Pet Stylist

This program teaches the basic pattern styling of Schnauzers, American Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzus, and other popular breeds. Students in this level are taught to perfect their grooming technical skills while concentrating on proper breed profile of all breeds, increasing speed, efficiency, and developing maximum grooming potential.

Students will also receive registration for the on-line testing, pet tracking journal, photo essay template and training support through the Paragon call center or online.  All testing is performed online and open book.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Stylist Assistant and Basic Grooming courses
Total Training Time: Successful completion of the Basic Grooming Program


Home Study Tuition, Tools & Textbooks

  • Application ($25.00)
  • Processing Fee ($50.00)
  • Tuition ($625.00)
  • Books ($150.00) plus tax, shipping/handling, available HERE.
  • Video Lesson Flash Drive ($300.00) plus tax, shipping/handling, available HERE.

Canine Psychology: Cesar’s Way – Cesar Millan
Canine Anatomy: Canine Terminology – Harold Spira
Breed Standards: AKC Complete Dog Book – The American Kennel Club
Grooming: Notes from the Grooming Table – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Theory of Five – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Canine First Aid: First Aid in the Salon – John Stazko
Paragon Pet Grooming Study Guide & Workbook – released in modules

Total Investment =  $700.00

All grooming tools are to be supplied by the student, or a full tool kit can be purchased HERE for $750.00 + S/H.