ACCSC-accredited Dog Grooming School in Pompano Beach, Florida

Welcome to Pets Playground Pet Grooming School

Pets Playground Grooming School is South Florida’s only school accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) that's 100% dedicated to preparing students for careers in dog grooming. Our 300- and 600-hour programs optimize the student experience with the hands-on training necessary to succeed in the workforce. Federal funding and financial assistance are available to students enrolled in either program.

  • Flexible
    Full-time and part-time classes available
  • Hands-on
    Get more floor time to practice real-world skills
  • Skilled
    Instruction from some of Florida's top groomers
  • Modern
    Learn at our campus with state-of-the-art facilities

Our Dog Grooming School Programs

Our Florida pet groomer school programs empower students to build fulfilling careers that combine creativity with a passion for animals. Through a curriculum comprised of both written and hands-on experience, students work with a large cross-section of canine breeds, enabling them to build the skills necessary for rewarding pet grooming careers. Most importantly, our best-in-class instructors are here to help you achieve your grooming goals and assist with the job placement process – setting you up for post-graduate success.

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Pro Groomer Program


300 Hours
 
Learn the skills and techniques necessary to quickly start a career in dog grooming.

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Pet Stylist Program


600 Hours
 
Refine your craft and gain the grooming business knowledge necessary to take your career to the next level.

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Continuing Education


6 Hour Classes
 
Take a deep dive into grooming techniques and best practices from some of the industry's most respected subject matter experts.

