All About Dog Grooming Home Study Package
- Since 1994
Dog grooming home study courses have
become increasingly popular over the past several years. The
home study method presents the opportunity for future dog
groomers to learn at their own pace while maintaining their
current employment and family responsibilities. Having started
in 1994, this highly successful program is in it’s 12th year.
The training manual is easy to read and comprehend. The 8 hour
Video/DVD library makes the hands-on training experience easy to
understand and accomplish. Critiquing of all work is personally
done by the owner, a dog groomer of 35 years. A toll-free number
is provided for friendly, personalized consultations as desired
- day or night. Three different business plans are presented,
teaching how to start, build and maintain a thriving business. A
free marketing package is available. An optional, quality took
kit is also available for purchase as well as a brand new
package teaching how to build your own mobile dog grooming unit
and business. This worldwide popular dog grooming home study
package makes learning how to groom fun, affordable and
attainable for everyone who is serious about a future in pet
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Paragon School of Pet Grooming - Distance Learning Career
Program and Salon Mentoring Program
Both Paragon Distance Learning
Programs, Career Edition & Salon Mentoring Edition, are the most
complete and comprehensive correspondence courses developed for
the pet grooming industry. It represents the culmination over 30
years of real-world experience from master stylist Melissa
Verplank and her team of exceptional pet groomers and trainers.
The foundation of the Paragon Distance Learning Programs is the
award winning books, Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of
Five, written by Melissa Verplank. With almost 500 pages of
information and diagrams, these manuals are organized in an
easy-to-understand format covering all aspects of professional
pet grooming in detail. Notes From the Grooming Table has become
the "Bible" of the pet grooming industry. That’s why successful
pet groomers and stylists use Notes From the Grooming Table
combined with its sister book, Theory of Five to establish
successful grooming techniques in the shortest time possible.
The Distance Learning Career
designed to fit the needs of highly motivated and confident
individuals who have access to practice pets outside of the
Paragon training center. Focus is on assisting students to
become comfortable with pets, equipment and techniques necessary
to become competent in a professional grooming setting. Students
gather valuable, self-mentoring information that will allow them
to achieve their professional goals with time and practice.
Students concentrate on basic pet grooming of dogs including
brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing,
drying techniques, clipper and scissor finishing techniques as
well as proper pattern setting for various breeds. Emphasis is
placed on perfecting grooming skills while concentrating on
proper breed profile, increasing speed, efficiency and
developing maximum grooming potential. It is a comprehensive
instructional package created to help you start a career as a
professional pet groomer. The training focuses on a total of six
text books to give you a systematic education on pet handling,
official AKC breed standard information, canine terminology and
pet grooming techniques. Complementing the text books is the
Paragon Pet Styling DVD Series. Ms. Verplank and the Paragon
Training Team of Certified Master Groomers and contest winning
stylists will clearly show you how to execute the techniques
outlined in Notes From the Grooming Table using a wide variety
of pets in this DVD set. Included with your programs are the
Paragon Workbooks that will guide you step-by step through each
level of training. This 3 part course can be completed in as
little as 6 weeks or you can study at your own pace for up to 18
months for the three part course. The Paragon Pet Grooming
Workbook will systematically guide you through the entire
program at the pace you choose for yourself. Upon successful
completion, you will have the knowledge necessary to begin
grooming pets as a professional pet groomer. Click
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The Salon Mentoring Program: is
designed for the busy salon owner. Melissa created this program
to give salon owners a comprehensive system to help train
employees using the best teaching methods and tools. The program
is designed to let you, the salon owner have a highly organized
and logical training system to instruct your employees. This
system, The Paragon Pet Styling System gives you the books,
study guides and DVD’s to quickly teach, test and monitor your
employees progress. More importantly it gives you a complete
library of the best available information today. The mentoring
program is based on all of Melissa’s knowledge and expertise
from training thousands of groomers and competitive stylists. Click
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Golden Paws Long Distance Training Program
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The unique Golden Paws training
method was created by Jacqueline Rauch and Mitzi Parrish, NCMG.
The method has over 40 years of teaching success in their state
licensed schools and Golden Paws Pet Styling Academies
nationwide, and now there is a home study program. Golden Paws
Long Distance Training Program is the most unique, effective and
best program to develop quality styling skills to groom all
breeds and client requests. You may just want to improve your
skills with the Golden Paws Complete Guide to Dog Grooming Book
Our goal is to help you become a successful pet stylist whether
you wish to work for someone or want to be self-employed. The
program includes a step-by-step instructional book on how to get
the dogs, tests and hours of review of your practical
application of your styling skills on different breeds by an
instructor. You have a choice of submission of pictures, mini
video cassette, or online through Skype. This personal review
and assistance will quickly develop your styling skills.
