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Whether you are looking for a career in Dog Grooming, to build your own Dog Grooming business, or to upgrade your skills using the best teachers in the country, Angels Professional Grooming Centre has the right programme for you. Just contact us and we’ll be in touch to design the best course options for you.

When seeking training, you should ensure your tutor is a Master Groomer, and a member of NDGANZ (National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand) to ensure the highest standards are met.

Angel’s Grooming Academy was set up by north islands first NDGANZ Master Groomer, and New Zealands first International Master Groomer – Angela Anderson – to teach the art of dog grooming to the highest level.


There is a national shortage of good groomers, and plenty of work for someone with the right training. We surveyed New Zealand’s Grooming Parlours to find out what they are looking for when it comes to hiring. As you’ll see from the following responses, thorough training and time spent getting experience are critical. Here’s what they told us:

To hire someone who has completed training as a washer/dryer, how long would you like them to have trained?


4 Weeks


8 Weeks


12 Weeks

To hire someone who has completed training as a Groomer, how long would you expect them to have trained?


12 Weeks



What do groomers think of training?


Of Groomers

Surveyed believe NZ does not have enough groomers to meet demand


Of Groomers

Surveyed would prefer to hire staff who have completed a structured comprehensive grooming course.


Of Groomers

Surveyed would prefer to hire groomers who are NZ trained.

Want to start your own business?

Many of our graduates go on to start their own grooming business. Our course offers you the skills you need to achieve that.

As well as grooming, we offer business advice on staff, setting up, equipment, pricing/costing, and offer free follow up advice after the completion of the classes.

Once you have joined a block course you are added to our closed facebook group with previous students who are incredibly supportive in the industry and along with our tutors can offer great advice.

Angels Grooming Academy

Our four week courses run five days a week from 9am to 2.30pm and are designed for the absolute beginner onwards. However, due to small class sizes we can also cater for previously trained groomers wanting to hone their skills and become more productive.

At the end of this course, you will have learnt the solid basics of dog preparation and pre-grooming and would be suitable to work as a washer/dryer/prep in a grooming salon.  You will also have groomed many dogs from start to finish and with time will be able to get faster and more productive.
Covering safety, handling, skin and coat care, as well as basic clipping techniques there is a lot to be learned from this thorough tutelage.

The grooming school supplies all the required equipment for you to use and we will include a FREE scissor set, textbooks and notes for you to take home with you so you can continue your practice after class and weekends.
Following on from your first block, you will continue to learn all that is required to groom dogs in the industry. Students are encouraged to attend 4 blocks but how few or how many you attend is up to you.

Being able to finish a groom in a timely manner and to a high standard is what will set you apart from non-trained groomers and set you on the road to a rewarding and varied career in dog grooming.



Owner & Tutor

Angela Anderson, founder of Angels Grooming has been grooming since 2000 and is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer (NCMG), and New Zealand’s first ever Internationally Certified Master Groomer (ICMG). As well as grooming dogs, Angela also loves to groom other animals such as cats and rabbits. Having won many awards in grooming and competing for New Zealand in Groomteam NZ for several years, Angela has gone on to become a judge, certifier and seminar speaker. Her passion for teaching shows in the Grooming Academy where she has seen most of her students go on to a successful career in grooming.


Tutor & Groomer

Matilda has been with Angels since 2007. Originally from the Netherlands, she began grooming in the early 80’s, after obtaining her Dutch grooming certificate, and had her own grooming business from home for about ten years. Matilda now is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer (NCMG), tutor in the Grooming Academy and exam judge. Matilda confidently grooms any breed or cross in any style, with hand stripping as her speciality. She also loves to groom cats!