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Dog Grooming School

Learn about our dog grooming courses and how you can become a certified dog groomer in as little as four weeks. Teachings include everything from bathing and brushing to breed trims. 

Dog Training School

Our dog training certifications teach everything from basic obedience to scent detection and service dog training, so find out how you can become a dog trainer today...


We offer dual-certificates to those who desire a knowledge in both dog training and dog grooming, because many of our graduates choose to start their own pet business or desire to be leaders in the industry.

Dog Grooming School Missouri

Looking For A Career Change?

If you are curious about a career working with animals, The Academy of Pet Careers is here to help. The demand for certified dog groomers and dog trainers is growing and the industry is in desperate need of professionals. All our programs offer flexible scheduling and open enrollment, so you can start a new career in no time!

Want To Start A Pet Business?

Graduates of our dog training and grooming courses often start their own business. With the proper education and experience, starting a pet business can be as easy as finding your first client. No matter what your goals, education plays an important role in finding success. Check out how we can help you jump start your pet business today...

Dog Training School in Missouri

Our Philosophy

The Academy of Pet Careers teaches skills and techniques that empower pets. Pet Empowerment is all about understanding the psychology of fear in pets so that we can better serve them. Because of this desire to help, our passion at the APC is in improving the quality and standard of care in the pet industry. Every day, pets are taken to their vet, groom salon, or doggy daycare for socialization. They deal with fears and anxiety that most pet professionals don’t know how to recognize.

Latest News and Information

Introducing A New Pet To The Family

May 7, 2018

Pets are members of the family, and adding a new one is a lifelong commitment. Needless to say, this is a huge decision that should not be made lightly or on a whim. Neither should you choose a new pet out of sympathy for the animal. If you want to help an animal in need,…

Microchip Your Pet And Save Lives

May 7, 2018

This time of year is packed with holiday shopping, parties and plenty of excitement. While we revel in the splendor of the season, our pets might not feel the same way.  Even confident pets can become nervous with all the noise that surrounds them during the holidays. Pets are at a much higher risk of…

Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Coffee Shop

December 5, 2017

Do you love spending time with your dog? Want to take them with you to your local coffee shop? You can if you’ve prepared them and yourself for the visit. Here are some tips to get you ready: 1. Find dog-friendly coffee shops on 2. Select the best leash for your pup here. 3.…