Golden Paws Complete Guide to Dog Grooming has over 550 pages of
complete step by step instruction with thousands of pictures and
illustrations. This is absolutely the most complete, and easy to
follow grooming instructional book created and 14 hrs of
instructional DVD’s. Upon successful completion you receive a
Now is the time to get started! Email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or go to www.goldenpaws.com.
Call Mitzi Parrish at 888-808-7297 or 888-808-7297.
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Jodi Murphy Grooming & Mobile Grooming DVDs and Book
Murphy is recognized as one of our industry's leaders. She is a
speaker, contest judge and demonstrator, traveling nationally and
internationally sharing her knowledge and skills.
Jodi has given countless seminars on mobile grooming throughout the
United States and has now put all her knowledge and experience in
this most complete book "Mobile Pet Grooming". This book covers all
aspects of starting and maintaining a successful business. Jodi will
discuss everything from selecting the right vehicle to sharing tips
which will improve your grooming skills.
Over the past 15 years, Jodi has started and successfully operated
three mobile grooming businesses in three totally different sections
of the US - the south, the mid-west and now the northeast. After
just a few months of starting up each business, she was unable to
take on new clients and has had long waiting lists, thus allowing
her to pick and choose her clients.
You will "ride along" and learn from her experiences over the years
- the good and bad - that have made her into the accomplished
groomer she is today. The information contained in this book is
priceless. If you are mobile, thinking of going mobile, or even a
shop owner, this is the book for you. Don't go mobile without it!
Some of the topics discussed:
Pricing your services
Routing and scheduling
Managing your clientele
Maintaining your vehicle
Grooming tips and techniques
Grooming styles for every season
Capitalizing on your clientele
Mobile vehicle tips
Expanding your mobile business
Grooming cats in a mobile unit by Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG and
much more! See www.jodimurphy.net.
Not only does Jodi Murphy produce mobile
grooming DVD's but her Instructional Series includes DVD titles to
help every groomer become the best groomer they can be. Here are
some of the available titles and new ones are being added regularly:
Murphy is a Master Pet Stylist and National Grooming Consultant for
the Andis Clipper company. She is a multiple Best In Show and Best
All Around competitor and past member of Groom Team USA for four
years finishing in the top four placements on the team. Jodi was an
International medalist winning a gold and bronze medal in Barcelona,
Spain in 2004 and a gold medal in Milan, Italy in 2007 competing
among 13 countries of world renown groomers. In 2005 and 2006 she
was awarded Best American Groomer. Even more impressive Jodi has
been a successful mobile groomer since 1997. She has bought and sold
multiple vans over the years and established 3 businesses in 3
completely differently areas of the United States. With her success
she quickly became a well-known and respected speaker in the pet
grooming industry and her Mobile Grooming Success seminars have been
presented all over the country. Now you can own on 2 DVD's all of
the same valuable information from her Mobile Grooming Success
seminars. Mobile Grooming Part I covers the business end and Mobile
Grooming Part II covers a day in the spa. To learn more about this
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Practical Guide to House-Call Grooming
House-Call Groomers Do it Anywhere!
Looking for a way to continue servicing grooming
clients with little overhead and a great deal of flexibility?
House-call grooming is a business that allows you to set up your
equipment and groom pets inside clients’ homes — no van or
• Are you an experienced groomer with a love of animals?
• Do you want the flexibility of mobile grooming without
having to put down $15,000 for a brand-new van?
• If you are already a house-call groomer, are you
frustrated with how things are going and ready to throw in the
If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right book!
Laura Civello Hearn, an experienced house-call groomer and
educational speaker, takes you step-by-step through every aspect
of house-call grooming. She instructs you how to effectively
start and grow your very own house-call grooming business.
With chapter focuses that include Safety, Equipment,
Marketing and Advertising, and Routing, this exciting read will
teach you everything you need to know!
Special cat grooming chapter by house-call groomer and
shear expert Chris Anthony.
Foreword by house-call grooming veteran, Daryl Waters
#1 Pet Grooming Business Book Since 1989
More than 25,000 copies have been
sold in 24 countries. A proven system of management and
illustrated with forms, legal forms and so much more. Come see
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