Register Now for 3 Amazing Days of Cat Grooming Seminars Demonstrations Business Building Networking Giveaways and much more!
Conference Details: July 10-12, 2022; Seminar Session 9am-4pm EST, Networking Groups: 4pm-6pm EST; Demos & Replays: Available within 48 hours in the Attendee Facebook group

National Cat Groomers Institute is excited to have Social Hour as our digital platform partner to host this event!
We’re pleased to partner with Social Hour to offer our customers a 35% discount when you use Social Hour for your next virtual event.
Book a demo with Social Hour by August 31, 2022 to receive the discount.

Sunday July 10, 2020

Secrets of My Cat Grooming Success

with Danelle German, NCGI President & Founder
Sunday July 10, 2022 at 9:00 am EST

Danelle started her feline-exclusive grooming business over two decades ago, before the world started “googling” things online and before social media was a thing. There was a lot of resistance then to bathing and drying cats. The common belief was that cats groomed themselves. Despite all that, Danelle built a cat clientele numbering in the thousands, with some clients driving several hours every six weeks just to get their cats groomed. During this seminar, you’ll discover what key things led to bringing in six figures by the third year, with the majority of clients on a 4- 6 week schedule.

The Basics of Creative Cat Grooming
with Chelsea Waddell, CFMG, Owner of Catty Canines, Inc.

Sunday July 10, 2022 at 11:00am EST

Spice up your cat grooming with some creativity! In this seminar, Certified Feline Creative Groomer Chelsea will walk you through simple design options, stepping up your shaving with straight and curved lines, what tools to use, what colour products are safe for cats, and how to get your clients on board for creative.

Creative Cat Grooming Demo
with Patricia Lee, CFMG, CFCG, Creative Certifier, Owner of One White Whisker

Sunday July 10, 2022 at 1:00pm

Now let’s take your creative cat grooming to the next level. From elaborate Celtic knots to brightly colored Christmas Sweaters, Patricia Lee’s creative designs always make you stop and stare! In this demonstration, she will share tips and on creating show-stopping designs to go from plain Jane to fancy felines!

Cat Grooming Demonstrations

Sunday July 10, 2022 at 3:00pm EST

Our fabulous speakers have rounded up a variety of cat grooming demonstrations that we’ll be sharing. Details and full list of scheduled demos will be available soon.

Networking Free Time

Sunday July 10, 2022 at 4:00-6:00pm EST

Join our small-group break out rooms with speakers and other attendees to mix, mingle and network with cat groomers from all over the world!

Monday July 11, 2022

How to Lose a Client in 10 Ways

with Sarah Warner, CFMG, Certifier, Owner of Aristocats Feline Day Spa
Monday July 11, 2022 at 9:00am EST

Not every business is the right fit for every client. In this seminar, Sarah will share her tips with how to keep the clients you want to work with and release the ones you don’t.

Cat Grooming With a GPS
with Jacque Opp, CFMG, Certifier, Owner of Pet Agree Mobile Grooming

Monday July 11, 2022 at 11:00am

Thinking about going mobile? Join Jacque as she dives deep into the differences between grooming cats in a shop versus in a mobile unit, optimizing each step of the groom and how to make the most out of a limited amount of water. Whether you’re already a mobile cat groomer or considering making the leap, you will not want to miss this seminar!

Getting Cat Clients When You Have None
with Anja Battaglia, CFMG, Certifier

Monday July 11, 2022 at 1:00pm EST

Get advice from a business coach & strategist on how to build a business from scratch. Starting a business with zero clients is a wild ride, but with the right marketing and sales tactics you will build a thriving clientele in no time. Anja, has done exactly this in four different locations and, two different countries. Join her Masterclass at this year’s Bad Ass Cat Grooming Conference, as she will cover tools on how to set yourself apart from the crowd and sell with ease – even with little to no budget.

Taking Life By the Leash
with Rachel Diller, CFMG, Certifier, Owner of Urban Aristocats, The Poodle Shop

Monday July 11, 2022 at 3:00pm EST

It’s a dog eat dog world…. but what about cats? In this seminar, Rachel will share how and why she chose to expand, how she juggles both her dog and cat businesses, and where she sees the cat services growing from here. If you are looking to the future and deciding how you want to grow your own business, you won’t want to miss this inside peek at how Rachel made it all work. 

Networking Free Time

Monday July 11, 2022 at 4:00-6:00pm EST

Join our small-group break out rooms with speakers and other attendees to mix, mingle and network with cat groomers from all over the world!

