Class INFO & SCHEDULE

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How Can I to Become a Professional Dog Groomer?

A. You will need to take and pass both the Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course first, and then the Dog Groomer Certification Course.

Q. How Much Does It Cost to Enroll?

A. The Intro to Dog Groomer and Dog Groomer Certification course are $3,500 each, with a $250 registration fee and a $15 State Tuition Recovery Fund fee, so the total would be $7,265. A deposit of 25% ($1,750) is due at the time of enrollment. Class must be fully paid at least 1 week before the class starts. For additional courses, please click the drop down menu for each class.

Q. Do You Offer Financing?

A. Not at this time, but hopefully in the near future! We do offer a variety of scholarship opportunities on our Financial Aid page.

Students with disabilities may qualify for tuition assistance, and other student benefits. For more information, please visit the Department of Rehabilitation website here.

Able to pay in full? You may be eligible for an extra discount! Call (323) 250-8041 for details!

Course Descriptions

Part 1: This is part one of a hybrid course that covers important topics necessary for pursuing a career in grooming, including tools and tool maintenance, canine anatomy, health, breed history and styles, and foundational techniques for the groomer.

Part 2: Part two of a hybrid course is fully hands-on and takes place at our state of the art facility in Arcadia, CA. Learn how to work as a pet hygienist and bathe dogs professionally from the industry’s top groomers while working with dogs of a wide variety of breeds and temperaments. Upon completion of this course, students will move straight onto the Certified Dog Groomer Course.

You will need both this class AND the Dog Groomer Certification Course to receive your certification.
Click below for more details on this course.

ENROLL

Format:
Part 1: Online or Textbook
Part 2: Hands-on

Course Length:
Part 1: Self-paced
Part 2: Hands-on, 2 days per week for 4 weeks

Registration Fee: $250
Course Cost: $3,500 per course

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
Limited time only. Call for details.

*** Click the Tabs Below to View Class Starting Dates ***

Dates are subject to change depending on the county’s current Covid-19 guidelines. 

Arcadia Campus

Monday – Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

February 19, 2024
Class Full

May 20, 2024
6 Spaces Left

August 19, 2024
6 Spaces Left

November 18, 2024
6 Spaces Left

 

Arcadia Campus

Wednesday – Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates

April 24, 2024
3 Spaces Left

July 24, 2024
6 Spaces Left

October 30, 2024
6 Spaces Left

 

Dates may be subject to change. 

La Verne Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

April 1, 2024
1 Space Left

July 1, 2024
6 Spaces Left

September 30, 2024
6 Spaces Left

December 30, 2024
6 Spaces Left

 

 

La Verne Campus

Fridays Only
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

February 9, 2024 – – 24 consecutive Fridays
Class Full

La Verne Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

May 1, 2024
5 Spaces Left

July 31, 2024
6 Spaces Left

October 23, 2024
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change.

Melrose Campus

Tuesday- Wednesday
8:00am-3:30pm

Starting Dates:

March 5, 2024
2 Spots Left

May 7, 2024
6 Spots Left

July 30, 2024
6 Spots Left

November 5, 2024
6 Spots Left

 

Dates are subject to change.

Playa Vista Campus

Monday – Tuesday
10:00am-5:30pm

Starting Dates:

May 20, 2024
Class Full

August 19, 2024
Class Full

November 11, 2024
5 Spaces Left

Playa Vista Campus

Tuesday – Wednesday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

August 20, 2024
Class Full

November 12, 2024
5 Spaces Left

Playa Vista Campus

Wednesday – Thursday
10:00am-5:30pm

Starting Dates:

April 24, 2024
2 Space Left

July 17, 2024
4 Space Left

October 16, 2024
4 Space Left

 

 

Playa Vista Campus

Thursday – Friday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

May 23, 2024
5 Space Left

August 8, 2024
5 Space Left

November 7, 2024
5 Space Left

Playa Vista Campus

Saturday – Sunday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

March 9, 2023
1 Spaces Left

June 8, 2024
5 Spaces Left

September 7, 2024
5 Spaces Left

 

Dates are subject to change.

