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Sunday, September 15th

9 AM

Poodle with Kayla Croteau (4-hour Certificate Course)

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All Poodle things

2:30 PM

Strip or Clip: Mastering Coat Techniques with Loren Mesquita (part 1 of Terrier Certificate Courses)

 

Join us for an enlightening one-hour seminar, “Strip or Clip,” where we delve into the essential grooming techniques that distinguish hand stripping from clipping, particularly for terrier coats and sport jackets. This seminar (hopefully possibly featuring the renowned Sally Hawks, a pioneer in hand stripping) is designed to educate everyday pet groomers on the nuances of maintaining a natural coat’s integrity versus the convenience of clipping.

 

Participants will learn about the importance of selecting the right grooming method to enhance both the quality of the pet’s coat and skin. The seminar will cover practical use of various tools such as carding knives, stripping knives, and stones, providing hands-on insights into their effective use.

 

This session is perfect for groomers seeking to elevate their service offerings and cater to clients who demand superior results for their pets. Enhance your skills and understanding of these vital grooming techniques to deliver exceptional care and aesthetic excellence.

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Monday, September 16th

9 AM

Just another Flatwork Monday with Amy Hendren (part 2 of Terrier Certificate Courses)

 

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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.

10:30 PM

Finding terriers tricky? with Anne Francis (part 3 of Terrier Certificate Courses) 

 

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Pet terrier clips giving you difficulty? Have trouble setting patterns, blending furnishings, or clipper lines? Anne will show you where to set lines using snap-on combs and how to blend those clipper lines into a flawless pet trim. Anne will share the tricks she has learned to set her pet trims apart from others. Demo dog westie

12:00 PM

Mastering Transition Blending: Hand Stripping Techniques for Norwich Terriers with Manessa Donovan

(part 4 of Terrier Certificate Courses)

 

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Learn advanced hand-stripping techniques focused on blending transition areas for Norwich Terriers. Gain skills in identifying key areas, selecting tools, and achieving a polished finish. These techniques can be used on Norwich Terrier and all terrier breeds. They are perfect for groomers seeking to refine their skills and master the art of hand stripping.

1:30 PM

From Bald to Beautiful with Heather Hudson (part 5 of Terrier Certificate Courses)


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In this one-hour seminar, learn the benefits of balding in handstripping wire-coated terriers. Heather will discuss the many uses of this technique, including restoring blown or damaged coats and staging show coats. Learn when this, sometimes controversial, technique is best used and on what breeds. This seminar will not be focused on any one breed but instead will discuss several different breeds in which balding can be beneficial.

1:30 PM

Intro To The Soft Coated Wheaten with Katherine Roldan (part 6 of Terrier Certificate Courses)


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In this one-hour class Katherine will introduce you to the basics of grooming a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Wheaten Terriers have a vast history spanning decades, and their complex history in this country and others has helped create the breed we know and love today. Katherine aims to teach you how their differing coats make them a unique breed that qualifies them for a vital spot in grooming in salons and competitions. She will cover the standard, which is the basis of all grooming, and explain the fundamentals that differentiate a show groom from a modified pet trim. This will most certainly include the different coat types to be found in the breed. Katherine will also cover the best tools and techniques she has learned in her thorough breed study.