The Whole Pet Grooming Academy

Holistic Pet Grooming Academy in Portsmouth, NH
Open today until 5:00 PM
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A holistic Arts & Sciences Academy, creating a new breed of pet stylists
& much more....... #morethanahaircut
11 novice, 8 intermediate,
7 advanced & 4 master electives (courses)

Offering 9 Professional Diploma Programs

22 Continuing Education Seminars

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Last week was a busy one! We had the honor of hosting Malissa Conti-Diener. On top of that 2 graduates, Heather Littlefield and Faith Brocher. With the addition of Malissa, we have added 2 new diploma programs to this growing academy, Pet Aromatherapy and Pet Massage Therapy. Congratulations...

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3 CMGs on line and on the floor. Opportunities are available for everyone to meet some of the top groomers in the world.

Students and instructors get the opportunity to work with some of the top groomers in the country. A huge thank you to Mindy Dinwiddie for 3 days of your time to spend it at the academy. I think our students are star struck!!!
We have another guest instructor coming this month.

We are filling up hands on training! Get your application in for late summer start dates. online is open enrollment.

This group of students had an amazing week learning from Master Pet Aesthetician instructor Michelle Knowles. The days spent on the floor and in classroom were filled with an educational experience like no other. Michelle will be spending some more time here in NH this coming year. Stay tuned, n...

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3 months ago
After meeting Dara Forleo at Groom Expo West in Pasadena, CA while in the process of purchasing a grooming shop, I knew that she would be where I turned to learn to groom. At 54 and learning a new career I am thrilled with my decision to come from Chicago to NH to learn from the best! What I learned in the first week of training (after completing an online course during Covid closure) was nothing short of miraculous. Reading about how to groom a Schnauzer and having an actual dog in front of you is very different. But from using the proper products on the individual dog coats, the conditioning of the dog hair, high speed dryers and how to properly dry, clippers and the proper blades, the top-of-line shears (that the school provides!), and the proper use of the combs and brushes essential to grooming- I was ready to at least be able to provide my grooming staff with a helping hand. But me being a perfectionist, I had to come back. So 3 weeks after my first trip to NH, I returned- th...
- Kim S
11 months ago
Great grooming, friendly caring staff, your pet is in loving hands.
- Deirdre T

Creating a new breed of pet stylist

The grooming industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country and one of the few industries that grew during the last recession and Covid. There will always be a call for safe, well trained groomers and pet stylists. The first step is a well rounded set of standards that can only be achieved in an established, state of the art grooming shop, where students can learn safe, healthy pet grooming, how to be self employed and how to run and market their own grooming shop. Becoming a pet stylist is a great way for you to capitalize on your love for animals. 

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1 Robert Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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