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Hey Joe! 

Podcast by Pet Professionals For Pet Professionals

The Paragon School of Pet Grooming is proud to launch”Hey Joe!” – a podcast by pet professionals, for pet professionals! Answering questions asked by our listeners, this podcast focuses on subject matter experts and their proven methods to solving some of the most common challenges in the pet industry and sharing how to take full advantage of the possibilities and opportunities in this incredible business! Click the button below to listen!

And make sure to tune in on May 30th for Cat Grooming, To Groom or Not To Groom featuring our own Danelle German!

Paragon School of Pet Grooming

Lead the pack and learn with the best at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming.  Learn at our state-of-the-art location in Grand Rapids, Michigan or with our mobile friendly and easy to use web-based Distance Learning Program.  We offer multiple levels of training, advanced education, and professional development for existing Groomers and those interested in pursuing a career in Grooming.

The Paragon School of Pet Grooming offers the most comprehensive On-Campus and Web-Based study programs that teach the art and science of pet styling.  A supportive learning environment is staffed with dedicated professionals committed to the individual needs of each student.

Students learn through a Synergistic Experience that combines reading, video, personal mentorship, testing, hands-on training, and flexible learning opportunities accommodating any student’s lifestyle and budget.  Paragon create dynamic student and instructor relationships forming bonds that last a lifetime!  The systematic approach to learning, comprehensive building blocks, and unmatched expertise come together to help students absorb, practice, and retain their training throughout their career.

Contact us for more information: or check out our website at

On-Campus Experience

  • Student to Instructor ratio is kept low, providing more one-on-one attention
  • “Salon-type” experience learning in a full service, high volume business
  • Strong focus on professionalism, customer experience, and safety
  • Nearly perfect placement percentage.  Many students have offers prior to graduation
  • Multiple levels of education depending on career aspirations and needs

Distance Learning Program

  • Most advanced, easy to use system focused on a friendly and simple user interface and step by step navigation
  • Mobile friendly so students can learn wherever they are, whenever they want
  • Great care taken to provide a comfortable, connected, and encouraging experience for the students
  • Strong Mentor coaching and instruction
  • Perfect solution for individuals, and also Salon Owners and Managers looking to sponsor new hires instead of trying to find Groomers

PetCPR+ Certification with Pet Emergency Education

The PetCPR+ Certification program is designed to train the participant in canine and feline CPR and First Aid. It is our foundation animal CPR training that is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners.  It provides the participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation with their pet  prior to getting veterinary care.

Topics covered in this class will include safe handling, restraint and transportation of sick and/or injured pets, obtaining vital signs and assessing an emergency situation, how to determine if an animal is experiencing a medical emergency, how to manage common medical emergencies including shock, allergic reactions, burns, wounds and bandaging, trauma, poisoning, choking and more.  Participants will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation using the most current veterinary endorsed methods.

Class qualifies for continuing education through the following agencies; Veterinary state boards, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, National Association of Dog Obedience Trainers, International Association of Canine Professionals and Pet Sitters International

Upon completion of this class participants will be certified in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid**

Reach out to Pet Emergency Education for available and upcoming classes at

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