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 Raise Grooming Prices without Feeling Guilty

First published in Purrfect Pointers Magazine, Vol. 3 Issue 1. See the full magazine issue, and archived issues in Member Benefits or our webstore. I read a post today on Facebook by a groomer struggling with feelings of guilt over raising her grooming...

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The Grossness Series: Part 5

The Way Things Can Be This is the final post in the Grossness Series.  Because I want it all to end on a good note. There doesn’t have to be any grossness.  Cats don’t have to be dirty and smelly and matted and pelted and covered in icky things. There is a...

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The Grossness Series: Part 4

Who is to blame for this?  It’s not rocket science. We (the people) have skin and hair. We wash it on a regular basis. Dogs have skin and hair. We wash it on a regular basis. Hopefully. I mean, at least the general population of human beings on this planet...

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The Grossness Series: Part 3

In case you’re wondering what I mean when I refer to a “pelt,” let me explain.  A pelt is a mass of fused together mats that form over a cat’s body. A pelt can be small, covering only a portion of a cat’s body, such as a hip or the belly. And a pelt can be...

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The Grossness Series: Part 2

I love cats. I always have. They are such narcissistic creatures, totally full of themselves and doing everything on their own terms. What’s not to like? I “fell” into cat grooming quite by accident when I obtained a Persian and was invited to show him at...

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The Grossness Series: Part 1

I was looking through “before the cat groom” pictures the other day, in hunt for something very specific.  Afterward I felt gross. Downright dirty. Disgusting.  Bleh!  I had sifted through hundreds of dirty cat pictures (that’s “dirty” as in gross – not...

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5 Cat Grooming Resources

There have been some exciting stuff going on here at NCGI and in the cat grooming industry and I want to make sure you've been checking out all the available resources. So, I've rounded up 5 things for you to read, watch and take action on! - Lynn...

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Watch Danelle’s live lion cut demo!

Whether you are a beginner cat groomer or have been grooming cats for years, there are always new skills and techniques to learn to perfect lion cuts! The Lion Cut online course contains video demonstrations, tips, tricks and much more to get into the...

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Not a Half-Ass Groomer!

Not a Half-Ass Groomer! by Crystal Dewars, CFMG Pawlished in Burnsville, MN I’m going to tell you a little bit about how I decided to become a CFMG.  I had never groomed a cat or had any training on cats when I took in a cat client in December 2014.  The groomer next...

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Wrestle vs. Groom

One of the most common questions we get asked at NCGI is about how to know when and how to handle cats, without making the situation worse. NCGI President/Founder Danelle German addresses the "wrestle vs. groom" question and how to improve your cat...

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