Need hands-on training with real cats? Melissa Hall CFMG is a Certifier for NCGIA. I provide training for beginners or experienced groomers, and those wanting to obtain certification. Whatever your needs are, I can customize a program just for you with one or more days of Personalized Private Instruction (PPI).
Examples of PPI:
For the Cat owner (1 Day)
-Overview of Equipment & tools
-Demo of a full groom
-Practice at home maintenance
(ears, nails, eyes, sanitary trimming,)
For Groomers (1 to 3 days)
-Day 1 Safety & handling, demo of a full groom. Hands-on grooming of full groom. Can include nails, ears, sanitary and clipping techniques, belly shaves and or de-shed techniques. Presentation of a lion cut. Breeds and colors.
-Day 2 Handling skills and grooming, can include, lion cuts, comb cuts, shaving techniques, soft paws, and lecture of how to sell and market Cat grooming.
– We can also train for certification prep and challenging cats (senior, aggressive, matted etc.)
All PPI days are completed with a full written and verbal assessment for the student. All PPI moves at the students pace.
Tools and Equipment Needed
Each trainee needs to have the following list of items for any hands-on training:
Greyhound style comb
Nail trimmer appropriate for cats
Clipper with #10 blade
Grooming smocks or clothes to wear while grooming if any of the above items are not brought to PPI training, they are available for purchase at the start of the training day. All other necessary tools, equipment, and grooming products are provided by A Touch of Class LLC, and use of such is included in the cost.Hours of Operation
9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday & Mondays
(Fall 2018 Monday through Friday)
Doors open at 8:30am each morning.
1-Hour lunch break allotted each day.
A Touch of Class Yuma, AZ
To Register for PPI Days
Register by emailing Melissa@yumagrooming.com
NCGIA Members $500.00/day
Fees are non-refundable.
PPI dates book up quickly. It is wise to plan at least several months in advance. This will provide the additional benefit of allowing time for study prior to attending PPI.
1-3 days of PPI
Email regarding availability, schedule is more flexible in the Summer and Fall.
In late Fall 2018 we will be offering certification and instruction year round.