Tuesday July 12, 2022

Are You Prepared?

with Lynn Paolillo, CFMG, Certifier, Owner of Cat Naps Cattery & GroomerDocs

Tuesday July 12, 2022 at 9:00am EST

Don’t get caught in a mess. Disaster planning and preparedness is an important part of every small business, especially in a physically demanding industry like cat grooming. In this series of short videos and Q&A, Lynn will guide you through how to be ready for the unexpected and what you can start doing today.  

Cat Grooming Efficiency: 3 Ways to Improve Your Speed

with Melissa Hall, CFMG, Certifier, Owner of Touch of Class Grooming
Tuesday July 12, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm EST

How is it possible to do THAT many cats in a day? In this business, we often hear that “time is money.” But somehow you’re still stuck doing only a handful of cats. In this seminar, Melissa shares how to pick up the pace without sacrificing quality with techniques she has learned as a busy cat salon owner – with and without employees. Whether you are wanting to become a “power groomer” or to just add 1 or 2 more cats to your schedule, Melissa has you covered.

Cat Grooming Demonstrations

Tuesday July 12, 2022 at 1:00pm EST

Our fabulous speakers have rounded up a variety of cat grooming demonstrations that we’ll be sharing. Details and full list of scheduled demos will be available soon.

5 Things You Need On Your Website So It Sells More

with Danelle German, NCGI President and Founder
Tuesday July 12, 2022 at 3:00pm EST

Your website should be one of your best selling tools. It should get you more of the type of clients you desire. Often, however, business owners spend time and money on a website that doesn’t attract good clients or that doesn’t generate sales. Discover 5 things you absolutely need on your website to make it your best sales generator rather than a useless waste of money.

Next Steps & Giveaways with Danelle German

Tuesday July 12, 2022 at 5:00pm EST

Wrap up our amazing conference with getting a set of clear, actionable steps that you can implement to make big changes in your business and we’ll have an incredible line up of conference giveaways that you won’t want to miss!

I’m ready to be a bad ass cat groomer!

Danelle German

National Cat Groomers Institute, Chubbs Bars 

Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG, founder and president of the National Cat Groomers Institute and the world’s first feline-exclusive grooming school, speaks worldwide on a wide variety of cat grooming and business topics. Danelle has authored books, study guides, certification standards, and articles for various publications and is the inventor of the Catty Shack VacTM drying system as well as Chubbs Bars shampoo for pets.

 Lynn Paolillo

Instructor for National Cat Groomers Institute, Cat Naps Cattery in Hamilton, NJ

Based in New Jersey, Lynn is obsessed with improving the lives of both cats and their owners through creating a positive relationship through grooming. Her cat only business, Cat Naps Cattery provides a quiet, calm (and bark-free) environment for cats of all ages and breeds. When not up to her eyeballs in cat hair, she teaches cat grooming at trade show events, workshops, and through private teaching. Check out her viral TikTok videos, normalizing cat grooming to pet owners around the world!

Anja Battaglia

Aloha Cat Club in Chur, Switzerland

Anja Battaglia, CFMG, International Certifier NCGI, BBA and passionate Business Coach & Strategist loves to inspire and motivate groomers all over the world to reach for a fulfilling career and a life of their dreams. With her move to the US in 2021 she built a collaborating network of cat grooming salons to accommodate training, and certification not only in her own businesses, but in various locations across the US, as well as back home in Europe. When not going cats, Anja advises business owners, entrepreneurs and specifically groomers in the art to profitably build a business and sell with ease. With her ability of speaking 4 languages fluently, Anja can offer business consulting, education and training in German, English, Italian and French.

Rachel Diller

Urban Sophisticats and The Poodle Shop in Littleton, CO

Rachel is a CFMG & Certifier for NCGI. She is also a NCMG and owns two salons in Littleton, Colorado: The Poodle Shop and Urban Sophisticats. After earning her CFMG in 2011, she opened her feline-exclusive salon,Urban Sophisticats, in 2016. In 2021 she added on an upscale cat boarding facility.

Rachel operates both locations with 8 employees and still finds time to enjoy her hobbies, which include spending time with her Mastiffs as well as being an avid dirtbike rider. Rachel has shown both mastiffs and oriental shorthairs, holding the title for the #1 Mastiff in 2018 & 2019. She has served as a judge for Tournament of Champions at the Mastiff Club of America National Specialty.

Melissa Hall

Touch of Class Grooming, Cat Grooming Teacher Training/Certification in Yuma, AZ

As a second generation groomer, Melissa began her pet grooming journey in 1996 with her mother and sister. When not leading her team of stellar employees at her own successful salon in Arizona, she enjoys showing and competing with her Standard Poodles. In 2014, she moved into the world of cat grooming by completing her Certified Feline Master Groomer certification and began showing one of her Persians as well. Now Melissa shares her incredible wealth of cat grooming and business building knowledge as a Wahl Brand Ambassador, NCGI Certifier and hosts private grooming instruction at her salon for cat groomers from around the world. 

