Pet Grooming Program
Curriculum – What You’ll Learn
Learn gentle grooming skills! ABC’s multi-sensory Certified Pet Grooming Program provides a strong foundation of the essential techniques, methods and gentle grooming behaviors that will protect the pet being groomed and create a more relaxed grooming experience overall.
The ABC Pet Groomer Program is extensive and includes 150 hours of hands-on training with an ABC-approved professional groomer.
- Stage 1 – Introduction to Grooming
- Stage 2 – A Groomer’s Toolbox
- Stage 3 – Health & Safety
- Stage 4 – Cat Grooming
- Stage 5 – Dog Grooming Details
- Stage 6 – Bathing, Brushing, and Drying
- Stage 7 – Clipper Use and Scissor Control
- Stage 8 – Breed Profiles and Mixed-Breed Styling
- Stage 9 – Career Building Skills for the Professional Pet Groomer
- Stage 10 – Hands-On Externship and Pet CPR & First Aid Certificate
- Stage 11 – Final Exam & Graduation
Includes 40-Piece Grooming Kit
You will also receive a 40-piece grooming toolkit and 6 DVDs produced by master groomers, with over 85 instructional videos. The grooming toolkit contains professional-grade clippers, blades, shears, brushes, combs, shampoo, conditioner and more!
Affordable Tuition - An Investment in Your Future
Tuition ranges from $3,999 USD to $5,995 USD depending on the payment options you qualify for.* 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.
Mentor Locations in All 50 States and Every Canadian Province
ABC is a viable option for students in the United States and Canada. That’s because ABC has hundreds of instructional partner facilities nationwide and throughout Canada. Click here for the location nearest you or call 1-800-795-3294 and speak with an admissions counselor directly.
Bring the Classroom to Your Living Room
Our unique course combines the flexibility of home study coupled with invaluable hands-on training experience at a real-life grooming facility. Training has never been more convenient!
Do What You Love
According to the American Pet Products Association, annual pet expenditures have grown 143% since 2001 and are expected to exceed $72.1 billion in 2018. While no school can guarantee employment after graduation, the growth of the animal industry, means that opportunities exist in this industry. 1
ABC Supports Our Military
If you are a military spouse, you may be able to use your MyCAA Benefits to cover the costs of tuition.
Grooming Course Catalog
The catalog includes general information about the school, the school’s policies and its Mission Statement. Please click here to review the Course Catalog.