Styling the Pet Maltese Head Including 3 Ear Options
Kendra shows you how to trim a pet Maltese head so it’s not only cute – but practical too. Maltese coat can be a challenge to work with short. It lacks body and marks terribly. Kendra enjoys working primarily with thinning shears when trimming the head and muzzle area for optimum control. She’ll show you how to get an appealing head style in no time. As a bonus, she shows your three different ear options that all highlight this round head style.
Setting Trim on a Cat that Hides the Cookie Pouch
Award winning pet stylist, Kendra Otto uses her own sassy cat to demonstrate how to set the lines of this trim. Kendra calls it The Barbary Lion Trim.
Mini Lesson: Pet Pumi
Kendra Otto shows you how to groom this rustic coated breed. The biggest difference with a Pumi over other breeds - is it should appear 'messy'.
Kendra Otto is a very strong self-starter. She has goals. She has ambition. She is also a cancer survivor - one of her greatest accomplishments! Kendra graduated from The Great Lakes Academy in 1997 under the direction of Jeanne Mulcahy. Jeanne was very influential at the start of Kendra's contest career. Kendra went on to be a GroomTeam Top 10 Stylist for 4 years in a row prior to her retirement from the contest ring. Highly motivated to see this industry improve, Kendra seeks opportunities where she can help others. She enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge. In this interview, Kendra shares her experiences rising through the ranks to become one of the nation's leading pet stylists - and where she plans on going from here
In this video you will learn:
- When Kendra entered her first grooming contest
- Her most challenging dog to master and why
- Her most memorable win
- Kendra's top 3 tips to new groomers
- What she feels is the largest roadblock for advancement in the pet industries
Approximate Running Time: 24 minutes
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|Part 1||Personal Interview with Kendra Otto|
Kendra is a published author in industry related magazines. She has also been featured in a number of pet grooming training videos via Andis Home Grooming Tools YouTube videos and now Learn2GroomDogs.com. She is a certified judge with International Judges Read Full Bio
Kendra Otto graduated from The Great Lakes Academy of Professional Pet Styling in 1997. From 2007 to 2010 she was ranked in The Top 10 GroomTeam USA stylists for four years in a row. Additionally, she was ranked as the #1 stylist in the state of Illinois during that same time period. To date, Kendra has won multiple Best in Show/Best All Around Groomer awards. As an avid competitor, she has also won multiple creative styling awards and an Artistic Innovation award. She was invited to participate in the jackpot contest at Superzoo in Las Vegas in 2009. There she placed 6th out of 50 competitors with a Scottish Terrier. Kendra has won the Liz Paul Scissoring Award and the Will Stone Memorial Award for kindness to animals. She was honored to be the first recipient of the Groomy Spirit Award, and a nominee for 2009 Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year. She placed in two Rescue Rodeos in Las Vegas and Atlanta in 2009 and 2010.
Kendra assists Woburn Scottish Terriers exhibit their dogs at American Kennel Club conformation shows. She also grooms other breeds to be shown in AKC shows. She delights in learning about and grooming rare breeds. She was the first competitor to bring the Hungarian Pumi into the grooming contest arena.
Kendra specializes in grooming challenging and fearful dogs. She enjoys the challenge of gaining their trust and seeing the transformation. This is the part of her career she finds more rewarding than any award she's ever received.
Kendra is a published author in industry related magazines. She has also been featured in a number of pet grooming training videos via Andis Home Grooming Tools YouTube videos and now Learn2GroomDogs.com. She is a certified judge with International Judges Association and is a United Show Manager. She is close to finishing her Certified Master Groomer title with the International Professional Groomers Association and is looking forward to become a Certifier with them. She is entertaining the idea of multiple grooming-related master titles by working on becoming certified through The Professional Cat Groomers Association and National Dog Groomer Association of America.
Kendra is the board Secretary for Groom Team USA as well as a 1st year Board Member. She is an international representative for the Andis Company and was a representative in 2009 for the Chris Christensen Company. She teaches seminars worldwide. Kendra is an active professional pet stylist employed at The Barker Shop in Countryside, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
Kendra encourages private training. Please contact her at Meyers Tails Up Farm, 5390 Irene Rd, Belvidere IL 61008 and you can email her at Kendra86@me.com.