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

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.    Get the entire list of 12 PLUS why I love each one here in PDF format: Give me...

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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 materials!...

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How Can I Afford This? Webinar with Mandi Gorton

  How often do we drool over items that we want and cannot afford? Do large saving goals overwhelm you? ​​​​​​​Let Savvy Groomer's Mandi Gorton and NCGI's Danelle German walk you through a clear, 5 step process to help you save for the big...

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From Dog Paws to Cat Claws with Jacque Opp, CFMG

They say curiosity killed the cat.  Well, my curiosity groomed the cat.   My name is Jacque and I started grooming dogs in 2006.  I opened my own business in 2012, PetAgree Mobile Grooming, LLC, in central North Dakota.  The business has been...

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Fractious Felines

I love the comments and questions that get posted during my free webinars. This one from The 3 Biggest Mistakes Groomers Make When Grooming Cats (and how NOT to make them) webinar concerns a topic I get asked about a great deal: aggressive...

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Go For the Bronze!

I watched Lochte and Phelps race last night. They both wanted the gold. Not only were they competing against some world class swimmers from around the world, the two Olympians were also in a head-to-head struggle for the coveted gold medal. #1....

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