Assistant Pet Stylist

This program is designed for students with no professional grooming experience as an avenue to enter the market in a relatively short period of time. Students concentrate on basic pet grooming and handling of dogs and cats (cats optional), including brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, preparatory clipping, bathing, drying, and basic finishing techniques for various long haired, short haired, and double coated breeds. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to work competently at the approved level with minimal supervision.

Application and Entrance Assignment Processing Fees: $50.00
Pre-requisite: None
Total Training Time: 80 Classroom hours
Time Requirement: Full-time student = Two weeks (40 hrs/wk)
Class Start Dates: 2018 Start Date Calendar

Tuition, Tools & Textbooks

  • Deposit ($175.00)
  • Tuition ($1,700.00)
  • Books ($185.00 + $11.10 tax)
  • Basic Toolkit ($545.00 + $32.70 tax)
  • Video Lesson Flash Drive ($300.00 + $18.00 tax)


  • Two Speed Professional Clipper w/ #10 Blade
  • #40 Blade
  • #30 Blade
  • Guard Comb Set
  • Combination Comb
  • Wide Toothed Comb
  • Medium Slicker Brush
  • Rubber Curry
  • Thinning Shears
  • Small Shears
  • Hemostats
  • Large Nail Trimmer
  • Blade Coolant
  • Ear Powder
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Kwik Stop
  • Spray Disinfectant
  • Kennel Lead
  • Paragon Duffle Bag
  • Paragon Smock


Canine Psychology: Cesar’s Way – Cesar Millan
Canine Anatomy: Canine Terminology – Harold Spira
Breed Standards: AKC 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: First Aid in the Salon – John Stazko

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