PGC - Professional Grooming Credential

From evaluating Standards of Care and Knowledge to measuring Skill Competencies, the PGC mark recognizes pet groomers who demonstrate standardized best practice knowledge in every facet of their career. While a credential program isn’t an endorsement of an individual, it does tell everyone considering hiring a professional groomer that you have sought out a credential program and passed its requirements.

Establishing a credential program strengthens the reputation of our profession. Best Shot acknowledges the PGC program's mission and proudly endorses all five of Dave Campanella's Educator Approved course offerings.

Paragon School of Pet Grooming

Become a better groomer! Stream lessons 24/7 to your personal device. Are you struggling to find Groomers? Grow your own Groomers! We can help!

Paragon features training materials for the novice and expert pet groomer such as "Notes from the Grooming Table" and "Theory of 5". Our video streaming library Learn2GroomDogs.com contains 1,000+ videos, all by Certified Master Groomers's or higher. Sort videos by skill level, breed, training expert and technique!

Best Shot's relationship with Paragon spans three decades as a friend, industry partner, and active affiliate.

World Pet Association

Everything the WPA does is about uniting the pet community through knowledge, integrity, innovation and leadership. We are committed to nurturing a healthier, more productive and collaborative pet industry that enriches both pet and human lives.

Best Shot is a proud member, actively supporting and participating at WPA trade events like SuperZoo in Las Vegas and Groom'd in Atlanta, especially giving back through PGC approved educator curriculum.


The IBPSA serves the pet care services industry by offering business staff education and legislative support. Members include owners and employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, groomers, dog walkers, pet sitters, veterinarians, trainers, and holistic pet care providers.

Our networking, staff education and certification programs provide an invaluable base of pet care knowledge. Our efforts allow Members to focus on making their business a success.