This course is an 8 week class and is fully hands-on.  This course takes place at our state of the art facility in Arcadia, CA. Learn how to groom professionally from the industry’s top groomers while working with dogs of a wide variety of breeds and temperaments.

Required: Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course

Both the Introduction to Dog Grooming Course and
Certified Dog Groomer Course are required to
receive certification.

Click below for more information on this course.

ENROLL

Format:
Hands on training

Pre-Requisite:
Introduction to Dog Grooming

Course Length:
8 Weeks
(Saturday Class is 12 Weeks)

Job placement assistance is available after certification is received, if needed.

Registration Fee:  $250
Cost: $3,500

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
Limited time only. Call for details.

*** Click the Tabs Below to View Class Starting Dates ***

Dates are subject to change depending on the county’s current Covid-19 guidelines. 

Arcadia Campus

Monday – Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

February 19, 2024
Class Full

May 20, 2024
6 Spaces Left

August 19, 2024
6 Spaces Left

November 18, 2024
6 Spaces Left

 

Arcadia Campus

Wednesday – Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates

April 24, 2024
3 Spaces Left

July 24, 2024
6 Spaces Left

October 30, 2024
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change depending on local and CDC current Covid-19 guidelines. 

La Verne Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

April 1, 2024
1 Space Left

July 1, 2024
6 Spaces Left

September 30, 2024
6 Spaces Left

December 30, 2024
6 Spaces Left

 

La Verne Campus

Fridays Only
10:00am-4:30pm

February 9, 2024 – – 24 consecutive Fridays
Class Full

La Verne Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

May 1, 2024
5 Spaces Left

July 31, 2024
6 Spaces Left

October 23, 2024
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change.

Melrose Campus

Tuesday-Wednesday
8:00am-3:30pm

Starting Dates:

March 5, 2024
2 Spots Left

May 7, 2024
6 Spots Left

July 30, 2024
6 Spots Left

November 5, 2024
6 Spots Left

Dates are subject to change.

Playa Vista Campus

Monday – Tuesday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

May 20, 2024
Class Full

August 19, 2024
Class Full

November 11, 2024
5 Spaces Left

Playa Vista Campus

Tuesday – Wednesday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

August 20, 2024
Class Full

November 12, 2024
5 Spaces Left

Playa Vista Campus

Wednesday – Thursday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

April 24, 2024
2 Space Left

July 17, 2024
4 Space Left

October 16, 2024
4 Space Left

 

 

Playa Vista Campus

Thursday – Friday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

May 23, 2024
5 Space Left

August 8, 2024
5 Space Left

November 7, 2024
5 Space Left

Playa Vista Campus

Saturday – Sunday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

March 9, 2023
1 Spaces Left

June 8, 2024
5 Spaces Left

September 7, 2024
5 Spaces Left

 

Dates are subject to change.

For Students who have completed our Certified Grooming Course previously and would like a refresher, and/or would like to get more knowledge on certain breeds. Topics learned include advanced grooming techniques, such as Hand Stripping, Barber Rolling, New Drying Techniques, Pain-Free De-Matting, Canine Behavior and more.

Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course and Certified Dog Groomer Course

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Format:
Hands on training

Hours:
2 Days per Week, 10:00am-4:30pm (Melrose)

2 Days per Week, 10:00am-4:30pm (Arcadia)

Course Length:
12 Sessions

Instructor:
Huber Pineda

Cost:
$4,000 + $250 Registration Fee

Campus:
Melrose, CA

Arcadia, CA

Click to Enroll in Advanced

Starting Dates:

ADVANCED CLASS
12 sessions, one day per week with Huber Pineda for $4,000. Grow your skills and learn things like speed grooming, advanced de-matting, doodle styles, customer communication and more! For WCGA Alumni only.

