With the training, hands on education and acquired skill sets our students develop, our pupils graduate with the ability to successfully seek and maintain employment, as highly accomplished pet groomers or assistant groomers.

General Course Information

Admissions Requirements:

  • All applicants must be processed through a general interview with the Director.
  • Each student will develop individual skills by structured guidelines.
  • Daily records are maintained on each student’s progress.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Student Enrollment Form must be completed.
  • $100 Application Fee and deposit is due prior to the 1st class.
  • An Interview with Director is required.
  • Student schedule must be agreed to by all parties.
  • Terms of agreement must be signed.

Courses Offered:

PRO-GROOMER

(300 Hours Required)

 PET STYLIST PROGRAM

(600 Hours Required)

Full and part time training is available

PRO-GROOMER:

1 – 5 days per week choice of Mon-Sat, 6 hours per day.
Achieve Pro-Groomer graduation in approx.10 weeks

PET STYLIST PROGRAM:

3 days per week choice of Mon-Sat, 6 hours per day.
Achieve Pet Stylist graduation in approx. 9 months

PRO- GROOMER: Total 300 Hours

Pet’s Playground Grooming School is committed to teaching the highest level of quality grooming skills to students wishing to pursue a career as a professional groomer. Our main objective within our 300 Hour Pet Grooming program is to help students learn all the essential elements to become a finished groomer and quickly begin a paid career working within a grooming shop or grooming facility environment. Student upon request will also receive assistance in training for a career such as mobile grooming, working independently through a Vet, or opening a grooming shop. We encourage a graduate to work in a grooming shop that has seasoned groomers, at least in the beginning. This will allow for hands-on experience while being paid, with the back-up of other seasoned groomers. We will assist however, any student wishing to start a solo career. This will even include ongoing phone support from our instructors during normal business hours.

Sample Curriculum INFORMATION:

 

  • The Pet Grooming Profession
  • Equipment, it’s proper use and care
    Clipper & Scissoring techniques (i.e., layering, skimming, blending stripping & thinning)
  • Anatomy of Pets
  • Dog & Cat Handling (Safe handling and restraint of domestic animals)
  • American Kennel Club and Rare Breed Recognition
  • Bathing & Brushing techniques
  • Breed Trims (styles of the most popular breeds according to recognized standards)
  • Trims for Mixed Breeds
  • Medical & Skin Problems
  • Pet Nutrition the do’s and don’ts of proper nutrition
    Shop & Kennel Management
  • Upselling, specials, add-ons, extras that make you stand out
  • Customer relations and satisfaction (developing people skills)
  • Working with Vendors
  • Work Related Injuries and How to Avoid Them
  • Do’s and Don’ts to starting your own grooming shop

Tuition Costs and Payment INFORMATION:

Pro-Groomer Program:

  • Registration Fee $100.00
  • Tuition Fee $4,900
  • Grooming Supplies $840.00
  • 50.40- tax on equipment
  • TOTAL: $5,890.40
  • Students may choose to purchase their own equipment or purchase equipment a la carte from our grooming tool store located in the school.
  • In-house Financing/Payment Programs are Available.

Pet Stylist Program:

  • Registration Fee $100.00
  • Tuition Fee $7,900
  • Grooming Supplies $840.0
  • Tax on equipment 50.40
  • TOTAL: $8890.40

 

  • Students may choose to purchase their own equipment or purchase equipment a la carte from our grooming tool store located in the school.
  • In-house Financing/Payment Programs are Available

Some Additional Important Notes:

The school can network with its grooming contacts, to locate any employment opportunities that may be available to you.

For those students attending from Out-of-State or Out-of-Area

We Are Located:

  • 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport
  • 30 minutes from Miami Airport
  • 40 minutes from West Palm Beach Airport

License Number 2359

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education,
Florida Department of Education. Additional information
Regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting
the Commission at 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399.