Grooming title inflation. Become a “Master groomer” in 10 days.

I love education. Seminars, online courses, mentors, books. I eat them up.

So I get why a groomer or aspiring groomer wants to go to a school, take classes, and have something to show for that effort and that money.  Good for them for wanting to learn.

But is someone who successfully completed a 10 day school session a master of anything?


Here’s what I think it takes to be a master —

Practice, practice, practice. Years and years of practice.

Progression through stages of skill, from beginner all the way to expert.

My guess is that most real “Masters” don’t tell people that they’re masters. They don’t NEED to tell anyone because they stand so far above everyone else that you’d have to be blind not to notice.