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Customer Testimonials

We get our standard poodle Roman groomed here and we truly can’t recommend Pets Playground enough!! They do an incredible job each time and he comes out looking so handsome. We feel comfortable leaving him there, knowing he’s in great hands. Everyone is so kind and friendly and you really can tell that they love what they do and care about our pets! Highly, HIGHLY recommend taking your pet here for grooming!
Helen Wright
Helen Wright
20:16 09 May 24
My standard goldendoodle looked AMAZING. So professional and friendly
Dana Topper
Dana Topper
14:28 26 Apr 24
I was very happy with the Great Job they did on the Grooming of our GoldenRetriever CHLOE
Daniel Mercadante
Daniel Mercadante
20:46 22 Apr 24
Wonderful place, a wonderful staff and excellent service. They are people who really love and care about our pets. Thank you
Jakelin Edmondson
Jakelin Edmondson
00:39 22 Mar 24
I took my 3 small dogs and they look gorgeous. Their privates were done so nicely, nails were excellent ,smelled great,soft coats and extremely happy with their bear cut. My Yorkie has a perfect Yorkie cut and ears. The owner was very friendly. I will for sure take them back.They were not full of dogs so I asked for them not to be created. I am always concern about them been crated. Thank you Pets Playground Pet Grooming School for an excellent job!!
olenka verano hartung
olenka verano hartung
19:10 13 Mar 24
Half the price and the instructors help them. This is him after 3 weeks. I’ve never gotten so many complements
nick papadakos
nick papadakos
22:03 29 Feb 24
This place is wonderful. I have taken both my dogs there when visiting Florida and have been pleasantly pleased. Try them out you will be pleased with their work.
janet alexander
janet alexander
13:01 14 Feb 24
We love using this place. Our toy poodle seems happy to be there. They go above and beyond. The cuts are always great and he smells wonderful too! Easy to drop off and pick up. Great service and all the while helping someone learn! I love it!!
Sara Dzubur
Sara Dzubur
02:40 29 Dec 23
People working for your business is amazing people who work fantastic and do a great job cutting nail trimming and also have great presentation of themselves
Jaime Pena
Jaime Pena
17:44 28 Dec 23
Mowgli and Blaze had a nice a deep clean experience, They are always barking and crying during the process but here they are so happy dogs !!! Thank you so much 😊
Maisha Riascos Rodríguez
Maisha Riascos Rodríguez
17:33 28 Dec 23
They always do a good job on my dogs. I lost one of my dogs to a bad heart. They were so loving and compassionate about it you can tell they really loved dogs there. They always do such a wonderful job and my Reggie loves going there.
Brenda Simonson
Brenda Simonson
00:43 16 Dec 23
Always welcome nice place for our pets
Roger Levesque
Roger Levesque
17:04 07 Dec 23
Great service, Always accommodating
Joan Gasparro
Joan Gasparro
16:42 07 Dec 23
Pets Playground is the Best Grooming in Pompano Beach, mydog Benji love you guys..
Angel Erbella
Angel Erbella
19:02 07 Nov 23
The place is super clean and the staff is lovely! They love my dog and treat him like a king! They even take seasonal pictures like the school pictures. We love this place!
Jessica Sobelman
Jessica Sobelman
17:56 31 Oct 23
Great place to get your dogs bathed and brushed! Have 2 very messy and wriggly goldendoodles who are under 35 lbs. They did a great job cleaning them up for me.
Cindy C-E
Cindy C-E
17:43 31 Oct 23
Everyone here is lovely! They took great care of my sweet girl and did a wonderful job with her groom! Already prebooked for next groom!
Kelly Cannon
Kelly Cannon
13:27 29 Sep 23
Great place! Great staff...and prices are very reasonable
Mark Ellis
Mark Ellis
18:19 25 Sep 23
12/14/2022: Today was Molly and Jackson's first visit to Pet's Playground Grooming and they definitely approve! Lilliana and Lindsee were very welcoming, professional, and friendly! They and the students did a great job beautifying Molly and Jackson - they look great! Thank you so much! We are looking forward to coming back! UPDATE 8/15/2023: I'm very happy with Pets Playground! Their instructor, Jana, is very caring and takes her time with the dogs and the grooming students. Molly and Jackson always look happy and beautiful after being pampered by Pets Playground! Thank you for always taking such good care of my babies! 🐾♥️🐾
Umassjem
Umassjem
15:23 23 Aug 23
Hemi always looks so handsome and happy after visiting Pets Playground 💕
Lise Hunt
Lise Hunt
15:49 29 Jun 23
I signed up almost 2 months ago and it was the best decision that I could make by far. I love going to classes, Jana and Lindsee are the best teachers, they're so knowledgeable, caring, nice, and with all the compliments I can think of, they're dedicated to our furry clients and they emphasize treating them with love and respect. Woody and his amazing staff members represented by Nicole and Helena can answer any questions that you might have. My classmates are also amazing. I'm very happy to be part of this lovely family and I'm so excited about this new chapter in my life. I recommend Pets Playground grooming school 200% to anyone who wants to start in this area and learn from the best in a very professional and positive environment. Thank you all for being so patient and welcoming since the beginning🥰
Maria Alejandra Depablos
Maria Alejandra Depablos
22:03 28 Jun 23
Very friendly staff that does an excellent job
Chris Myers
Chris Myers
21:47 23 Jun 23
Treated my dog with great care
Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy
21:27 13 May 23
They did a great job on my 1 year old Cavapoo! Showed them a picture & it looked almost identical! Will be using them again in the future.
Emily Rumpf
Emily Rumpf
13:59 01 May 23
Very professional team. Helpful and willing to give needed time for any questions or concerns.
sal correa
sal correa
12:54 21 Apr 23
