Friday Programs

Skin Assessment Certificate Course

Dr. Cliff Faver

Groomers have seen it all! Dandruff, flea dermatitis, and alopecia are some of the common skin issues we have seen in our shops, but how do we go about recommending proper treatment? With the correct knowledge, groomers can resolve or prevent most skin issues that we see. Groomers are the first line of defense for pets since we see them more frequently than a veterinarian. And now, with the limited access to veterinarians at present, groomers serve a key role in keeping pets’ skin and coat healthy.

In this course, Dr. Cliff will help you decipher which ailments are within your ability to treat and what truly needs to be seen by the veterinarian. Empower yourself and your salon with the confidence to act as a consultant to pet owners for common skin issues. This course is presented by a veterinarian that has treated hundreds of thousands of cases by partnering with the groomers he works with.

The Perfect Creative

Angela Kumpe & Adriane Pope

Creative color can be fun, safe, and easy if you know the proper techniques and products—or quite the opposite if you do not. It can also be elegant and sophisticated if done well. In this class, creative experts Angela Kumpe and Adriane Pope will teach you how to achieve the perfect creative groom every time. They will cover all the products, techniques, and tools you need to be successful in offering creative color to your clients. They will show you different levels of creative styling from how to add a perfectly executed quick touch of color to a more time-consuming detailed design. This class is good for groomers of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned stylist. Multiple dogs will be done live as well as several video tutorials through the use of a PowerPoint presentation.

Grooming Business Essentials Certificate Course

Denise Heroux

Do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur or managing a business? Are you a business owner struggling with direction and growth? Becoming fluent on the business end of the pet industry is an undertaking that's often overwhelming. This four-hour course is designed to guide you through starting your business and developing the tools needed to foster consistent long-term growth. Denise will cover how to start your business financially and legally; building your business brand and culture; designing employee handbooks, policies and procedures; and how to implement boundaries and develop communication skills to deliver good customer service and strong leadership.

It’s All About the Face

Jonathan David

We love to see expression in our dogs’ faces. How you layer the hair, the length you choose and the styles you set all affect the expression your dogs will have. Jonathan will show you how to do a perfect layered round face with thinning shears and several options to change the style and expression of your furry clients’ faces.

Super Styling Heads

Sue Zecco & Jay Scruggs

First impressions are everything in the art of grooming. The first thing your client should see when the dog is groomed is a great expression. In this informative seminar, Sue and Jay will take you through the grooming steps of a couple different head styles. You will learn breed-specific techniques as well as different head style options. This seminar is for those groomers who want to fine tune their techniques and wow their clients immediately upon seeing their dog.

Let’s Face It

Kelsey Ann Sexton

Join Kelsey Ann as she shares and demonstrates some quick tips to change up your everyday dog grooming heads into little masterpieces. She will give her tricks to wow your clients with an adorable-looking face, even if the rest of them might be a shave-down.

Bring on the Brachycephalic Breeds!

Teri DiMarino

Anybody who has been “in dogs” for any period of time knows what a brachycephalic breed is. These dogs have short muzzles and broad heads and include such popular breeds as English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Shih Tzus, to name a few. These breeds come with their own set of issues that can cause problems, especially in the grooming process. Just washing the face of one of these breeds can be a challenge! Teri will focus on some of the problems unique to these breeds and how we can overcome these issues in the salon, sending out a clean, well-groomed dog with a sweet-looking and -smelling face.

Asian Fusion with Flare

Milena Kon

Asian fusion grooming is still trending in pet grooming salons worldwide. In this seminar, Milena will demonstrate a fusion-inspired trim with a drop coat. Join her as she shows you her tips to achieve a gorgeous look and then highlight this unique trim with accessories.

Grooming the English Cocker

Elli Bultemeier

English Cocker Spaniels are quickly becoming more popular in our salons and on the competition stage. In this seminar, you’ll learn the proper angulation and techniques to make every English Cocker you work on look great whether it's a pet or show dog.

No Butts About It!

Melissa Jepson

This fun, interactive class tackles the rear half of the dog. We have plenty that focus on the front but the back is just as important! You’ll learn how to create angulation, flattering looks, and a rear that sticks out.

Find Your Stripping Groove

Misty Gieczys

Want to add hand-stripping to your list of services at your salon? Misty will be demonstrating the basics on how to strip terriers and other breeds. Join her to get a leg up on your list of skills you have to offer. Let’s bring color and shine back to the coat, not to mention put more green in your pocket.

Friday Evening

Long to Short Styling Doodle Trims

Rachel Colant

In this two-hour class, Rachel will be covering the ins and outs of doodle grooming styles. We know one size does not fit all—from pet owners who like a long, fancy trim to those who prefer a simple stylish salon trim—Rachel will share her favorite tools, prepping tips, owner communication, and two different haircut styles so your doodles can leave your salon with a styled trim that can be managed at home!

The Kons, the Pros, and the Mobile Grooming Life

Milena Kon & Jameson Kon

What can someone expect when they are making the decision to go mobile for the first time? Take this crash course from someone that came from the corporate world, who jumped right into the grooming world and now operates two grooming vans. Hear what worked and what didn't, from advertising and marketing to routing and scheduling to continuing education and building your career model so you can live your dream. Join the Kons in this motivational seminar to learn the ups and down of the mobile grooming life and prepare yourself to think outside the box.

Stop Letting Your Company Run You, Run Your Company!

Elli Bultemeier

Let’s face it, no one wants to talk about policies and procedures. How boring!?! Well I disagree! Having written policies and procedures does not make you “corporate,” it makes you a legitimate business. Let your business run on autopilot by setting expectations with management, employees, customers, and everything in between. We will unpack everything from employee handbooks, call-offs, no-show/last-minute cancellation policies, and much more!