On-Site Campus

Welcome to American Grooming Academy Learning “On-Site Campus” Pet grooming programs!

American Grooming Academy Learning “On-Site Campus” Programs

The primary goal of American Grooming Academy is to develop in our students the highest possible degree of technical and professional competence in the pet grooming industry.

American Grooming Academy on site campus came into inception 2009. Since then, has had the opportunity to train and work with many graduates who have become successful in the pet industry job market as bathers, grooming assistants, pet stylist, mobile groomers, management and becoming business owners of their own. American Grooming Academy is excited to now offer its proven programs and Instructors with over 40 years of real-world experience thru BOTH its Onsite Campus and NOW ALSO OFFERED American Grooming Academy Learning Online Programs.

Continue to Learn more on the Onsite Campus! 

Perfect Match For:

The Individual – Searching for a career that you can be passionate about? Maybe you have worked in another career and looking for that second career opportunity! Or possibly you have just graduated high school and just starting your career. Or possibly you are a stay-at-home parent looking for career to be flexible with your family.

The Business Owner/ Manager – Building and/or expanding your business by developing and training your staff internally. Set your business above, by offering well informed and educated American Grooming Academy certified bathers, pet stylist and managers. Who are experts when offering services and safety to your pet parents and their pets in your care.

Retail Grooming/Multi unit retailer – A program that will help with profits thru growth, development, training, customer service, and safety for both the pet and employee. All in one location available to all! 


American Grooming Academy Facility

American Grooming Academy is a spacious 1431 square feet and contains several different areas: Whether you are interested in having your pet groomed at our salon or are a potential grooming student, we welcome visitors! Give us a call today, and set up a guided tour of our facility.

Front Lobby

American Grooming Services is an upscale full-service grooming salon and mobile grooming service where the pet community will have the option of selecting a professional pet stylist or pet stylist student to complete their pets grooming service from either the salon or at the convenience of their home with mobile grooming. 

Grooming Salon Area

Our grooming salon is a spacious upscale full service salon and was designed to create a positive experience for our customers, their pets in our care and the grooming students who attend our Grooming Academy. The Salon has been equipped with the latest grooming equipment in the industry, where creating a safe and clean environment are our priority.

Bathing and Drying Area

The Academy is equipped with Stainless steel tubes in the bathing area, complete with large dog ramp and comfort mats for pets and students.

Seminar Room and Library Area

The Seminar room is available to grooming students during regular school hours. The Library is located within the school’s seminar room, and consists of various books and videos relating to the pet grooming industry. In this large space, we also hold seminars and host guest speakers.

Pet Grooming School Instructors

Our Pet Grooming School instructors are driven by their passion for teaching, their experience in the real working world and their insight gained from their research to educate.

International Certified Master Groomer, Certified Master Cat Groomer, Master Cat Groomer Certifer

Angela Clark, President, ICMC,CMCG , MCGC

Leading a 30+ year career involving pets and their people Angela Clark is a leader in the pet industry. Starting at a modest privet pet grooming shop as a bather brusher, it was through dedication, passion, training, an obtaining a BA in business administration from Sacramento state University that Angela became the owner and operator of a successful Pet Grooming Salon and Retail Store. Angela also motivated and managed a multi million dollar national company holding positions such as, Salon Pet Stylist, Salon Manager, Grooming Training Center manager, Regional Pet Services Manager and National Mobile Service Manager. Since opening the doors of American Grooming Academy Angela has become a Certified Master Groomer through International Professional Pet Groomers association, an IPG Practical Certifier, A Professional Cat Groomers Association of America Certified Feline Stylist and Practical Certifier. She is also Certified for Pet CPR through Pet Tech. Angelas career is long and she has many advantages but the most important is her love for pets. An avid animal lover and especially the AGA mascot Poodle breed, Angela wants everyone who has a dream of working with pets to be able to make that dream reality! 

