Hello, I live in the Metro Vancouver area, and I'm hoping to become a dog groomer. There are two grooming schools here, Animal Haven and the Western Dog Grooming School, however they're both full-time and pretty costly. Has anybody out there competed their programs? Was it worthwhile, and were you satisfied with the outcome (are you now working as a groomer, that is)? I did find a salon in Pitt Meadows that teaches part-time, and is less expensive ($3,300 + HST), but the course itself is a bit short, only about a hundred hours. I also called up a few places regarding apprenticing, but it sounds like nowdays nobody is willing to take on an apprentice. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on getting trained as a groomer? It'd be very much appreciated!