Enrolling at Pets Playground Grooming School was by far the wisest choice I’ve ever made. I can’t rave about my experience enough but I’ll try. Mr. Woody, the owner of the school, provided a walk through and introduction that was very welcoming, responsive, and loaded with information. Enrollment was a painless, flexible, and affordable process. The instructors are top notch educators. My head instructor was Lindsee and man is she sent from the encyclopedia/ AKC or heaven itself! As an educator she was always ready and willing to share her knowledge. Jana and Robyn were also helpful and encouraging through my time spent attending Pets Playground. The school puts an emphasis on hands-on learning. You will not be idle all day reading about how to do things. You will be getting hands-on experience with assistance and guidance. They have plenty of additional teaching assistance as well that make for an engaging learning environment. They truly go above and beyond with every detail; whether it’s the simplest of tasks like cutting bandanas and/or making bows, or the fun color dying process in creative grooming. You will learn how to clean and maintain your equipment. You will learn shop safety, sanitation, handling, first aid, anatomy, skin issues, ear care, breed recognition, client relations-and act out scenarios, fleas and ticks, grooming all different coat types, animal behavior, tips and tricks, continued education. When it came time to graduate, I felt confident in the skills I had obtained and was excited to get to work. The supportive staff, encouraging environment, curriculum, and hands on experience will leave you with no fear of obtaining a successful career.
Kate Ramberg
Kate Ramberg
02:07 25 Mar 23
Look no more, pets playground does an amazing job! They are so nice, patient and gentle with my babies! They always come back so clean, smelling good & a great haircut! Prices are affordable & reasonable and is why we keep going back! Thank you to the amazing team! 💓
Briana Alexis
Briana Alexis
15:07 14 Feb 23
Took my puppy for her first haircut yesterday! She came out so fancy and cute! The ladies knew exactly what I wanted and did just that!
Marísol
Marísol
16:03 27 Jan 23
Excellent service! Everyone there is so friendly, helpful and great at what they do. Heather is amazing! She is so good with my special needs dogs. I won’t go anywhere else. They truly care about the animals and make sure to go above and beyond with the best experience possible.
Lisa Barnes
Lisa Barnes
16:58 20 Jan 23
Well, all I can say is that You guys rock!! Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job with Bambam 🐶!! He always looks amazing because of your talented work.
tatiana vasquez
tatiana vasquez
23:06 18 Jan 23
Excellent customer service, and a great dog grooming! Our dog's haircut has never looked better. This is the only place we will take our dog. He feels like home.
Gary Daula
Gary Daula
14:21 13 Jan 23
Excellent service great job my little boy always well groomed when I pick him up
Margaret Bowe
Margaret Bowe
14:43 23 Dec 22
I was extremely pleased with the grooming services Major received on yesterday.
V Latrell
V Latrell
15:45 15 Dec 22
Allowed me to enter the grooming industry! Before going to school I was working as a bather, but never had time to learn to groom while on the job. The groomers and my boss were just too busy. Going to school allows you to practice on dogs and get your grooming portfolio started, so you can apply to jobs as a certified groomer. They also give you the background knowledge of breeds, skin issues, etc to confidently talk to clients. I’m now working as a groomer 1+ year out of school and would definitely recommend it if you want the fast track to this career. Pets Playground is also super flexible with scheduling and working with you. I’m glad I made the investment!
Kels L
Kels L
23:17 07 Dec 22
I had a great experience there learning to groom
Shannon Moss
Shannon Moss
17:56 07 Dec 22
Very good my little dog always looks great after his grooming
C P
C P
15:37 28 Nov 22
Great job my dogs were happy when I picked them up
Brenda Simonson
Brenda Simonson
03:35 22 Nov 22
We have been using Pets Playground for a few years and they are the best of the best. We have a 17 year old rescue named Buddy and he looks like pretty rough sometimes when we take him in. Needless to say he has more than a few problems but they really take care of him and he comes out looking like the prince that he is and feeling so chipper. We are so thankful to have Pets Playground and honestly we have no idea what we would do without them. Wonderful staff, beautiful and always clean facility. Always so helpful and so considerate. To us it seems you cannot go wrong. 🐶
mary coley
mary coley
16:05 15 Nov 22
Great place to have my two dogs groomed! Great job each timeDeborah
Deborah Phelan
Deborah Phelan
00:29 15 Nov 22
Awesome experience! Lindsey is always profession and personable and is amazing with our doodle, Rory! Her team/students did a wonderful job as always!
Tamara Radelman
Tamara Radelman
13:58 01 Nov 22
Came back with my new dog and they did great! Use to bring my old dog there that since passed away. They took my shih tzu and did exactly what I wanted. I’m very happy and my dog wasn’t stressed or had any anxiety like he usually does once I picked him up like with other groomers. I’m extremely pleased and satisfied and will definitely be back
ellie caruso
ellie caruso
21:57 31 Oct 22
Love pets playground! So friendly, caring and accommodating. Great job every time!Most of all best prices! Thank you to all the teachers & students!
John Richards
John Richards
17:24 21 Sep 22
My 4.5 pound puppy always comes back beautiful and happy !!!
Diane Pontigo
Diane Pontigo
15:41 21 Sep 22
Always a great experience & a job well done!
Mindy Haddix
Mindy Haddix
17:55 15 Sep 22
Pets playground is a very nicely run grooming school. I take my two shih tzus there so that the students can learn. My dogs love going there.