Career Highlights:
1996-2009 National Pet Supply and Retail Company. San Diego, CA
2007-2009 NATIONAL MOBILE SERVICES MANAGER- New Business Venture
2000-2006 REGIONAL PET SERVICES MANAGER – West Coast, South
1996-1999 GROOMING SALON MANAGER, Saint Cloud, MN
VILLAGE GROOMING, Fair Oaks, CA Owner – Owner/Operator

Potential Student Recruiter - American Grooming Academy

Kabrina Marchant, Certified Instructor

Kabrina Marchant Is a Certified Master Instructor through Canine Approved Groomers. A Pet stylist Career 20 years in the making Kabrina “Kat” Marchant has worked for a national retailer holding positions of Pet Groomer, Pet Grooming Salon Manager, and Grooming Salon trainer. Also holding a District Salon Training Manager for 5 years. Kat is a Certified Master Groomer through International Professional Pet Groomers Association, A Certified Feline Groomer. Kat also holds a Master's Degree from Cal Poly Pomona and two bachelor's degrees. A successful business owner and rescue advocate, Kats 20 plus year career brings knowledge and experience in all things regarding the art of pet styling, writing curriculum, and owning a business. One of Kats favorite sayings is, “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well”. Abraham Lincoln

American Grooming Academy Learning “on-site campus” programs includes:

Apply online

You will be able to enroll online and select the program or programs you like and will be able to log on and get started. Get Started Today!

On-Line Theory

American Grooming Academy has developed its own theory curriculum for each program covering many related topics. The curriculum was created to provided students the knowledge and know how to build confidence toward achieving their goals and success.

On-Line Videos

AMERICAN GROOMING ACADEMY HAS ALSO DEVELOPED video lectures on the many theory curriculum topic, demonstration videos, demonstrating the practical techniques you will be learning for your grooming skills. All of the video lectures and demonstration videos were created and designed to provide students with additional resource to ad in their learn process.


(Upload pictures and videos) Each program has practical assignments for you to complete. These assignments are a way for you to strengthen your grooming technical skills. These assignments will be for you and your Instructors to review and grade.

On-Line Testing

Each program includes an online test and assessments for you to measure what you have learned. All tests online are open book and can be retaken.

Hands-On Training

Instruction, guidance and support from instructors! At American Grooming Academy students will have the opportunity to work with and learn on a wide variety of AKC pure breeds, mix breeds and designer breeds.

Hands on instruction, guidance and support from instructors! Part-time or full time Training available

Support from your American Grooming Academy Instructors all the way!
Once all is completed you will be awarded a Certificate of Completions!


Professional Bather


Pet Grooming Introduction
Care and Use of Grooming Equipment
Sanitation and Sterilization  

Professional Pet Stylist


Pet Grooming Introduction
Care and Use of Grooming Equipment
Sanitation and Sterilization
Learn Proper Use Of Grooming Tools  

Advanced Professional Pet Stylist

grooming corrections

Pet Grooming Introduction
Care and Use of Grooming Equipment
Sanitation and Sterilization
Learn Proper Use Of Grooming Tools
Advanced skills and knowledge for higher accomplishment in the Pet Industry

Dog Grooming Courses - Program Tuition

A career in the professional pet industry offers a unique opportunity to work with pets in a caring and compassionate environment while improving their health and happiness.

The dog grooming courses can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and on a flexible schedule with open enrollment year-round.
We offer different payment options that make tuition costs manageable. Military spouses may be eligible for tuition assistance.

Certified professional dog groomers have many employment opportunities and the American Grooming Academy is there to assist graduates with placement or with advice on establishing your own salon or mobile grooming business.



Judy Breton, CMG, CKO

Director of Grooming and Special Services

"I have known Angela Clark for at least 10 years now. We have worked together putting programs together to promote the grooming business in a professional manner. Angela has always shown her professional side and her ability to problem solve to come to winning results. Her skills of organizing programs in a timely manner have always been impressive. Her knowledge and experience of grooming come from many years of hands-on work with pets and students, which you cant just learn from books. Angela has experience in all aspects of the grooming industry. I have watched Angela working with students and then working with instructors and she is always positive and supportive a great learning environment. Her smile will always show you how much she enjoys her work."

