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Sunday, January 8th

9 AM

Feline Tips And Tricks with Anjie Coates

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Anjie has been grooming for 34 years, is a Master Holistic Feline Stylist, and has groomed cats for her entire career. She will show you some fantastic tips and tricks to help make your grooms easier on you and the cat.

Feline Tips and Tricks covers:

  • Intake makes the day easier

  • By the numbers

  • Tools and Assistance Methods

  • Handling

  • What about the scary cats?

  • Keep them coming back for more!

10:30 AM

Kerry Blue Terrier with Helen Schaefer

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Don’t get the Blues, learn this striking and tailored trim, with plenty of techniques to apply to all of your Curly coated breeds!

12 Noon

Feline Anatomy And Physiology with Malissa Conti-Diener

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Dive into the basics of feline anatomy and physiology  as it pertains to their movement, form and function. Understanding how the overall structure of the feline body assists in helping the pet groomer improve their interactions with feline customers.

1:30 PM

Canine Anatomy And Physiology with Malissa Conti-Diener

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Dive into the basics of canine anatomy and physiology  as it pertains to their movement, form and function. Understanding how the overall structure of the feline body assists in helping the pet groomer improve their interactions with feline customers.

3 PM

Handstripping with Scott Wasserman

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Scott will be discussing the history, physiology, tools, and techniques of hand stripping and will demonstrate techniques. This course is designed to give groomers an in-depth understanding of hand stripping to better serve the needs of the dog and client. Scott will discuss how to choose the right tools, proper techniques, bathing, conditioning, and how to start puppies and groom the geriatric dog. He will also be teaching the ways of staging a coat, rolling a coat, trimming flatwork, and how to establish quality furnishings and feathering. In addition, time allotment and how to price will also be discussed. Hand stripping isn’t just for show dogs! Hand stripping and carding can be utilized on a regular basis in your salon. Scott will cover working with the pet clients to help keep them in top shape with easy maintenance, as well as how to promote healthy skin and coat using simple, easy-to-use techniques. These techniques may be used on wire-coated and spaniel-type mixed breeds as well!

Monday, January 9th

9 AM

Black Russian Terrier with Chris Anthony

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Black Russian Terriers, the Black Pearls of Russia, were literally bred to be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be intimidating in your grooming salon. Still, if this giant breed gives you giant sized nerves at the thought of seeing one on your schedule, join us in go over three different BRT trims from breed std, to pet trim and a maintainable in between. We’ll demystify these big guys with some basics and tips so you can smile when you see one on the schedule, instead of planning a way to call out.

10:30 AM

Field Spaniel with Kathryn Dixon

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Kathryn will demo a Field Spaniel.

12 Noon

Camouflage Grooming with Teri DiMarino

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As much as we all love our dogs, we must realize there are no perfect pets. Understanding correct canine structure and the beast beneath the hair will increase our ability to deal with certain difficulties we may encounter in our grooming.

Teri will show how to achieve the edge that makes your grooming just a bit better than the salon down the street. Knowing proper body construction of the dog helps make the grooming job easier and the finished groom look better. Make crooked legs appear straight, long bodies appear shorter and short necks appear longer. It may also answer questions that you may have about a dog’s behavior or table manners. Give the owner the “Show dog” appearance they have always wanted while making the groom go quicker and easier for you and the pet.

This seminar will cover:

  • Comparing correct and incorrect canine structure.

  • How structure affects the dog’s behavior on the grooming table.

  • Compassionate techniques and equipment to help make the groom more comfortable for the dog and easier for the groomer.

  • How to hide faults and imperfections in the dog’s structure through grooming.

1:30 PM

Special Needs of the Brachycephalic Breeds with Bobbie Baugher

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 This physiology-based seminar aims to help stylists safely and confidently handle animals in the  brachycephalic phenotype. We will discuss the most common health and safety concerns we see in the salon setting; and reinforce relationship building with owners and their veterinarians.