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Our courses provide in-depth, hands-on training in all aspects of dog grooming and cat grooming, giving you the skills to become a professional pet groomer.
Our focus is on hands-on training. Students work with dogs and cats to become skilled groomers. Small class sizes ensure students get individual attention.
Flexible Dog and Cat Grooming Classes | Professional Instructors | Accredited School
Founded over 10 years ago in Northwest Indiana, Smoochie Pooch is one of the longest-established pet grooming and styling salons in Indiana. Today, we have multiple salons and a fleet of mobile vans across Northern Indiana.
Not ready to become a groomer but your pet needs grooming?
Our goal is to provide advance technical training that will help you succeed in a grooming career. With 600 hours of learning time, our pet grooming course encompass theory and practical training. In addition to normal grooming techniques, our dog groomer training course covers skin care and breed specific instruction. You will be taught by nationally accredited instructors who are animal lovers themselves with extensive pet grooming experience.
With a focus on American Kennel Club competencies, the Pet Stylist Program and Assistant Pet Stylist Program develop your skills and technical knowledge with hands-on training.
The Pet Stylist Program is designed for students with prior pet grooming experience. Emphasis is on perfecting grooming skills and concentrating on proper breed profile. Students realize their full potential and focus on speed and efficiency. The program focuses on the basics of cat and dog grooming, including combing, brushing, nail clipping, ear cleaning and drying techniques, scissor and clipper finishing techniques and proper pattern setting for different breeds.
The Assistant Pet Stylist Program is designed for students who have no professional grooming experience. This pet grooming class helps students enter the world of grooming in a relatively short time. It focuses on the basics of dog grooming, including combing, brushing, nail clipping, ear cleaning and drying techniques, and basic finishing techniques for short-haired, long-haired and double-coated breeds.
There is no substitute for hands-on training. We teach students to handle animals confidently and with care. Award-winning instructors provide personalized attention, guiding you to becoming professional groomers. They bring years of passion, knowledge of techniques, and encourage students to express their creativity.
Our programs are designed by nationally certified, Smoochie Pooch pet groomers. Once you complete your course, you will be primed for a successful career as a pet groomer. We encourage students to express individual creativity, while providing an understanding of customer satisfaction.
Our dog and cat grooming courses are designed in accordance with standards set by international pet grooming associations. We focus on AKC competencies to make you a responsible and skilled groomer.