From Novice to Pro – How to Become a Dog Groomer

dog grooming career

If you’re looking for a stable career doing something you’re passionate about, joining our team at Wag n Tails could be the first step towards achieving your goal!

If you are a dog lover, why not pursue a career where you could work with animals every day? 

Our programs allow you the opportunity to learn the trade of grooming in a step by step process. We are partnered with @paragonschoolofgrooming. This virtual learning program will get your formal education started. This program works in tandem with your Grooming Instructor at Wag n Tails, as you obtain your much needed hands-on experience at our Studio in Shelby Township.

How long does the program take?

Dog grooming is a trade. Learning the skills to become a dog groomer takes approximately 4 weeks to be a pro bather, until we get your hands-on experience to be an official dog groomer. That process typically takes an additional 4 months. Having the opportunity to learn “as you go” with us can make all the difference when it comes to either switching careers or starting in the workforce for the first time.

Why choose Wag n Tails?

Learn from home and learn at Wag n Tails as we get you started on your dream job!

  • Access to the Paragon program with $100 discount 
  • Options to make payments as low as $50 per month for your educational courses
  • Comfortable environment 
  • Supportive team
  • Room to grow within the company for even more career opportunities 

Here are a few reviews from our dedicated clients:

Melissa is an excellent groomer. Very friendly and knowledgeable! – Tino

My dog loves coming here to get groomed and that says a lot! The people are friendly and the place is nice and clean. I definitely recommend to my friends and family to bring their dogs here. – Laura

Business is always clean and the people are very warm and welcoming. – Julie

Contact us

We’re excited for you! Simply fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch within 48 hours.

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