Learn2GroomDogs.com http://learn2groomdogs.com/ Learn2GroomDogs is the perfect complement to your Pet Grooming Education whether you are new to the industry or you are an award winning stylist! en-en CustomerService@Learn2GroomDogs.com (Learn2GroomDogs.com) CustomerService@Learn2GroomDogs.com (Learn2GroomDogs.com) RSS Feed Generator A new video, What Do You Include on Your Client File Records?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Long time pet grooming business owner and founder of L2GD, Melissa Verplank, answers questions before a live audience at the Festival of Grooming in Great Brittan. In this section, she shares what data she likes to collect for her client file records. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-include-on-your-client-file-records.html Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:54:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-include-on-your-client-file-records.html A new video, Interview with Misty Fowler, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Misty Fowler shares her career journey with you. http://learn2groomdogs.com/interview-with-misty-fowler.html Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:42:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/interview-with-misty-fowler.html A new video, How to Minimize Corduroy Marks When Using a Guard Comb on a Golden Retriever, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Misty Fowler shows you how to minimize tracking - otherwise known as corduroy marks - when dealing with a guard comb. This is not a traditional style for Golden Retriever, however many pet owners appreciate this style. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-minimize-corduroy-marks-when-using-a-guard-comb-on-a-golden-retriever.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:23:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-minimize-corduroy-marks-when-using-a-guard-comb-on-a-golden-retriever.html A new video, Handling Techniques, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Here is a small preview from a full grooming lesson you are going to see on Learn2GroomDogs.com. In this video, Lindsey Dicken shows you proper grooming handling techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/handling-techniques-2.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:16:18 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/handling-techniques-2.html A new video, How to Hold Your Shears for Control, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. British-born Colin Taylor is a master of shear control when it comes to professional pet grooming. In this Mini Lesson, Colin shows you how to hold your shears correctly for optimum control. Have a problem with your thumb sliding through the shear? Colin gives you a great tip in this short lesson. Approximate running time: 3 minutes. Mini Lessons are only available to Members of L2GD.com. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-hold-your-shears-for-control.html Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:33:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-hold-your-shears-for-control.html A new video, Creative Grooming - Tiger Stripes, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video, Angela uses airbrushing to transform a lovable Chihuahua into a fierce tiger. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-grooming---tiger-stripes.html Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:20:01 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-grooming---tiger-stripes.html A new video, When Do You Know It's Time to Stop Clipping?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Certified Master Groomer and longtime Paragon grooming instructor, Marc LaFleur talks about when to determine when your clipper work is done. You don't want to stop clipping it to you hit this point. http://learn2groomdogs.com/when-do-you-know-its-time-to-stop-clipping.html Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:56:42 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/when-do-you-know-its-time-to-stop-clipping.html A new video, Pet Grooming a Dandie Dinmont Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist Jennifer Hecker demonstrates how to set the throat and chest area. As she works, she gives you a great visual reference to get it right. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-grooming-a-dandie-dinmont-terrier.html Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:14:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-grooming-a-dandie-dinmont-terrier.html A new video, Blocking in a Bichon Style Trim on a Mixed Breed Using Clippers, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich shows you how to quickly get through the clipper work on this highly stylized Bichon pet trim on an adorable mixed breed. In just a few seconds she handles the close work on the head and under the tail. In the next few minutes, she totally outlines and blocks in the body with a guard comb. Fast and easy. http://learn2groomdogs.com/blocking-in-a-bichon-style-trim-on-a-mixed-breed-using-clippers.html Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/blocking-in-a-bichon-style-trim-on-a-mixed-breed-using-clippers.html A new video, Managing Tardy Clients and Extra Service Charges, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Long time business owners, Judy Hudson and Melissa Verplank discuss the importance of educating grooming customers. Whoever is at the front line of your business needs to be knowledgeable in skin and coat care. Armed with that knowledge, they will be able to guide a customer through your service menu -- including many upsell services that would be beneficial to pet, the owner and your bottom line. http://learn2groomdogs.com/managing-tardy-clients-and-extra-service-charges-2.html Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:40:56 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/managing-tardy-clients-and-extra-service-charges-2.html A new video, Managing Tardy Clients and Extra Service Charges, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Long time business owners, Judy Hudson and Melissa Verplank discuss the importance of educating grooming customers. Whoever is at the front line of your business needs to be knowledgeable in skin and coat care. Armed with that knowledge, they will be able to guide a customer through your service menu -- including many upsell services that would be beneficial to pet, the owner and your bottom line. http://learn2groomdogs.com/managing-tardy-clients-and-extra-service-charges.html Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:30:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/managing-tardy-clients-and-extra-service-charges.html A new video, Bichon Grooming Setting the Underline, Tuck-Up & Creating Spring of Rib, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Lindsay Dicken demonstrates how to set the underline of a Bichon using great reference points. You'll learn her secret to getting those hard to reach places trimmed at the tuck-up up and elbow areas. She finishes by discussing how to create a nice spring of rib on the Bichon and the shears she likes to use to get the look. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bichon-grooming-setting-the-underline-tuck-up-creating-spring-of-rib.html Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:10:01 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bichon-grooming-setting-the-underline-tuck-up-creating-spring-of-rib.html A new video, Grooming a Miniature Poodle Show Puppy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson demonstrates how to work with a limp coat when scissoring to give it a little more body and lift. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-miniature-poodle-show-puppy.html Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:01:14 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-miniature-poodle-show-puppy.html A new video, Setting the Body Pattern on a Pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with Clippers, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Kendra Otto shows you how to mimic the correct breed profile look on a pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She uses clippers to quickly set in the pattern and length on this pet dog. Even though this is a pet dog, Kendra firmly keeps the proper breed profile etched in her mind as she trims this cute little dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-body-pattern-on-a-pet-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-with-clippers.html Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:22:26 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-body-pattern-on-a-pet-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-with-clippers.html A new video, The Benefits of Professional Grooming Certification, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Michell Evans talks about ways to get certification testing in your area and the common goal of all three voluntary pet grooming certification organizations. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-benefits-of-professional-grooming-certification.html Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:16:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-benefits-of-professional-grooming-certification.html A new video, Reduce Scissoring Time by Using a Guard Comb to Establish the Profile of a Poodle in a German Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning professional pet stylist, Judy Hudson, shows you how to minimize the amount of hand scissoring you need on a highly stylized German trim. In this Mini Lesson, you'll learn how to set in the front assembly and pop the chest. as well as using a variety of guard combs to establish the length of coat that will accentuate the profile of the dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/reduce-scissoring-time-by-using-a-guard-comb-to-establish-the-profile-of-a-poodle-in-a-german-trim.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/reduce-scissoring-time-by-using-a-guard-comb-to-establish-the-profile-of-a-poodle-in-a-german-trim.html A new video, Show Grooming a Dandie Dinmont Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist Jennifer Hecker demonstrates how to strip the outside of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier to highlight the head and show off the ear tassels. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-grooming-a-dandie-dinmont-terrier.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:28:47 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-grooming-a-dandie-dinmont-terrier.html A new video, How Do you Manage & Motivate Your Staff? , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Long time pet grooming business owner and founder of L2GD, Melissa Verplank, answers questions before a live audience at the Festival of Grooming in Great Brittan. In this section, she shares her pearls of wisdom when dealing with staff members. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-do-you-manage-motivate-your-staff.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-do-you-manage-motivate-your-staff.html A new video, Minor Adjustments Make a Big Difference on a Contest Standard Poodle, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning professional pet stylist, Lisa Leady demonstrates how to establish balance on a Standard Poodle when setting the undercarriage line along with showing off a nice spring of ribs and a waistline. http://learn2groomdogs.com/minor-adjustments-make-a-big-difference-on-a-contest-standard-poodle.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:53:55 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/minor-adjustments-make-a-big-difference-on-a-contest-standard-poodle.html A new video, How to Get a Shih Tzu Done in 41 Minutes: Overview, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you mystified by stylists that can do 10, 12, or even 14 dogs a day? If that's you, this lesson is for you! This is speed grooming at its finest. Awarding winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson, shows you how to bathe, dry, and trim this charming little 9 month old Shih Tzu puppy. And she does it in just over 40 minutes! In the pet grooming business, time is money. Sue shows you how to make the most of that time! This Mini Lesson gives you the key overview of the 45 minute full video lesson. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-get-a-shih-tzu-done-in-41-minutes-overview.html Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:58:50 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-get-a-shih-tzu-done-in-41-minutes-overview.html A new video, Pet Grooming Salon Design, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Kathy Rose talks about materials to use in a bathing area for durability and how much square feet you need to allot for each grooming styling station. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-grooming-salon-design.html Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:47:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-grooming-salon-design.html A new video, How to Set the Body Pattern on a West Highland White Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Courtney Ramstack shows you how to set the pattern on a beautiful pet Westie. In this Mini Lesson, she briefly discusses how to remove dead undercoat, how to establish the pattern lines on the body, and how to clip them in on this retired AKC Champion who is now a pampered house pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-the-body-pattern-on-a-west-highland-white-terrier.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:04:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-the-body-pattern-on-a-west-highland-white-terrier.html A new video, Grooming a Bedlington Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson demonstrates how to set in the sides of the face using clippers. As Suesan works on the head of this Bedlington Terrier, she shows you how to get extremely clean clipper work and straight lines. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-bedlington-terrier.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:30:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-bedlington-terrier.html A new video, Trimming The Classic Pet Wire Fox Head , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lisa Leady is an award-winning pet stylist and highly sought after platform grooming educator. In this Mini Lesson, she shows you how to trim the head of a pet Wire Fox Terrier. She uses a combination of clipping, thinning, and hand-stripping techniques to get the classic Wire Fox Terrier head style. She also shares some more advanced tips on product usage if you want to step up to the next level of quality grooming with this breed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-classic-pet-wire-fox-head.html Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:13:50 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-classic-pet-wire-fox-head.html A new video, Grooming a Problem Pet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Grooming a dog that is aggressive on the grooming table is one of the biggest challenges for any professional groomer. The goal is to always keep the dog AND the groomer safe. Award-winning professional pet stylist, Judy Hudson, discusses how you can improve your communication and handling skills when it comes to working on this type of difficult dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-problem-pet.html Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:21:19 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-problem-pet.html A new video, Grooming a Bouvier des Flandres, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist Jennifer Hecker demonstrates how to set the pattern on a Bouvier des Flandres head when blocking in the trim when you are just starting the groom. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-bouvier-des-flandres.html Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:34:31 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-bouvier-des-flandres.html A new video, How to Set in a Hand Scissored Leg on a Very Wooly Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist and long-time grooming trainer, Courtney Ramstack, shows you how to set in the leg on a very wooly Poodle that she styles in a Kerry Blue trim. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-in-a-hand-scissored-leg-on-a-very-wooly-dog.html Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:33:37 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-in-a-hand-scissored-leg-on-a-very-wooly-dog.html A new video, Foundation Skill Review: Bathing & Drying a Young Show Poodle, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson discusses how often pets can be bathed and why to keep the skin and coat in peak condition. http://learn2groomdogs.com/foundation-skill-review-bathing-drying-a-young-show-poodle.html Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:27:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/foundation-skill-review-bathing-drying-a-young-show-poodle.html A new video, How to Work with Rakes on a Harsh Coated Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Jennifer Hecker demonstrates how to work with rakes on a harsh coated dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-work-with-rakes-on-a-harsh-coated-dog.html Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:48:24 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-work-with-rakes-on-a-harsh-coated-dog.html A new video, Everyday Salon Styles: How to Turn a Standard Poodle into a Giant Bichon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, Kathy Rose shows you how to use snap on combs to help set the rear leg quickly on this Bichon influenced trim style for her Standard Poodle. http://learn2groomdogs.com/everyday-salon-styles-how-to-turn-a-standard-poodle-into-a-giant-bichon.html Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:37:32 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/everyday-salon-styles-how-to-turn-a-standard-poodle-into-a-giant-bichon.html A new video, How To Avoid Repetitive Motion Injury , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Grooming can be one of the most rewarding jobs we have ever had. Unfortunately, the demanding elements can take a toll on our bodies. Join longtime stylist, Misty Fowler as she shares with you her extensive list of problems she has learned to overcome through the years. She’ll share with you many solutions that have allowed her to stay at her grooming table. