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National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc.

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About this Course

The Cat Grooming Basics - First Three Days of Cat Grooming School is designed for groomers of all experience levels. It will provide a solid foundation of information and demonstrations for becoming a professional cat groomer. 

This class will cover the following lecture topics:

  • Feline Temperaments
  • Handling Techniques
  • Cat Breeds & Color Terminology
  • Common Health Concerns
  • Business Building & Marketing Information
  • Cat Grooming Tools, Equipment & Products

Demonstrations & descriptions will cover these grooming elements:

  • Nail Trim 
  • Soft Paws Application
  • Bathing 
  • Drying
  • De-Matting
  • De-Shedding
  • Sanitary and Belly Shave
  • Lion Cut
  • Comb Cut
  • Face Trim, Ruff Trim & Toe Tuft Trim

Check out these amazing testimonials!

"I took the "Cat Grooming Basics- Foundation to Success!" online course prior to my trip to the NCGIA for personal private instruction (PPI) and I was very satisfied with how thorough and well done the course was. The course contains detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as videos, to ensure that I was well prepared prior to my trip. When I got to the NCGIA, I didn't have to spend valuable time going over the basics, so I could jump right into what I really wanted to do-- groom cats! It also adequately prepared me to take all of my practical exams and my written exams with ease. I found this course to be an essential tool in my journey to become a CFMG." - Jessica

"I am a sales exec. with NO grooming experience, except brushing my own Birman a couple of times a week. The detail and instruction in the online course makes it easy to follow and understand. There are so many resources available to read/watch, no question is left unanswered. The best online course I have ever done." - Karen

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