Education and Schools

Interested in becoming a Professional Pet Groomer?

The province of Ontario legally requires private institutions providing grooming as a course curriculum to register with the Private Career College. The provided links will help you decide in which path you want to begin your career, and the curriculum deliverance that will best suit your needs for preparation into the industry.

You may attend an institution approved by the Private Career College Act.

1.B-Pro Dog Grooming Academy, BramptonPhone:(905)840-0499
 23 Conservation Drive Unit #5, Brampton, ON L6Z4R3Fax:(905)840-0499
ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooks (estimated)Other
Fees
International Fees*Effective Date
Pet Grooming36918$7,200$0$250$7,200 
 
2.D'Arcy Lane Institute/Dal School of Equine Massage Therapy, LondonPhone:(519)673-4420
 627 Maitland Street , London, ON N5Y2V7Fax:(519)673-0645
ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooks (estimated)Other
Fees
International Fees*Effective Date
Equine Massage Therapist692200$18,500$1,200$940$0 
 
3.DogPort Academy of Dog Grooming, WoodstockPhone:(519)539-6069
 728 Dundas St., Woodstock, ON N4S1E7Fax:(519)539-6069
ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooks (estimated)Other
Fees
International Fees*Effective Date
The 240 Hour All-Breed Dog Grooming Course6240$5,000$200$1,130$0 
 
4.Pet Grooming Studio Academy, Richmond HillPhone:(905)883-9456
 680 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Richmond Hill, ON L4C1J9Fax:(905)883-9456
ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooks (estimated)Other
Fees
International Fees*Effective Date
Professional Dog Grooming Part-210300$4,000$0$305$500 
Professional dog grooming part-110300$4,000$100$1,555$500 
 
5.Pets Beautiful School of Styling, LondonPhone:(519)432-3647
 40 - 509 Commissioners Road West, London, ON N6J1Y5Fax:
ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooks (estimated)Other
Fees
International Fees*Effective Date
Pet Styling9292.5$6,000$40.67$1,562.2$0 
 
6.Pleasant Park Grooming Academy, MaidstonePhone:(519)723-2083
 5285 Manning Rd, Maidstone, ON N0R1K0Fax:(519)723-2096
ProgramWeeksHoursTuitionBooks (estimated)Other
Fees
International Fees*Effective Date
Professional Dog Grooming

12420$6,000$0$1,400$0 

Grooming courses are also offered on a college level in Certificate programs. Some incorporate grooming skills into their program, and others concentrate on grooming only.
 
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After acquiring the basic fundamentals for grooming you can decide to further you skills with a certification program.  O.D.G.A. recommends perusing these associations as delivery is based on variety of instructors in which their qualifications have peer recognition in the grooming industry.
 
 
O.D.G.A. is dedicated to helping our members gain access to continuing education to further their skills and stay on top of industry trends.  Membership will help you realize your potential and gain a broader spectrum of knowledge and support.