Patricia Lee

One White Whisker Mobile Cat Grooming in Charlotte, NC

Patty earned her CFMG in Jan 2015, worked at a salon till she started One White Whisker LLC Mobile Cat Grooming in June 2016. She started competing with cats at grooming competitions in June 2015 at the NAPCG show in Raleigh, NC. She placed 1st the following year in the Cat Rescue contest, followed by 2nd place at Barkleigh Groom Expo Hershey in the Abstract Runway. She has continued to compete multiple times every year since then, in the USA, Canada & virtually, to #representcatgrooming. Her latest placements include APF 2020, NAPCG Worldwide Stay at Home 2020, ICATS 2020, Maryland Groom 2021, APF 2022. Patty is a NCGI Trainer/Certifier for Feline Creative Grooming providing PPI & CFCG testing both at her home in Mooresville, NC and internationally at the groomer’s location.

Jacque Opp

Pet Agree Mobile Grooming, Jacque Opp Training/Certification in Bismarck, ND

Jacque Opp was born and raised in North Dakota. Jacque has been an avid animal lover her entire life. She started her grooming career in 2006. Quickly moved to managing a busy salon with more than 9 employees. In 2012 she opened her own mobile grooming salon in ND serving 9 small towns. She loves spending time with her young children and amazing husband. Jacque earned her CFMG title in 2017. At that point she limited her grooming areas to 2 towns. She became a cat grooming extraordinaire and is a Certifier for the National Cat Groomers Institute. In 2018 Jacque Joined the Wahl Animal USA Ambassador team. She takes great pride in showing other groomers how to work smarter not harder with their tools and cat grooming goals. 

Chelsea Waddell

Catty Canines Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta Canada

One of NCGI’s Canadian Certifiers, Chelsea Waddell is the owner of Catty Canines Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a Certified Master Dog Groomer with CPPS, Certified Feline Master Groomer and Certified Feline Creative Groomer with the NCGI. When not juggling her busy salon, 6 employees, and grooming pets in both standard and creative grooms, you’ll find her spending time with her pets and at the barn riding horses. With a passion for education, she hopes to inspire other groomers to pursue taking their skills to new heights!

Sarah Warner

Aristocats Feline Day Spa in Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Sarah is a Certified Feline Master Groomer, Remote Trainer and Certifier for the National Cat Groomers Institute. Working as a solo groomer in her feline exclusive salon in Brisbane, Australia she is passionate about preventative, maintenance grooming. She speaks at seminars interstate and internationally and with 20+ years experience in the pet care industry, is looking forward to sharing her love of grooming with you all.

Register for the Online Conference


Only $347 for all 3 days

Early bird registrations ends May 3, 2022
Only Early Birds receive our famous Swag Box*!

Grab your spot below. We’ll see you there!

Included with Registration

  • Access to three days jam-packed with live cat grooming seminars and events with our line up of amazing speakers.
  • Join our private Facebook group for attendees where you’ll find videos, live events and much more.
  • We know you want to see some real cat grooming! Our fabulous speakers will be doing demonstrations on a variety of cat grooming services and skills within our private group.
  • Don’t let your burning questions go unanswered! Chat with speakers after their class wraps up or in the Chat with Certifiers room!
  • While we encourage you to join us live, we’ll also have replays of our cat grooming seminars for you to watch at your convenience. All videos and recorded events will be posted in the private Facebook for you to access after the event ends.
  • A special box of cat groomer swag* will be provided to all early bird attendees who registered on or before May 3, 2022.
  • We have several fabulous giveaways lined up for attendees! More details coming soon.


*If you are located in Australia or New Zealand, there is an additional shipping cost to receive a Swag Box. You can also select the regular attendee ticket pricing, however it will not include a shipped swag box.   

National Cat Groomers Institute is excited to have Social Hour as our digital platform partner to host this event.

What is Social Hour?

Social Hour is the virtual events platform that helps companies and event organizers make real connections with their audiences. Its platform enables fully customizable lounges and stages, and multi-use rooms that easily transition between three signature layouts. Organizers can add their own colors, branding, and sponsors. Social Hour supports organizations hosting virtual Galas & Fundraisers, Award Ceremonies, Alumni Events, Networking Events and more.

We’re pleased to partner with Social Hour to offer our members a special discount when you use Social Hour for your next virtual event.

How can you take advantage of the National Cat Groomers Institute’s partnership with Social Hour? Social Hour will give our customers a 35% discount off the cost of your next virtual event. If you would like to learn more, book a demo with Social Hour by August 31, 2022 to receive the discount.

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