Learn the tricks of the trade

  • Dog Anatomy and Behavior
  • Safe Animal Handling
  • Communicating with Pet Parents
  • The Business of Grooming
  • Customer Retention
  • Parasite Identification & Treatment
  • Coat types & Functions
  • DeMatting/Advanced Dematting
  • Grooming Danger Zones
  • Breed History and Profiles
  • Health Concerns
  • Body Language & Signs of Stress
  • Nutrition
  • and much, much more!
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Pets are family too!

Start a Career Doing What You Love

Do you desire the skills and training it takes to become a professional dog or cat groomer?
Are you ready to start a new business in the pet grooming industry?
Do you desire to learn the skills to personally groom your own dog?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then we welcome you to come and visit our campuses, either in Arcadia, CA or Playa Vista, CA. There you can meet with our instructors and tour our state-of-the-art facilities!

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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!

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Become a WCGA Certified Dog Grooming Instructor!

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

  • Make $70,00-$140,000 per year for your salon
  • Certified Dog Grooming Instructor Course & Hands-On Training Included!
  • Dog Groomer Certification Course Included for Instructors!
  • 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! 

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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