Grooming School Information



MitziMom_DSC_0015The Golden Paws instructional dog grooming program Jacqueline Rauch created has been used and refined over the last 40 years. You may ask yourself how can you go to school for 6-10 weeks and really learn quality dog styling when other school programs are longer? Training in any field is not about time but about the quality of the program. Not everyone can teach a very complicated subject such as pet styling. The Golden Paws method of teaching is unique. Jacqueline who is a master stylist and one of the nation's top instructors has broken down each step in the grooming process, so the student quickly learns the styling skills needed to create a beautifully finished breed designs or customize a style your customer desires.

The most important part of any training program is for you to receive the very best training. Students come to us worldwide for that training. You owe it to yourself to see why Golden Paws graduates go on to start successful businesses and careers.


The Instructional Program


DSC_0018Once you have made the decision to enter the dog styling profession the next step is to choose the best school for your training. How do you do this? At each school you need to compare their programs. First review the instructional material, second meet the instructors, and third observe a training class. After comparing each school's program choose the one that will work best for you.

The instructional program at GOLDEN PAWS SCHOOL OF DOG STYLING is a simplified step-by-step method designed and refined over a 40-year period by one of the nation’s top instructors, Jacqueline Rauch. Also she has produced five instructional videos with the same step-by-step material. These videos compliment the instructional manual and they work in conjunction with one another. The composition of the instructional material is arranged and organized to develop quality styling skills, outline shaping, blending, balance, and proportion and how to apply those skills to breed design control methods, proper handling, and speed techniques, and much more. See Program for details.

The instructors at GOLDEN PAWS SCHOOL OF DOG STYLING are professional stylists who are proficient with the training program. Each instructor aligns his or her styling skills alongside of each instructional step in the program. Each one of these steps builds the framework in which the students develop their skills. For this reason it is essential for both, the instructor and the student to follow the program steps in a systematic manner. Each student is worked with on an individual basis to help them reach their fullest potential. Our main priority is the student.