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No Compromise on Safety & Comfort

The National Association of Professional Creative Groomers was founded in 2009 to provide groomers with the necessary information to understand and effectively utilize creative grooming techniques in the salon as well as the competition ring without compromising the comfort or safety of the animal involved. While the NAPCG benefits groomers, we serve the animals as we promote safety and quality in creative grooming by defining and supporting standards of excellence for the grooming industry. Through NAPCG-sponsored lectures and educational material such as exclusive publications, groomers are able to expand their repertoire of professional skills beyond the basics, increasing their business’ marketability while safely unleashing their creativity.

Whether a groomer is a seasoned creative competitor or simply looking for new, exciting techniques to introduce into their salon, the NAPCG has something to offer. A membership with the organization, subscription to CGQ: Creative Groomer Quarterly, participation in workshops, webinars, and lectures are excellent ways to start learning or to add to existing creative knowledge.

Just Ask Our Members:

"I have learned more in the last 2 years of being a member than I have in the last 25 years of my grooming career."
-Cassandra R.

"I have learned SO much in just the 3 months that I’ve been a part of the group and I’m already so much more confident as a groomer than I was before June."
-Alex B.

"I love CGQ and I think most members feel the same. We all wait by the mail box around delivery time for this little treasure. I always keep copies around the shop for future reference and find they are even helpful training tools for new employees in my salon aspiring to become groomers some day."
-Rachel N.

"In the last year and a half my grooms have bettered 10 fold my color techniques refined and when I made mistakes like all of us do I have learned to laugh."
-Rebekah S.

"I really like all the information that is available. As a newer groomer still searching for answers it's nice to be involved in a group that has a lot of experience with not just creative grooming, but grooming in general and puts the animals well-being first."
-Elizabeth R.

"I cannot believe how much information there is packed into one webinar. There is so much to learn and absorb."
-Elizabeth R.

"I love the wealth of knowledge and experience that can be accessed easily. And not just user friendly, the other members aren't intimidating and don't make others feel stupid for asking questions. Everyone is here to learn and keep learning as the understanding of how our dogs work progresses."
-Lily R.