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Paragon School of Pet Grooming

We'll help you Grow Your Own Groomers!
  • Tap into the booming grooming services market or grow your current dog grooming business with professionally-trained staff.
  • We’ll take the hassle out of hiring great groomers by helping you grow your own!
  • Get unparalleled professional online training for Groom Techs, Groomers and Stylists.
  • Our program is built on author & founder Melissa Verplank’s award-winning curriculum!
  • Paragon has helped hundreds of grooming salons, pet boarding businesses and national retail chains take their grooming operations to the next level.

Start Grooming In Just a Few Months!
  • Love animals? Start your career in this fast-growing profession!
  • The Pet Grooming market has doubled in the last 10 years with 85 million U.S. pets
  • Looking for job security or want to start your own business?
  • We offer professional, leading-edge training with Paragon’s award-winning program.
  • Enjoy personalized mentorship
  • Flexible schedule
  • Easy-to-follow instruction & unmatched student support.

The Pet Services Business is Booming!

A Quick Guide to Paragon's Courses

Level One

Groom Tech

This is the foundation course for all aspiring groomers who wish to work in a dog grooming facility. Pet psychology, pet-handling, bathing, brushing, drying, nails, ear-cleaning, sanitation, customer service, and clipper handling are taught through videos, interactive tests, and practical work supervised by a Mentor.
Estimated time to complete: 5 weeks.

Level Two

Pet Groomer

Level 1 is a pre-requisite. This course teaches intermediate grooming skills necessary for dogs encountered in a typical grooming salon. Clipper trims, basic scissoring, head styling, body part structure, pet health and pet CPR are taught through videos, interactive tests and practical work supervised by a Mentor.
Estimated time to complete: 10 weeks.

Level Three

Pet Stylist

Levels 1 & 2 are pre-requisites. This course teaches the most advanced grooming skills available to perfect technique and master AKC breed-specific trims. Corrective grooming, hand stripping and client communications are also taught through videos, interactive tests, and practical work supervised by a Mentor.
Estimated time to complete: 8 weeks.


And Beyond

Learn2GroomDogs.com started as an idea to expand the training horizons of the highly respected Paragon School of Pet Grooming. We have dedicated our training efforts to reach as many pet lovers as possible, helping more groomers and stylists achieve their dreams.

Our Training Partners are simply the finest the industry has to offer – allowing you to be confident you are getting absolutely the best, up-to-date information on grooming styles, techniques, and business information.

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 available.


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