Playa Vista Campus:

(Wednesday)

Sundays by Appointment Only
Open Enrollment

Click to Enroll in Intermediate

For Students who have a minimum of 6 months of experience as a bather or groomer who are interested in getting their certification. It combines both our Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course and our Dog Grooming Certification Course, bypassing the bathing portion of the class. You will need to schedule a grooming assessment prior to enrolling to see if you have the skills required to test-out of the bathing portion of the course.

This is both hands-on and online. Part 1 covers important topics necessary for pursuing a career in grooming, including tools and tool maintenance, canine anatomy, health, breed history and styles, and foundational techniques for the groomer. Part 2 includes 8 week class of fully hands-on learning where you will learn how to groom professionally from the industry’s top groomers while working with dogs of a wide variety of breeds and temperaments.

Pre-Requisite: 6 months hands-on grooming/bathing experience AND a passing score on a hands-on or bathing assessment before enrolling.

Click below for more details on this course.

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Format:
Hands on training

Hours:
2 Days per Week, 10:00am-4:30pm

Course Length:
8 Weeks

Instructor:
Huber Pineda

Cost:
$5,000 + $250 Registration Fee

Campus:
Melrose, CA

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Arcadia + Melrose Campus

Dates by Appointment
10:00am-4:30pm

Applicants must take a bath-assessment prior to enrolling to qualify.

Starting Dates:

Dates scheduled by appointment only.

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Specialty Classes & workshops

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Description:  This course will focus on establishing your foundational cat grooming skills, which includes proper cat handling for safety and control, professional bathing and drying techniques, brushing and de-matting, trimming nails, sanitary trims, and basic cat hygiene needs. Comes with an online course that can be studied at home at your own pace. A written final exam and a hands-on technical exam are required to pass this course. This class is a pre-requisite to enroll in the Cat Groomer Certification Course.

Format: 
Hybrid workshop: Hands-On + Online

Instructor:
Nicole J.

Campus:
Arcadia

Next Starting Date: 

March 1st, 2024
Fridays 10am-4:00pm in Arcadia
4 Spots Left

May 26th, 2024
Sundays 10am-4:00pm in Arcadia
2 Spots Left

August 30th, 2024
Fridays 10am-4:00pm in Arcadia
3 Spots Left

Workshop Length: 
4 Sessions

Cost: 
$2,250 for Workshop (4 sessions).

Enroll in Cat Class Now!

Description: 
This course will focus on building upon your skills learned in Introduction to Cat Grooming, with an emphasis on haircuts and styling, including Belly Shaves, Face Trims, Mane Trims, Hygienic Trims, Kitten Cuts, and more. A hands-on technical exam is required to pass this course and receive your certification.

Pre-Requisite: 
Successful completion of Introduction to Cat Grooming

Format: 
Hands-On

Instructor:
Nicole J.

Campus:
Arcadia

Next Starting Date: 

March 1st, 2024
Fridays 10am-4:00pm in Arcadia
4 Spots Left

May 26th, 2024
Sundays 10am-4:00pm in Arcadia
2 Spots Left

August 30th, 2024
Fridays 10am-4:00pm in Arcadia
3 Spots Left

Workshop Length: 
8 Sessions

Cost: 
$2,250 for Workshop (8 sessions).

Enroll in Cat Class Now!

Description: 
In this workshop, students will work with one of our Professional Cat Groomers for additional one-on-one training to learn the Lion Cut, Bolero Cut, and work on building confidence and gaining valuable experience with more challenging cats.

Pre-Requisite: 
Successful completion of the Cat Groomer Certification Course.

Format: 
Hands-On

Instructor: 
Nicole J. or Noelia L.

Next Starting Date: 

By Appointment Only
2 Spots Left

Workshop Length: 
8 Weeks

Cost: 
$600 for Workshop (4 sessions).

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Cost: 
$150

Hours:
4 hrs

Course Length: 
1 Session

Format:
Hands-On

PLAYA VISTA CAMPUS

Available Class Dates:

February 23, 2024 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Limited to 15 students only! Book early!

ADDRESS:

12005 Bluff Creek Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90094
(inside Wallis Annenberg Petspace)

 

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