Meet the Academy Director:

Christopher Jackson has been involved in dog grooming for over 15 years, He has been training and certifying people in the art of dog grooming for 8 years while working first for Petco and then Petsmart. While at Petco he was a salon manger by the age of 18 years. Eventually moving to Petsmart where he was chosen not only as one of the top 3 Academy Instructors for the entire company, but also had the distinctive title of being one of the top 3 salon mangers in the company too!

Chris' early childhood allowed him to start working with dogs as a bather at the age of 12 years old. It started as a hobby that made a little extra money and loved it so much he still enjoys it today He has worked with dogs in all sorts of ways including dog grooming, dog training, and has even worked as a vet assistant. Mr. Jackson has managed over 15 grooming salons all over California for companies large and small; having even owned a mobile Dog Grooming business and a dog grooming salon in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California. His journeys have include working with some of the best dog trainers, dog industry professionals. He regularly shows several breeds of dogs such as standard poodles and springer spaniels. Which won several awards in dog grooming competitions, including top 20 in the world at the Super Zoo competition in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada which showcases the best dog groomers in the world!.

" I've also been blessed to work with some of the best groomers and Instructors in the industry, who taught me a load of information which I look forward to sharing with you!!" -Christopher Jackson


     West Coast 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.

      The Bureau for  Private Postsecondary Education  can be  reached by calling 

(888) 370-7589 toll-free or on the bureau's internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.