Jacqueline Rauch & Mitzi Parrish

Golden Paws program is a unique, innovative, step by step instructional program, created, tested and proven, training successful Golden Paws Humane Pet Styling Artists over 5 decades!

The Golden Paws Professional Pet Grooming Training Program is the only Proprietary Method that breaks down the vast, complicated subjects, styling skills and knowledge of pet grooming into easy to understand component exercises the student can learn and master. Much like learning toplay an instrument, speak a new language or mastering a sport the more the skill sets are broken down into easy to master principles and component exercises that develop your muscle memory, the easier and faster the subject is to learn, even a complex one like dog styling.  Learning to become a professional pet stylist with The Golden Paws Pet Grooming Programacquire then valuable grooming knowledge and the styling skills tocare for the pet while styling beautiful breed or  clientdesigned pet styles!!

Golden Pawsis a Proven Program,  licensed to"authorized"  salon owners who wish tooffer their students the best possible pet grooming and bather training.   Experienced stylists agree, "The Golden Paws   Method" is the goldstandard of Pet Styling Education!!


Mitzi Parish grooming a dog tail. Golden PawsOnce you have made the decision to enter the dog styling profession the next step is to choose the best school for your training. How do you do this? At each school you need to compare their programs. First review the instructional material, second meet the instructors, and third observe a training class. After comparing each school's program choose the one that will work best for you.

The instructional program at GOLDEN PAWS® SCHOOL OF DOG STYLING is a simplified step-by-step method designed and refined over a 40-year period by one of the nation’s top instructors, Jacqueline Rauch. Also she has produced five instructional videos with the same step-by-step material. These videos compliment the instructional manual and they work in conjunction with one another. The composition of the instructional material is arranged and organized to develop quality styling skills, outline shaping, blending, balance, and proportion and how to apply those skills to breed design control methods, proper handling, and speed techniques, and much more. See Program for details.


The instructors at GOLDEN PAWS® SCHOOL OF DOG STYLING are professional stylists who are proficient with the training program. Each instructor aligns his or her styling skills alongside of each instructional step in the program. Each one of these steps builds the framework in which the students develop their skills. For this reason it is essential for both, the instructor and the student to follow the program steps in a systematic manner. Each student is worked with on an individual basis to help them reach their fullest potential. Our main priority is the student.