Bonnie White
Bonnie White
11:37 13 Sep 22
Such a wonderful experience with our two puppies when we first got them and now over a year later we continue to use them for all the grooming. Five star for sure.
Tom F
Tom F
19:25 12 Sep 22
Great pet groomer and grooming school. They have been outstanding from the moment I called them and walked into their shop. I have brought my Portuguese Water Dogs for a while now and their cuts are always outstanding!
Torsten Hombeck
Torsten Hombeck
19:02 12 Sep 22
Took both of my Standards there and they both came back looking FABULOUSEveryone was so attentive and CariG. I also sent my friend with a horribly matted Doodle that was told needed anesthesia to groom and he came back unmatted and beautiful with no need for sedation.These groomers are truly wonderful
cathy epstien
cathy epstien
13:45 30 Aug 22
I had a great experience; we just had rescued a Goldendoodle who had been surrendered. Sadly, he was in desperate need of a bath and grooming. Lynsey did an outstanding job.
Bob Gannon
Bob Gannon
15:16 24 Aug 22
They do a great job. My Golden Retriever always looks great when I pick him up!
Mary Donohue
Mary Donohue
15:05 24 Aug 22
Friendly staff, great service!
Shannon Kantor
Shannon Kantor
17:21 23 Aug 22
I would like to I thank Pets Playground for the wonderful care and grooming of all my pets for the last three years! I’ve always tried to fit them in at last moment oh and I appreciate the personal touch they gave each and everyone of them.
Chris Minor
Chris Minor
22:29 07 Jun 22
Pets Playground is the BEST! They give my dog exceptional care and she’s not the easiest. I’ve been coming here since they opened and wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. The staff is amazing and kind. Love love love this place!
Andrea Mineo
Andrea Mineo
15:21 24 May 22
I have been going to pet's playground for over 5 years now I love the way they treat my dogsAnd they always look so beautiful when they're done with them so thank you pets playground Prada and Mr. Wiggles love you guys
Susanna Canale
Susanna Canale
23:37 17 May 22
Pets Playground has wonderful teachers and a great atmosphere. I went through their program to become a dog groomer and learned so much. You are learning from the best of the best groomers. If you’re thinking about going to school, do it!
Life of V
Life of V
19:43 10 May 22
My two fury babies love 💗 this place Leeloo who is 1 year and Dallas 7 months and they do such an awesome grooming job everyone ask me wow how beautiful they look! Yes Liliana is great with them as well as the other ladies there and I would refer anyone here they are great!
Nancy Sutter
Nancy Sutter
21:59 04 May 22
Very friendly and seem to care about my dog.
Kenneth Walker
Kenneth Walker
20:31 04 May 22
Every visit has been a pleasure. My pets are always done exactly how I want them groomed .
Alex MacLellan
Alex MacLellan
20:10 06 Apr 22
Chloe always gets a terrific groom at Pets Playground. Very happy with their service
Erich John
Erich John
17:28 27 Mar 22
Best pet grooming by far. I live in Miami and it's totally worth the drive. I tried several places in my area and nothing compares to Pets Playground Pet Grooming School. They are professional, clean, love my dog, my dog loves them, and very important: they know how to groom the different breeds. 200% recommended
Marce Giraldo-Valencia
Marce Giraldo-Valencia
21:52 22 Mar 22
Very friendly staff, they always do a great job!
Elena Steadham
Elena Steadham
20:24 22 Mar 22
Kristen and Lilliana are 100% AMAZING!!! They care for my little Giovanni as if he’s theirs!!!! I didn’t recognize him when I came in to get him. He definitely needed the Service and Love they provide!!! It is ABSOLUTELY a pleasure leaving my Gio with them. There should be more than 5⭐️‘s!!
Gina Greco
Gina Greco
17:22 08 Mar 22
Great service! The lady was super friendly and explained to us the extra charge because of her matted hair. The price was great too! Definitely going back
Brian De Vito
Brian De Vito
18:36 22 Feb 22
I’ve been bringing my dogs to Pet’s Playground for about 20 years and I have always had extraordinary service, my dogs are always excited when we get there. The staff are great and caring I fully trust them with my fur babies ❤️!
Kelly McMahon
Kelly McMahon
19:50 03 Nov 21
We have been going to Pat's playground for our dogs grooming and our other dogs nail clippings for many years they take very good care of your pets and we wouldn't go anywhere else
Ed Zachary
Ed Zachary
20:17 22 Oct 21
I've been coming to Pets Playground for close to five years. I have only had the very best service each time. Everyone is so nice and treats my baby as their own. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a professional, honest and super nice place.
tonya calder
tonya calder
21:02 17 Sep 21
Es la mejor escuela los profesores son muy amable y educado hablan español....y inglés..encanto profesionalismo.tratan bien los animales ,,parte dueño es muy amable...la secretaria muy amabilidad y educación .estuve antes en merryfield..es más caro el dueño trata mal los estudiantes.. los profesores te insultan te maltrata .te vas quejar dueño ...único haces es llamarte problemática visto esos profesores maltratan los perritos,,,,usan perrito a abandonado para ser conejitos india todo los día los bañan..práctica los estudiantes...es peor escuela merryfield....felicito para mi es mejor pets playground.. los profesores aman los animales y hay mucho respecto para los estudiantes y animales el dueño es muy amable humilde .si valora los estudiantes......por eso le recomiendo vayan tomen mejor decisiones....soy una estudiantes me gusto la escuela...
Susy Bella
Susy Bella
18:08 09 Sep 21
Pra mim limpeza,profissionalismo é importante,mas também o carinho especial dedicado ao nosso melhor amigo
Leomary Taha
Leomary Taha
14:42 07 Sep 21
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Pet Grooming School FAQ

