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Paragon School of Pet Grooming

Lead the pack and train with the best at Paragon Pet Grooming School. Study online with our easy-to-use, mobile responsive interface, or in person at our state-of-the-art grooming school in Grand Rapids, MI. We offer multiple levels of training, advanced certifications, and professional development for groomers worldwide.

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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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10+ Certified Master
Groomers on Staff


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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.

Your Career

Learn how to turn your love of animals into a rewarding career.
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Tuition Plans

We offer online payment plans and accept financial aid.
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