Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy

Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy

Choosing a career in the pet styling profession offers opportunities and flexibility nationwide. Whether you decide to be self-employed or work for others, you have choices. Salons, boarding kennels, veterinary clinics, mobile grooming units or grooming in other people’s homes are some of the options available to you. The opportunity to succeed in this recession-proof industry is possible because the demand for well-qualified pet stylists is far greater than the supply. The demand has created exceptional opportunities for people who love animals. If your dream is to develop the skills needed to make pets beautiful and have people recognize you both financially and professionally, now is the time to make your dream come true!

Our rolling enrollment allows you to join a class at the beginning of any week as long as there is a table available. We provide you with professional-grade grooming tools; teach you proper tool usage to develop high-quality pet styling skills and how to apply those skills to satisfy the needs of your clients. Using the most up-to-date equipment and methods, small class sizes and a step-by-step program tailored to move at each individual’s pace, we will prepare you to succeed as a Professional Pet Stylist!


Professional Dog Styling (300 Clock Hours):

This program is broken down into 3 courses: Prepping 101, Bathing & Drying 102 and Styling 103. While each course has individual components, they build upon one another. Once the students have learned to do prep work, bathing and drying they will continue to work on them throughout the program while they are completing the styling course.

This program runs full time for 8 weeks, M-F, 8:30 am-4:30 pm or part time for 20 weeks, Sundays 9 am-4:30 pm and Tuesday/Wednesday evening, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm.  Successful Completion of 101, 102 & 103 is necessary to receive a State-approved certificate.

Professional Dog Bathing (80 clock hours, 11 ½ Days):

This program will prepare you to professionally bath and dry dogs, which is the foundation for dog styling.

This program is only available full time beginning on Mondays.  Please see catalog for hours.


Licensed by

NYS Education Department