What NDGAA Certification Means

When you see the NDGAA “Striped Pole and Poodle” logo and the National Certified Master Groomer phrase, you know that your groomer has completed the NDGAA curriculum and has passed a rigorous written and performance-based test to receive the honor of certification. Those that hold this certification have invested a large quantity of both time and money into becoming a leader of excellence in the pet grooming field.

When you choose an NDGAA Certified Master Groomer, you can rest assured that your pet’s style will be:

•  Correctly beveled, smooth, even and well blended

•  Have a clean, tangle-free coat that is cut to the correct length

•  Free of clipper burns, nicks & cuts, and with skin disorders & parasites
    properly addressed

•  Consistent with the breed standard

•  Properly balanced, with eye appeal and symmetry

•  Your pet will be handled with the utmost care

If you want to ensure the highest quality grooming procedures each and every time you have your pet groomed, we recommend that you look for the National Dog Groomers Association of America seal and certification wherever you go for grooming, and if in doubt, ask your groomer if they are NDGAA Certified.


Every informed pet owner should know that anyone can claim to be a certified groomer, but only a Certified Master Groomer that has been trained and tested by the National Dog Groomers Association of America has earned a professionally recognized certification for his or her high level of adherence to breed standards and best practices.

Prestigious Pets is proud to be the only pet grooming salon in the Cullman, Alabama area that is owned and operated by a NDGAA Certified Master Groomer.

About the NDGAA

The National Dog Groomers Association was created over 42 years ago to encourage professionalism, education, and consistency throughout the pet grooming industry. The goal of the NDGA is to unite groomers from all over the world, create a network of professionals, set universally recognized grooming standards for all breeds, and create an elevated level of professional recognition for those who excel in grooming and want to be acknowledged through certification.