breed standards are focused on to show the functional history of the breed styles and patterns. Those crazy Poodle patterns were developed by hunters to aid their dog and the jobs that they were bred for!
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$600
Introduction Scissoring
Proper scissor handling is an on going skill that is constantly being honed by the best and brightest award winning Groomers. Here you will begin to get a feel for the scissors, ergonomic techniques and using them as an extension of your hand.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$600
Non-Sporting Group
In this course we focus on the Non-Sporting Group; their coat types, breed standards according to the CKC, patterns, and particular health issues. Recognizing breed type is essential while working in the purebred canine world.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Sporting Group
In this course we focus on the Sporting Group; their coat types, breed standards according to the CKC, patterns, and particular health issues. Recognizing breed type is essential while working in the purebred canine world.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Terrier Group
In this course we focus on the Terrier Group; their coat types, breed standards according to the CKC, patterns, and particular health issues. Hand stripping versus clipping, pros and cons on both.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Business, First-Aid & Safety
How to start and maintain a thriving business. Work smarter, not harder – ways to increase revenue, without undercutting. Instructors who specialize in both Human and Canine First Aid and restraint safety while dealing with fractious animals.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Certification Preparation
Focusing on preparing students for the CPPS’s Sporting, Non-Sporting and Terrier tests, both written and practical.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Pattern Modifications
Poodles have over 150 recognized patterns this class will show you how to modify current styles & patterns for different client’s needs.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Advanced Scissoring
Continue to improve and refine the flawless scissoring finish, for those high end clients and pushing yourself to the next level through grooming competitions.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Certification Prep-Advanced
Covering all CKC Groups and preparing for the Masters Exam; Working, Herding, Hound, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Terrier, Toy and Miscellaneous. The CPPS Canadian Certified Master Stylist test is intense and all encompassing, this prep work along with previous courses will lay a solid foundation for this prodigious title.
32.5 HrsTuesday - Saturday
8am – 2:30pm
$500
Course Subtotal$6500
Tools and Books$1700
Course Total (Including GST)
We require a non refundable $250.00 deposit to hold your seat once you have passed the interview phase. This will be put towards your tool kit.
$8610

Included in your tuition fees are your CPPS written tests (Level 1 & 2), CPPS membership (1 year) and the Stylist Tech Practical Exam!

Graduation from this course also gets you a free year membership to the NAPCG!

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