The Step-By-Step Training Guide to Dog Grooming at Home with No Experience

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What You'll Learn

Step-By-Step Instructions

This course is properly paced to give you time and practice. Most courses have you doing expert level grooms right away - leaving beginners frustrated.

Advanced grooms take years of practice to perfect! Instead we guide you the same way you would learn in a grooming school so you can build your confidence and knowledge.


No more guessing - Katlin will help you build the confidence you need to properly use your shears, hair clippers, and nail clippers. Along with which products to choose, and which to always avoid.


Katlin shares all her safety techniques learned from her years of Veterinary Clinic and Professional Grooming experience (and Fear Free certification). Learn to make your grooming sessions relaxed, safe, and fun.

SAVE money by learning how to do professional grooms at home

Expensive grooms add up. You can save hundreds (even thousands) per year by learning how to do beautiful grooms in your home. We'll show you exactly how.

Show Off PROFESSIONAL Results You'll Be Proud Of

Expert groomers have many hidden tricks to achieving amazing results. Katlin teaches you her arsenal of special techniques for different breed and coat types. Shortcut your way to making professional grooms you'll be proud of.

Katlin's videos are incredibly clear, and packed with useful tips and tricks. She is easy to understand, engaging, and the accompanying text is a great resource
Sarah Jane
Primpaws Academy Student

Meet Your Instructor

Katlin Primrose – Your Personal Grooming Coach

Katlin is a certified advanced professional groomer through IPG inc. and regularly competes (and places) in national grooming competitions.

Katlin grooms hundreds of dogs each year using the same techniques in this course through her own grooming salon.

You can also find her teaching live classes and demonstrations for beginner and advanced groomers looking to further their skill.

Katlin started her career in Vet Clinics as a certified Veterinarian Technical Assistant, working in emergency, exotics, and general practice for 8 years.

Combined, Katlin has 15 years of experience working with pets in care and grooming. 

Sneak Peek:

Module 1: Introduction To Your Tools

First I’ll give you a checklist of everything you’ll need to get started. Including my selection of the best clippers, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, and grooming tables (and where you can save money.)

I’ll then introduce you to each tool and how to use them for safety and efficiency.

Module 2: Dog Anatomy and Pre-Assessment

An experienced groomer makes it look easy. They seem glide through the coat at incredible speed. But what you don’t see is the deep understanding of each body part as it applies to grooming.

You’ll learn how to recognize individual parts to fully understand which are prone to injury, how the coat behaves, and how to apply specific grooming techniques.

We’ll go over the Pre-Assesment Checklist to analyze their breed, coat, temperament, and overall health to ensure we can achieve the best groom possible.

Module 3: Matting and Tangles

Now we deep dive into how to properly (and safely) dematt a dog. This is where I reveal all my tricks and techniques used by veteran groomers.
This module alone is worth it’s weight in gold.

Module 4: Bathing and Drying

Ever wonder if you should bathe your dog before or after clipping? What about coats with heavy matting? And what’s the best shampoo and conditioner for your specific breed? We hammer away at these common questions.

Then I’ll walk you through my simple bathing/drying system I’ve used on thousands of dogs in my shop to get them ultra-clean and ready for grooming.

Module 5: Using Your Clippers

First I’ll explain all the different blade lengths, and give you my personal cheat sheet for which blades to use (and where).

Next, I’ll show you exactly how to use clippers on the body, face, and sensitive spots. You’ll watch over my shoulder as I explain the different techniques.

Finally I’ll explain how groomers use clippers all day without their blades getting too hot.

Module 6: Basic Hand Scissoring

We’ll go over when and where we hand scissor. I’ll show you how to practice at home (without a dog) to ensure you have the correct posture, technique, and grip.

Then you can watch over my shoulder as I scissor various parts of my dogs while I explain what techniques are being used.

Module 7: Nail Trimming and Finishing Touches

Finally, we go over nail trimming (and why we do this last). I’ll show you which nail clippers and grinders work best, and how to use them on small and large breeds.

Then we talk about finishing touches, and making sure your groom looks perfect.

Bonus Video: A Groom From Start To Finish

Watch my entire grooming process – from the Pre-Assessment all the way to the Finishing Touches. We’ll take everything we’ve learned so far and apply it here.

Bonus Resources

I’ll include a list of my favorite books, videos, and guides I’ve used to improve over the years. And another bonus video: My guide on taking care of your clippers, blades, and shears so they last.

