Thursday Programs

AKC Safety In The Shop

Susan Sholar

The American Kennel Club recognizes that grooming is important to the overall health, comfort and well-being of pets. Setting the standard in groom safety to ensure these needs are met for all pets in salon, The AKC is proud to offer the Safety in Salons Certification Program to groomers and salons.

As reputable and quality pet care professionals, groomers should consider the safety and welfare of the pets entrusted to their care. The Safety in Salon course will review best practices focusing on pet care, health, and safety. Topics covered include accident avoidance, disease awareness, and sanitation.

Barkleigh Pet Professional First Aid/CPR Certification

Jill Pipino

As a pet care professional, you want to be equipped with the skills to handle medical emergencies that arise while a pet is in your care. Whether a pet becomes ill, injured, or needs help in a disaster, this course will teach you how to respond.

In this four-hour interactive course, you will learn emergency care, how to stock a first aid kit, perform CPR, respond to breathing and heart emergencies (including choking), and disaster procedures, with some of these exercises being demonstrated on a demo dog. This unique course is customized for pet care professionals and you will learn how to respond to emergencies specific to your industry. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a frameable certificate stating that you are certified in dog and cat First Aid & CPR.

Sporting Day With Sue

Sue Zecco

Do you ever wonder about the differences in the English Cocker and the Springer Spaniel trims? Are the lines on all of your Setters exactly the same? Having a tough time keeping your American Cocker matt free? Learn pet trims following correct breed profile, with variation pet trims to make life easier. Sue will teach carding techniques, review tools necessary and give an overall view of pet trims verses show trims on several breeds.

Thursday Evening

Table Topics: A Groomer’s Roundtable

Khris Berry

Join fellow groomers and pet professionals in round table discussions focusing on pet industry topics. Small group formats will allow opportunities to meet, discuss, and share ideas with like-minded pet professionals. Casual, educational, and fun, Table Topics will allow you to gain new friends as well as new information. Come learn and share!

You’re Quite A Character!

Anne Francis

Anne Francis has been recognized with The Taxi Award at The New England Pet Grooming Professionals repeatedly. She loves to bring out the sweet character of the pets she cares for. In this program, Anne will discuss her method of bringing artistry to pets that highlight their beauty and character. Sometimes small changes bring about a whole new feeling to a dog’s haircut! There is a demo in this workshop.