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Sunday, June 19th

8 AM

The Wonderful World Of Forms with Anjie Coates

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Forms. The word alone makes many groomers sigh. Keeping track of all that paperwork can be an unwanted burden. When would you really need one anyway? Well, you don’t need them… until you do. We can’t foresee the future, we don’t know when something is going to go wrong, or when a seemingly nice customer is suddenly going to freak out over something as seemingly innocent as a bow on a collar. We live in a litigious age, where suing someone over the fact their dog was scarred for life for having a nail quicked becomes a mind boggling reality. 

  • What forms do you really need?

  • Terms of Service

  • Dematting and strip down form

  • Senior pet forms

9:30 AM

Coat Carving A Flag  with Erin Martin 

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Erin will demonstrate how to carve a flag onto a dog. Just in time for the 4th of July.

11 AM

Pet Professionals And Grief with Chris Anthony

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As pet professionals we form close bonds with our customers, both the 2 and four legged variety. So much so that the loss of either, sudden or expected can hit us also as hard as losing one of our own loved ones. We often get into pet grooming because of how much we love animals, but aren’t prepared to deal with often unexpected feelings of grief that comes with the love. We’ll discuss various coping mechanisms & healthy ways to grieve, as well as how to be “professional” and emotional all at once. We’ll learn  how to help our clients with their own grief and why that’s vital to not only our own health, but the health of our business.

12:30 PM

Fear: Is It The Chicken Or The Egg? with Chrissy Neumyer Smith

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Are behavior problems caused by fear or did the grooming or procedure cause the fear? Owners tend to think that grooming created “a bad experience” and “scared their dog”. Groomers tend to think that the dog’s behavior created “a bad experience”and “scared the dog”. How can we break the cycle and help dogs learn to be Calm, Comfortable, and Cooperative? Learn how grooming S.M.A.R.T. can help!

2 PM

 Identify Soulmate Clients with River Lee

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Do you know who your soulmate client is? Do you ever wonder if a client really is the best fit for your business? Do you know what causes you to procrastinate? Do you know what attributes your soul mate client has?

In one hours-time you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the different types of clients a grooming business might deal with.

  • Clarity on specific attributes clients have (like demographics, psychographics, communication, etc.)

  • Determine what you actually want in a client for YOUR business.

  • Gain understanding and insight when an ideal client walks away…how to avoid this heartbreak in the future!

3:30 PM

Doodle Coat Prep with Tami Vornbrock

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Take the struggle out of finishing Doodles! Proper Prep work is the secret to easy Doodle trims. Learn about products, hand tools and techniques that set up combination coats for ease of trimming and styling. No more drowning in Doodles!

Monday, June 20th

8 AM

Training A Team To Compliment Your Brand with Denise Heroux

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One of the most crucial elements to grow your brand with a team is in the training. Denise will discuss what components are needed to start building a strong team through a solid training program as well as how to execute it. A solid training program will compliment your brand. 

-Importance of consistent training

– Foundations of a strong training program built around your brand

– Helpfully tips and techniques used to train your employees

9:30 AM

Cat Grooming 101 with Helen Schaefer

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Join Helen as she takes on the basis of cat grooming and highlighting the major differences between our feline friends and canine companions.

11AM

Asian Teddy Bear Head On A Yorkie with Riza Wisnom

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Learn an adorable Asian inspired head on a Yorkie! This petite head with rounded ears will be accomplished using a variety of techniques and shears and is easily carried over into your salon. Clients will love it!

12:30 PM

Grooming From The Perspective Of The Pet with Kate Klasen

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Have you wondered what grooming looks like the pet’s end? How are their senses being stimulated? Join Kate in this eye opening workshop.

2 PM

How Canine Anatomy Affects Mindful Handling with Chris Pearson

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Do you have dogs that always “act up” for certain parts of their groom? 

Are you not clear on what “conformation grooming” really is?

What are the differences in movement and range of motion on a squarely built dog versus a rectangularly dog?

What can you do as a groomer to keep dogs comfortable for their entire groom while still getting a positive interaction with a difficult pet?

In this class you’ll share in an hour long dive into the anatomy and structure of individual dogs. 

We’ll take a look at how your handling techniques on the table can be altered and effected by the dog’s frame and mobility.

I’ll walk you through different holds and body positions to keep both you and the pet comfortable and safe!

As part of how we should always “groom for the next visit”, this class will help you have a better relationship with the dog in front of you and your job at hand.

3:30 PM

Understanding Research For Groomers with Michelle Knowles

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This is an introductory class about how to understand the nuances of research and peer reviewed articles as it pertains to the grooming profession. There are many myths and rumors about what is and isn’t valid research. This class will give you a working foundation of what is valid and what is not and how to know what you are looking at when reviewing the published science information available to us. We will be going over the working theory, peer reviewed research, anecdotal stories, empirical observations and the practical value of the scientific method.