Working to improve the overall health & well being of our beloved pets one stylists at a time!
Successful grooming is a partnership between us, our customers and our students. We strive to offer the highest standards of the grooming industry through compassion, education, equipment, health and the overall well-being of all students to allow them to develop and strengthen bonds between pets and their owners, the knowledge of the industry, its business and the ability to demonstrate expertise with every pet.
Dara Forleo is the founder of The Whole Pet Grooming Academy for animal arts and sciences and is a leading influencer for the advancement and professionalism in the pet grooming industry.
She co-hosts The Groomers Cut live streaming show with her team of Pet Pro Educators. Dara has been recognized as Educator of the Year, Emerging Business Leader and a Pet Age ICON Awards honoree for her experience and long term contributions to the pet industry.
Dara has honed her education and experience over the last 2 decades culminating in her mentor program for business owners all over the country. She can help any entrepreneur with their grooming business startup and helps established companies grow, giving life to their dreams. Her insights have been featured in multiple publications like Grooming Business and Groomer To Groomer. She is a sought after speaker for conferences nationwide including organizations like the International Society Canine Cosmetologists and Barkleigh Productions. Dara is quickly becoming a well respected entrepreneur and industry leader.
Meet the Mentors
International Certified Master Groomer
NDGAA Certified Sporting
Master Pet Aesthetician
IPG Certified Salon Professional
Advanced Certification Ozone & Spa Therapeutics
Master Feline Stylist
Master Pet Massage Therapist Master Pet Aromatherapist