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Thursday Programs

Hair and Skin Certificate Program

Dr. Cliff Faver

Learn the science, the techniques, and product types to successfully put the “why” in what you do. A must for groomers, bathers, and office personnel in the grooming shop and veterinary clinic alike.

1) Understanding hair and skin

Learn the basic anatomy and function of the skin and hair. This is a critical foundation for this class and everything a groomer or bather does. This hour will explain a lot of the science about how nutrition, sebum and basic anatomy work so you can understand the “why” in what you do.

2) Understanding the difference in coat types and the products that need to be used

In this class you will learn the needs of the different coat types so you can make better decisions in the products you use for maximum results.

3) Understanding the common things that go wrong and that lead to skin issues

Always wonder why these skin conditions. occur and reoccur? Does technique play a factor? Could I have caused that issue? When the client or veterinary accused me of causing the issue, is that true?

4) The science to follow in treating skin issues

Learn methods, techniques and types of products to fix the skin problems when they occur. Learn principles that will lead to success when treating skin issues, how to grow hair back on those shaved down dogs, and why steroids and antibiotics and the typical therapies for skin don’t always work.

Poodle Parlor

Blake Hernandez & Macie Pisa

In this fast and flashy, FABULOUS seminar you will observe as Blake and Macie refine, tweak, and transform a poofy pet into poodle perfection! You will learn time saving tricks and critical breed characteristics to enhance even the doodliest of dogs. They will discuss patterns and essential tools to help increase your speed and style at the table!

Lisa’s Little Things to Make Your Shop High End

Lisa Leady

Spend the day with Lisa learning what little things you can do to make your shop high end! In this 4-hour seminar, you will learn tips on customer service, getting clients to rebook and using social media to gain new clients.

AKC S.A.F.E. Handling Certification Course

Khris Berry

The American Kennel Club believes that pet safety should be a top priority and is a genuine concern for pet owners. We recognize the importance of proper education for the health, well-being and overall safety of dogs in the care of pet professionals. As a result, the AKC has specifically designed its AKC S.A.F.E. Handling (Safety, Assurance, Fundamentals, Education) Program for pet professionals to support the pet industry's self-regulation effort through education and awareness. Show your commitment to your clients and community by setting the standard in pet services safety.

This 2-hour course includes:

  • AKC S.A.F.E. Handling Certification
  • Best Practices focusing on pet care, health and safety
  • Acceptable Animal Handling Guidelines
  • Implement Basic Safe Canine Handling skills
  • Handling Difficult Dogs
  • Reducing Stress in the Pet through Handling Techniques

Sustainable Salon

Lara Latshaw

Are you tired of being tied to your salon, never taking a vacation or even being able to stay home if you are sick? The Sustainable Salon class was created to give you the tools to create a salon that enables you to get away. This class focuses on four things that enable you to have a sustainable salon: employees, customers, operations, and money. It is created for all types of salons: single owner-operator, groomer owners with employee groomers, groomer owners with salon managers or receptionists, and non-groomer owners with employee groomers. If you feel you are a business owner who can't get away or are interested in opening a business but want to start off on the right foot, this class is for you.

Super Styling with Sue & Jay

Sue Zecco & Jay Scruggs

Jay and Sue have collaborated for many years from Super Styling session DVD's to seminars all over the world - these two make an awesome duo. Spend the evening with them as they give valuable tips for pepping, grooming and finishing a Poodle and a Maltese.

Jay and Sue will use several tools in their grooming toolbox to highlight these breeds and will keep your clientele in easy to maintain trims with personality. Keeping breed profile on these trims is all about achieving a natural finish with thinning shears and snap-on combs, blending the body and not leaving defined lines in the coat is easy to achieve when you use the right techniques.

Jay and Sue will share their secrets and tips to get a nice, stylish finish every-time, so you can always keep your Poodle and Maltese clientele looking good while out in your town.