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

How to Become a Bad Ass Cat Groomer

How to Become a Bad Ass Cat Groomer

Is Cat Grooming Right For Me? We think being a professional cat groomer is pretty awesome, but we know that it's not for everyone. Whether you are already grooming cats, primarily groom dogs, or are totally new to the grooming industry, check out our Day in the Life...

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3 Ways to Ruin a Cat Groom

3 Ways to Ruin a Cat Groom

1. Skip the temperament and needs assessment before grooming a cat. Skipping this ever-essential assessment can totally ruin a cat grooming opportunity. By doing this assessment in front of a client, especially a new client, a groomer is able to begin to establish...

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Lions, Tigers, Housecats and Lynn Paolillo

Lions, Tigers, Housecats and Lynn Paolillo

NCGI Instructor & Certifier Lynn Paolillo was a guest on a recent podcast episode with industry leaders Mary Quendo and Chris Anthony! Click below to hear the full episode, here are some highlights of this episode: 04:50 - Discussing 1-star reviews17:50 - Taking...

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Why Shave in Reverse?

  The world’s educational and certification organization for cat groomers teaches reverse shaving on cats for a variety of reasons. Some of these can be found in the following article “Crispy Legs.” In addition to the points made in the blog post article, it is...

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Displaying Nail Caps in Your Cat Grooming Salon

Displaying Nail Caps in Your Cat Grooming Salon

Nail caps are a great option to offer in your cat grooming salon. They provide a humane alternative to declawing, can be attractive to many clients, and are a profitable add-on for your business!The best way to promote this add-on is to display the caps or...

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Grooming Services at a Cat Spa

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...

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But What If They Bite?

But What If They Bite?

By Gracee Owen, CFMG, Certifier of Upstate Meow in Greenville, SC and Lynn Paolillo, CFMG, CFCG, Certifier of Cat Naps Cattery in Hamilton, NJ Picture this: It is a new day with a new cat client scheduled! Ready to get this show on the ro.ad, you reach into the...

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Setting Yourself Apart From The Competition

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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