West Coast Grooming Academy Enrollment Application

About the Course

LOCATION: Fur Town Melrose- 7574 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

DAYS: Wednesdays & Thursdays, from 10am-5:30pm

START DATES: March 1st, 2023, June 14th, 2023 and September 27th, 2023.

This course is designed for individuals who have a minimum of 6 months of grooming experience either a bather or a groomer, and 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. 

This course is both hands-on and online. Part 1 is online and 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. All applicants should also have prior experience doing the following services:

  • Bathing
  • Drying
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Ear Hair Removal
  • Teeth Brushing
  • Brushing & Combing
  • De-Matting
  • Paw Pad Shaving
  • Sanitary Trimming
  • Nail Trimming and/or Grinding.

Students who are not able to meet WCGA’s standards for these items may require extra days of hands-on training to catch up, which can be discussed and scheduled with your Instructor on the first day of class. The daily rate for additional days of hands-on training is $150 per day.


Enroll Online

Are you ready to continue your education?

To sign up for the EXPRESS Dog Grooming Class, you can either:

  1. Call or request a consultation online if you have questions and would like to speak with an enrollment counselor.
  2. OR if you are ready to enroll now, you can enroll online!

Step 1: Fill out the Questionnaire Below

Step 2: 
Fill out your Enrollment Agreements.

Step 3:
Submit your ID and either GED, High School Diploma or Transcripts (if you don’t have these available, please call us to enroll).

Step 4:
Pay for your Class Tuition as follows:
Registration Fee: $250
State Tuition Recovery Fund Fee: $12.50
Tuition Deposit: $1,200 OR
Full Tuition: $5,250
TOTAL COST: $5,512.50

Step 6: Order Your Tool Kit (Optional)
Cost: ranges from $750-$1,050 + tax)

Then you are all done! A counselor will touch base with you once your enrollment is complete to answer any questions you may have.

Please note:If you are not ready to make a payment or do not have your required enrollment documents ready at this time, please call to schedule an appointment for a consultation instead at (626) 239-0741.

Apply for Enrollment Online

  • Step 1: Basic Information

  • Once you finish this page and click Submit, you will be taken to a second page to complete your Enrollment Forms and submit your Tuition Payment. Please note that your enrollment will NOT be completed until the tuition payment has been made and the enrollment documents on the next page have been submitted. Thank you!
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  • Step 2: Grooming Experience

  • Months/Years
  • Step 3: About You

  • If you have a referral or coupon code, enter it here. For coupon codes, you will need to enter it again at check-out.
  • Once you click Submit, an Enrollment Coordinator will reach out to you within 24-48 hours to schedule you an appointment for a Bathing Assessment. Thank you!