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Paragon School of Pet Grooming

Lead the pack and learn with the best at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming. Learn at our state-of-the-art location in Grand Rapids, Michigan or with our mobile-friendly and easy to use web-based Distance Learning Program. We offer multiple levels of training, advanced education, and professional development for existing Groomers and those interested in pursuing a career in Grooming.

The Paragon School of Pet Grooming offers the most comprehensive On-Campus and Web-Based study programs that teach the art and science of pet styling. A supportive learning environment is staffed with dedicated professionals committed to the individual needs of each student.

Students learn through a Synergistic Experience that combines reading, video, personal mentorship, testing, hands-on training, and flexible learning opportunities accommodating any student’s lifestyle and budget. Paragon create dynamic student and instructor relationships forming bonds that last a lifetime! The systematic approach to learning, comprehensive building blocks, and unmatched expertise come together to help students absorb, practice, and retain their training throughout their career.

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Why Choose Paragon?

Our curriculum is rooted in the unmatched experience and teachings of industry icon Melissa Verplank, who is a sought-after public speaker, international judge, Certified Master Groomer, successful entrepreneur, and author. The Paragon team is hand-picked from the best of industry experts. Our textbooks feature beautifully illustrated content that delivers the most unique, in-depth, and comprehensive learning experience -- online or in person.


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Learn how to start a rewarding career in dog grooming, or take your skills to the next level. Our training programs and professional development packages are designed for a spectrum of learners, from novices to pros, who want to elevate their skill.

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