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ABC Certified Pet Grooming Program Tuition Assistance Information for Military Spouses

If you’re thinking about a career change, Animal Behavior College can help. As the leading animal career school in the business, ABC offers pet grooming courses that provide the education and hands-on experience you need to succeed in one of the many fulfilling animal-related jobs awaiting you.

Have you wondered how to become a dog groomer or dreamed of a career in dog grooming? Do you wish you could earn a living working with animals and use your creativity?
Are you looking for a Pet Grooming Training Program that offers hands-on training with a professional groomer?
Do you wish you could enroll in a pet grooming school with the best job placement assistance available anywhere?
Are you looking for Pet Grooming Classes that are flexible to your schedule?
Would you like to enter into a pet-care career without spending $5,000 to $12,000?
Are you looking for a professional pet grooming school that is owned and operated by animal lovers dedicated to high-quality continuing education and certification programs?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions
you’ve come to the right place.

We invite you to click through our site or speak with an ABC Admissions Counselor about our Certified Groomer Program at:


or Request Information on Becoming a
Professional Dog Groomer

Become a Certified Dog Groomer and join the ranks of a growing industry!

As an ABC Certified Pet Groomer, you will have the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with clients and their pets. A professional dog grooming career affords animal enthusiasts a creative and artistic profession that is also fulfilling as it contributes to the overall health and well-being of a variety of animals. The dog groomer’s responsibilities include bathing, brushing, clipping, and manicuring pets on a regular basis. As a professional pet/dog groomer, you will be asked to recommend different products to pet parents that will help to enrich the pet’s look, health, and quality of life.

The ABC Professional Certified Pet Groomer can work in a grooming salon, mobile grooming enterprise, animal shelter, veterinary office, or even start their own dog grooming business. In addition, because dog grooming professionals spend a great amount of time handling pets and inspecting them closely, they are most likely to detect physical conditions that owners may not otherwise notice. Properly checking the animal’s ears, teeth, eyes, coat, and overall condition is vital to providing clients with excellent grooming services and contributes greatly to the preventative health care of each pet.

The ABC Pet Groomer Certification is well recognized within the animal industry, and certified dog groomers are often able to charge more for their services and market themselves more effectively.

Jeff Damon, ABCPG Certified Pet Groomer I cannot begin to explain how my new profession has impacted my life.  All I can say is that this has been challenging, fun, exasperating and rewarding and I thank Animal Behavior College for the skills I received that made my new career path possible…I am looking forward to moving into our new home in the next couple of weeks where I can set up a permanent grooming facility…

Jeff Damon, ABCPG – Independent Groomer
ABC Certified Pet Groomer

Jeff Damon, ABCPG – Independent Groomer
ABC Certified Pet Groomer

Animal Behavior College gives you the tools you need to become a successful Certified Pet Groomer!


ABC’s dog groomer course materials include more than 50 grooming tools and supplies (clippers, blades, shears, brushes, combs, shampoo and conditioner and more) that are essential for every groomer’s toolbox. Such high-quality equipment not only enables you to learn while in school but can be used when you start your new career.

Hands-on Training from dog grooming professionals – You learn from the experts!
Personal & Expert support system for each student
Flexible & Convenient school schedule
Located near you – In all 50 States & Canada!
Recognized ABC certification
Affordable tuition & financing available

Military Spouse Tuition AssistanceMyCAA Tuition Assistance Available for Military Spouses

Animal Behavior College is proud to be a part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance Program. This program offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance. Call us directly for eligibility requirements.

My grooming skills and knowledge of different breeds have improved tremendously through my studies…the content of the program is excellent… I can execute proper grooming for my clients [and] my referral list confirms this. I love working with dogs and I am constantly improving my skills as a groomer. I love what I do, and my clients seem to love my work.

Sonia Nathan, ABCPG (Independent Groomer)
ABC Certified Pet Groomer

Become a pet groomer today!

