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Sunday, August 25th

9 AM

Geriatric Grooming with Mindy Dinwiddie (4-hour Certificate Course)

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Have you noticed that your customer base is aging rapidly? Are the cute little puppies you once groomed getting older and requiring more care? Providing the best possible care for these beloved pets is essential. This four-hour certificate class will teach you everything you need to know, including how to communicate with clients, what products to use, and the diseases senior dogs may face. By taking this course, you will have the tools to become a skilled senior dog groomer who is in high demand for compassionate care. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate to proudly exhibit your dedication to the well-being of your clients’ elderly dogs.

2:30 PM

Mobile Right with Evthoxia Moustakas

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Mobile Grooming doesn’t just mean you get to do things your way. There are the right and wrong ways on how to handle clients and dogs, scheduling, policies, procedures, etc. Let’s explore how to Mobile Right as an employer, employee, and independent individual to maximize your time and energy. 

Mobile grooming is an excellent option within the Grooming Industry. It allows for freedoms and options that aren’t allotted to a brick-and-mortar salon. It’s an entirely different ball game with its own perks, issues, and rewards. It’s quick thinking and a race against time, traffic, and weather in order to get through the day and groom all the dogs. 

Monday, August 26th

9 AM

Difficult Dog with Melissa Jepson (4-hour Certificate Course)

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In today’s increasingly litigious society, it’s more important than ever to understand how to handle as many different types of dogs as possible safely. So, what do we do when we feel our safety is compromised? In this two-hour class, Melissa shows you in real-time how to quickly, compassionately, and efficiently handle the difficult behavioral problems we face every day. A certificate will be available after taking a test.

2:30 PM

Don’t Grab the Beard! with Ashley Hanvey

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The default way we are taught to hold faces is by the beard. Some dogs don’t mind, but many tug, pull, jerk, bite, and scream. There must be a better way! Hang out with me as I show you alternative ways to hold faces while grooming and bathing the dogs in your care. The dogs will be happier, and so will you!