Yes! Pet's Playground Dog Grooming School is a nationally accredited grooming school. We can offer our students payment plans and federal funding to attend our grooming school. Students enrolled in the 600-hour Pet Stylist Program may be eligible for federal grants. For more information and determine if you qualify, please visit our Financial Aid page.
There are two ways you can become a dog groomer in Florida:
  1. Complete an official dog grooming program with a comprehensive curriculum to show your dedication and knowledge. This is the recommended option!
  2. Get on the job training from an experienced dog groomer, but those without a certification will have a harder time finding a job.
Our Pro Grooming program takes 4 months to complete; the Pet Stylist program takes 8 months to finish as a full-time student.
Tuition ranges from $7,068.93 for the Pro Groomer Program to $10,668.93 for the Pet Stylist Program. This includes the grooming kit, $100 registration fee, and taxes on tools and supplies. Financing and payment plans available.
All students must be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of high school graduation or GED. We can help prospective students obtain documents if they do not have them on-hand. Prior to enrollment, the school requires individuals to interview with the Head Administrator, tour the facility and fill out an “Admissions Questionnaire." Upon acceptance into the program, the student may enroll.
Dog groomer pay ranges depending on the setting and area where you practice. According to Glassdoor, Florida groomers make between $39,000 and $61,000 annually.
Dog grooming requires certain physical demands. Ask yourself:
  1. Can you stand for long periods at a time?
  2. Can you lift pets on and off the grooming table?
  3. Can you firmly grasp tools with both hands?
  4. Are you comfortable being exposed to dirt, animal hair, dander, and skin conditions?
  5. If you are pregnant, have you cleared grooming school with your doctor?
  6. If you answered “yes” to the above questions, dog grooming may be the perfect career path for you!
Yes! We provide a number of career advancement services, including job placement assistance, interview coaching, resume reviews,, and entrepreneurship training and guidance.
The grooming industry is growing! The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16% growth in jobs related to animal care – including grooming – between 2022 and 2023, an increase that’s above the average for all occupations. In Florida, this worker deficit is even higher, with Florida Insight predicting a 19% growth in animal care-related services. In addition to helping students secure employment in via traditional paths, like grooming salons and vet offices, we can also assist them follow independent careers, like building mobile grooming businesses. Student are also introduced to the "show circuit" and are invited to attend master classes with some of the country's best competitive groomers and our own annual grooming event, the Freestylin' Grooming Competition.

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Pet's Playground Pet Grooming School

1294 N Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
954-782-4994
 

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