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-avoid-repetitive-motion-injury.html Wed, 28 May 2014 11:07:30 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-avoid-repetitive-motion-injury.html A new video, Grooming a Miniature Poodle In a German Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning professional pet stylist, Judy Hudson, discusses why it is so important to get your hands on a dog before you start the haircut. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-miniature-poodle-in-a-german-trim.html Wed, 28 May 2014 10:17:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-miniature-poodle-in-a-german-trim.html A new video, 5 Home Remedies to Use in Your Grooming Salon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lisa Leady and sister Suesan Watson learned at an early age that products right from their own cabinets could make the grooming process faster and easier. In this Mini Lesson, they share 5 products that are always close by in any household. http://learn2groomdogs.com/5-home-remedies-to-use-in-your-grooming-salon-2.html Tue, 20 May 2014 12:37:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/5-home-remedies-to-use-in-your-grooming-salon-2.html A new video, 5 Home Remedies to Use in Your Grooming Salon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lisa Leady and sister Suesan Watson learned at an early age that products right from their own cabinets could make the grooming process faster and easier. In this Mini Lesson, they share 5 products that are always close by in any household. http://learn2groomdogs.com/5-home-remedies-to-use-in-your-grooming-salon.html Tue, 20 May 2014 12:32:21 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/5-home-remedies-to-use-in-your-grooming-salon.html A new video, Grooming a Show Style Long Haired Dachshund, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Top winning pet stylist Lindsey Dicken shows you how to trim the whiskers off the muzzle of a show Long Haired Dachshund without leaving clipper or scissor marks in the coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-show-style-long-haired-dachshund.html Tue, 20 May 2014 12:25:35 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-show-style-long-haired-dachshund.html A new video, How Do You Raise Your Prices?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, long-time pet grooming business owner, and founder of L2GD, Melissa Verplank answers questions before a live audience at the Festival of Grooming in Great Britain. In this session, she shares her methods of raising prices in a grooming shop. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-do-you-raise-your-prices-2.html Tue, 13 May 2014 09:24:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-do-you-raise-your-prices-2.html A new video, How Do You Raise Your Prices?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist, long-time pet grooming business owner, and founder of L2GD, Melissa Verplank answers questions before a live audience at the Festival of Grooming in Great Britain. In this session, she shares her methods of raising prices in a grooming shop. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-do-you-raise-your-prices.html Tue, 13 May 2014 09:24:38 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-do-you-raise-your-prices.html A new video, Grooming a Westie Mix, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Ever wonder what to do with the Westie mix when it walks through your salon doors? Seasoned professional pet stylist, Jennifer Hecker, gives you a great option. It's simple. It's stylish. But best of all, it's fast. It works for the groomer. It works for the dog. It works for the owner. We'd call that a win-win-win! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-westie-mix.html Tue, 13 May 2014 09:18:16 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-westie-mix.html A new article, *NEW* Complete Video List, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-complete-video-list.html Fri, 09 May 2014 10:14:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-complete-video-list.html A new video, How to Set a Poodle Cuff with Lightening Speed, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Veronica Frosch shows a great trick to trim perfect cuffs with lightning speed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-a-poodle-cuff-with-lightening-speed.html Tue, 06 May 2014 15:09:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-a-poodle-cuff-with-lightening-speed.html A new video, The Theory of Asian Trim Styles, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Professional pet groomers just can't get enough of the Asian influenced styles for pets. Japanese styled haircuts. Asian influenced. Call it what you like -- the names are interchangeable. But the look is unique and extremely appealing to many pet owners. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-theory-of-asian-trim-styles.html Tue, 06 May 2014 14:52:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-theory-of-asian-trim-styles.html A new video, Setting the Line Between the Head and Neck on a Lhasa Mix with a Guard Comb, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Long time pet grooming instructor Marc LaFleur shows you how to establish a neat clean line between the round head and the neck on a Lhasa mix in an everyday pet trim. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-line-between-the-head-and-neck-on-a-lhasa-mix-with-a-guard-comb.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:53:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-line-between-the-head-and-neck-on-a-lhasa-mix-with-a-guard-comb.html A new video, Creative Styling: 6 Easy Salon Add-Ons for Everyday Clients , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Angela wanted to keep it basic. She demonstrates six easy creative salon add-ons for everyday clients. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-6-easy-salon-add-ons-for-everyday-clients.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:42:14 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-6-easy-salon-add-ons-for-everyday-clients.html A new video, Styling the Head on a Pet Bichon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Misty Fowler shows you how to style the head of pet Bichon to retain the proper essence of the breed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-head-on-a-pet-bichon.html Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:53:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-head-on-a-pet-bichon.html A new video, Basic First Aid for Pet Groomers, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy's no nonsense approach allows her to cover a lot of ground in a very short time. She talks about typical accidents that happen in grooming shops all over. She gives you over 30 solutions, ideas and mini lessons. http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-first-aid-for-pet-groomers.html Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:42:49 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-first-aid-for-pet-groomers.html A new video, 4 Ways to Tie a Basic Bow, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Melissa Verplank, author of the Whiskers Learning Journal ‘Bows’ demonstrates how to make the perfect base bow four different ways. http://learn2groomdogs.com/4-ways-to-tie-a-basic-bow.html Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:35:24 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/4-ways-to-tie-a-basic-bow.html A new video, Everyday Salon Styles: The Pet American Cocker in a ‘Suburban Trim’, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Kathy Rose, demonstrates how to groom an American Cocker in a modified pet trim. She retains the essence of the breed while shortening the coat in an easy to maintain haircut for the owners. http://learn2groomdogs.com/everyday-salon-styles-the-pet-american-cocker-in-a-suburban-trim.html Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/everyday-salon-styles-the-pet-american-cocker-in-a-suburban-trim.html A new video, How to Set a Bevel on a Full Coated American Cocker, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Judy Hudson demonstrates how to set a bevel on an American Cocker. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-a-bevel-on-a-full-coated-american-cocker.html Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:47:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-set-a-bevel-on-a-full-coated-american-cocker.html A new video, Grooming the Kerry Blue Terrier for Grooming Competition or Pet Salon Styling, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady, works on trimming a Kerry Blue Terrier. She demonstrates how to get a ‘show dog look’ quickly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-kerry-blue-terrier-for-grooming-competition-or-pet-salon-styling.html Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:39:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-kerry-blue-terrier-for-grooming-competition-or-pet-salon-styling.html A new video, Natural Color Enhancement on a Wire Fox Terrier , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Michell Evans shows you how to make the natural colors on a Wire Fox Terrier really pop. http://learn2groomdogs.com/natural-color-enhancement-on-a-wire-fox-terrier.html Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:19:45 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/natural-color-enhancement-on-a-wire-fox-terrier.html A new video, Trimming the Feet, Face & Tail on a Young Show Poodle , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Sue focuses on poodle basics. In this video, she shows you her techniques to trim the face, feet, tail and tummy on this Miniature Poodle puppy. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-feet-face-tail-on-a-young-show-poodle.html Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:16:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-feet-face-tail-on-a-young-show-poodle.html A new video, The Effects of Diet, Rest & Exercise on Occupational Athletes, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this Mini Lesson, Dr. Matt talks about the importance of these three areas and small things you can do right now to start on down the path of a healthier, and more comfortable, lifestyle. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-effects-of-diet-rest-exercise-on-occupational-athletes.html Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:01:49 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-effects-of-diet-rest-exercise-on-occupational-athletes.html A new video, Creative Styling: Quick & Easy Nail Art for Dogs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Nail art is the rage these days. It’s amazing what types of designs nail technicians come up with for people. Why should dogs be any different? http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-quick-easy-nail-art-for-dogs.html Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:57:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-quick-easy-nail-art-for-dogs.html A new video, Trimming & Neatening the Natural Foot/Hock Area of a Pet Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Melissa Verplank demonstrates how she likes to trim the feet and hocks on a heavy coated dog that is does not carry a lot of fur on her feet and hocks. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-neatening-the-natural-foothock-area-of-a-pet-dog.html Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:36:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-neatening-the-natural-foothock-area-of-a-pet-dog.html A new video, Grooming a Maltese in a Modified Pet Schnauzer Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Judy works on a retired AKC Champion Maltese who was recently cut down into a pet trim. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-maltese-in-a-modified-pet-schnauzer-trim.html Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:28:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-maltese-in-a-modified-pet-schnauzer-trim.html A new video, How to Remove Tangles from a Dog the Fast & Easy Way, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Karen Tucker gives you a great lesson on how to demat quickly and painlessly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-remove-tangles-from-a-dog-the-fast-easy-way.html Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:06:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-remove-tangles-from-a-dog-the-fast-easy-way.html A new video, Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer: The Short n’ Sassy Pet Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to retain the proper essence of the Miniature Schnauzer using pet grooming techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-miniature-schnauzer-the-short-n-sassy-pet-trim.html Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:58:49 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-miniature-schnauzer-the-short-n-sassy-pet-trim.html A new video, Maintaining the English Setter Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, ‘Pina’ Pinkusevich, talks for a few minutes about how to maintain a show style sporting dog coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/maintaining-the-english-setter-coat.html Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:15 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/maintaining-the-english-setter-coat.html A new video, Creative Styling: Creating an Amazing Temporary Design On a Shih Tzu, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Angela did not disappoint us at Learn2GroomDogs.com! She worked out a dazzlingly creative design that was temporary. It was a combination of working with an airbrush and blow pens. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-an-amazing-temporary-design-on-a-shih-tzu.html Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:48:20 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-an-amazing-temporary-design-on-a-shih-tzu.html A new video, The Importance of Strong Management Systems, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Joe Zuccarello is a master when it comes to management in a pet care facility. In this Mini Lesson he talks about the importance of strong management systems to help your company run smoothly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-importance-of-strong-management-systems-2.html Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:29:30 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-importance-of-strong-management-systems-2.html A new video, Grooming the Show Style English Setter, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is an amazing high end lesson. In traditional Pina style, she reads important sections the breed standard as she works on the dog. Once she has read the standard out loud, she then explains what it means. Pina then demonstrates how to apply it to a real dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-show-style-english-setter.html Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:17:36 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-show-style-english-setter.html A new video, Carding Sporting Dog Coats for Beginners, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Judy Hudson guides you through the steps of carding a sporting dog coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/carding-sporting-dog-coats-for-beginners.html Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:48:22 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/carding-sporting-dog-coats-for-beginners.html A new video, Basic Handling Techniques for Small, Medium, Large and Special Needs Dogs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson for L2GD, Michell walks you through the basics of pet handling on multiple dogs. http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-handling-techniques-for-small-medium-large-and-special-needs-dogs.html Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:44:53 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-handling-techniques-for-small-medium-large-and-special-needs-dogs.html A new video, How to Make Nail Mending Caplets for Your Clients, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learn2Groomdogs Founder, Melissa Verplank, shows you how to make your own nail mending caplets. