Become a

Certified Dog Groomer Today!

Welcome Future Groomers

PDGA is an online dog grooming academy created by industry professionals with years of experience.  

You will be equipped with the most comprehensive dog grooming theory and practical skillset to thoroughly prepare you for life as a professional dog groomer, all from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you want to make a career change or add new skills to your resume, PDGA is here to set you up for success.

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What Makes PDGA Different?

  • We provide certified dog grooming education at various levels.
  • Our flagship courses are internationally accredited by ICOES.
  • We provide a state of the art learning experience.
  • Our learning platform is user friendly.
  • Our grooming courses are interactive and easy to follow.
  • We demonstrate all grooming steps clearly and visually.
  • We cover a variety of interesting dog related topics.
  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Access to industry specialists.
  • Offer informative blogs.
  • Study in the comfort of your own home.
  • A proud member of the Pet Professional Guild

Dog Groomer Assistant


A dog groomer assistant will be your entry-level to becoming an expert dog groomer. Baby groomers - welcome to the world of dogs. 

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Intermediate Dog Grooming Course

Upskill from basic to intermediate. Grab your dog clippers and sharpen your shears as this course will teach you how to shave, scissor and style dogs.

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Professional Dog Grooming Course

It’s time to play with the big dogs as this course is formed to certify you as a professional dog groomer. Enabling you to groom according to breed standards.

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A Certified Grooming Qualification

After completing your selected course and passing the practical assignments, you will obtain your PDGA certificate - ready to display in your pet grooming salon or workstation for all to see. 

Additionally, you have the option to request ICOES certificates for an additional fee. Bragging rights included.

A certified grooming qualification

Online Dog Grooming Made Easy

 All in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

Enroll Online

Enroll and start your dog grooming journey anytime.

Complete Course

Enjoy and complete all your video lessons, quizzes and assignments.


Submit Assignments

Upload practical assignments to the PDGA platform when requested.

Receive Your Certificate

Receive your certificate and start your career as a professional dog groomer.

Online courses accessible from various devices

State Of The Art Learning Experience

Our user-friendly online learning platform is accessible from anywhere, available 24/7.

  • Talk to other dog enthusiasts on the PDGA community page.
  • Access your personal student library.
  • Be the first to hear about new PDGA announcements.
  • Determine your own study time and pace.
  • Study on-the-go by using your smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Easy To Follow Lessons

Our comprehensive courses offers video lessons, quizzes, downloadable materials, hands-on assignments, and personalized feedback from industry professionals. With these tools, students can develop the skills necessary for successful careers in dog grooming.


Cover Various Topics

This is not your average dog grooming course. We discuss a variety of dog related topics such as health, training, behaviorism, as well as how to run your own grooming salon.

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Let's Get Grooming!

Hi future groomers! I'm Donia, a professional dog groomer, PDGA course creator and your grooming guru. Join me for a virtual class and start grooming your way to your new successful dog grooming career.

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GET YOUR FREE LESSON - Start grooming NOW!

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No matter your experience level or grooming ability, PDGA has a course for you.

Beyond The Basics - Beginners

Gain foundational grooming skills, all while learning about various dog breeds, health and behaviourisms.

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Perfect Pooch - Intermediate

Level up your grooming skills to perfect a pooch. Learn how to groom a dog section-by-section, and gain some basic dog training abilities.

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Specific Styling - Professional

Groom and style various breeds according to their specific standards and become a certified professional dog groomer.

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Receive Your Free Course Outline

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How Would These Courses Benefit Me?

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What Other Ambitious Groomers Have to Say

Sanchia Stanley

"The content is both clearly and accurately explained, and the videos are recorded in such a way that it's easy to follow"

Simone Falck

"I have learnt so much from the videos. It's clear to see what needs to be done and is very informative. I'm now able to groom much better"

Charlotte Kleinhans

"I have been grooming for almost 2 years now, and still learn more and more from all PDGA's videos"