Are you looking for a dog grooming school? At VIP Pet Elite we offer private dog grooming lessons, seminars, tutoring and even mentorship.

Guzal Adekoje is a multiple award winning national certified dog groomer with years of experience.  Guzal has been competing in dog grooming competitions in different categories and with different breeds including poodles, wire coated breeds, sporting breeds, scissoring classes, and free style. She is knowledgeable in all breeds and known for her skills in transformation.  She has a teaching background and pedagogical teaching degree. She developed her own method of teaching making schooling fun and memorable. At her private classes she focuses on individual approach customizing her teaching to the needs and abilities of every single student. She does not believe that one method fits all.

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned groomer who wants to improve the skills, Guzal will be a good source to help. Looking to get ready for certifications or dog grooming competitions? You are in the right place. Guzal offers mentorship as well.

Prices for private lessons and seminars vary depending on the individual needs and situation. Please email us with your requests at vippetsalon@gmail.com or text at 703-586-5976,  and we will put a package together for you

Guzal also offers mentorship for groomers who are interested in improving their skills. It is a remote service focused on helping groomers grow and improve their skills. Mentorship is $250 a month. Please ask us about the details by texting on 703-586-5976 or email at vippetsalon@gmail.com


Start your dog grooming career with our tutoring services!

First level: Groomer Assistant 101

A 30-hour hands on course. $2000

By the end of this course students will learn and understand the foundation of prep work.  It is number one and the most important step in dog grooming! Upon completion of this course the graduates will be skilled to work as groomer assistant at the salons or at the shows. The course will cover the following topics:

Dog behavior

Safe handling

Basic Anatomy

Introduction to equipment

Skin and coat theory

Product application

Maintenance Grooming


Do’s and Don’ts

CPR and First Aid (additional charge)

Hands on Practice

Second Level. Pet Grooming 201 (prerequisite Groomer Assistant 101)

80 hours hands on course (must successfully complete Groomer Assistant course 101) $3000

In this 80-hour course the students will learn basic haircuts the most popular in everyday salon environment. This course focuses on everyday pet grooming.

Introduction to the most requested pet haircuts

Tools utilization and maintenance

Safety of operation

Clipper work

Scissoring techniques

Working with attachment combs

Time management and time saving techniques

Intro to pet breed specific haircuts

Doodles and other mixed breeds


3rd Level. Professional Master Groomer 301

100 hour hands on course. This is a very intense course of continued education preparing student for master exam and/or dog grooming competition. (prerequisite Groomer Assistant 101 and Pet Grooming 201) $3750

The course will cover the following:

Anatomy for grooming

Breed Specifics

AKC Standards and history

Long Legged and Short Legged Terrier

Non-Sporting Group

Sporting Breeds



Corrective grooming

Business 101. $5000
The class is taught by a very successful business woman who has been in the grooming industry since 2005 and has years of experience in running dog grooming business. She also have BA in Global Affairs with the concentration in economic development.
This class is designed to get the students ready for the business part of a dog grooming business both for mobile and salon format. (Online class)
In this class we will discuss:
Business Plan
Intro to bookkeeping
Mobile vs Salon


Teacher Training hybrid format. Both online and in person(must complete Groomer Assistant, Professional Groomer and Expert Groomer Course) $5000
The class is taught by an award winning groomer that has degree and experience in teaching.
Become a dog grooming professor.
Learn how to become a grooming teacher
In this class we will work on
Public Speaking
Methodology  and lessons plans
Shadowing a teacher.
Hands on internship



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