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Groomer Training

Learn to be a Groomer from the Professionals at Under One Woof

Pet groomers are in great demand, but there has not been a grooming school in Northern California for over a decade. Correspondence courses with little to no hands-on instruction have been the only alternative for people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Under One Woof has launched its own groomer training program to fill that need and help people learn the skills necessary to get a good-paying job grooming dogs and cats.

Our three-month, full-time Groomer Mentorship Program provides intensive, hands-on instruction from working professionals at Under One Woof. Master Groomer Seiji Morikawa and three other members of our grooming staff have been trained in Japanese-style grooming techniques that are growing in popularity throughout the United States but are taught in very few grooming schools in the country.

Students work on pets brought in by our regular clients. Clients are advised that their pets are being groomed by a student under the supervision of the master groomer.

The program is designed for the needs of both beginners and more experienced groomers seeking to sharpen their skills. Only two students will be admitted at any one time so the curriculum can be tailored to their needs based on an assessment of their skills. Students who complete the program will be eligible for employment at Under One Woof.

The cost of the program is $2,500, payable in installments at the beginning of each month. Groomers will be expected to provide their own equipment, which generally costs $650. Groomers without equipment will be assisted in selecting the right tools.

If you are looking for a new challenge or a new career working with pets, please download the following documents for more information and an application for admission, then contact us at to schedule an interview.

Grooming Mentorship Program Description              Grooming Mentorship Program Terms and Conditions                Grooming Mentorship Application for Admission