Hand Stripping. It’s For Pets Too!
From strip and clips to breed standard show trims, learn how to make the best of a coarse coat in any condition. Kathryn Dixon will cover must have tools, common techniques, understanding the coarse coat, and how to make any coarse coated dog- mutt or purebred look their best.
Grooming for Structure Demo
As any beautician will tell you, every hair style doesn’t fit every face. The same is true in grooming- dogs come in 100 different shapes and sizes. In this demo Kathryn Dixon will detail how to evaluate the individual dog and groom to its strengths while honoring the pet parent’s requests.
Grooming on the Island of Misfit Dogs
Not your normal Demo! After many grooming seminars, some attendees lament, ” that class was great, but I only groom pets”, as if the seminar speaker only sees perfect specimens day in and day out. Nothing could be further from the truth!
This seminar aims to address that common complaint by teaching attendees to bridge what they saw taught on a beautiful dog in the class and applying it on the well loved, but not always ideal clients they serve daily.
Helen Schaefer will go over the “Breed Standard” and apply it to the Very loved Pet on the table. A little bit of corrective grooming, but more how to adapt to the individual on the table, Helen will teach you how to bring out the best in your chunky, short legged, or otherwise not “ideal” pets for that ultimate “show dog” look for the star in your clients life (and that competitive edge to help make your skills stand out from the crowd and attract and retain new business.)
Historically Correct Continental (HCC)
Points and Pivots
Do you feel like your scissor work is lacking? Do you feel tired and sore by the end of the day? Do you worry about carpal tunnel or trigger fingers? Helen Schaefer will show how to ensure you are utilizing correct body positioning and demonstrate scissoring drills and stretches to help ward off fatigue, prevent injury, and improve your finish! (bring your straight shears or a pair of chunkers to follow along!)
Doodling the Doodle