Certified Pet Groomer Program Curriculum

The Certified Pet Groomer Course consists of 11 stages of highly-detailed material. Below you will find an outline of the entire program:


Stage 1 - Introduction to Grooming - Covers the history of cat and dog grooming as well as canine and feline anatomy -more-
Stage 2 - A Groomer’s Toolbox - Introduces and describes all of the different pet grooming tools and their specific uses -more-
Stage 3 - Health & Safety - Instructs the student on how to safely handle and restrain pets in order to achieve a pleasant grooming experience -more-
Stage 4 - Grooming Basics - Walks students through the preliminary steps in the pet grooming process, including nail clipping, ear cleaning, eye and dental care -more-
Stage 5 - Bathing, Brushing, & Drying - Teaches the student how to bathe, brush, and dry dogs based on their coat type and individual needs -more-
Stage 6 - Clipper Use and Scissoring Techniques - Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use and control clippers and shears while grooming -more-
Stage 7 - Body Styles & Breed Specific Techniques - Provides the student with step-by-step instructions on how to groom based on a dog’s musculature and bone structure and illustrates specific dog-breed cuts -more-
Stage 8 - Cat Grooming - Describes the fundamentals of cat grooming, including handling, restraint, bathing, brushing, drying techniques, dental care and clipping excess hair -more-
Stage 9 - Business Building - Prepares students for a career in the grooming industry as both a grooming shop owner and employee -more-
Stage 10 - Hands-on Externship - Provides 100 hours of hands-on training experience to students during which they work side-by-side with a professional groomer at a grooming salon or in a mobile grooming business -more-
Stage 11 - Final Exam & Graduation - The successful completion of a cumulative final exam awards certification as an ABC Professional Groomer (ABCPG) -more-

Why Should You Choose an ABC Program?

Excellent Income – Get Paid for Doing What You Love!

Dog Grooming School PicProfessionals in the animal industry can earn a significant salary working with animals while simultaneously helping the people who love them. Imagine being able to make an excellent living while working in a field that you are passionate about. There is a tremendous opportunity to thrive in this occupation especially considering that according to the 2011/2012 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes.

In-Home Training – Bring the Classroom to Your Living Room

By choosing to enroll in ABC’s groomer training course, you can keep your current job while training for a new career. The ABC program brings the classroom to your neighborhood and living room, meaning that you avoid additional expenses such as housing at a remote location, and you will not waste time and money driving to a brick and mortar facility.

Hands-On Experience – Learn from the Experts

Research indicates that employers are more inclined to hire applicants whose schooling included hands-on training. ABC’s Dog Grooming School offers this valuable component as an essential aspect of the program.

ABC Dog Grooming School Hands on TrainingAfter students successfully complete the in-home study portion of the course, they are authorized to move on to the vital hands-on externship. This gives students the opportunity to learn from experts in an actual working environment. Once there, students are given the chance to utilize the knowledge acquired during the home study element and apply it to real-life occupational situations. The externship is a priceless component of the ABC dog groomer school’s course curriculum, and having experienced on-the-job training will set you apart from the competition in the eyes of future potential employers.

Training Facilities in Your Neighborhood – Locations in All 50 States and Every Canadian Province

ABC’s Dog Grooming School is a viable option for students anywhere in the United States and Canada. That’s because ABC has hundreds of instruction locations nationwide and throughout Canada.

Training for your new pet grooming career has never been more convenient!

Open Enrollment – Avoid waiting for start dates. Enroll Anytime, Year Round and Start Learning Today!

Financing Available – An Investment in Your Future

100% financing available with $0 down to qualified individuals. Please contact us directly at 1-800-795-3294 to discuss eligibility requirements and payment arrangements customized to fit your needs.

Great Job-Placement Assistance – ABC Helps Our Graduates Succeed!

ABC’s dog grooming school offers continued support to our students well beyond graduation. ABC is serious about your success and offers comprehensive, detailed business-building and job-placement information that is specifically dedicated to helping students find a job or start their own pet grooming business.

Get Started Today

Your training can begin immediately as programs are tailored to each individual student. A pet grooming career is so much more than clipping and bathing – it's about improving the lives of dogs and cats, one haircut at a time. Changing your life is just a phone call away - Call us today!

The Better Business Bureau not only recognizes ABC but gives ABC an A+ rating!

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