Distance Learning Program (DLP) courses are available for students who can’t spend time away from home for training. Packages for tools and textbooks for the DLP are also available to save time shopping around for equipment and materials.
All DLPs from The Paragon School of Pet Grooming are licensed through the Michigan Department of Education. A comprehensive two-level instructional program is designed to assist students in launching their career as a professional pet groomer. The Distance Learning Coaches work systematically with students every step of the way in their self-directed training.*
The DLP Coaches provide expert assistance in executing the techniques outlined in Notes from the Grooming Table and Theory of 5, written by renowned grooming industry expert and Founder of the Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Melissa Verplank. In addition to text books and a comprehensive set of video lessons, students will also receive a welcome packet and Study Guide(s) that will lead them through the entire program, step by step.
Students are required to have specific equipment and textbooks before they begin their training. We recommend that students purchase their tools directly from Paragon to ensure equipment quality and alignment with their program. However, students can purchase their equipment on the open market after approval from a program advisor.
Practice pets need to be supplied by the student.