Yardley Dog Grooming
and Groomer Training

Call (215) 752-1111 with questions.   Please email for start date before applying. Tuition is $4990.  (Please contact your credit card company prior to submitting the payment to authorize the charge. Most banks/credit card companies require prior authorization for charges over $500 that are not in-person.) 

Located in Yardley Pennsylvania, just 10 minutes from Trenton, NJ and 20 minutes from Philadelphia, Jim's one-on-one dog groomer training program provides an unparalleled learning environment. Jim Connors, former Instructor and School Director of Dog Grooming School of Pennsylvania, will teach you the most refined and modern techniques on today's most popular breeds. The styles and skills you learn with Jim will last a lifetime....and a career in dog grooming will never be replaced by computers. Students will train one-one-one with Jim, getting the benefit of personal mentoring directly with the instructor.   Why attend a dog grooming school and be just a number in a classroom when you can get one-one-one training by a former Dog Grooming Instructor/School Director and experienced groomer?  And why train online when you can train in person in an actual grooming salon, side-by-side with the instructor?  Jim will only take one student during each session so you will experience private mentoring directly with the Instructor and you will receive instant feedback and coaching on your grooming.  Jim has been fully vaccinated against Covid for your safety. 

Wouldn't it be great to go to work every day in a profession where your work is your passion? More than 84.9 million American families own one or more dogs. This has created tremendous demand for professional groomers. Financial experts widely tout the pet industry as “immune to recession” and now it's been proven that the pet industry is also immune to a pandemic.  In 2020, the year when the pandemic was raging and businesses were closing permanently all over the country, $99 billion was spent on pets in the United States. People continued to bring their dogs in for grooming during the pandemic.  The industry didn't suffer and actually increased from 2019 when $99.7 billion was spent in the pet industry.  Families were adding dogs to their family during the pandemic; thus, increasing the need for groomers even more.  Work with animals doing a job you love while joining a thriving recession and pandemic proof industry.


New Career in Just 4-Weeks!

In 4-weeks, you will be job-ready to work as a professional dog groomer. Class runs Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm for 4-weeks.  Students work with a variety of dogs so you can be confident on your first day working in your new career. After you have completed your course work, you can be employed as a Pet Stylist or start your very own dog grooming business. Training for a career as a Dog Groomer has never been easier!  Students will be certified after 100 hours. 


Train on Live Dogs Daily!

Jim provides a hands-on training course that teaches all aspects of dog grooming. Courses are taught by an experienced, teacher, who formerly owned Dog Grooming School of Pennsylvania, multiple salons, two successful mobile grooming businesses and a large pet sitting company. The course focuses on actual grooming, giving the students the opportunity to handle the dog from the moment it enters the school until it leaves. Clients from the local community bring their dogs in for discounted grooming by our students. Your experience as a student will mimic working in an actual grooming shop. Students are learning onsite in an active, working grooming salon.


If you are seeking an alternative to college, or a career change, becoming a skilled professional Pet Stylist might be just what you are looking for---at a fraction of the cost of a university! Many students recoup their educational investment back within the first two months of their new dog grooming career--that's right--within about eight weeks or less of working in the field of dog grooming, your educational investment could be recouped! Your skills as a Professional Pet Groomer will be in demand in the following industries: house call grooming, mobile van grooming, salons, pet centers, pet boutiques, veterinarians, animal hospitals, humane shelters, kennels, and more. You can even open your own dog grooming business immediately after training--we did! All you need to start a new career in this rewarding field is your love for animals and to become a Certified Groomer from Yardley Dog Grooming's Groomer Training Program.  Jim offers an onsite pet grooming course that provides the hands-on experience you need to succeed in a career as a Professional Pet Groomer. Thousands of people have taken advantage of the opportunity to start a dog grooming business so they can fulfill the American Dream. With a small investment in your education, you can be your own boss and own your very own recession/pandemic proof business.

Course includes a complete tool kit, textbooks and everything you will need to begin your career as a professional dog groomer.  Total cost is $4990 and can be paid via cash, check or credit card.  Sorry-there is no financing or financial aid available.  Tuition is non-refundable once paid as we are reserving the space for you for the entire month.


Please complete above enrollment forms and scan/email them back to:  yardleydoggrooming@gmail.com.  Please submit your tuition payment at the same time by using the above link.  Please call your credit card company prior to submitting payment to authorize the charge, as many will not process payments over $500 without prior authorization. 


Please call (215) 752-1111 for questions about the Dog Groomer Training Program.