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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

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Testimonials

  • "W.C.G.A. not only specializes in helping people achieve their goals in becoming a dog groomer, but we also specialize in teaching you how to groom your own pet regardless of breed or size."

    "W.C.G.A. not only specializes in helping people achieve their goals in becoming a dog groomer, but we also specialize in teaching you how to groom your own pet regardless of breed or size."

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    Personal Dog Grooming Course Now Available
  • "West Coast Grooming Academy is proud to announce our work with local humane societies and shelters. When you attend the Academy you learn to groom and give back to the community by helping pets get adopted to their forever homes."

    "West Coast Grooming Academy is proud to announce our work with local humane societies and shelters. When you attend the Academy you learn to groom and give back to the community by helping pets get adopted to their forever homes."

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    Are You Interested In Giving Back And Helping More Pets Get Adopted? Are You Interested In Giving Back And Helping More Pets Get Adopted?
  • "We are proud to announce that there is Job placement assistance with companies like Petco and private salons available for students who graduate from the Academy."

    "We are proud to announce that there is Job placement assistance with companies like Petco and private salons available for students who graduate from the Academy."

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    Now Offering Job Placement Assistance!