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About Dog Groomer Academy

Dog Groomer Academy teaches how to convert your love for dogs into a successful career. Our curriculum will help reach your maximum potential through this hands-on program. Our goal is to provide a rich learning atmosphere, flexible schedule and high quality training program. Working as a team, Dog Groomer Academy will broaden your knowledge and develop skills to become a Junior Dog Trainer, Professional Dog Trainer, or professional Dog Groomer.

Dog Groomer Academy is licensed by Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education – License 6379. Post Secondary School Approved by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. We are also approved by Florida Department of Children and Families.

Programs We Offer

Convert your passion for dogs into a successful career and make some money in this fast growing career field, which is expected to grow faster than other occupations? It is never too late or too soon to learn. We teach you how to turn your love for dogs into a fruitful career. No matter what your age or challenges Dog Groomer Academy has an option for you.

Complete Professional Pet Care Program

Our 600-hour program that includes the following:

Dog Bather/Animal Care Assistant 101

Intensive Professional Dog Groomer

Individual Programs

We also offer more individualized programs

Dog Bather/Animal Care Assistant 101

Pet Sitter

Dog Groomer School

The goal of our professional Florida Dog Groomer School is for students to have a basic and advanced education in the field of pet grooming and acquire the skills necessary to manage them appropriately. They will learn the basic and advanced techniques of dog grooming, such as bathing techniques, American Kennel Club Styles, sanitation process. and how to operate a grooming business. At the end of the course, they will receive a Professional Dog Groomer Diploma.

Dog Trainer School

The Florida Dog Trainer School mission is to provide you with the materials and guidance required to become a professional dog trainer. We believe that a dog well-trained is a happy dog and makes for proud owners. We offer affordable tuition, flexible schedules, unlimited support, counseling, hands-on work programs with minimal homework & more to help you become a dog trainer. Bilingual classes are available upon request.

Meet Our Team

Adamaris Lopez



When Adamaris was a little girl, she declared, “I want to be a dog trainer”. Furthermore. She made her dreams com true with the help of her family. Adamaris started to volunteer in non-profits dog training organizations. Then she attended college and studied American Sign Language. After some time, she got the opportunity of a lifetime to go to study to become a Master Dog Trainer at National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, in Columbus, Ohio and now is working toward her Master Dog Groomer, too! She is a Good Canine Citizen Evaluator, Feline Certify Safety Grooming Certified and more. Course She is the main instructor in all the programs. She trains trainers, groomers, pet sitter, cat groomers and pet CPR. She has a thorough background in the industry. Dog Groomer Academy is so proud to have her in the DGA team.

Limaris Sanchez



Limaris is a mother of two beautiful girls, Adamaris and Ilse, and the adopted mother of five (5) awesome dogs: Pixie a retired Service Dog, Tyson a Therapy Dog, Sophia a Service Dog, Bailey a Service Dog and Pumpkin a granddog. Together they built Dog Groomer Academy, LLC. Ilse was the inspiration, Adamaris was the dreamer, and Limaris was the builder. She has two Bachelor Degrees, one in Accounting and another in Business Administration. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Ph.D. credits in Industrial Psychology. She has taught many university courses in Business Administration and was the owner of Sanchez & Allende Human Resource Consultants. Her life changed in 2001, when Ilse was born, and in 2010, she became a dog groomer and trainer. She has attained a successful career in the pet field.Now, she is the Dog Groomer Academy Director and Groomer Instructor and she is super proud of all her students.

Ilse Allende



Ilse is the Dog Groomer Academy’s inspiration, the owner of Pixie, her retired Service Dog, and Sophia, her second retired Service Dog. Ilse was part of the Pixie and Sophia training team, learning how to handle and care for a Service Dog. She, Pixie, and Sophia are inseparable. They go everywhere together: national parks, movies, restaurants, medical appointments, and hospital visits. Ilse loves to play with the dogs and helps with the training and grooming. She has learned how to teach the Puppy Elementary School and Middle School, (Basic Obedience and Advanced obedience on leash) and High School (Advanced obedience off leash). She is a very special girl: her medical conditions are not a limitation. When she was asked, if she wanted to be part of the Dog Groomer Academy team, her answer was YES!!!!!!!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A: We offer several programs:

Program Tuition App Fee
Student Kit Grad Fee
Hours Total
Dog Bather/ Animal Care Assistant 101 $4,500.00 $150.00 $0.00 $100.00 112 Hours $4,750.00
Intensive Professional Dog Groomer $5,300.00 $150.00 $1,100.00 $100.00 200 Hours $6,650.00
Professional Dog Groomer 102 $5,600.00 $150.00 $1,100.00 $100.00 300 Hours $6,950.00
Professional Dog Trainer $6,000.00 $150.00 $500.00 $100.00 224 Hours $6,750.00
Complete Professional Animal Care Programs $14,000.00 $150.00 $1,600.00 $100.00 600 Hours $15,850.00

**Liability: If Dog causes property damage, or bites or injures any dog, animal or person (including but not limited to Groomer, Trainer and Groomer’s /Trainer’s or Dog Groomer Academy agents), then Client agrees to pay all resulting losses and damages suffered or incurred, and to defend and indemnify Trainer, Groomer and Groomer’s Trainer’s agents from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney fees. If Dog is injured in a fight or in any other manner, Client assumes the risk and agrees that Dog Groomer Academy should not be held responsible for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses.

Cancellation policy: Your time is very important, as well as mine. If it is necessary to cancel your grooming appointment, please give a 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. All missed appointments or cancellations without 24 hours’ notice will be subject to a nonrefundable deposit to schedule your next grooming appointment.

Photo release: Client authorize the use, reproduction, and publishing of photographs without compensation taken by Dog Groomer Academy, LLC on any activity that includes my image or likeness. I understand that this material may use in various publications and/or websites, for any lawful purpose including publicity, advertising, or journalism. This material may also be cropped, edited, or retouched without my further approval. This authorization is continuing and may only be withdrawn by my specific rescission of this authorization. I have read and understood the above.