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-make-nail-mending-caplets-for-your-clients.html Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:34 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-make-nail-mending-caplets-for-your-clients.html A new video, ‘Gettin’ er Done’ Series with Judy Hudson Grooming a Gray & White Poodle-Bichon Mix In a Teddy Bear Style Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This Teddy Bear trim is one of the most popular trim styles in grooming shops everywhere. But our question is: Can you do this haircut in about a half hour or less? http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-with-judy-hudson-grooming-a-gray-white-poodle-bichon-mix-in-a-teddy-bear-style-trim.html Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:52:37 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-with-judy-hudson-grooming-a-gray-white-poodle-bichon-mix-in-a-teddy-bear-style-trim.html A new video, Trimming the Pet Springer Spaniel Head, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson shows you how to style a pet Springer Spaniel head with clippers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-pet-springer-spaniel-head.html Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:12:20 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-pet-springer-spaniel-head.html A new video, Highly Stylized Pet Trim on a Bichon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Join award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken gives her own wispy haired Bichon Frise a fun makeover. The haircut is still reminiscent of Bichon styling however, it has a bit of an Asian flair. http://learn2groomdogs.com/highly-stylized-pet-trim-on-a-bichon.html Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:07:52 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/highly-stylized-pet-trim-on-a-bichon.html A new video, Grooming the Portuguese Water Dog Tail, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Annette Quick shows you how to style a Portuguese Water Dog tail. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-portuguese-water-dog-tail.html Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:37:26 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-portuguese-water-dog-tail.html A new video, Introducing a Poodle Puppy to Grooming, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video lesson, Sue works with a typical Poodle puppy. How you handle the first couple grooming sessions will be the maker or breaker of how this dog acts as an adult. http://learn2groomdogs.com/introducing-a-poodle-puppy-to-grooming.html Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:27:18 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/introducing-a-poodle-puppy-to-grooming.html A new video, Blanket Drying on a Sporting Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Teresa Dreese demonstrates how to apply the towel to a natural backed sporting dog when you use the blanket drying technique to keep the jacket coat smooth and tight to the body. http://learn2groomdogs.com/blanket-drying-on-a-sporting-dog.html Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:50:34 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/blanket-drying-on-a-sporting-dog.html A new video, 2 for 1 Lesson! Grooming a Natural Backed Pet Springer Spaniel Combined with Gentle & Effective Handling Skills, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady, takes up the challenge. The task? Grooming a year-and-a half old Springer Spaniel that has never been professionally groomed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/2-for-1-lesson-grooming-a-natural-backed-pet-springer-spaniel-combined-with-gentle-effective-handling-skills.html Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:47:29 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/2-for-1-lesson-grooming-a-natural-backed-pet-springer-spaniel-combined-with-gentle-effective-handling-skills.html A new video, Pet Massage, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Linda Claflin-Plelps gives you a mini lesson on pet massage using Reagan, a Maremma Sheepdog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-massage.html Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:55:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-massage.html A new video, Gettin' er Done Series: Grooming a Pet Yorkshire Terrier Mix, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy gives you some ideas on how to produce a nice-looking trim quickly. She uses a combination of clipper blades, guard combs, thinning shears and some light scissoring to get this haircut done in less than 30 minutes. http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-grooming-a-pet-yorkshire-terrier-mix.html Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:51:41 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-grooming-a-pet-yorkshire-terrier-mix.html A new video, Presenting Your Grooming Dog to the Judge or Certifier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. These seasoned competitors and award-winning contest judges give you their best tips on how to present your dog to the judge or certifier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/presenting-your-grooming-dog-to-the-judge-or-certifier.html Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:51:02 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/presenting-your-grooming-dog-to-the-judge-or-certifier.html A new video, Creative Styling: Creating a Care Bear Inspired Design: Cheer Bear, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Angela Kumpe is a top creative pet stylist. Many creative groomers pull their inspiration from children’s comic characters. That’s where this fun concept came from. Angela’s concept for this creative design came from the Care Bear series. Cheer Bear is the pink bear with a rainbow on her belly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-a-care-bear-inspired-design-cheer-bear.html Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:47:32 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-a-care-bear-inspired-design-cheer-bear.html A new video, Setting in the Tail & Body Pattern on a Pet West Highland White Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson, shows you how to quickly set the body pattern and start trimming the tail using clippers on a pet Westie with typical conformational problems. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-in-the-tail-body-pattern-on-a-pet-west-highland-white-terrier.html Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:46:34 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-in-the-tail-body-pattern-on-a-pet-west-highland-white-terrier.html A new video, The Fetching Canine Salon Tour, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Join award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken and her business partner Carmen Butera as they take you on a tour of The Fetching Canine. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-fetching-canine-salon-tour.html Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:36:09 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-fetching-canine-salon-tour.html A new video, How to Collect Intel on a Feline, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning feline special, Danelle German lets you sit in on a segment of a standard lecture they give to all students enrolled at National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-collect-intel-on-a-feline.html Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:42:06 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-collect-intel-on-a-feline.html A new video, Everyday Salon Styles: Terrier Mix Makeover, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You've seen Kathy Rose's work in Groomer to Groomer magazine. She writes a regular column for them called Bread & Butter Grooming. In this L2GD lesson, Kathy captures the essence of her column on video. This is a typical pet that would walk into any grooming salon -- anywhere. http://learn2groomdogs.com/everyday-salon-styles-terrier-mix-makeover.html Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:05:08 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/everyday-salon-styles-terrier-mix-makeover.html A new video, Grooming the Natural Style Foot on an English Setter, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Misty Fowler shows you how to create a show style natural foot on an English Setter using clippers for the pads. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-natural-style-foot-on-an-english-setter.html Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:56:20 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-natural-style-foot-on-an-english-setter.html A new video, How to Prepare a Shetland Sheepdog For the Conformation Show Ring, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. There is a big difference between show grooming and pet grooming. In this lesson, award-winning stylist, Michell Evans, gives you a wealth of information on show grooming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-prepare-a-shetland-sheepdog-for-the-conformation-show-ring.html Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:40:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-prepare-a-shetland-sheepdog-for-the-conformation-show-ring.html A new video, Creating the Spray-Up and Finish Styling on a Continental Show Trim Featuring a Miniature Poodle Lesson #2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video is a continuation from Part #1; Setting the Continental Show Trim On a Miniature Poodle. It is an advanced lesson for the serious pet stylist. If you are looking to master the Continental trim on the Poodle for either the confirmation show ring or the pet grooming arena, this video is for you. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-the-spray-up-and-finish-styling-on-a-continental-show-trim-featuring-a-miniature-poodle-lesson-2.html Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:28:20 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-the-spray-up-and-finish-styling-on-a-continental-show-trim-featuring-a-miniature-poodle-lesson-2.html A new video, Setting in the Airedale Shoulder, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Tracy Duncan shows you how to set in the shoulder area of a clipped Airedale Terrier to accentuate the structure of the dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-in-the-airedale-shoulder.html Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:28:05 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-in-the-airedale-shoulder.html A new video, Setting the Continental Show Trim On a Miniature Poodle - Lesson #1 , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video is for the advanced pet stylist. It is a lesson for those looking to master the Continental Trim on the Poodle for the confirmation show ring or the pet grooming arena. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-continental-show-trim-on-a-miniature-poodle---lesson-1.html Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:01:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-continental-show-trim-on-a-miniature-poodle---lesson-1.html A new video, Keeping Yourself Running at Peak Levels, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Most successful groomers are running at full steam during the holiday season. Are you running at your personal best? Learn2GroomDogs Founder, Melissa Verplank talks about ways to stay healthy and energized during crunch time behind the grooming table. http://learn2groomdogs.com/keeping-yourself-running-at-peak-levels.html Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:30:54 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/keeping-yourself-running-at-peak-levels.html A new video, Creative Styling: Creating Holiday Ornaments on Hip Rosettes, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As a holiday season kick-off, we have a special treat for you. How about decorating a pooch with a festive temporary design? Maybe it’s your personal salon dog? Or a great client that loves to have fun with color? These are super ways to market that you offer creative grooming at your shop! http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-holiday-ornaments-on-hip-rosettes.html Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:46:29 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-holiday-ornaments-on-hip-rosettes.html A new video, Applying Soft Claws to a Cat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Judy Hudson and her trusty assistant April, show you how to apply Soft Claws to a cat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/applying-soft-claws-to-a-cat.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:57:00 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/applying-soft-claws-to-a-cat.html A new video, Education is at the Heart of Professional Growth for Our Industry with Michell Evans & Melissa Verplank, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell Evans and Melissa Verplank were having a personal conversation. They were talking about growth in the pet grooming industry on their way to the film set. They both realized L2GD might benefit from their thoughts so they opted to repeat their discussion with the camera rolling. Listen in on their thoughts. http://learn2groomdogs.com/education-is-at-the-heart-of-professional-growth-for-our-industry-with-michell-evans-melissa-verplank.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:54:10 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/education-is-at-the-heart-of-professional-growth-for-our-industry-with-michell-evans-melissa-verplank.html A new video, Setting the Foot and Rear Angulation on a Show Style Bichon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken works on Zoey, the Bichon she used so frequently in world class grooming competitions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-foot-and-rear-angulation-on-a-show-style-bichon.html Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:36:22 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-foot-and-rear-angulation-on-a-show-style-bichon.html A new video, Gettin' er Done Series: Grooming a Pet Brussels Griffon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy Hudson is an awarding winning groomer. She is also a popular demonstrator at grooming trade shows. In this lesson, Judy works on a pet Brussels Griffon. The intelligent and fun-loving Brussels has a terrier-like disposition and is known for his almost human-like expression. http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-grooming-a-pet-brussels-griffon.html Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:10:55 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-grooming-a-pet-brussels-griffon.html A new video, Handstripping Tools & Technique , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Watching someone handstrip a dog can be a bit like watching the grass grow. It can be a long and tedious process – and B-O-R-I-N-G. Many times it goes on without a dramatic overall change in the appearance of the pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/handstripping-tools-technique.html Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:52:45 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/handstripping-tools-technique.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Shetland Sheepdog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Michell, shows you a highly effective way to work with your stand dryer to get a coat super dry while efficiently removing the dead undercoat at the same time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-shetland-sheepdog.html Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:49:59 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-shetland-sheepdog.html A new video, Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Introduce Creative Styling Services to Your Business, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Angela Kumpe is a master of marketing her creative services for pets. http://learn2groomdogs.com/easy-inexpensive-ways-to-introduce-creative-styling-services-to-your-business.html Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:22:38 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/easy-inexpensive-ways-to-introduce-creative-styling-services-to-your-business.html A new video, Grooming a Maltese Shih Tzu Mix In a Plushy Guard Comb Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Session A: How to Set the Body Pattern; Session B: Trimming Feet & Legs; Session C: Styling the Head http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-maltese-shih-tzu-mix-in-a-plushy-guard-comb-trim.html Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:42:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-maltese-shih-tzu-mix-in-a-plushy-guard-comb-trim.html A new video, Rounding the Feet and Trimming the Furnishings on a Scottish Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson demonstrates how to trim the feet and furnishings on a Scottie. http://learn2groomdogs.com/rounding-the-feet-and-trimming-the-furnishings-on-a-scottish-terrier.html Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:08:40 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/rounding-the-feet-and-trimming-the-furnishings-on-a-scottish-terrier.html A new video, Creative Pet Styling: Working with Chalk with Angela Kumpe and Lori Craig, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learning how to work with color in a dog's coat takes time and practice. Awarding winning creative pet stylists, Angela Kumpe and Lori Craig share a great way to practice coloring a dog’s coat without having to use a real dog to see your results. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-pet-styling-working-with-chalk-with-angela-kumpe-and-lori-craig.html Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:04:23 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-pet-styling-working-with-chalk-with-angela-kumpe-and-lori-craig.html A new video, What Does Elegance Mean in a Poodle?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a great advanced lesson from a master pet stylist when it comes to high level pet styling. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-does-elegance-mean-in-a-poodle.html Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:14:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-does-elegance-mean-in-a-poodle.