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Sunday Programs

Grooming Salons: A Petri Dish For Disease

Dr. Cliff Faver

Ever wonder what “beasties” are lurking around your grooming salon? What about the risks to the pets, to you, or your family? What you don’t know can hurt you! We will also address some of the myths/misconceptions from a scientific approach of some of the disease processes we commonly are exposed to. You will learn some of the common hazards you are faced with and common sense ways to minimize your exposure to them.

Pet Westie

Janice Fehn

Join Janice for Pet Westies with correct profile, length and look. Learn how to retain some wire texture in your pet trims and tricks to get that head and tail shape correct.

Mobile Grooming Tips And Tricks

Angela Kumpe

Angela will share advice, tips and tricks on many topics of Mobile Grooming. These bits of information can help you while you build a successful mobile grooming business. Some of these topics include scheduling, increasing tips, invoicing, price increases, setting rules and sticking to them, marketing, cancelations, add on services, latch key services, and much more.

Don’t Give It Away! How Much Are You Worth An Hour?

Cheryl Purcell

Many groomers set their prices by what the shop down the street charges. That’s not how we should be setting prices. What you need to charge per dog and what I need to charge per dog are different because our costs to operate are different. Every groomer should know what they need to generate per hour in order to make a living wage.

Ergonomics Of Hand Scissoring

Deborah Walker

In this class you will gain the knowledge on how important ergonomics is in the salon. Learn how to protect your hands before scissoring. Learn techniques to stop Carpal Tunnel from getting worse or eliminating it forever. Deborah Walker will be covering how your body structure is affected by the positioning of your hands with ergonomic techniques. Learn how to utilize equipment in an ergonomic way and how to apply methods to reduce grooming time and stress on your body.

The Timeless Spiral Trim

Dawn Omboy

The Spiral trim was first done 1981 at the Atlanta Pet Fair. Learn more about the beginning of this timeless classic that was the basis of Creative Styling as we know it today. The Spiral has continued to delight groomers to this very day and has been beautifully executed by many over the years. Dawn will show you how to set the pattern in a live demo and top it off with a bit of Airbrushing instruction. Included is a history of how it all began, thanks to the Godfather of Creative Styling, Jerry Schinberg.

Dreamy Drop Coats

Valerie Partynski

Valerie will show you how to do a stylish, but easy maintenance trim on a drop coated dog. Being one of the harder coat types to work with, she will show you how to get a smooth finish in a short amount of time using snap on combs and thinning shears.

Kerry Blue Pet Trim

Cheryl Purcell

Cheryl will teach you how to make a client's pet look like a Kerry, without all the hair. Yes, it is possible. This trim will be completed with clipper blades and snap on combs, with extra time dedicated to head and beard styling.

How To Not Get Bit!

Scott Wasserman

This seminar explains the “hows” and “whys” a dog may bite. It covers everything from puppy development, noise sensitivity, handling puppies, geriatric dogs and special needs pets.

Customer Service 101

Brett Wilson

What does it take to run a successful business? Customers of course! Far too often we tend to forget they pay us to perform a service for them. What should we be doing to gain their trust and better their experience for their four-legged family member? Brett will walk you through what he feels is a step by step guide to keeping them coming back for more.

The Bichon Head: From Show To Short

Lindsey Dicken

Lindsey will start by doing a show type head, then demonstrate three more styles on the same dog, ending with a short easy maintenance style. Any of those could be applied to your client dogs!

Lion Cut Or Not?

Danelle German

Lion cuts are a popular groom style for cats, either because of owner preference or because a cat is severely matted or pelted. Know when a lion cut is the right choice and when it is not so as to avoid unnecessary dangers and incomplete grooms. In this seminar, Danelle will explain how to determine when a lion cut is appropriate and when it is not, how long it should take to complete, and what methods and steps to follow for a clean, smooth finish.

Train The Puppy And The Owner: Development And Grooming

Lara Latshaw & Melissa Siedenstrang

Melissa and Lara will explain puppy development and behavior. When groomers understand the puppy brain, they can be more effective when getting puppies used to being groomed – and have much happier clients! Topics will include the nuts and bolts of puppy development, the socialization of puppies, and some training techniques groomers can implement. They will also cover business practices to make the process better for everyone, as well as some marketing ideas to make puppy grooming an additional revenue source.

Sheerly Elegant Poodles

Kelly Knight

Are you intimidated by grooming poodles? In this class Kelly will go over some of the most important points on balance and breed profile to help you add elegance and style to your poodles.