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1st Annual Freestylin’ Grooming Championship

Looking for an opportunity to unleash your inner artist and showcase your creative grooming expertise? Register to participate in the First Annual Freestylin’ Grooming Championship!

Woof Gang® Grooming Academy and Pets Playground Grooming School  are thrilled to join forces for an outside-the-barks competition on January 13, 2024.

Participants will have three hours to perfect their finish and break the rules of parallel lines and grooming for the show ring by adding volume and flair beyond the breed profile. Our panel of renowned judges will be looking for flashy, well-executed grooms with profiles in decals and cartoon depictions, bigger heads, flared legs, more contours, and flashy, eye-catching style. Do you have what it takes to fetch the $10,000 prize? 


Event Overview:
January 13, 2024
Location: Woof Gang Academy of Grooming (9460 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761)
Time: 12-5 pm ET
Registration fee: $110
1st place: $10,000
2nd place: $2,000
3rd place: $1,000
4th ($500) and 5th place ($250) prizes sponsored by Nira Grooming.


This year’s event is full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Woody Whitcomb at [email protected].

Contest rules and regulations are available here.

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Pet Grooming School FAQ

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 course takes 4 months to complete attending full-time. Our Stylist Program takes 8 months to complete attending full-time.
Dog grooming courses for tuition range from approximately $5,800 for the Pro Groomer Program to $9,400 for the Pet Stylist Program, grooming tool kit $1,100 (optional) and applicable state taxes. There is a $100 registration fee due at time of signing the enrollment agreement.
All students must be at least 18 years of age, and show proof of high school graduation or GED. Prior to enrollment the school requires an interview at the school campus with the director, tour of the facilities, and observing a class in operation. An “Admissions Questionnaire” must be completed. Upon acceptance into the program, the student may enroll.
Dog groomer pay will range depending on the setting and area where you practice. Florida groomers earn an average of $30,000 - $59,000 a year according to
The government has determined colleges and pet groomers both to be an essential business that can remain open.
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! Job placement is a priority after completing our dog grooming program.

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9460 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, FL 34761
Call: 321-247-5581

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