Admission Requirements

*Applicants must have a genuine affection and concern for animals.

No previous grooming experience is required to apply to a Smoochie Pooch Academy program. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older or must have completed a high school diploma.

Professional pet grooming is a physically active profession and applicants must be prepared to spend extended periods of time standing, remain mentally alert, and have good dexterity with their arms and hands. Applicants should be able to lift up to forty pounds comfortably.

Become a certified dog groomer at Smoohie Pooch Academy

Applying for a Program

To apply for a program, applicants must fill out the application form and pay the $50 application fee. The form can be filled out by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Applicants can also print the form and mail it with the application fee to us. To download the print version of the form, click on ‘Mail-in Application’.

Application fee can be paid:

  • Online
  • By personal or cashier’s cheque (mail-in applications only)

*Application fee is non-refundable.

Admissions Process

If a student is accepted into the program, an admissions packet containing an enrollment contract, schedule, and loan contracts (if applicable) will be sent to the applicant. The applicant must review and complete all applicable materials.

All contracts must be signed and returned to Smoochie Pooch Academy. 


Applicants are encouraged to get in touch with us before or during the application process with any questions or concerns. Our Admissions team is happy to answer questions about the course, and the application and enrolment process.

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