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Glen of Imaal Terrier with Judy Hudson, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy Hudson is an awarding winning groomer. She is also a popular demonstrator at grooming trade shows. In this lesson, Judy works on a pet Glen of Imaal Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-glen-of-imaal-terrier-with-judy-hudson.html Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:40:41 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-glen-of-imaal-terrier-with-judy-hudson.html A new video, Setting Trim on a Cat that Hides the Cookie Pouch, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. 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. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-trim-on-a-cat-that-hides-the-cookie-pouch.html Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:55:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-trim-on-a-cat-that-hides-the-cookie-pouch.html A new video, Handstripping a Blown Coat on a Cairn Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This lesson is the companion video to Handstripping the Cairn Terrier Using the 50/50 Method with Michell Evans. As with any pet dog, you have options on what grooming technique you choose. Those options will be dictated by; the condition of the coat, the attitude of the pet and the owner's wishes. http://learn2groomdogs.com/handstripping-a-blown-coat-on-a-cairn-terrier.html Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:37:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/handstripping-a-blown-coat-on-a-cairn-terrier.html A new video, Handstripping the Cairn Terrier Using the 50/50 Method, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet Michell Evans talks about the correct breed profile shape of a Cairn Terriers head and how to enhance the look with grooming techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/handstripping-the-cairn-terrier-using-the-5050-method.html Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:16:28 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/handstripping-the-cairn-terrier-using-the-5050-method.html A new video, Grooming a Carrot Tail Style on a Westie, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Courtney Ramstack shows you how to style tail on a West Highland White Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-carrot-tail-style-on-a-westie.html Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:14:51 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-carrot-tail-style-on-a-westie.html A new video, Trimming the English Cocker Head with Training Partner Judy Hudson, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The English Cocker has a very distinctive head. In this L2GD Mini Lesson, award-winning pet stylist, Judy Hudson leads you through the steps to create a show style head in no time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-english-cocker-head-with-training-partner-judy-hudson.html Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:13:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-the-english-cocker-head-with-training-partner-judy-hudson.html A new video, Creative Styling: Adding Sparkle and Glamor with Glitter, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. What a super simple way to add revenue to your bottom line? You get lots of sparkle and a lot of glam for very little effort. Glitter and simple bling is very easy to do. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-adding-sparkle-and-glamor-with-glitter.html Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:01:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-adding-sparkle-and-glamor-with-glitter.html A new video, How to Trin the Head of a Clipped Airedale, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. There is definitely a right and a wrong way to trim an Airedale head whether it is a pet dog or show dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-trin-the-head-of-a-clipped-airedale.html Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:32:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-trin-the-head-of-a-clipped-airedale.html A new video, ‘Gettin’ er Done’ Series with Judy Hudson Grooming a Shih Tzu and a Teddy Bear Trim Judy Hudson NCMG, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Here is a small preview from a full grooming lesson you are going to see on Learn2GroomDogs.com. ‘Gettin’ er Done’ Series with Judy Hudson NCMG Grooming a Shih Tzu and a Teddy Bear Trim Judy Hudson http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-with-judy-hudson-grooming-a-shih-tzu-and-a-teddy-bear-trim-judy-hudson-ncmg.html Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:15:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/gettin-er-done-series-with-judy-hudson-grooming-a-shih-tzu-and-a-teddy-bear-trim-judy-hudson-ncmg.html A new video, Mini Lesson: How to Read Dog Body Language when Meeting a New Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Dogs have a complex way of communicating. Subtle signs in their movements can speak volumes. The key to working successfully with dogs is being able to interpret their language. In this L2DG lesson, Certified Dog Trainer Kristie Swan helps you read some of those signs as different dogs come to greet her. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-how-to-read-dog-body-language-when-meeting-a-new-dog.html Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:15:55 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-how-to-read-dog-body-language-when-meeting-a-new-dog.html A new video, Andis Clipper & Blade Maintenance, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Clippers and blades are a large investment for the professional pet groomer. Every piece of mechanical equipment needs routine care. Keeping your clippers and blades well serviced ensures you get years of use from your grooming tools. Top pet stylist Michell Evans, demonstrates how to properly maintain Andis equipment. http://learn2groomdogs.com/andis-clipper-blade-maintenance.html Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:08:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/andis-clipper-blade-maintenance.html A new video, Mini Lesson with Lindsey Dicken How to Trim a Show Style Bichon Head, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The hallmark of the Bichon Frise is its expression. In this Mini Lesson, top stylist Lindsey Dicken shows you how to trim a classic show head style. She demonstrates how to "open up the eyes," set the jaw length, make the eyes the focus of the head, and how to build body into the coat. Join Lindsey as she demonstrates her winning ways just for our L2GD members. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-with-lindsey-dicken-how-to-trim-a-show-style-bichon-head.html Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:42:32 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-with-lindsey-dicken-how-to-trim-a-show-style-bichon-head.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Miniature Schnauzer, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. I'm not sure about your salon, but the Miniature Schnauzers we see in our shop are less than perfect. Does this statement hold true for you, too? It's so common to see less than ideal body structure on family pets walking through our salon doors. And what about that super soft fly-away coat? You know the coat texture... it's almost impossible to work with! We don't know a pet groomer that doesn't battle this typical scenario on a weekly basis. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-miniature-schnauzer-3.html Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:30:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-miniature-schnauzer-3.html A new video, New Mini Lesson with Marc LaFleur, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Tables and dryers. These are big ticket items for most salons. You want them to last for years. In this Mini Lesson, Marc LaFleur talks about how to maintain this equipment to keep it running long after the warranty has expired. http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-marc-lafleur.html Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:15:31 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-marc-lafleur.html A new video, Grooming a Yorkie Mix in a Personality Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy Hudson is an awarding winning groomer. When she is not traveling around the world speaking and judging at pet grooming shows, she grooms everyday pets just like you. She has a clear focus for this little Yorkie mix. Make it cute. Make it easy. Make it fun. Make it so you can earn some quick dollars for your work. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-yorkie-mix-in-a-personality-trim-3.html Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:05:38 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-yorkie-mix-in-a-personality-trim-3.html A new video, New Mini Lesson with Suesan Watson How to Trim the Ears of a Scottish Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist Suesan Watson demonstrates how to correctly trim the unique ear style on a Scottish Terrier including; where to leave the tufts, how to clip the ear leather, and how to shape the ear tufts. http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-suesan-watson-how-to-trim-the-ears-of-a-scottish-terrier.html Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:55:28 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-suesan-watson-how-to-trim-the-ears-of-a-scottish-terrier.html A new video, Creating a Cute, Easy-to-Care-For Trim on a Pet Maltese, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In the contest ring, Veronica Frosch is well known for her exquisite grooming skills on poodles and adorable mixed breeds. When it comes to drop coat styling, she loves that clean and crisp look - but never sharp. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-a-cute-easy-to-care-for-trim-on-a-pet-maltese.html Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:50:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-a-cute-easy-to-care-for-trim-on-a-pet-maltese.html A new video, New Mini Lesson with Lisa Leady, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist Lisa Leady demonstrates how to correctly remove the dead, fuzzy undercoat from this breed. Not only does she minimize shedding, she also enhances the structure of the dog as she eliminates the dead coat. This method can be used on any dog that has a similar coat type. http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-lisa-leady.html Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:11:35 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-lisa-leady.html A new video, Creative Styling: Natural Color Enhancement with Angela Kumpe and Lori Craig , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This quick lesson is on color enhancement. When this Schnauzer was a puppy, she was black and silver. As she aged, her rich color faded out to just silver. We see this all the time. Apricot poodle puppies start out with a rich red color but fade to buff. Black poodles that fade to gray. What about those Yorkies, Lhasas, or Shih Tzus that once had black tipping and don't anymore? http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-natural-color-enhancement-with-angela-kumpe-and-lori-craig-2.html Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:51:50 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-natural-color-enhancement-with-angela-kumpe-and-lori-craig-2.html A new video, Creative Styling: Natural Color Enhancement with Angela Kumpe and Lori Craig, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This quick lesson is on color enhancement. When this Schnauzer was a puppy, she was black and silver. As she aged, her rich color faded out to just silver. We see this all the time. Apricot poodle puppies start out with a rich red color but fade to buff. Black poodles that fade to gray. What about those Yorkies, Lhasas, or Shih Tzus that once had black tipping and don't anymore? http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-natural-color-enhancement-with-angela-kumpe-and-lori-craig.html Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:48:34 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-natural-color-enhancement-with-angela-kumpe-and-lori-craig.html A new video, Mini Lesson - Hand Scissoring the Neck & Head on a Lhasa Mix for a Soft Look, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist Lindsay Dicken demonstrates how to work with thinning shears on this drop coated little dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson---hand-scissoring-the-neck-head-on-a-lhasa-mix-for-a-soft-look-2.html Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:18:39 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson---hand-scissoring-the-neck-head-on-a-lhasa-mix-for-a-soft-look-2.html A new video, Health & Wellness for Pet Groomers and Stylists, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Occupational athletes. That's what pet care professionals are. In order for athletes to be successful, they need to train and pay attention to their overall health. There are five main areas of our lives that we have full control over. How we manage those five areas can greatly influence the longevity of our careers and how we feel. http://learn2groomdogs.com/health-wellness-for-pet-groomers-and-stylists-2.html Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:12:42 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/health-wellness-for-pet-groomers-and-stylists-2.html Dr. Matthew Phinney has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Dr. Matthew Phinney was raised in Markham, ON and graduated from Bishop’s University in Quebec Canada in 2004 and then from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa in 2010. He is currently a member of the International Chiropractors Association http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=59 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:02:45 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=59 A new video, New Mini Lesson with Suesan Watson, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist Suesan Watson demonstrates a few basic handstripping methods on a Cairn Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-suesan-watson.html Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:47:32 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-with-suesan-watson.html A new video, Creative Styling: Butterfly Clipper Art, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Clipper art is becoming very popular. We are seeing it on both people and pets. It can be simple or elaborate. There are multiple ways to create this hot styling trend. Some creative groomers opt to go totally free-hand, others opt for a template to assist with creating the design pattern. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-butterfly-clipper-art-2.html Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:16:42 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-butterfly-clipper-art-2.html A new video, New Mini Lesson: The Importance of a Service Menu , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Our experienced business Training Partner, Joe Zuccarello shares a few of his secret sales weapons. http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-the-importance-of-a-service-menu.html Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:03:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/new-mini-lesson-the-importance-of-a-service-menu.html A new video, Adorable Pet Trim on a Yorkshire Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist Misty Fowler shows you how to do an adorable pet trim on A Yorkshire Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/adorable-pet-trim-on-a-yorkshire-terrier-2.html Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:58:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/adorable-pet-trim-on-a-yorkshire-terrier-2.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Fun Temporary Color & Accessories for Pets, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Angela shows you the wide selection of temporary color that you can apply to a pet’s coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-fun-temporary-color-accessories-for-pets.html Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:57:51 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-fun-temporary-color-accessories-for-pets.html A new video, Grooming a ShihTzu in an Outlined Layer Cut, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The key to success with this style of haircut is working with the coat that has a bit of wire texture to it. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-shihtzu-in-an-outlined-layer-cut-2.html Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:40:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-shihtzu-in-an-outlined-layer-cut-2.html A new video, Dealing with Common Mobile Issues, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Mobile grooming is a wonderful business option for many people. It offers you freedom. You have full control of your schedule. The grooming environment is peaceful. Plus, you have fabulous job security. But there's no business in the world that works perfectly. Mobile pet grooming is no different. While there are loads of benefits to being on the road, mobile dog grooming also presents its own set of challenges. http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-common-mobile-issues-2.html Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:12:21 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-common-mobile-issues-2.html A new video, Mini Lesson: How to Trim the Rear End of a Pomeranian , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning pet stylist Lisa Leady shows you how to trim up the rear end of a Pomeranian. