I was wondering if anyone has ever heard anything or had any experience with any of the "learn at home" grooming schools. I received some literature from Penn Foster Career School for a distance learning for dog grooming. I really need to learn to groom at home, with 2 standards the cost right now is tough. When we got our first poodle, I did months of research and knew the costs involved with grooming. I even found a local groomer, who I love, and who gives me a great deal because I was one of her first customers when she moved to this area and have recommended her to several people. Anyway, with the economy what it is, my husband has been out of work for a year now, I lost a great job last October and although I'm back to work full time now, I'm making about half of what I was at the last job. Needless to say some things get cut back and grooming, even at the great rate my groomer gives me, is still more than we can afford and I don't want my dogs to pay for our unfortunate situation. I've also thought about asking my groomer if she would mind teaching me how to groom my dogs at home. We do the brushing of course, and I can trim FFT (sort of, still not good on those toes). If anyone has heard anything, positive or negative on the distance learning thing, I'd appreciate any input.... thank you!