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.
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.
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.
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.
Breeds, Colors, and Coat Types Exam Study Aids Online Course$37.00
Business Development Online Course$127.00
Cat Grooming Basics Course$397.00
Cat Handling Techniques for the Groomer$37.97
Cat With a Mat$119.00
Come Back Stronger$0.00
Complete Cat Groomer Training Syllabus$1,197.00
Complete Cat Groomer Training Syllabus PAYMENT PLAN$399.00
Complete Cat Groomer Training Syllabus with BONUSES$1,297.00
Get a Grip (digital video)$49.00
Grooming the Aggressive Cat Online Course$197.00
Health and Anatomy Exam Study Aids Online Course$37.00
See Some of Our Blog Articles
By: Lynn Paolillo, CFMG, CFCG, DTS Re-straint noun rəˈstrānt: A measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control or within limits; a device that limits or prevents freedom of movement. Restraint is a word that is frequently used in the grooming...
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...
Tips for Grooming Cats Solo Live Class
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...
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...
Danelle Drops In on NCGI Certifier Jacque Opp in North Dakota
Meet Certified Feline Master Groomer & NCGI Certifier Jacque Opp of Pet Agree Mobile Grooming, LLC in North Dakota! See a tour of her mobile grooming trailer and hear her story about her cat grooming journey in this brand new episode of Danelle Drops In! Watch...
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...
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...
How to Sell Expensive Cat Grooming to El Cleapo Clients feat. Melissa Hall
"People are cheap where I live. They would never pay that much for cat grooming!" If I had a nickel for every time I have heard this sentiment from a groomer, I'd be able to retire on a tropical island somewhere. The reality is that even CHEAP clients can learn to...
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...
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...
Senior Cat Care: The Difference Professional Grooming Can Make
Elderly, or senior cats are frequently first-time visitors to a grooming salon. For many, they are already in bad shape and need gentle care to remove clumps, matted coat, excessive oils on the skin, etc. Cats, especially senior cats, can be particularly...