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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 care. Please visit our website. Educational Books, Journals, DVDs and More

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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 Program: is 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 here learn more.

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 here learn more.

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 and DVD’s. 

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 Certificate.

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Jodi Murphy Grooming & Mobile Grooming DVDs and Book

Jodi 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:
Power options
Pricing your services
Routing and scheduling
Customer relations
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

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:

Jodi 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 extraordinary opportunity click here.

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 trailer required.

• 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 towel?

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 Conner.

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#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 what has made this the classic book for grooming business owners. Four additional workbooks with CD-ROM's are being published to accompany this classic business guide that just never goes out of date. Click here.

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