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-how-to-trim-the-rear-end-of-a-pomeranian.html Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:53:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-how-to-trim-the-rear-end-of-a-pomeranian.html A new video, Grooming a Havanese in a Popular & Cute Pet Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. There are all kinds of dogs that walk through our doors with this coat type. We know the drill. Owners don't want to maintain all the fur! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-havanese-in-a-popular-cute-pet-trim.html Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:32:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-havanese-in-a-popular-cute-pet-trim.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Creative Ideas for 4th of July Bowmaking, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Choosing to accessorize a freshly groomed dog can be a highly successful marketing opportunity for you - and a perfect way to get owners talking about our styling services! http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-creative-ideas-for-4th-of-july-bowmaking.html Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:02:06 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-creative-ideas-for-4th-of-july-bowmaking.html A new video, How to Build Body in the Bevels & Straighten the Top Coat During the Drying Process, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The drying process is one of the most critical stages if you want a dog 'dripping in coat.' http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-build-body-in-the-bevels-straighten-the-top-coat-during-the-drying-process.html Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:05:46 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-build-body-in-the-bevels-straighten-the-top-coat-during-the-drying-process.html A new video, Grooming a Show Style Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady continues her series on Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens - or PBGVs for short. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-show-style-petit-basset-griffon-venden.html Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:56:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-show-style-petit-basset-griffon-venden.html A new video, Mini Lesson:The Basics of Setting Prices in Your Salon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How do you set pricing for your work or your salon? Melissa shares with you the core of how she has developed a consistent pricing system for all her businesses. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lessonthe-basics-of-setting-prices-in-your-salon.html Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:28:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lessonthe-basics-of-setting-prices-in-your-salon.html A new video, Creating Easy Clipper Art on a Short Haired Pet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Creative styling is hot these days. It can be a great way to draw attention to your salon. In this lesson, Angela shows you a quick and easy way to have some fun on a short coated pet. She demonstrates how to free-hand carve a butterfly into the fur of Chinese Crested. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-easy-clipper-art-on-a-short-haired-pet.html Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:36:37 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-easy-clipper-art-on-a-short-haired-pet.html A new video, Setting the Legs and Body Length on an Older Toy Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning Pet Stylist, Courtney Ramstack, show you how to quickly set the body pattern on a smaller, geriatric dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-legs-and-body-length-on-an-older-toy-dog.html Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:24:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-legs-and-body-length-on-an-older-toy-dog.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Bedlington Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video lesson is typical Judy Hudson. She is all about 'getting' er done'. She shows you all her shortcuts for getting a dog done in the least amount of time . Judy always works with quality, safety, and compassion for the pet in mind. As a bonus, this dog is a bit of a challenge to handle. Judy gives you some great tips on how to deal with a fidgety pet on the table. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-bedlington-terrier.html Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:22:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-bedlington-terrier.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Educating Owners About the Grooming Needs of Their Geriatric Pet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning stylist Suesan Watson doles out some insightful tips on how to deal with older pets. There comes a time when every professional pet groomer must deal with the elderly or feeble dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-educating-owners-about-the-grooming-needs-of-their-geriatric-pet.html Thu, 23 May 2013 15:51:34 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-educating-owners-about-the-grooming-needs-of-their-geriatric-pet.html A new video, Grooming the Pet West Highland White Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Koko opens the lesson by showing you an example of an AKC Champion West Highland White Terrier. This AKC Champion is a beautiful specimen of the breed. By putting the dogs side-by-side, Koko shows you the difference between a hand-stripped coat and a clipped coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-west-highland-white-terrier.html Thu, 23 May 2013 15:06:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-west-highland-white-terrier.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Airedale Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Many groomers are intimidated by the Airedale Terrier. In all honesty, they are one of the simplest grooms to do on a larger dog. Award-winning pet stylist, Tracy Duncan shows you how to do a typical shop groom on an Airedale Terrier. The Airedale Terrier was bred for general farm work. It is a breed that is durable and versatile - but there's nothing fancy about them. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-airedale-terrier.html Fri, 17 May 2013 14:26:57 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-airedale-terrier.html Tracy Duncan has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Tracy Duncan has been in the pet styling industry since 1991, working in all-breed salons, a large poodle specific grooming salon and kennel, veterinary clinics and mobile pet styling salons. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=58 Fri, 17 May 2013 13:08:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=58 A new video, Creative Grooming Options for the Pugzue Using Rakes, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty Fowler explains the importance of listening to the client. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-grooming-options-for-the-pugzue-using-rakes.html Fri, 10 May 2013 15:09:23 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-grooming-options-for-the-pugzue-using-rakes.html A new video, Grooming the Giant Schnauzer, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to groom a show Giant Schnauzer. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-giant-schnauzer.html Wed, 08 May 2013 18:30:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-giant-schnauzer.html A new video, Mini Lesson: How to Set the Rear Leg of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How to round the feet, set rear angulation and trim the tail of a soft coated Wheaten Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-how-to-set-the-rear-leg-of-a-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier.html Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:04:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-how-to-set-the-rear-leg-of-a-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier.html A new video, Creative Styling: Bling! Bling! Bling!, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this Learn2GroomDogs.com session, Lori and Angela show you multiple ways to dress up the dog with simple techniques. They are quick. They are fun. And they are economical. If you are new to creative styling, this is a great entry-level opportunity. You can introduce your clientele simple sparkle that is temporary on their pets. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-bling-bling-bling.html Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:51:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-bling-bling-bling.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Pet Pumi, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. 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'. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-pet-pumi.html Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:13:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-pet-pumi.html A new video, Preparing for the Contest Ring or Certification, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Lisa works with Anna on her new Poodle. As Lisa says in the lesson, "There is no perfect dog out there - that's OK." She works with Anna to pull out this dog's best features while minimizing his faults. http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-for-the-contest-ring-or-certification-2.html Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:08:39 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-for-the-contest-ring-or-certification-2.html A new video, Great Ideas on How to Educate Yourself, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, one of the most successful pet stylists out on the circuit, shares her tips on self-directed learning. Irina ‘Pina’ Pinkusevich tells you what study material you have to have to have the correct information on individual breeds. She gives you fabulous ideas on how you can put together your own personal study guide. http://learn2groomdogs.com/great-ideas-on-how-to-educate-yourself.html Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:34:26 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/great-ideas-on-how-to-educate-yourself.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Why Being Active in Social Media Grows Your Business, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this Mini Lesson, Danelle discusses the advantages of being active on Facebook and blogging. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-why-being-active-in-social-media-grows-your-business.html Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:25:16 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-why-being-active-in-social-media-grows-your-business.html A new video, Salvage Work on a Heavy Coated Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How to effectively work with the heavy coated dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-heavy-coated-dog-3.html Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:08:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-heavy-coated-dog-3.html A new video, Grooming the '#7 All Special' or 'Smoothie', has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy shows you how to get a quality trim. The way she holds the clippers and manipulates the skin ensures she gets the smoothest cut. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-7-all-special-or-smoothie.html Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:12:34 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-7-all-special-or-smoothie.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Trimming Poodle Feet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learning how to trim the close clipper work on poodles is challenging. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-trimming-poodle-feet.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:16:57 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-trimming-poodle-feet.html A new video, Mini Lesson: Marketing Yourself, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Joe Zuccarello presents ideas on selling and how to sell more services in your salon. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-marketing-yourself.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:13:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mini-lesson-marketing-yourself.html A new video, Grooming the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Join Koko as she shows you her techniques for grooming the Dandie Dinmont, as well as, the difference between grooming a pet Dandie Dinmont and an AKC Champion. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-dandie-dinmont-terrier.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:50:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-dandie-dinmont-terrier.html A new video, Creative Styling: 2 Toned Dye Work & Feather Extensions, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Would you like to add a splash of color to the toes of any of your light colored pets? http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-2-toned-dye-work-feather-extensions.html Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:36:30 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-2-toned-dye-work-feather-extensions.html A new video, Grooming the Harsh Coated Terrier Mix, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy shows you how she does a 'pet handstrip.' She has a lot of shortcuts to make the groom go quickly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-harsh-coated-terrier-mix-2.html Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:48:58 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-harsh-coated-terrier-mix-2.html A new video, How to Groom a Pet Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady, has been involved with grooming and showing dogs her entire life. In this lesson, she shows you how to trim an older Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-groom-a-pet-petit-basset-griffon-venden-2.html Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:43:22 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-groom-a-pet-petit-basset-griffon-venden-2.html A new video, Learn How to Read the AKC Book & Apply the Standard to 3 Dogs of the Same Breed, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Lisa reads the breed standard directly from the American Kennel Club Complete Dog Book. Once she reads a passage, she stops and shows our viewers how the standard applies to the actual dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/learn-how-to-read-the-akc-book-apply-the-standard-to-3-dogs-of-the-same-breed.html Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:29:51 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/learn-how-to-read-the-akc-book-apply-the-standard-to-3-dogs-of-the-same-breed.html A new video, Pet Shih Tzu in an Appealing & Owner Friendly Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This trim is so versatile. It works well on most any drop coated breed. Shih Tzus. Malteses. Lhasas. These are just a few of the drop coated breeds that are well suited for this hair style. It's about an inch long on the body with fuller legs. Koko trims the head round while beautifully framing the eyes - and saving those amazing eyelashes! http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-shih-tzu-in-an-appealing-owner-friendly-trim.html Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:29:11 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-shih-tzu-in-an-appealing-owner-friendly-trim.html Komako 'Koko' Tanaka has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Koko began competing in 2003. Three years later she won the Rising Star of the Year award. Since then, she has become well respected in the contest area, winning multiple Best in Shows and Best All Round Groomer awards. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=56 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:27:30 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=56 A new video, Creative Styling: Creating Polka Dots on a Pet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this Learn2GroomDogs lesson, Lori shows you an easy way to have some fun with color. It's a simple design that can go on in a flash. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-polka-dots-on-a-pet.html Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:13:05 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-creating-polka-dots-on-a-pet.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Affenpinscher, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Judy shows you lots of shortcuts to get a great pet look on a pet Affenpinscher. