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IPG Certifiers 


Canine Concepts


Linda is the President of the International Professional Groomers. As a competitive groomer, her wins include Best in Show and Best All-Around Groomer. Linda has been involved with dogs for over 50 years. She began training for the obedience ring then breeding & showing Basenji's, Australian Cattle Dogs, Poodles, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She worked as a professional handler, finishing over 60 champions in many breeds, from Pekingese and poodles to Newfoundlands.

Linda's grooming career began in 1973, and since then, she has built 8 successful grooming salons. Her current grooming salon and self wash is at her horse ranch in Salem, Oregon.

As an educator and certifier for IPG, Linda travels all over the world certifying, Judging grooming competitions and giving workshops. Linda and Dr. Jim live on a 50-acre ranch and breed and show horses. Linda and Jim are also very involved in 4-H for horses.


IPG Certifier and Approved Training Center

Brentwood, California




Puerto Rico and Latin American Affiliate

Victor is a member of Groom Team USA (


IPG Approved Grooming School Affiliate

IPG Training Center and Track 1-3 Certifier

San Diego, California


Myke is the owner and instructor of the San Diego Grooming Academy.  He hosts regular workshops and training events at the school and Certification Events.

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Lexie's Dog and Cat Grooming

Approved Cat Training Center, IPG Certifier and Regional Representative

Beeliar, WA  


Teaching cat grooming online is an opportunity for me to show the world that there is a way to help cats become mat free, and help cat owners become comfortable petting them, by grooming without force. I see reading a cat's body language and working with their comfort as incredibly important, as cats of course, rule the world.

With a Veterinary Nursing and Qualified Dog Grooming background, I have a different outlook on how cats should be groomed keeping in mind their anatomy, coat and skin health. 

My slow introduction and low-stress handling techniques have been proven over 15 years of grooming cats without sedation and many happy clients, being the go-to cat groomer in my state.

Elsebeth De Biase, ICMG

IPG Approved Track 1 Certifier 

Myke is the owner and instructor of the San Diego Grooming Academy.  He hosts regular workshops and training events at the school and Certification Events.


Masers Grooming Academy


Denise is a second-generation groomer who started grooming at the age of nine years old. Denise has for may years assisted with a 4-H dog group. An active member of the Washington State Pet Industry Association. She was named "Groomer of the Year" in a 1977 Seattle Grooming contest and was first runner-up in 1978. In 1979 she promoted and directed a local WSPIA Grooming Contest. 1980 Denise earned Certified Poodle Groomer title in the first Professional Pet Groomers Certification test held in Des Moines, Iowa. 1982 Denise successfully promoted the first groomer’s convention and certification testing in the Pacific Northwest, at which time she earned certification in the Sporting Breeds. 1983 she earned title of certified Terrier Groomer and status of Certified Master Groomer in Atlanta Georgia. 1984 PPGC INC. (now International Professional Groomers Inc.) elected Denise as Regional Director of the Pacific Northwest Region. 1987 achieved status of certifier for PPGC. Inc./ IPG INC. 1989 achieved status of Companion Animal Hygienist with WWPSA. 1990 Elected on the board for International Professional Groomers. 1991 took over the duty of treasure and membership comity for IPG Inc. Served for one and a half years.  Several placements in major grooming competitions.

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