There has never been a better time to join the pet grooming industry, and if you have a passion for working with animals it can be a very rewarding career path. One of the hardest decisions to make is determining where to start your journey. Paragon offers both on-campus and distance learning opportunities for students, no matter if they wish to pursue learning part time or full time.
Explore the differences between our On-Campus and Distance Learning Programs using the resources below. If you’d like to schedule a tour of our facility or have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us. We’ll be happy to help.
On Campus Learning
Join us at our state-of-the-art grooming facility and enter into the world of professional pet grooming. We offer flexible program options, scheduling, and our experienced faculty is here to help you succeed.
90% of your learning will be hands-on, as students will groom anywhere between 150 to 200 pets per week. We offer the following programs for training:
- Assistant Pet Stylists
- Pet Groomers
- Basic Pet Stylists
Our graduates enjoy a 95% job placement rate.
Distance Learning Program
This is the most comprehensive home study/online course developed for the pet grooming industry and is the culmination of over 30 years of real-world experience. Learn at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.
The Program is designed to help you become comfortable with pets, equipment, and techniques necessary to excel in a professional grooming setting. We achieve this through videos, excellent curricular materials, practicums and remote coaching through your instructor in our user-friendly online interface. We offer programs for:
- Assistant Stylist
- Pet Groomer
- Basic Pet Stylist
Comparison of Paragon Education Programs
|Grooming Guide Books||Distance Learning||On Campus Learning|
|Fully Illustrated Grooming Guides*|
|Instructional Videos by Top Industry Experts|
|Pre-Assembled Grooming Tool Kit*|
|Multi-Level Step by Step Curriculum|
|Advanced Certifications Available|
|Facebook Members Only Forum|
|Practical Skills Tests|
|Access to Coach and Mentor**|
|Convenient In-Home or In-Salon Training|
|6 to 1 Student/Instructor Ratio|
|Limited time Learn2GroomDogs.com membership FREE|
|Certificate Upon Graduation|
*Required for Course Learning, purchased separately from Paragon.
**May be a Paragon Coach or a Salon Mentor depending on enrollment type.