Thursday Programs

Hair and Skin Certificate Program

Dr. Cliff Faver

Learn the science, the techniques, and product types to successfully put the “why” in what you do. A must for groomers, bathers, and office personnel in the grooming shop and veterinary clinic alike.

1) Understanding hair and skin

Learn the basic anatomy and function of the skin and hair. This is a critical foundation for this class and everything a groomer or bather does. This hour will explain a lot of the science about how nutrition, sebum and basic anatomy work so you can understand the “why” in what you do.

2) Understanding the difference in coat types and the products that need to be used

In this class you will learn the needs of the different coat types so you can make better decisions in the products you use for maximum results.

3) Understanding the common things that go wrong and that lead to skin issues

Always wonder why these skin conditions occur and reoccur? Does technique play a factor? Could I have caused that issue? When the client or veterinary accused me of causing the issue, is that true?

4) The science to follow in treating skin issues

Learn methods, techniques and types of products to fix the skin problems when they occur. Learn principles that will lead to success when treating skin issues, how to grow hair back on those shaved down dogs, and why steroids and antibiotics and the typical therapies for skin don’t always work.

AKC S.A.F.E. Grooming Certification Program

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.

All groomers who attend will be eligible, at no additional charge, to become AKC Safety Certified Groomers and receive a frameable certificate and other great benefits.

This course is also an important part of the requirements for the AKC Safety in the Salon Certification. This salon certification gives salon owners a means to show their commitment to the health and safety of pets and in return receive valuable marketing support from the AKC.

Doggie Emoji

Olga Zabelinskaya

Olga will demonstrate her secret tips and tricks to styling different breeds' doll faces. She will explain symmetry, balance, and proportions.

Thursday Evening

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 two-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 live 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.

Grooming Around the World

Victor Rosado

Learn the universe of grooming from the eyes and hands of a world traveling master groomer, Victor will also share the trends, the actual evolution and the adventures. This seminar features live demos.