I am a long time dog groomer; I had some cat experience when I left for NCGIA in 2014. I was also a new grooming business owner at that time. I signed up to improve my cat grooming skills and increase my cat clientele. I attended NCGIA, and I left with so much more! NCGIA helped enable me to be more confident as a professional groomer and business owner, to say the least. The knowledge and skills I learned grew my cat business. I have over 250 cat clients, most on regular schedules, and business is good! I cannot speak highly enough about the instruction I received and the techniques I learned. Becoming a CFMG opened up a new world for me. I became a cat grooming professional. I know my cat breeds, how to re-book a client, charge what I am worth, safely handle any cat that comes my way, and so much more! NCGIA has breathed new life into this groomer’s career.
Melissa Hall, CFMG in Arizona
I have been grooming cats for three years, have attended Danelle’s workshops, and purchased most of the curriculum. When I analyzed why my cat grooming was growing slowly, I realized that I had not put the serious time into it that I did into my dog grooming. In the three weeks since I joined boot camp and actually started studying the curriculum instead of treating it as a problem-solving reference, I have been amazed at the additional handling tips I have found and the confidence I have gained from being on the path to mastery. Thanks are due to Danelle as she was so helpful with her last-minute pre-holiday shipment of brochures which my local vet will now be distributing. I had the opportunity to do this before but just needed the boost in confidence to “make the sale."
Kathy Edwards, Go Getter in Colorado
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About the Creators
Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG, founder and president of the National Cat Groomers Institute and the world’s first feline-exclusive grooming school, speaks worldwide on a wide variety of cat grooming topics. She has served as a judge of various competitions.
Danelle has authored books, study guides, certification standards, and articles for various publications and is the inventor of the Catty Shack Vac™ drying system as well as Chubbs Bars shampoo for pets.
Lynn Paolillo, CFMG, CFCG, DTS has been involved in the pet grooming industry for over a decade. In the last 4 years, she has been an instructor and certifier for the National Cat Groomers Institute, working with hundreds of students during the NCGIA's cat grooming school sessions and private instruction.
Lynn has written articles for Purrfect Pointers and Groomer to Groomer magazines and contributed to NCGIA's many online courses, books, videos, and other projects.