Your ability to do your job, and do it right, separates you from being "just a bather" to a position that contributes to the finished product in the salon. Teri believes that a good bath, brush and dry is 50% of a great groom. The bathing room is where most stylists started. Before future groomers begin to think of clipping coat, they must first know what to expect from the hair, and how to treat it to obtain desired results. Surprisingly, many great B/Bs remain in the bathing room, preferring the security of knowing there will always be a need for their expert services. Bathers-in-training, "groomer wannabes", seasoned groomer techs and salon owners will benefit from this day-long program with tips on equipment and products to make the job easier. From getting the dog ready for the tub, to finding the right shampoo through proper bathing and blow-drying techniques, Teri will cover the B/B fundamentals. Safety issues and handling will be stressed.
From brushes and nail clippers, muzzles to grooming loops, Teri covers equipment basics, highlighting correct uses, in an effort to make the work easier and more comfortable for pet and bather. "These techniques and tools will make the finished groom a true work of art," says Teri. Anals and ears will be also discussed.
Everyone has a technique for dematting a neglected pet. For some, it’s a shave-down and then entering the pelt in a Mat Contest. For others, it’s a time-consuming, hair-splitting experience, destined to take its toll on the pet, the B/B or both. Teri examines the most common and effective products, tools and techniques for the demat dilemma without getting all tangled up.
Tocopherol, Ergocalciferol, Sodium Chloride. Teri takes a "groomers-eye" view of the stuff we use every day in language we can understand. Shampoos, sprays and conditioners are our most expendable items but what do we really know to select the right product for our situation? (Those scary words are techno-speak for vitamin E, vitamin D and simple table salt, often found in many grooming products.)
Bathing and drying are the most underestimated aspects of our jobs. Techniques can make or break a groom. The ability to properly apply products, thoroughly clean and then dry the pet will have a direct influence on the finish. You will hear about time-saving equipment and techniques.
This program is six hours long and is included in the Do-It-All admission or can be purchased separately. See Schedule and Registration for starting times and fees. Program includes Trade show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Learn the science, techniques, and product types to successfully put the “why” in what you do. This course is a must for groomers, bathers, and office personnel in the grooming shop and veterinary clinic alike. Come see what some say can’t be done! Real-time cases done by groomers will be shared.
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.
In this class you will learn the needs of the different coat types so you can make better decisions in the product types you pick for maximum results.
Always wonder why these skin conditions occur and reoccur? Does technique play a factor? Could I have caused that issue? When the client or veterinarian accused me of causing the issue, is that true?
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.
Come learn how as a groomer you can make a difference and save lives.
If there's a single breed that you're certain to find coming to you for grooming, it's the Poodle. All of them, no matter what trim or style their owners select, should be elegant, well-balanced, and scissored. Grooming difficult feet, achieving a beautiful topknot, and getting that overall balanced look are not the easiest tasks in the world. Jay and Sue demonstrate techniques and styles on three Poodles in this exciting all Poodle Day! They will provide timesaving tips, and show you how to do a quick and stylish everyday pet trim that will be low maintenance for your everyday clients. Then be wowed as they demo how to set patterns on more traditional poodle trims. Jay and Sue will also demonstrate proper body positioning to get the best control of your shears so your finishes are smooth. Whether you are a beginner or expert, this seminar will cover multiple techniques to benefit you!
Clippers are amazing tools and can be used to our advantage in a busy, high-volume shop. There are so many tricks to use with your clippers that will give your clients the appearance of a scissored finish without the extra time involved. Do not sacrifice quality when using your most trusty tool and learn to embrace your clippers!
Have you ever wondered if grooming competitions are for you? How do you even get started? Mackensie has 12 years of experience in the contest ring as one of the USA’s top competitors, and in this seminar, will dish out all of her secrets! From how to get started, finding dogs and packing for shows to advanced open-level tricks and insight. Let’s not even get started about getting registered! This class will be sure to prepare you for your next competition, fine-tune your attention to detail, and help set you up for success!