About The American Academy of Pet
for a personal Welcome Message from Ilys.
The American Academy of Pet Grooming (AAOPG) was founded in 2002 by
Ilys Posner, a former New York City school teacher. Located in the
heart of Manhattan near the bustling Baruch College campus, the school
offers a fully-licensed and comprehensive curriculum for those interested
in either beginning a new career or changing the career they already have.
Graduates have come from the stages of Broadway and the back offices of
Wall Street. It makes no difference what your career has been,
students come to AAOPG for one purpose - they love pets and they are
seeking a career that is incredibly rewarding, satisfying, and lucrative.
The AAOPG Has An Incredible 98% Placement Rate
For Its Graduating Students
Some graduates move on to become pet groomers at some of New York
City's most prestigious pet grooming enterprises, while others start their
own successful businesses in and around the tri-state area.
With more that five million pets, New York City is the pet capital of
How AAOPG Was Started
After 20 years in insurance and business, Ilys Posner, founder of AAOPG,
decided to follow her dream career - Grooming. Within two short
years she was grooming some of the most exclusive dogs in New York City.
From there, The Little Red Pet Shop was born - a full service grooming,
boarding, and daycare facility in the heart of Manhattan.
Her dreams have come true with hard work and knowledge. You can
do the same. Whether you want to be a home groomer, shop groomer,
mobile groomer, or run your own business, you can learn the essential
skills to start your path to success.
With only 150 hours, you can have a certificate from a licensed
institution that will open the doors to your career in Pet Grooming!