Extracurricular Activities

Professional Events/ Competitions

There are many Voluntary certifications and extracurricular activities available to Professional Pet Groomers. Such as:

NDGAA- National Dog Groomers Association of America

IPG- International Professional Groomers

ISCC- International Society of Canine Cosmetologists

PCGAA- Professional Cat Groomers Association of America

The school provides assistance in the preparation for competition or certification in these events.

Field Experiences, other than externships.

From time to time alumni, who are Mobile Pet Groomers, will visit the school. Students are encouraged to visit with them and to evaluate what they did for their own future possibilities.

Other activities.

Dog Shows- Instructors are always campaigning their show dogs. Students are always invited to see the excitement in this forum.

The school is an NDGAA certification test site. The testing and certifications are normally held each year between March and June.

CPR , First aid Petsaver programs are offered to the providers at no charge to have their 8-hour programs held in the school resource center.

Volunteer

There are many pet rescues in the area and students are encouraged to help. A pet that looks pretty is always more adoptable. See the Student Services coordinator/Registrar for a list of the local shelters and rescue organizations.

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