What People Are Saying:

"Katlin's videos are incredibly clear, packed with useful tips and tricks. I have had multiple dogs over the years that I have done home grooms with and by the end of the third video I already had additional knowledge to make future grooms easier and better looking. Katlin is easy to understand, engaging, and the accompanying text is a great resource. ❤ ❤ ❤ "
Sarah Jane
Dog Trainer and Grooming Student
"Its easy to understand and straight to the point. Covers all the basics and more. Good for groomers who need a refresher good for people wanting to get into grooming and good for people just wanting to groom their own dog"
Kayla and Mike
Husband and Wife Groomers
"The ‘beginner groomer course’ by Primpaws Grooming Academy was extremely easy to follow and covered so many amazing topics with very detailed instructions. I would highly recommend to anyone starting out or any pet parents to purchase this course."
Meaghan D.
Professional Groomer

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How Much Does It Cost?

Grooming Academy: Beginners Course

$ 149 Lifetime Access
  • 5 Hours of Video + Extra guides that you can watch on your schedule.
  • Taught by Award Winning and Certified Master Dog Groomer
  • Unlimited Access! This course is yours for life.
  • Access to private student group where you can get unlimited feedback from pro groomers.

Course Outline:

What This Course Will NOT Do:

Save You From Doing Practical Work

In order to become a groomer you need to GROOM! That means you need hands-on practice. No online course can do that for you. You can read every book in the world on how to SURF, but until you get on a Surf Board you'll never truly learn. We'll show you essential techniques - but it's your job to practice them.

Make You an Overnight Success

Despite what other online courses promise - no course (online or offline) will suddenly transform you into a rockstar groomer overnight. It takes time and practice. This course WILL give you a Strong Foundation (that you can always refer back to) so that you can practice properly, grow confidence, and save yourself from forming bad habits that many new groomers develop.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If the Primpaws Grooming Academy: Beginners Course doesn’t help you improve your grooming, we offer a no-questions-asked 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Watch our videos, try our tips and techniques, and if it doesn’t work, then quite simply we don’t deserve your money. Email us and we’ll send you your money back. No hard feelings. It’s that simple.

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Here's How It Works

Primpaws Academy is taken completely online.  30 online video lessons along with essential reading lessons are accessible from any web browser, phone, tablet, or laptop. They are yours for life.

The information is organized carefully into modules so your learning is self-paced. Enjoy learning today, next week, or next year.

31 Video Lessons

This course is 31 video lessons over 9 chapters (Approx. 5 hours), all packed with my years worth of my career knowledge. I explain the tools we’ll use, then watch over my shoulder as I show exactly how I groom various different breeds.

Training Modules and Quizzes

With each video we include extra written information and important notes.

From time-to-time I’ll also test your knowledge with quizzes and case studies to make sure you’re getting the most out of this course.

*NEW* Earn Your Certificate

Finish all the lessons and take the Final Quiz to earn a printable Certificate of Completion!


Most frequent questions and answers

Absolutely. In 2020/21, being faced with incredibly difficult times, it’s a great time to take advantage of online learning.

We filled this course to the brim with valuable information. Including close-up shots, annotations, cheat sheets, and guides to help you get the most out of the lessons.

We believe this will give you an excellent foundation – but practice makes perfect. That’s why we opened up a private Facebook group where you can ask our expert groomers and your fellow students for personalized feedback on your grooms.

Not at all. Katlin takes you step by step from absolute beginner. We introduce all the grooming tools you’ll be using, how to use them, safety measures, and how to practice techniques.

To get started with grooming you’ll need a few essential tools.

For example: shears, clippers & blades, brushes, a grooming table, and some safety/medical supplies, along with a few other items.

Think of these as a valuable investment for your career. We cover the full list of items needed to get started, and explain where you can save money.

Absolutely. We built this course as a way to grow your confidence as a new groomer.
Whether it’s seeking a job in the grooming industry, or saving money by grooming your own dogs from home, this course is all about building knowledge and confidence with your first dogs. 

I’ve groomed in closet spaces and tiny trailers. You can absolutely use what limited space you have available, and just use your own bathroom tub or kitchen sink (for small breeds).

Of course, bigger dogs require a bigger space. If you’re limited in space then consider only grooming dogs to a maximum weight of 35 pounds.

Ideally you want enough room for a grooming table, an accessible shelf space for your tools, and good lighting.

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, email us within 30 days of your purchase and we’ll issue a full refund.

Send us an email and any questions you might have – we’ll be happy to answer anything


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