World Pet Association, Inc

Maddie Mc Clure

"I would recommend American Grooming Academy to my friends by telling them the experience and confidence you gain is extremely important in furthering your education. Everyone there from students to staff and alumni are always willing to help and show you if you don't understand how to do a specific thing. This makes it the best choice when you want to be in a small class size and have your skills tested and retested each day. This makes you the best pet stylist possible!"

Chelsea Sullivan

"I chose AGA because I really wanted to get serious about becoming a pet stylist.. After looking into this school and booking a Potential Student Tour, I chose to attend because the instructors are really hands-on. Also the fact that the academy teaches you not only the art of grooming, but also educates you about all the important things a professional, educated pet stylist needs to know."

Diana Robinson

Business Owner, Wildomar, CA

"Hi my name is Diana; I have been a friend and a college of Angela Clark for over 13 years. We both worked for Petco Animal Supplies Inc. for 12 years and during my time with Petco, I worked for Angela as a Satalight Grooming Training Manager and Grooming Salon Manager. Angela has taught me a lot about the grooming industry and has always been by my side with her expertise. I am proud to say that she has been and still is an asset to me and hopefully will soon be for you too. Angela is a great teacher and instructor who cares deeply regarding the animals and in her care and their grooming. I now have my own mobile grooming business going on my fourth year and going strong. I owe a lot of my success to Angela and the training, knowledge, and support I received from her. We finally are getting what this industry needs, the perfect grooming instructor and grooming training programs through Angela Clark at American Grooming Academy” Thanks to Angela Clark,"

Zarren Pasa

60 years old, Business owner

"I originally searched for a Grooming School online. Even though there seemed to be a few Mom and Pop schools training, I was most interested in AGA because of its close proximity to my home and its California State licensing through the BPPE. When I toured the School, I was impressed with the School and the friendliness of the students and staff. Also, on that day, there was an older female student bathing a dog in the bathing room and that made me comfortable knowing that I was not the only 50 something considering a career change to pet styling!"

Karen Furtado, Business Owner

Shear Magic Pet Salon, Hilo, HI 76720

"Aloha! I am Karen Furtado the owner of Shear Magic Pet Salon Boutique and Dog Training located in Hilo, HI. Prior to my return to the great State of HI in 2005, I had the opportunity to work for Petco Animal Supply Inc. for over 8 years. During my career with Petco, I held the positions of Pet Stylist, Grooming Salon Manager and the Grooming Training Manager of AZ. As the Grooming Training Manager of AZ, I became part of Angela Clark's Pet Services Team on the West Coast and had the opportunity to work first hand with Angela. This was a great experience both on a personal level and enhancing my career development. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in entering the professional grooming industry or wanting to developing their career further, in attending the programs offered at American Grooming Academy. You will not be disappointed!"

Jessica Larios, Owner

Sparkling Paws Mobile Pet Grooming

"The best part of going to AGA was the environment, it was always easy to fit into the flow of the day, no one is ahead of anyone else, we are all at our own pace, which makes learning less stressful. Also how experienced and knowledgeable the instructors are, they have a passion for us as students and for the trade of pet styling and that makes for a great teacher-student relationship."

Dennis Gnetz

Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions, President

"I have known Angela Clark for the past 4 years. During that time I have worked with Angela on a number of projects. Her knowledge of the grooming industry from her years of experience is very impressive. She also exhibits two of the most important characteristics of teaching others, which are patients and expertise in the art of pet grooming. Her years of management/training experience with Petco will allow her to provide students opportunities that few other schools can offer. If her students should choose to start their own business, Angela will be able to provide exceptional guidance."

Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions

Jamie Lee, Owner

Loving Paws Dog Grooming

"Angela has had an incredible impact in my life. She is a true Master Dog Groomer, and she understands the business aspect as well. Through her training at American Grooming Academy, she was giving me the knowledge, tools, understanding, and confidence to go out and start my own successful dog grooming business. I would recommend attending American Grooming Academy to anyone who aspires to be a great groomer." 

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