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Pet Stylist Program

Our Most Comprehensive Course. Students can earn a Diploma with successful completion of this course. Students concentrate on basic pet grooming of dogs, including brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing, drying techniques, clipper and scissor finishing techniques as well as proper pattern setting for various breeds. Emphasis is placed on perfecting grooming skills while concentrating on proper breed profile, increasing speed and efficiency while developing maximum grooming potential. The bulk of this training program is spent practicing and perfecting skills with pets under the guidance of trainers on the Paragon training room floor.

Getting Started

Application and Entrance Assignment Processing Fees: $50.00
Prerequisite: None
Total Training Time: 600 Classroom hours
Time Requirement: Part-time = 25 weeks (24 hrs/wk); Full-time = 15 weeks (40 hrs/wk)
2020 Class Start Dates:   2020 Start Date Calendar

Tuition, Tools & Textbooks

  • Tuition ($7,295)
  • Textbooks ($185)
  • Toolkit ($875)
  • Uniform ($55)
  • Application/Entrance Exam ($50)

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  • Two Speed Professional Clipper w/ #10 Blade
  • #40 Blade
  • #30 Blade
  • #15 Blade
  • #7F Blade
  • #5F Blade
  • #4F Blade
  • Attach-on Guard Comb Set
  • Combination Comb
  • Wide Toothed Comb
  • Medium Slicker Brush
  • Rubber Curry
  • Thinning Shears
  • Small Detail Shears
  • Straight Shears
  • Curved Shears
  • Hemostats
  • Large Nail Trimmer
  • Blade Coolant
  • Ear Powder
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Kwik Stop
  • Spray Disinfectant
  • Kennel Lead and Loop
  • Ear Protection
  • Grooming Mask


Canine Anatomy: Canine Terminology – Harold Spira
Breed Standards: The New Complete Dog Book – The American Kennel Club
Grooming: Notes from the Grooming Table – 2nd Edition – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Notes Pocket Pal – 2nd Edition – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Theory of 5 – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Canine First Aid: Groomer’s Guide to Pet First Aid, Injuries & Health – Boyd Harrell, DVM

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