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.


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.


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

This Week’s 5 Cat Grooming Resources

There have been some exciting stuff going on here at NCGI and in the cat grooming industry and I want to make sure you've been checking out all the available resources. So, I've rounded up 5 things for you to read, watch and take action on! - Lynn...

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Not a Half-Ass Groomer!

Not a Half-Ass Groomer! by Crystal Dewars, CFMG Pawlished in Burnsville, MN I’m going to tell you a little bit about how I decided to become a CFMG.  I had never groomed a cat or had any training on cats when I took in a cat client in December...

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How to Get and Keep Cat Clients

When starting her feline-exclusive grooming business nearly two decades ago, Danelle German realized there were obstacles standing in the way of getting clients to want a full groom for their cats and to getting them on a regular maintenance schedule. ...

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Shaving Rear Legs on Twisty Cats

It is not uncommon for groomers to struggle with getting crisp, neat lines on each of the legs when doing a lion cut. It can be tricky, especially when faced with a wiggly cat or one with attitude. The lion cut is definitely at the top of the list when it...

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Why This And Not This?

I am often asked why I choose the things I choose when it comes to products, tools, and equipment for cat grooming. Here I will explain a few of those personal choices, underlined below. Slick table top rubber (or non-slick) table top Metal hose rubber hose...

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My Terrible Attempt at Grooming a Dog

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 Pomeranian that I had the misfortune of...

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Is Cat Grooming Boot Camp Right for You?

Want to know if cat grooming boot camp is right for you? Check out this Facebook Live video from NCGI founder, Danelle German. Please note: Boot camp can be started at any time in the year! Get started by getting your training...

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