A career with dogs is a life with purpose

Angels Grooming Academy is the most experienced, the largest and most sought after place to gain the skills and certification needed to get yourself started in this thriving industry

About Angels Grooming Academy

Whether you are looking for a career in Dog Grooming, to build your own Dog Grooming business, or to upgrade your skills using the best teachers in the country, Angels Grooming Academy has the right course for you. 

When seeking training, you should ensure your tutor is a Master Groomer, and a member of NDGANZ (National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand) to ensure the highest standards are met.

Angel’s Grooming Academy was set up by north islands first NDGANZ Master Groomer, and New Zealands first International Master Groomer – Angela Anderson – to teach the art of dog grooming to the highest level.


The Career Opportunities

There is a national shortage of good groomers, and plenty of work for someone with the right training.   Take a look at our Jobs page if you'd like to see current opportunities. 

What The Employers are Looking For

We surveyed New Zealand’s Grooming Parlours to find out what they are looking for when it comes to hiring. As you’ll see from the following responses, thorough training and time spent getting experience are critical. Here’s what they told us:


Our Academy Training Courses

Our training courses are structed into blocks based on your training level.  Courses run four days per week and are designed for the absolute beginner onwards.   By having a four day training week, this gives trainee's time to work part time if you wish.

 We have four different course blocks including Beginners, Intermediate, Commercial and Advanced Blocks as described below.
Each block is a four week course (depending on location). 

Block one – Beginners

Block two – Intermediate

Block three – Commercial

Block four – Advanced



Our Academy Training Facilities

We hold grooming academy courses in our custom built facilities in Massey, Howick and Christchurch.  We run courses throughout the year so get in touch if you would like to find out when our next course starts.

Each of our training centres has been designed with making learning easy;

  • Students are provided with their own starter grooming kit
  • A full range of commercial equipment is provided  for students train on (such as wash stations, hydrobaths and a variety of drying equipment)
  • Training is 90% hands-on with real dogs and supported by fully qualified professional trainers
  • Each course participant is also provided with a comprehensive groomers manual
  • We are located close to main centres and are easy to find


Getting A Head Start

Whether you are looking for a career in Dog Grooming, to build your own Dog Grooming business, or to upgrade your skills using the best teachers in the country, Angels Professional Grooming Centre has the right course for you. Just contact us and we’ll be in touch to design the best course options for you.

When seeking training, you should ensure your tutor is a Master Groomer, and a member of NDGANZ (National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand) to ensure the highest standards are met.

Angel’s Grooming Academy was set up by north islands first NDGANZ Master Groomer, and New Zealands first International Master Groomer – Angela Anderson – to teach the art of dog grooming to the highest level. 


Meet The Trainers

Angela Anderson, founder of Angels Grooming has been grooming since 2000 and is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer (NCMG), and New Zealand’s first ever Internationally Certified Master Groomer (ICMG). As well as grooming dogs, Angela also loves to groom other animals such as cats and rabbits. Having won many awards in grooming and competing for New Zealand in Groomteam NZ for several years, Angela has gone on to become a judge, certifier and seminar speaker. Her passion for teaching shows in the Grooming Academy where she has seen most of her students go on to a successful career in grooming.

Simon has been with us since 2017, he grooms dogs and cats and specialises in amazing scissor skills. Simon achieved very high marks on the practical exams when he become a NZ Master Groomer in 2019. He enjoys helping his students and peers to reach their highest potential. Simon is Bi-Lingual and travels to China to keep up to date with the latest training techniques and styles. His gentle and patient style makes him very popular amongst the students and pets of course.

HOWICK

Leanne joined our team in 2020, when we opened this new CHCH branch. She has been grooming for over 20 years and is a NZ Certified Master Groomer. She grooms both cats and dogs and is an absolute pro. Leanne is our tutor in the Academy & she is also a certifier for the Master Groomer Program through NDGANZ. She studied vet nursing & has spent many hours running in the dog training & agility fields. Leanne is an avid tramper and if you meet her out in the hills you will always see her tramping hairy besty Haze with her.

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ANGELA, Master Groomer and Tutor, NDGANZ

Angela Anderson, founder of Angels Grooming has been grooming since 2000 and is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer (NCMG), and New Zealand’s first ever Internationally Certified Master Groomer (ICMG). As well as grooming dogs, Angela also loves to groom other animals such as cats and rabbits. Having won many awards in grooming and competing for New Zealand in Groomteam NZ for several years, Angela has gone on to become a judge, certifier and seminar speaker. 


SIMON, Master Groomer and Tutor, NDGANZ

Simon has been with us since 2017, he grooms dogs and cats and specialises in amazing scissor skills. Simon achieved very high marks on the practical exams when he become a NZ Master Groomer in 2019. He enjoys helping his students and peers to reach their highest potential. Simon is Bi-Lingual and travels to China to keep up to date with the latest training techniques and styles. His gentle and patient style makes him very popular amongst the students and pets of course.

Simon is one of our tutors in our Howick Academy

MATILDA, Master Groomer and Tutor, NDGANZ

Matilda has been with Angels since 2007. Originally from the Netherlands, she began grooming in the early Matilda has been with Angels since 2007. Originally from the Netherlands, she began grooming in the early 80’s, after obtaining her Dutch grooming certificate, she then had her own grooming business from home. Matilda is now a Nationally Certified Master Groomer (NCMG), tutor in the Grooming Academy and exam judge. Matilda confidently grooms any breed or cross in any style, with hand stripping as her speciality. She also loves to groom cats!

Matilda is one of our tutors at our Massey Academy

LEANNE, Master Groomer and Tutor, NDGANZ

Leanne joined our team in 2020, when we opened this new CHCH branch. She has been grooming for over 20 years and is a NZ Certified Master Groomer. She grooms both cats and dogs and is an absolute pro. Leanne is our tutor in the Academy & she is also a certifier for the Master Groomer Program through NDGANZ. She studied vet nursing & has spent many hours running in the dog training & agility fields. Leanne is an avid tramper and if you meet her out in the hills you will always see her tramping hairy besty Haze with her.

Leanne is one of our tutors in our Christchurch Academy


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