Professional Pet Care Programs - American Grooming Academy

Professional Dog Bather
This is an in depth course designed to build confidence through knowledge and technical skills to get you started in an entry level position in the Professional Pet Industry. The course includes the application of all technical skills necessary to brush, bathe, and apply proper drying techniques for all dog breeds and coat types. Read More

Professional Pet Stylist
This course is designed to build confidence through knowledge and technical skills to launch you into the Pet Industry as a Professional Pet Stylist upon graduation. Students will be taught everything offered in the Professional Dog Bather course, AND learn proper use of grooming tools to perform skilled techniques in clipping, thinning shear use, scissoring, and de-shedding. Students will learn the AKC Breed Groups and Body Patterns as wells as how to groom mixed breeds while applying creativity, balance, symmetry and proper expression to all. Read More

Advanced Professional Pet Stylist
Achieve the success of Advanced Stylist Skills AND follow your passion by choosing your career path! This course is a combination of the subject matter and technical application offered in the Professional Bather and Professional Pet Stylist course AND teaches Advanced skills and knowledge for higher accomplishment in the Pet Industry for those serious minded looking to the highest level of career development. Read More

Personal Coaching
American Grooming Academy coaching is customized for you! You need to have previous professional experience grooming pets to be accepted into our Coaching sessions. You tell us what you would like to focus on and we’ll customize the session just for you. Maybe you have an issue with speed? Or maybe you are looking to improve your scissoring skills. Or possibly increase your knowledge on a specific breed profile. Whether you are a beginner or advance Pet Stylist, at American Grooming Academy, we will work to help YOU achieve success! Read More

State Licensure and Approval

American Grooming Academy is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and its operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private post-secondary educational institutions. Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every three years.