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-affenpinscher.html Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:06:52 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-affenpinscher.html A new video, Turning a Poodle into a Kerry Blue Terrier Step-by-Step From the Breed Standard, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Pina talks about how to apply the standard of the Kerry Blue to a Poodle. She uses the AKC written breed standard as a guide. http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-poodle-into-a-kerry-blue-terrier-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard.html Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:03:47 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-poodle-into-a-kerry-blue-terrier-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard.html A new video, Grooming a Pet American Cocker in a Modified Show Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy Hudson shows you how to groom a pet American Cocker in a modified show style trim. She uses a clipper on the back to set the pattern yet has a secret to retain the proper coat texture even though the coat is clipper cut. Underneath the dog, she is tunneled out the long furnishings to ease overall coat care between grooming sessions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-american-cocker-in-a-modified-show-trim.html Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:20:14 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-american-cocker-in-a-modified-show-trim.html A new video, Interview with Michell Evans, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell Evans is a dedicated goal setter. As a second generation pet groomer, she grew up in her mother's grooming salon. Initially, she experimented with other career options once she set off on her own. However, her mother needed help in the salon and asked her to return. http://learn2groomdogs.com/interview-with-michell-evans.html Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:18:01 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/interview-with-michell-evans.html A new video, Airbrushing 101: Bringing a Creative Styling Design to Life, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Angela shows you how to apply color to a full body creative design. She gives you lots of tips on how to apply the color when dealing with technique. She also suggests products you'll need to use so the coat and color really stand out. http://learn2groomdogs.com/airbrushing-101-bringing-a-creative-styling-design-to-life.html Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:48:56 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/airbrushing-101-bringing-a-creative-styling-design-to-life.html A new video, Creative Styling: Airbrushing 101 , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the hottest elements in pet grooming today is COLOR! It might be a little splash of purple in a Lhasa's ear. Maybe you have your eyes set on an entire spectrum of colors on a Standard Poodle. Creative styling is limited only by your imagination. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-airbrushing-101-2.html Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:55:55 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-airbrushing-101-2.html A new video, Maintaining a Poodle Show Coat Banding & Wrapping, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Maintaining a Poodle Show Coat Banding & Wrapping http://learn2groomdogs.com/maintaining-a-poodle-show-coat-banding-wrapping-2.html Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:33:23 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/maintaining-a-poodle-show-coat-banding-wrapping-2.html A new video, Mobile Grooming Chats: Scheduling, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy, Marc, and Melissa are all veterans in mobile pet grooming. In this Learn2GroomDogs session, they discuss the options of scheduling appointments. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mobile-grooming-chats-scheduling-2.html Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:26:52 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mobile-grooming-chats-scheduling-2.html A new video, Modified Show Puppy Trim on a Standard Poodle - Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Veronica Frosch is well known for her exquisite poodle grooming skills. She has a knack for capturing their essence. She knocks out a killer profile with ease. Her hand scissoring skills give her that velvet finish we all strive to master. http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-show-puppy-trim-on-a-standard-poodle---part-1.html Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:02:51 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-show-puppy-trim-on-a-standard-poodle---part-1.html A new video, Modified Show Puppy Trim on a Standard Poodle - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Veronica talks about how to style the scissored topknot, create a stylish neck, how to transition the forechest into the underline so it flows smoothly, and how to trim the tail . http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-show-puppy-trim-on-a-standard-poodle---part-2.html Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:00:49 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-show-puppy-trim-on-a-standard-poodle---part-2.html A new video, Modified Show Puppy Trim on a Standard Poodle - Part 3, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Veronica shares her tips on how to trim the rear, shape the cuffs, how to trim the legs, how to ensure the legs balance and how to finish out the ears. http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-show-puppy-trim-on-a-standard-poodle---part-3.html Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:58:11 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-show-puppy-trim-on-a-standard-poodle---part-3.html Veronica Frosch has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Veronica’s competition career started around 1996 when she went to a local grooming show. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=55 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:54:38 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=55 A new video, Unique Braid Work on a Standard Poodle, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lori Craig is best known for her creative styling. So how does she get creative with her own show standard poodle? Pandora, her personal pet, is in show coat. Guess what? She also has a habit of pulling out all of the band work that protects her top knot. Of course Lori has found a creative solution. http://learn2groomdogs.com/unique-braid-work-on-a-standard-poodle.html Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:21:52 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/unique-braid-work-on-a-standard-poodle.html A new video, Trimming a Pet Yorkie Head Style, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The round head style is one we all do over and over again in our salons. It's one of the most popular head styles we do as pet stylists. In this lesson, Kendra focuses just on the head of this cute Yorkie. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-a-pet-yorkie-head-style.html Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:18:31 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-a-pet-yorkie-head-style.html A new video, Personality Trim on a Pet Japanese Chin, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is one of the requests we all get from our clients. They can't stand the hair all over the house. They love their dog but not the mess that can come with them. As a professional groomer, it's our job to come up with the most appealing option that will get solve the issue for the client. http://learn2groomdogs.com/personality-trim-on-a-pet-japanese-chin.html Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:08:47 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personality-trim-on-a-pet-japanese-chin.html Lori Craig has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Lori has been grooming since 1996. She went to Academy of Professional Dog Grooming. During school she started working at Classic Pets & Grooming. In September of 1997 she opened Doggie Styles Grooming . http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=54 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:59:55 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=54 A new video, Turning a Toy Poodle into a Bedlington Step-by-Step From the Breed Standard Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Pina reads small sections from the AKC Complete Dog Book and then shows you how she applies wh http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-toy-poodle-into-a-bedlington-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard-part-1-2.html Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:12:24 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-toy-poodle-into-a-bedlington-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard-part-1-2.html A new video, Turning a Toy Poodle into a Bedlington Step-by-Step From the Breed Standard Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this section, Pina talks about shaping the front of the dog, creating the rise over the loin, trimming the legs and feet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-toy-poodle-into-a-bedlington-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard-part-2-2.html Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:09:12 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-toy-poodle-into-a-bedlington-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard-part-2-2.html A new video, Turning a Toy Poodle into a Bedlington Step-by-Step From the Breed Standard Part 3, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In Part 3: Pina talks about trimming the head and ears on this trim. http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-toy-poodle-into-a-bedlington-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard-part-3-2.html Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:05:54 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/turning-a-toy-poodle-into-a-bedlington-step-by-step-from-the-breed-standard-part-3-2.html A new video, Grooming a Show Rustic Coated Pumi, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Join Kendra Otto as she trims a show Pumi. This lesson was filmed on location in the Andis booth on the trade room floor at Intergroom 2012. As Kendra repeats over and over again, this is a rustic coated dog that should be 'messy'. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-show-rustic-coated-pumi-2.html Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:52:21 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-show-rustic-coated-pumi-2.html A new video, Grooming a Silky Terrier Mix In a Cute Personality Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In less thans 30 minutes, Judy turn this little rag-a-muffin looking little dog into something cute. This dog has one of those challenging coats to get smooth. It's soft. It's silky. It has no body. It marks and tracks like crazy! Judy makes the grooming look easy with the right tools and techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-silky-terrier-mix-in-a-cute-personality-trim-2.html Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:48:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-silky-terrier-mix-in-a-cute-personality-trim-2.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Yorkie in the ‘Bella-Bottom Trim’ - Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lindsey demonstrates how to trim her ‘Bella-Bottom’ trim. When we asked Lindsey how she came up with the name. She shrugged and said, “I named it after Bella” as she gave, the little Yorkshire Terrier a pat as she stood on the grooming table. “She belongs to my vet but she kept getting matted. This was the solution one day when she was exceptionally matted. The owners loved the haircut. We’ve been doing it ever since!” http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-yorkie-in-the-bella-bottom-trim---part-1.html Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:59:36 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-yorkie-in-the-bella-bottom-trim---part-1.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Yorkie in the ‘Bella-Bottom Trim’ - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lindsey shows you step-by-step how to trim this delightful little head style with her little pricked ears and ponytail that sets off her charming expression. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-yorkie-in-the-bella-bottom-trim---part-2.html Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:54:11 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-yorkie-in-the-bella-bottom-trim---part-2.html A new video, Hand-Stripping the Rolled Coat on a Wire Fox Terrier - Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. To see a harsh coated terrier done correctly, to breed profile, is simply breathtaking. This is where grooming is elevated to a form of art. Michell is a skilled sculpture. Instead of clay, wood or stone, her medium is fur. And her tools are her hands, along with stripping knives and stones. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-rolled-coat-on-a-wire-fox-terrier---part-1.html Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:36:33 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-rolled-coat-on-a-wire-fox-terrier---part-1.html A new video, Hand-Stripping the Rolled Coat on a Wire Fox Terrier - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell demonstrates styling the head including the overall shape, ears, brows and goatee. She then moves to detailing out the finished trim including ways to enhance the color to make the dog really pop from ringside. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-rolled-coat-on-a-wire-fox-terrier---part-2.html Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:32:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-rolled-coat-on-a-wire-fox-terrier---part-2.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Welsh Springer Spaniel Using Carding, Clipping & Scissoring Techniques, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Once spayed or neutered, many pets experience a coat change. Their coats get thick, soft and abundant. If you scissor or clipper cut the coat, it gets even thicker and loses its rich color. This Welsh Springer Spaniel is a perfect example of what happens to a dog that has been spayed. Her hormones changed and so did her coat! In this video lesson, Kendra shows you ways to deal with that coat yet keep the essence of the breed firmly in place. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-welsh-springer-spaniel-using-carding-clipping-scissoring-techniques.html Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:09:47 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-welsh-springer-spaniel-using-carding-clipping-scissoring-techniques.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Springer Spaniel Short While Retaining the Integrity of the Breed, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Speed, combined with safe, high quality grooming are the keys to a successful pet groomer. Keeping the integrity of the breed is the name of the game. Judy Hudson is the queen of 'gettin' er done!' This is a no nonsense lesson on pet grooming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-springer-spaniel-short-while-retaining-the-integrity-of-the-breed.html Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:05:38 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-springer-spaniel-short-while-retaining-the-integrity-of-the-breed.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Toy Poodle in a Sporting Dog Trim - Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The breed standard for all three sizes of Poodles is the same. The standard calls for a squarely built - elegant dog. However, grooming them is a totally different story. Grooming a Toy Poodle requires a whole different skill set. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-toy-poodle-in-a-sporting-dog-trim---part-1.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 02:49:11 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-toy-poodle-in-a-sporting-dog-trim---part-1.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Toy Poodle in a Sporting Dog Trim - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The breed standard for all three sizes of Poodles is the same. The standard calls for a squarely built - elegant dog. However, grooming them is a totally different story. Grooming a Toy Poodle requires a whole different skill set. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-toy-poodle-in-a-sporting-dog-trim---part-2.html Thu, 15 Nov 2012 02:45:22 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-toy-poodle-in-a-sporting-dog-trim---part-2.html A new video, Styling the Pet Maltese Head Including 3 Ear Options, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. 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. http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-pet-maltese-head-including-3-ear-options-2.html Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:44:45 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-pet-maltese-head-including-3-ear-options-2.html A new video, Resurrecting a Blown Coat on a Norwich Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Come be a fly on the wall as Sarah and Margery discus rehabbing a coat on this dog. This is a common problem we see on many dogs that should have a harsh, crisp coat. Unfortunately in the pet world, groomers are quick to pull out the electric clippers to groom the dog. Clipping a harsh coated terrier will destroy the hard texture and the rich color. Once a coat has been clipped, can you bring the coat back to the correct texture? Join two masters of the art of hand-stripping as they as they talk on this topic. http://learn2groomdogs.com/resurrecting-a-blown-coat-on-a-norwich-terrier-2.html Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:41:07 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/resurrecting-a-blown-coat-on-a-norwich-terrier-2.html A new video, Hand-Stripping the Australian Terrier - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell knows the Australian Terrier well. It was a breed she perfected in the contest arena in the Unites States. 'Polly' is the dog she took to the 2011 World Team Competition in Belgium. Michell and Polly helped GroomTeam USA secure the silver medal by grooming this breed. In this lesson, Michell shows you her winning ways when it comes to grooming and styling an Australian Terrier for pet or show. She is an excellent communicator. Her conversational style makes the lesson enjoyable and fun. She shares loads of great points on how to work with harsh coats to maintain the texture and color of the coat. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced pet stylist, there are plenty of great tips throughout this entire lesson. