Whether you’re looking to cut costs on grooming, take up a new hobby with your pup, or give your sensitive dog a personal home grooming option, we want to empower you to be your own solution. With our combined knowledge, experience, and decades of learning we are excited to present The Calm Dog Grooming Academy!

We are honoured and humbled to be a three time award winning “Best in City” grooming studio.

Calm Dog Awards

✅ This course is for:

  • owners interested in saving on long-term grooming costs (doodle owners, we’re looking at you!)
  • anyone struggling to find consistent grooming care
    anyone interested in the grooming aspect of dog ownership
  • anyone hoping to groom their dog from the comfort of their own home
  • owners looking to build an even stronger relationship with their dog
Dogs nails being cut

🚫 This course is NOT for:

  • dogs with major grooming or handling struggles
  • dogs with dog reactivity
  • anyone looking for skills to use on a variety of breeds beyond their own dog (we’re not teaching groomers, we’re teaching owners!)

We currently have created one course which caters to breeds that grow hair and are not double coated (example: Shih tzu vs. Pomeranian). Our course offers basic styles of haircuts but does not include breed specific clips (example: West Highland terrier or Schnauzer clips).

However we are looking to continue to expand our program in the future so if you are looking for a type of groom we are not currently offering, we would love to hear from you! The best way to stay informed about what courses are being offered is to follow our Instagram page or contact us with any questions about our current course.

Are you here because your dog struggles with grooming? Please note:

We cannot accept dogs with severe reactivity or major behavioural issues. However some behavioural issues may be considered on a case by case basis as well as dogs that have graduated our conditioning program. We may require a preliminary assessment to determine whether or not your dog is the right fit for this program.

What’s included in the program?
  • 3x 2-hour classes, once a week for 3 weeks, hosted in person at The Calm Dog Studio
  • A detailed workbook to take home with a full review of what you’ve learned each week
  • Direct 1:1 communication with your instructor outside of class time for troubleshooting and discussion
  • Full set of professional-grade tools* including: scissors, brushes, clippers, comb attachments, shampoo, dryer, nail clippers, and grooming arm and loop

    • * Your set of tools will include ALL the tools and equipment you’ll need – with the exception of a grooming table which can be purchased separately.

We’re now accepting applications for classes starting in both May and June 2024. The program cost is $2,300 plus 5% GST for large dogs, and $2,200 plus 5% GST for small dogs.

“This was exactly what I was looking for!”

- Felicity + Lily, Grooming Academy student

“When we got our puppy, I knew that it was going to be challenging to find a groomer for my dog, and how much the cost adds up to over the years, I was looking for a way to learn how to groom my own dog. When I heard about Kelsey and Kaila’s grooming classes, I knew this was it!

Kelsey and Kaila were very kind and so patient as they taught me all the ins and outs of the tools, how to groom my dog, and how to do it in a way that she wouldn’t freak out when it was grooming day! Not only did I get a great deal of class time with them, but I received a binder, and have access to videos through their portal. I’ve even been able to send texts when I have a random question. They have been incredibly supportive through the journey.

As my confidence grows, I am able to groom Lily more efficiently and she is able to tolerate everything better. While we already had a good relationship, I know that being able to care for her in this way has improved it greatly. I can tell that she trusts me to not hurt her and to make her look beautiful! Thank you Kelsey and Kaila for your transfer of knowledge and your ongoing support!”

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