Books & DVDs

We have a variety of study materials that have been used by thousands of students to improve their cat grooming skills and knowledge. See some of our products below or click here to see our full catalogue.

Online Courses

Each of our online courses comes jam-packed with a variety of resources including lectures, articles, video demonstrations and tutorials, assignments and more. Gain lifetime access to each course and view contents from any device connected to the internet! See some of our products below or click here to see our full catalogue.

Syllabus Program

The Complete Cat Groomer Training Syllabus is the most in-depth cat grooming program available. This is a guided home study program. Each week for 10 weeks, you’ll be provided with a to do list and topics to cover, plus on-going support through a private Facebook group just for students. See more details here.

Webinars

We have several cat grooming webinars running throughout the year, totally FREE! See our upcoming webinars here.

Private Instruction

Approved Trainers and Certifiers are highly skilled Certified Feline Master Groomers that have been handpicked by the NCGI to offer one-on-one instruction to students. See our list of Trainers & Certifiers.

Events

NCGI attends numerous trade show, seminar and workshop events throughout the year. Check out our Facebook page and email list to see upcoming events. Visit our Facebook page here.

See Some of Our Blog Articles

Grooming Services at a Cat Spa

So you live with a cat, or two (or three) and there’s cat hair everywhere! It’s on your clothes, your bed, the living room furniture, the kitchen counter…….pretty much everywhere.  And your cat is shredding the furniture with his claws. Or maybe you just got a new...

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Setting Yourself Apart From The Competition

Get a sneak peek into what's been going on in the NCGI Member group this month during our Slow Season Challenge. NCGI Instructor/Certifier Lynn Paolillo changes how getting certified completely changed not only her cat grooming skills, but her confidence...

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Schedule a Refresher to Improve Your Cat Grooming

Whether you are certified, have been grooming cats for a number of years, or are fairly new to cat grooming - a refresher is a quick way to get some in-depth help from a fellow cat groomer or Approved Trainer/Certifier. Scheduling a 1 or 2 day refresher is...

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Stepping Up Your Game with the Slow Season Challenge

Have you been joining us for our Slow Season Challenge 2019? We are at the half way point, and have included over 3 hours of video clips in the Members group, plus an additional 30min video in the CFMG group! So far we have covered tips to help you with...

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The Benefits of Networking

Week 1 of our Slow Season Challenge has just wrapped up, including 7 days of live videos on Networking & Growth. We've been getting tons of great feedback on these videos, and we still have another 24 days to go! This week in Networking & Growth, we...

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Join the Slow Season Challenge of January 2019

Phew! That was a crazy holiday season, wasn’t it? Hopefully it was profitable and as low stress for you as possible. Grooming being a seasonal business means there’s something dreaded about to start…. the Slow Season! But never fear, this is a perfect time...

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5 Myths You Should Know About Cat Nail Caps

Myths About Putting Nail Caps on Cats   Myth #1 - Nails Are Prohibited From Retracting Definitely a myth! When cat nails express and then retract, the nail is not going up into the paw itself. When a cat relaxes and retracts the nails, this prevents the...

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Things I Learned From a Pomeranian

by Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG I’ve been working on several new lectures this year in preparation for upcoming shows both in the US and abroad.  As I ponder on the topics I want to cover I think of Puff Puff.  Who is Puff Puff, you ask?  Well, he was a toy...

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Mushroom Cats

“You groom cats?” I hear this at least once a week. And it is usually followed by “Don’t cats groom themselves?” I love it when that question is asked. For more than a decade my answer has been: No! Contrary to popular belief, cats do NOT groom themselves. Cats lick...

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Dealing With Problematic Clients

Dealing with Problematic Clients I remember the story told me once by a groomer working at a local boarding facility. The staff at the boarding facility would write the letters “PITA” on a client’s boarding card when the client was problematic - meaning “pain in the...

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How to Get Crispy Leg Lines

I am frequently asked about the placement of leg lines on a lion cut. Is there a right or wrong place to put them? What about blending – should it be done or not? And how do you get all four leg lines straight and symmetrical? When I first developed the...

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