At DogPort Academy, we offer a 240 hour all-breed dog grooming course. This is a highly motivational 6 week program that is full-time. We train only with dogs and the students learn with the hands-on grooming approach. A new career in dog grooming is not only fun you can command a good income.

We train a maximum of four students per course, this gives our student’s a lot of supervision and attention during their program. You should be in good physical condition and able to lift up to 40kg of weight.

There are several small weekly tests throughout the course to evaluate your progress; half way through your program is a mid-term examination which includes a written and a practical exam.

The final examination is also a written and a practical exam.

A student attending DogPort Academy must have a current tetanus vaccination; this is usually valid for 10 years. Please check with your family doctor or local health unit. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a DogPort Academy Certificate of Completion.


Please Note: 

The educational requirements to take  

this course are, you must be a High School Graduate or pass a Superintendent approved test. (Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005)


Our dog grooming students are trained to provide gentle, friendly, and loving care that your pets deserve.

School Location: 728 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.

We are located between Kitchener and London. For more Information please email us at