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-australian-terrier---part-2-2.html Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:06:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-australian-terrier---part-2-2.html A new video, Hand-Stripping the Australian Terrier - Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell knows the Australian Terrier well. It was a breed she perfected in the contest arena in the Unites States. 'Polly' is the dog she took to the 2011 World Team Competition in Belgium. Michell and Polly helped GroomTeam USA secure the silver medal by grooming this breed. In this lesson, Michell shows you her winning ways when it comes to grooming and styling an Australian Terrier for pet or show. She is an excellent communicator. Her conversational style makes the lesson enjoyable and fun. She shares loads of great points on how to work with harsh coats to maintain the texture and color of the coat. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced pet stylist, there are plenty of great tips throughout this entire lesson. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-australian-terrier---part-1-2.html Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:00:47 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-australian-terrier---part-1-2.html A new video, Common Styling Mistakes on a Kerry Blue Terrier & How to Fix Them - Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Cheryl highlights the key points found in the Kerry Blue Terrier. With all terriers, the head is the most critical feature. She leads you step-by-step through the process of trimming a correct head on a Kerry to get the classic, long streamline head including trimming the fall and beard. Next she moves into building a strong, powerful neck. In this section, Cheryl discusses coat types and colors found in the Kerry Blue and gives a great visual about a marcel coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-styling-mistakes-on-a-kerry-blue-terrier-how-to-fix-them---part-1.html Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:40:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-styling-mistakes-on-a-kerry-blue-terrier-how-to-fix-them---part-1.html A new video, Common Styling Mistakes on a Kerry Blue Terrier & How to Fix Them - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Cheryl moves to the rear of the dog. In this section she discusses trimming the tail, how to correct the topline, build 'spring of rib' and cut angulation into the rear legs. http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-styling-mistakes-on-a-kerry-blue-terrier-how-to-fix-them---part-2.html Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:36:51 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-styling-mistakes-on-a-kerry-blue-terrier-how-to-fix-them---part-2.html A new video, Common Styling Mistakes on a Kerry Blue Terrier & How to Fix Them - Part 3, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Kerry Blue breed standard calls for a 'marcel coat'. Cheryl shows you how to create that coat texture. http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-styling-mistakes-on-a-kerry-blue-terrier-how-to-fix-them---part-3.html Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:33:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-styling-mistakes-on-a-kerry-blue-terrier-how-to-fix-them---part-3.html A new video, Experimenting with Stripping Knives, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. We were in the middle of a very enlightening conversation about stripping knives when it hit us. Our Learn2GroomDogs members could really get a lot out of this discussion! We opted to quickly turn on the camera and continue to chat with the camera rolling. http://learn2groomdogs.com/experimenting-with-stripping-knives.html Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:32:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/experimenting-with-stripping-knives.html Sarah Hawks has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Sarah Hawks began her grooming career in 1979 when she was hired as a bather in a shop in Newark DE. She quickly learned the basics and after 3 years of service, she opened Dog Works by Sarah, In 1988, Sarah tested and became Delaware’s first Certified http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=53 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:29:19 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=53 A new video, Super Fast, Super Simple Bandana Creations , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this mini lesson, Michell shares with you a great way to make bandanas. It's super-fast. It's super-simple. What can be better than that? However, if you don't have the correct tools; you won't have the same results. http://learn2groomdogs.com/super-fast-super-simple-bandana-creations.html Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:26:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/super-fast-super-simple-bandana-creations.html A new video, Confessions of a Serious Shears Junkie, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Kendra has a confession. She's a serious shears junkie. Being a junkie, she has a few tips on caring for that vast collect of scissors. In this short lesson, Kendra goes over some very basic shear maintenance. http://learn2groomdogs.com/confessions-of-a-serious-shears-junkie.html Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:13:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/confessions-of-a-serious-shears-junkie.html A new video, Grooming the Irish Water Spaniel Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell demonstrates how to style the head and ears on an IWS. In this session she also shows you how to re-curl the coat for the classic IWS look. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-irish-water-spaniel-part-2.html Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:09:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-irish-water-spaniel-part-2.html A new video, Grooming the Irish Water Spaniel Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Michell discusses the breed. As she introduces the IWS, she highlights unique features on this breed. She talks about basic pattern and structure of the dog. What blades to use on the face and tail along with guard comb options to set the pattern while accentuating the breed profile, balance and style on an Irish Water Spaniel. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-irish-water-spaniel-part-1.html Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:02:52 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-irish-water-spaniel-part-1.html A new video, Modified Pet Trim on a Lakeland Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Sure. Lakeland Terriers are supposed to have a harsh, crisp coat. But how many pets have the proper coat texture? And what do you do when another groomer gives a Lakeland Terrier eyebrows instead of their customary fall of hair over the eyes? In this lesson, award winning stylist Cheryl Purcell grooms a typical pet Lakeland Terrier. She demonstrates how she handles this trim in her shop on a regular basis. Cheryl terms this groom a 'pet strip.' They are easy and super-fast to do for the busy salon. By using her techniques, you can retain some of the coat texture even though the dog is clipper cut. http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-pet-trim-on-a-lakeland-terrier.html Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:14:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/modified-pet-trim-on-a-lakeland-terrier.html A new video, Creating the 'Poodlington' Trim & Putting a Bedlington Trim on a Poodle Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you one of those groomers who loves the Bedlington trim but have never had the opportunity to test your skills on one? Even if you don't have this breed in your client files, you can still do the trim! Amy Triezenberg has become well known for this haircut. Amy shows you how to style the Poodlington head and finish the dog out. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-the-poodlington-trim-putting-a-bedlington-trim-on-a-poodle-part-2.html Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:11:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-the-poodlington-trim-putting-a-bedlington-trim-on-a-poodle-part-2.html A new video, Creating the ‘Poodlington’ Trim: Putting a Bedlington Trim on a Poodle Part 1 , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you one of those groomers who loves the Bedlington trim but have never had the opportunity to test your skills on one? Even if you don't have this breed in your client files, you can still do the trim! Amy Triezenberg has become well known for this haircut. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-the-poodlington-trim-putting-a-bedlington-trim-on-a-poodle-part-1.html Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:01:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-the-poodlington-trim-putting-a-bedlington-trim-on-a-poodle-part-1.html A new video, Hand Stripping Basics, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Hand stripping is more than a technique: it's an art. An art with lots of variables! Not only is there a wide range of tools to select from - there are a lot of different coat scenarios! Michell is a master at the craft. In this lesson, she breaks down the hand stripping tools for you. She discusses the difference between raking a coat out, carding, and stripping. She walks you through the basic tools you would need for each task. Next, Michell gives you an elementary description between the differences of 'rolling a coat' and 'staging a coat.' She shares a few helpful resources for finding great products online and even suggests a few dispensable items to try on your next hand stripping project. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-basics-2.html Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:47:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-basics-2.html A new video, Grooming a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in a Non-Traditional Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a great alternative trim for many pets. Do you have clients with Wheatens that love to play outside? Go to the beach? Romp with the kids? Then this could be the trim for you! Cheryl Purcell shows you how to quickly set in a low maintenance pet trim. She uses guard combs and thinning shears to style most of the hair cut. A few snips of the shears, and she has a Soft Coated Wheaten that looks like a puppy again! This video lesson is full of great short cuts and safety tips that can be applied to many dogs. If you are looking to take your everyday pet grooming up a few notches, this video is for you! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-in-a-non-traditional-trim-2.html Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:43:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-in-a-non-traditional-trim-2.html Michell Evans has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Michell Evans is a multi-Best in Show and Best All Around groomer and is a Certified Master Groomer through National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) and the International Professional Groomers Incorporated (IPG). http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=52 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:13:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=52 Cheryl Purcell has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Cheryl is known nationally and internationally as one of the industry's top pet stylists. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=51 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:10:58 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=51 A new video, Grooming a Labradoodle Like a Portuguese Water Dog Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Here's a common question in grooming salons across the nation: what do you do with a Doodle? In this lesson, Amy Triezenberg demonstrates a great style that works on many Doodles - a Portuguese Water Dog in a working Retriever trim. Amy believes in saving time, so she blocks in the dog with guard combs prior to starting her scissor work. She carves the style in and adds detail using a combination of straight and curved shears plus blenders. Amy has exceptional scissor technique - mastering full control over even the longest scissor. The end result on this Doodle is a stylish trim that is easy to maintain. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-labradoodle-like-a-portuguese-water-dog-part-2-2.html Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:04:49 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-labradoodle-like-a-portuguese-water-dog-part-2-2.html A new video, Grooming a Labradoodle Like a Portuguese Water Dog Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Here's a common question in grooming salons across the nation: what do you do with a Doodle? In this lesson, Amy Triezenberg demonstrates a great style that works on many Doodles - a Portuguese Water Dog in a working Retriever trim. Amy believes in saving time, so she blocks in the dog with guard combs prior to starting her scissor work. She carves the style in and adds detail using a combination of straight and curved shears plus blenders. Amy has exceptional scissor technique - mastering full control over even the longest scissor. The end result on this Doodle is a stylish trim that is easy to maintain. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-labradoodle-like-a-portuguese-water-dog-part-1-2.html Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:59:57 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-labradoodle-like-a-portuguese-water-dog-part-1-2.html A new video, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pet Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is currently winning lots of popularity contests. Chances are you are seeing plenty of them in your salon. Cute as they may be, many carry more coat than their owners want to deal with in a pet setting. Kendra Otto shows you a great alternative trim that is super-fast, super-easy, and super-stylish! Kendra does a great job retaining the essence of the breed while bringing the coat down to a very manageable level for its pet parents. http://learn2groomdogs.com/cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-pet-trim-2.html Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:06:19 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-pet-trim-2.html A new video, Pet Schnauzer in a Very Natural Looking Trim Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Most pet stylists are quick to grab a short blade to set the pattern on a pet Miniature Schnauzer. Have you ever tried a longer blade? It can look marvelous! In this lesson, Kendra Otto shows you how to correctly trim a pet Schnauzer in a more natural looking style. The trim Kendra puts on this pet mimics the look of hand stripping. Hand stripping is the "correct" way to trim a Schnauzer for the AKC conformation ring, yet is rarely done in the pet world. Kendra scissors the legs using curved shears and big "chunker" blenders or thinning shears. Throughout the video, she talks about breed standard trimming guidelines. This pet is a nervous dog. Kendra shares great handling tips that helps make the grooming process more comfortable for a tense dog. In this Part, Kendra shows you how to set the pattern lines for the beard and throat area. Next she moves to the eye area, clearing the stop and setting the eye brows to get those wonderful, long arched brows. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-schnauzer-in-a-very-natural-looking-trim-part-2-2.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:52:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-schnauzer-in-a-very-natural-looking-trim-part-2-2.html A new video, Pet Schnauzer in a Very Natural Looking Trim Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Most pet stylists are quick to grab a short blade to set the pattern on a pet Miniature Schnauzer. Have you ever tried a longer blade? It can look marvelous! In this lesson, Kendra Otto shows you how to correctly trim a pet Schnauzer in a more natural looking style. The trim Kendra puts on this pet mimics the look of hand stripping. Hand stripping is the "correct" way to trim a Schnauzer for the AKC conformation ring, yet is rarely done in the pet world. Kendra scissors the legs using curved shears and big "chunker" blenders or thinning shears. Throughout the video, she talks about breed standard trimming guidelines. This pet is a nervous dog. Kendra shares great handling tips that helps make the grooming process more comfortable for a tense dog. Kendra shows you how to set the pattern using multiple blades to achieve a ‘hand stripped look’. Next, she demonstrates how to scissor the legs to get nice parallel lines. She goes on to accentuate the underline of the dog using shears and blenders. Kendra polishes the look trim with blenders and thinning shears for a balanced, natural look. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-schnauzer-in-a-very-natural-looking-trim-part-1-2.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:49:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-schnauzer-in-a-very-natural-looking-trim-part-1-2.html A new video, Personal Interview with Melissa Verplank, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. After a day on the slopes in Utah, Teri DiMarino put Melissa Verplank in the hot seat! Of course, Teri covers the basics like: how did Melissa get started in the industry, where did she learn, and what has she accomplished? But the questions get more challenging - and personal - as she goes on. Teri asks Melissa about her plateaus and walls she has hit throughout her career. What were her highest highs and lowest lows? And, is retirement in her future? During the entire interview, Teri has a knack for drawing out Melissa's personal advice so you can glean knowledge from her years of business experience. http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-melissa-verplank-2.