If you love pets, there isn’t a more rewarding career than becoming a dog groomer.


The KC Grooming Academy was founded on the belief that pets deserve gentle, safe and knowledgeable care from well-trained groomers.


Our grooming program is an exclusive learning experience, focused on equipping students with the tools and information they need yo not just succeed but to excel. 


Starting from the basics, to advanced techniques individuals will experience one-on-one training from the only certified grooming academy in Kansas. 


We are dedicated to bringing out the full potential in each student in an effort produce the best groomers in Kansas City and beyond.



Level 1

Fundamentals of bathing & brushing (80 hrs)

-Introduction to grooming equipment/bathing tools

-Correct Bathing & brushing techniques

-Identifying basic skin conditions & treatments

Objective: Attain profession bather & brusher status

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Level 2

Beginner Grooming

(80 hrs)

-Safety in clippering & scissoring

-Dog handling procedures for clippering

-Trimming of the feet, face & sanitary areas

Objective: Perform the basic “neaten all-over” trim

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Level 3

Intermediate Grooming

(80 hrs)

-Introduction to basic haircuts

-Identify body blades, comb attachments & scissors

-Haircut assessment

Objective: Complete a basic short style clip

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Level 4

Advanced Grooming

(120 hrs)

-Focus on breed pattern clips

-Specialty face & feet trim

-Advanced scissoring & finishing work

-Client communication & satisfaction

Objective: To safely produce a professionally groomed pet with confidence & integrity

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

-This program is for established groomers with questions unique to the individual.  Subjects include breed patterns, tips and tricks, spa/skin treatments or finishing touches. 

Groomers can customize their own learning experience.

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Clients DIY Groom

Customers Learn to Groom Their Own Pet (2-4 hours)

-Safety procedures & considerations

-Proper equipment & use

-Handling of pet during groom

-Pet specific grooming instructions

Objective: Client will learn the proper technique & procedure to safely and skillfully groom their pet at home.

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Kansas City Grooming Academy is the only board certified hands-on school in the Kansas City area where you can learn the art and skill of grooming.

Students will receive one-on-one instruction gaining the experience and training they need to be an exceptional, sought after groomer.

The grooming industry is booming and KC Grooming Academy is the perfect place to give you the edge you need to excel in your career!



12902 W 87th St Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66215
Greystone South Plaza

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