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Are you trying to choose the right dog grooming school?
Let me set your mind at ease. If you are serious about a career change, then you need to know what to look for in a residential or correspondence dog grooming school. I own a groomers consultant firm and have owned several dog grooming schools. I have assisted in the opening of dog grooming schools and shops all across America.
Who better to assist you in the search of what’s best for your future?

Kathy Sanders is a National Certified Master Groomer with over 40+years of dog grooming experience, teaching, and shop startups.

Kathy Sanders is the founder of one of the East Coast’s largest residence dog grooming schools, groomers consulting firm, online course. Kathy is a National Certified Master Groomer and owns Through Dreaming Enterprises, Inc., a consultant firm for dog groomers.

With over 40+ years of experience, not only owning several professional dog grooming shops but also owning and operating three dog grooming schools, she has developed a grooming procedure that makes grooming as easy as 1,2,3. She first teaches you how to hand scissor for your own knowledge and skills, so you can compete and achieve your goals. Then optionally, she will teach you the clipper-vac method of grooming as well as teaching you how to groom faster, which is more profitable for your dog grooming shop. Learn to groom dogs with LearntoGroomadog Academy.

In the 1982 when Kathy opened her first dog grooming shop, she became so busy so fast that she developed an easy way to train employees so they would pick up on grooming quick and easy. After 8 years of critiquing her basic five haircuts procedure, she decided it was time to pursue her dream: owning a dog grooming school.

Since that time she has been published in the Ark magazine with a pet care column, been on Southern Days Television show in the Myrtle Beach area, and groomed a standard poodle on Cecil’s World television show in Calabash, NC.

After going through all the requirements of the State Dept. of Education, in 1991 she opened her first school. She personally taught over 500 students at that location and then realized the need for a GOOD on-line course, one that would actually teach people how to groom dogs AND open their own business; something for the people that truly would love to be a certified dog groomer but cannot leave home for 12 or more weeks to go to school. Not to mention the four to eight thousand dollars that it would cost. Go to LearntoGroomadog Academy sign up today to take advantage of the current discount!

So Kathy designed LearntoGroomadog Academy Courses, trying it out on her on-campus students before licensing it as a correspondence/on-line dog grooming school.

The on-line course with much detail, video’s, pictures and the ability to ask for a video to be added immediately, per the students request. Kathy feels the need for you to groom dogs while taking the course. You cannot learn to groom dogs based on theory. The system she has designed and the feedback that you get with her on-line school is so refined that her students go straight from her courses to opening their own business. They compete at dog grooming seminars and some have gone straight for their master and received it.

Some don’t graduate with the honors of such achievements but Kathy is honest with her students, both her on-line and on-campus, and tells them if they need to work with a grooming shop for a while before opening a shop. However, she will work with all her students until they graduate.

Presently, Kathy is offering a dog CPR certifications course. She is in touch with Jeff Reynolds, president of National Dog Groomers Association of America, and has lectured at their grooming seminars. She is still attending grooming seminars to stay in the leading edge to the newest latest and greatest methods of dog grooming. She is constantly updating the hardback book she wrote, the class curriculum, and her teaching methods.  There is interaction with the students daily not to mention the ability to call her cell phone or email her.

There are dog groomers and dog grooming shops all over the world that has either attended one of Kathy

In 1982 when Kathy opened her first dog grooming shop, she became so busy so fast that she developed an easy way to train employees so they would pick up on grooming quick and easy. After 8 years of critiquing her basic five haircuts procedure, she decided it was time to pursue her dream: owning a dog grooming school.

Since that time she has been published in the Ark magazine with a pet care column, been on Southern Days Television show in the Myrtle Beach area, and groomed a standard poodle on Cecil’s World television show in Calabash, NC.

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Master Groomer

Kathy Sanders is a National Certified Master Groomer with over 35 years of dog grooming experience, teaching, and shop startups.

Certified Groomer

The Certified Professional Groomer  –  they have achieved the skills required for the care, safety, management and grooming of pets...

Student Groomer

We saw a need and began training student groomers for a successful career working with the pets we all love. 

Our Services

Full Grooming

Your pet is in good hands with us! Let your favorite get the best care in our center.

Heavy Rake Bath

Our team of pet hair stylists is happy to make your animal look pretty and happy.

Bath & Tidy

We use a big range of shampoos for all different coat types and breeds.

Spaw Treatments

Bathing in our vet bath, using an appropriate shampoo that is kind to pet’s skin.

Gia Stevens

Pets Grooming offer an amazing service and I will be sending my dog there again no questions asked. I trust this team and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Five star grooming and service!

Gia Stevens
John Murphy

I’ve tried many groomers before Pets Grooming. Really friendly staff, great price and above all one happy and well groomed dog. You do a wonderful job and you are the best.

John Murphy
Dana Hubbard

You are absolutely amazing! We are happy we found someone that can groom our pets the right way and the way we want they to be groomed. Thanks so much to you guys.

Dana Hubbard