Animal Haven Grooming has a long history that started in 1983 under Sandy Potter. Today, it is a private school that offers a comprehensive course into the world of grooming. The school is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training PTIB. The dedicated staff uses the standards set by the Canadian Professional Pet Stylist Association. There are five instructors, including four CPPS & IPG Certified grooming instructors and a business & first aid instructor. Graduates have opportunities to pursue a certification through CPPS that is recognised across Canada.
The school focuses on hands-on practical teaching with a real training. Also, they provide unique ratios of students to teachers (2:1) in Canada. All programmes are designed to be a higher education to safely groom and handle animals with respect and deal with clients effectively. The learning environment is a dog grooming space for all canines, whether the day-to-day companion playing in the park, the jet-setting dog, or the canine creative fashionista. Upon completion of programmes, students have many employment options, from Kennel Assistant to Vet Technician. In addition, the professional animal experience will help graduates interact with animals and people and have compassion and knowledge about dogs and cats.