Terry H.

Hi, my name is Terry.

          As a stay at home mom of two little ones I felt like I was lost and needed to find myself again. I started thinking what could I do to make myself happy and make a career for myself to support my family? 

            I knew working a 9-5 for someone else wasn't going to work for me with kids and no babysitter. One day I saw my sister-in-law grooming her dog and I said "Hey that's something I could do, and I know I would be good at it." 

            I love being creative and making people happy, and that's what I'm going to do with dog grooming. My favorite thing I have learned so far is how to do outline trims on long coated breeds.

Leslie H.

             Hi my name is Leslie and I have been a paramedic for the last 20 years. I have always had a passion for animals and wanting to work with them, so grooming was the choice for me. 

            Arielle is the best, most patient instructor on the planet. She is always encouraging and never rushes us while we practice. I have learned so much about grooming in just a few short weeks.

            My favorite part of class so far is learning the different styles for each dog breed. But most importantly, everyone in the class is very close and I know we will all graduate as friends to support each other in our new careers.

Angel J.

             My name is Angel and dogs own my heart. I spent 6 years at the Ohio Reformatory for Women on a drug charge. While incarcerated I was in a dog training program. Those dogs saved me. They taught me love, loyalty, and forgiveness. They taught me so much more than I ever taught them. For the first time in my life I was able to find myself and set goals. 

          In comes Cleveland Grooming Academy, making my dreams a reality. Arielle and Lauren are the best. Teaching with patience, in a way that I completely understand. We even have homework ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ This school is everything to me. My second chance to prove to myself and those that have walked this journey with me that we do recover.

Thank you so much for letting us love your fur babies.

Amber R.

I wanted to do dog grooming so I can work with animals all day. When I graduate I am thinking about starting my own dog grooming business in Canton. 


       Hey everyone my name is Crystal Hess. I am 39 years young ๐Ÿ˜†and I live in Broadview Hts. Ohio. I have 4 beautiful crazy animals Daisy age 13 my miniature Pincher, Lola my 17 year old Rat terrier, and my two Maine coons Hazel age 13 and her baby girl Rolly age 10. As you all can see I have a deep passion for animals. 

      Ever since I was a little girl I had many animals and would help my dad with grooming are poodles, sheltie, and just had it in my blood. I have a lot of passions but animals and taking care of them is on the top of my list. I have been a care taker all my life and took care of both my parents till they passed ๐ŸŒนโค๐Ÿ™. Now I feel that my next chapter in my life is caring for animals. I chose grooming because Animals love you unconditionally and there's no other love like it and if I can bring that beauty out then there is no other option. 

         I have a hunger and a drive so deep for it but my knowledge falls short so I am very excited about learning about all the different breeds of dogs and what there origin is. I am amazed on the levels, of how different each and every dog is and how differently to care for each one Most of all I want to learn all the proper ways to groom them and make sure that my knowledge is on track for there well being โค.

          I love to see them when they are finished and looking fabulous and they know it lol. Makes me feel such joy knowing that they feel good and are healthy and happy. After I get my certification I want to mobile groom for awhile then plan to open up a salon for pets and and people but if that doesn't pan out I want to stay mobile grooming and do creative styling as well. 

         I love the beauty world as well and also have another business in makeup and skincare so I want to eventually combine the two and create something unique. I am a caretaker that's my life that's my purpose ๐Ÿ˜Šand I am honored to be apart of such an amazing school with amazing talented teachers๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you so much and God Bless ๐Ÿ™Œ.