QUESTIONS ANSWERS
How do I learn to groom without
doing hands on grooming?
You must do hands on grooming. You will need a place where you can
groom dogs. A laundry
 room, basement, bathroom, garage, or a friends home.
Will I be able to reach you at anytime if I am have a problem? Support is available seven days a week. I am almost always available by toll free land line, toll
free cell phone or e-mail.
Do you have to have a high school diploma? No.
How old do I have to be? 18 to 75+ years.
Tell me about the DVDs? There was about 35 DVDs, so I condensed them on to 10 DVDs. They are amateur DVDs, I made them myself in my grooming shop, but you need to see grooming to learn it.
Do I need a licenses and permit to groom animals? You will just need a general business license in most cases! You do not need a degree or license to groom animals, but you do need to learn the correct and safe way to groom.It has been accepted by Pet Smart, PetCo and everywhere else throughout the USA.
How long does it take to complete the course? The time to finish the course varies.  The soonest I have had students complete the course is five weeks. Some in Six months, the average is twelve to twenty weeks. Everyone works at a different pace.
Are there other services that I could consider offering beyond the actual grooming process?

You may consider pickup & delivery of the
animals, or mobile grooming, and Pet sitting.

What if I can't find certain breeds to groom?
This is usually not a problem. But in some
cases a person my have a hard time finding
a certain breed. In that case they substitute
a mixed breed for that test.
Will I have enough training to work for someone else or
to open my own business?
Yes. Pets Smart, Petco, veterinaries and grooming shops have all hired my students.
Should I get the paper books or the Books on CD's? That depends on your preference. The books on the CD have same information as the paper books.
Since you are not physically with a student, how are you able to grade a student if you can not see what he/she is doing?
I require before and after pictures and
detailed written explanations of your work!
There are no time restraints - you learn at
your own pace, and when you are comfortable
with it you can go on to the next lesson. The
cost is the biggest difference.
How does your course differ from traditional grooming schools?
I require before and after pictures and
detailed written explanations of your work!
There are no time restraints - you learn at
your own pace, and when you are comfortable
with it you can go on to the next lesson. The
cost is the biggest difference.
How expensive is it to open
your own business?
Grooming is one of the most inexpensive businesses you can start. You can start a small grooming setup in your home for as little $3,000 to $4,000.00. You don't need to spend that much all at one time. You just add tools as you make money. It can also cost $10,000.00 or more depending on the area you are in and how fancy you go.
Are you licensed by the
state for your school?
The state of South Dakota does not regulate or license any trade school of any kind. I am licensed through the state as a business.