Learn the tricks of the trade

  • Stress-Free Grooming
  • Safe Animal Handling
  • Anatomy and Behavior
  • AKC Dog Breeds & Groups
  • Parasite Identification & Treatment
  • Coat types & Functions
  • Communicating with Pet Parents
  • Customer Retention
  • De-Matting & De-Shedding
  • Grooming Danger Zones
  • Breed History and Profiles
  • Health Concerns & Skin Conditions
  • Body Language & Signs of Stress
  • Nutrition & Dental Care
  • The Business of Grooming
  • and much, much more!
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Pets are family too!

Start a Career Doing What You Love

Do you dream of becoming a Certified Dog or Cat Groomer? Do you desire the skills and training it takes to groom your own pet?

Are you ready to start a new business in the pet grooming industry?

Do you want to be on the forefront of a grooming revolution where groomers are skilled, valued, knowledgeable and compassionate towards all animals?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then we welcome you to come and visit our campuses, located throughout Southern California. There you can meet with our instructors and tour our state-of-the-art facilities, created with students in mind!

We aren’t a grooming salon that just happens to teach a few things here and there in between answering phones, grooming dogs and talking to customers. We are experienced groomers, teachers, leaders, innovators and pet experts whose classroom just happens to be in a grooming salon! At WCGA, YOU are our priorit, and our salons were created just for students!

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Our Mission

Our mission at West Coast Grooming Academy is to help students and pet parents achieve their goals in pet grooming, whether its to seek employment as a professional groomer, to start their own businesses, or to learn how to groom their own pets. We have the knowledge and experience to help you succeed in any capacity, whether in small business or in the corporate world. Our goal is to see the groomers of the future grow to become safe, highly skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate towards all animals in their care.

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Become a WCGA Certified Training Salon!

Would you like the opportunity to teach students out of YOUR salon? Become a WCGA Approved Training Facility and teach our tested, tried and true curriculum as a Certified Dog Grooming Instructor!

  • Receive Interns for Externships in Your Salon!
  • Dog Groomer Certification Course Included for Managers!
  • Pet First Aid & CPR Training Included!

We handle everything from the enrollment, distributing tool kits, maintaining student records, and overseeing student progress and relations, all you have to do is teach and provide them with hands-on experience while they complete Externship hours!

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Featured Testimonials

It’s a great academy! Chris is a very good teacher, Professional and patient, nice to the dog. He help me to open my new job life, may be in the future also help me with my business. From here I learn the grooming skill, open my ideas, and made friends. Thanks a lot for my teacher, It is lucky to choice here!

A.L. / Flushing, United States

I been attending there for a couple of months and I love it there!! It feels like home.. Always having a great time well learning at the same time!! Never a dull moment.. I enjoy grooming the dogs there.. The instructor for the Grooming Academy is on point with his cuts and grooms.. I recommend anybody that wants their dog to be washed and groomed or even want to attend the school.. Sign up now!!

Sunnie J. / Commerce, United States

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