Whether your friend or prospective grooming salon employee is looking for an on-campus learning experience with a stellar track record or wants to learn independently online (or at work!) trust the team of experts at Paragon to deliver best-in-class professional groomer training. Founder and Certified Master Groomer, Melissa Verplank, and her team of exceptional trainers have created on-campus and online educational materials and experiences that are unparalleled. At Paragon, Education is Everything!
The Paragon Difference
- The MOST experience in the grooming education industry, with a curriculum based on 30 years of grooming instruction and the work of CMG Melissa Verplank
- Led by a team of industry experts from individual grooming environments, salon owners and managers, business experts, instructors, and multi-unit management experience
- Learn from the TRUE professionals for success – our grads are everywhere!
- The new Paragon Distance Learning Program is the most comprehensive remote study course developed for the pet grooming industry and is based on our award-winning curricular materials and on-campus experience
- Proven methods of instruction for everyone – involving a personal Mentor relationship with the industry’s top talent whether online or on-campus
- Focused on Safety for Pets and People, Quality Results, and Efficiency
- Not just a video or a book…we bring people and experience to the student
- Our mission and inspiration is to improve the professionalism and income potential of this industry and those who call it their career.
- Paragon, by definition, means “In Search of Excellence”
Explore Course Options or Submit a Referral
Click the button below to share a referral (with their permission) or to request more in-depth information for each level in our comprehensive On-Campus or online Distance Learning Programs. We’ll provide details on the education experience, the length of time each segment takes, tips, pricing as well as our policies. If the prospective student you refer signs up, they will list you as a referral source on registration and you will receive a Free Pocket Pal to show our appreciation!