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:29:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-melissa-verplank-2.html A new video, Hand Stripping a Pet Scottish Terrier Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Scottish Terriers are one of the more technically challenging breeds to groom correctly. In this lesson, Suesan Watson guides you through the process of hand stripping the coat. Hand stripping retains the wonderful texture and rich color of the coat. Peppered throughout the video are handling tips when it comes to dealing with a Scottish Terrier. Suesan goes into great detail on how to style the head using clippers, thinning shears, and scissors. You'll learn how to, set the pattern lines on the head, trim the eyebrows, and create the perfect Scottie ear - including those pesky ear tufts. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-a-pet-scottish-terrier-part-2-2.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:51:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-a-pet-scottish-terrier-part-2-2.html A new video, Hand Stripping a Pet Scottish Terrier Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Scottish Terriers are one of the more technically challenging breeds to groom correctly. In this lesson, Suesan Watson guides you through the process of hand stripping the coat. Hand stripping retains the wonderful texture and rich color of the coat. Peppered throughout the video are handling tips when it comes to dealing with a Scottish Terrier. Sue shows you how to set the correct pattern for the breed. As she works over the dog, she discusses the shape of ­­the tail, the length of the furnishings, and the differences between the front and rear feet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-a-pet-scottish-terrier-part-1-2.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:48:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-a-pet-scottish-terrier-part-1-2.html A new video, Creative Abstract Design on a Poodle , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Love the idea of being creative? You want something fun yet not have the commitment of the full-blown creative design? This simple abstract design could be your answer. The design can be simple or elaborate - your choice. You can do it on a dog with fuller trims or on a pet sporting a #7 blade length. The beauty of this design is that it allows your creative spirit to flow. In just a few short weeks, the coat will grow back in and you can start on a fresh design. Join Amy as she gets you started on creating an abstract grooming design on a dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-abstract-design-on-a-poodle-2.html Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:54:40 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-abstract-design-on-a-poodle-2.html A new video, Personal Interview with Danelle German, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. If one word could describe Danelle German, it would be 'passionate.' In this session, you'll learn how passion and focus are her keys to success. Danelle started working professionally with cats in 1998 when she got her first show cat. Since that time, she has launched multiple businesses. Felines are at the core of every business venture. Whether it's services, product creation, manufacturing, organizations, or education - cats are at the center of her attention. Her mind is always active. Not only is Danelle successful in the business arena, she's a dedicated mother of five, travels extensively around the globe teaching cat grooming, and loves creative styling. Join us to find out what motivates and keeps this superwoman full of fire. http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-danelle-german-2.html Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:52:25 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-danelle-german-2.html A new video, Grooming a Bichon in a Modified Show Trim Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Lisa Leady is grooming a retired show dog. She does a fabulous job giving you detail on how to capture the essence of the Bichon Frise. Lisa tapers the trim down into a shorter, more manageable pet trim. She uses a combination of clipper guard combs and hand scissoring to get the look. With 30 years' experience grooming pet and show dogs, this video is full of time saving tricks that really hit home. Lisa's delivery is clear, concise, and fun. We have opted to feature the entire trim on the dog to ensure you don't miss any of her valuable information. To make viewing easier, we have broken the entire lesson into bite-sized lessons http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-bichon-in-a-modified-show-trim-part-1-2.html Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:40:37 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-bichon-in-a-modified-show-trim-part-1-2.html A new video, Speed & Efficiency How to a Groom Daisy Dog In Less Than 45 Minutes from Start to Finish, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Don't think you can get a little matted dog done in less than 45 minutes? Think again! Suesan Watson creates this adorable Personality trim in just that. We're talkin' rough cut, bath, blow dry, and finish! To prove to you it CAN BE DONE, we shot this in real time. You'll see the clock counting down the time in the corner of the screen once she sets to work. Talking slows any stylist down so we asked Sue not to talk during this lesson. Instead we've added sub-titles as she works over the dog. The silence allows her to fully concentrate on the task at hand. She is working safely. She is working efficiently. And she is working to get a quality result. We think she hit the mark with this little dog. Check it out and see what you think! As you watch, notice the focus and her body positioning as she grooms this little daisy dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/speed-efficiency-how-to-a-groom-daisy-dog-in-less-than-45-minutes-from-start-to-finish.html Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:34:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/speed-efficiency-how-to-a-groom-daisy-dog-in-less-than-45-minutes-from-start-to-finish.html A new video, Styling the Head of a Brussels Griffon & How to Chalk the Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. When was the last time you had the opportunity to groom a Brussels Griffon? For most stylists, this isn't a breed we see very often. Like most Toy breeds, it's a head breed. Get the head correct and you've mastered most of the groom. In this lesson, awarding winning stylist, Amy Triezenberg shows you how to hand strip the head of her own little Brussels. She also gives you options if you have a pet owner who requests their pet be clipper cut instead. As Amy says, "this breed is supposed to have a 'human like expression.'" She'll show you step-by-step how to get that correct look. Chalking a coat can give the illusion of a richer color coat - the illusion of more fur. The illusion of more bone. This is not a procedure you would do for pet clients. It's a method used in the show ring and the contest area to bring out the best in the dog for the judges. In the second part of the lesson, Amy shares how to correctly chalk a harsh coated hand stripped coat. She tells you tips and trick on how to apply the chalk - and how NOT to get it all over you or the judge! http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-head-of-a-brussels-griffon-how-to-chalk-the-coat-2.html Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:00:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-head-of-a-brussels-griffon-how-to-chalk-the-coat-2.html A new video, Personal Interview with Kendra Otto, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. 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 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-kendra-otto-2.html Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:55:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-kendra-otto-2.html A new video, Speed & Efficiency How to Groom a Monster Sized Dog in 76 Minutes!! Start to Finish, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This lesson was amazing. And the dog was HUGE. At first glance you'd think this was at least a 3 to 4 hour job. Not with speedy Lisa Leady! In this video (which is shot in real time) Lisa shows you her best speed tricks. She gets this 130 pound Leonberger done in just 1 hour and 16 minutes! That's bath, dry, brush-out, and finish!! Once the clock starts ticking, we never shut down the camera, despite a few technical glitches! Lisa had her work cut out for her but watch as she get through this big guy, even getting a kiss towards the end! We've broken this lesson down in two sections for ease of viewing. http://learn2groomdogs.com/speed-efficiency-how-to-groom-a-monster-sized-dog-in-76-minutes-start-to-finish.html Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:52:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/speed-efficiency-how-to-groom-a-monster-sized-dog-in-76-minutes-start-to-finish.html A new video, Speed & Efficiency: Creating an Adorable Trim on a Shih Tzu in 45 Minutes: Start to Finish, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you mystified by stylists that can do 10, 12, or even 14 dogs a day? If that's you, this lesson is for you! This is speed grooming at its finest. Suesan Watson shows you how to bathe, dry, and trim this charming little 9 month old Shih Tzu puppy. And she does it in less than 45 minutes! Sue calls this a 'Panda trim." We just call it CUTE! See how she speeds her way through this entire grooming process. What we notice as she works with the dog, she never seems overly rushed - the puppy even gives her a soft little kiss through the grooming process. If you are looking to increase your daily productivity, this is a great lesson. In the pet grooming business, time is money. Sue shows you how to make the most of that time! http://learn2groomdogs.com/speed-efficiency-creating-an-adorable-trim-on-a-shih-tzu-in-45-minutes-start-to-finish-2.html Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:49:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/speed-efficiency-creating-an-adorable-trim-on-a-shih-tzu-in-45-minutes-start-to-finish-2.html A new video, Trimming Poodle Faces Feet and Tails, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learning how to trim the close work on poodles can be intimidating and challenging. In this VIDEO we clearly show you the techniques necessary to safely and efficiently trim poodle faces, feet and tails, minimizing the risks to the pet, as well as the amount of time it takes to complete the trim. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-poodle-faces-feet-and-tails.html Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:27:48 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-poodle-faces-feet-and-tails.html A new video, Internet Based Marketing for Your Pet Business, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Danelle and Melissa discuss the methods that work well for them. Danelle totally embraces this marketing method and personally implements it throughout her business on a daily basis. Melissa thoroughly understands its importance and delegates much of the execution. If you are not actively participating in the key areas: website design, social media, and blogging, this is definitely a discussion you'll want to sit in on http://learn2groomdogs.com/internet-based-marketing-for-your-pet-business-3.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:24:56 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/internet-based-marketing-for-your-pet-business-3.html A new video, Internet Based Marketing for Your Pet Business, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Internet based marketing is highly economical. It's effective. It's one of the best marketing methods out there today. There are three key areas: 1) website design 2) social media 3) blogging Danelle and Melissa discuss the methods that work well for them. Danelle totally embraces this marketing method and personally implements it throughout her business on a daily basis. Melissa thoroughly understands its importance and delegates much of the execution. If you are not actively participating in the key areas: website design, social media, and blogging, this is definitely a discussion you'll want to sit in on. http://learn2groomdogs.com/internet-based-marketing-for-your-pet-business-2.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:23:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/internet-based-marketing-for-your-pet-business-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Scottie, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Grooming a Scottish Terrier is like putting together a puzzle. Every little hair on this breed has a place. Many groomers find this breed exceptionally challenging to do. Join Kendra Otto as she works through this overgrown pet. She opts for more natural look using a longer guard comb to set clipper work on the body. The entire video is full of great tips and shortcuts to help you achieve the correct look for the breed including clipper cutting, raking, carding, thinning, and light scissor trimming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-scottie.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:17:48 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-scottie.html A new video, Hand Stripping the Irish Terrier Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Irish Terrier is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. He is an all purpose dog, a loyal protector of the family, as well as an all-around farm dog or hunting companion. This breed is unique in its outline compared to others in his group. In this lesson, Lisa Leady grooms a retired show dog. She shows you the basic elements of hand stripping combined with proper breed profile trimming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-irish-terrier-part-2.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:13:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-irish-terrier-part-2.html A new video, Hand Stripping the Irish Terrier Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Irish Terrier is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. He is an all purpose dog, a loyal protector of the family, as well as an all-around farm dog or hunting companion. This breed is unique in its outline compared to others in his group. In this lesson, Lisa Leady grooms a retired show dog. She shows you the basic elements of hand stripping combined with proper breed profile trimming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-irish-terrier-part-1.html Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:02:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-irish-terrier-part-1.html Amy Triezenberg has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Ever since Amy Triezenberg can remember, she has always loved animals and wanted to work with them. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=50 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:00:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=50 A new video, Dog Body Language Basics #1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Kristie Swan had a long career in broadcast journalism. However, her passion was dogs. She actively fostered many dogs over the years. Kristie learned that a very large percentage of pets were given up due to behavioral issues. This was the trigger she needed to change careers. She knew in her heart she could help owners and their pets. For over two years, Kristie has been working with Melissa Verplank at Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. Melissa has seen tremendous improvement in her own staff's interaction with pets due to Kristie's wealth of knowledge. In this session, Kristie brings a snippet of her experience to the L2GD members. http://learn2groomdogs.com/dog-body-language-basics-1-2.html Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:43:01 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dog-body-language-basics-1-2.html Kristi Swan, CPDT has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Certified Professional Dog Trainer http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=49 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:32:06 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=49 A new video, Grooming the Cairn Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you just starting to learn how to hand strip a coat? Cairn Terriers are one of the easiest dogs to work on when learning this technique. In this video, Suesan Watson helps you master some basic hand stripping techniques. This is a typical little dog with a harsh - but blown - coat. If you are you trying to get your Cairn Terrier to look the way they do in the show ring, this is the lesson for you! She talks about how to finger pluck the coat, the ideal time frame between grooming sessions, and how to work with a blown coat to bring it back to its full glory. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-cairn-terrier-4.html Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:27:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-cairn-terrier-4.html A new video, Learn How to Groom the Italian Truffle Dog: Lagotto Romagnolo (pet version) Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The head style of the Lagotto is rounded but not like some of the other breeds. In this lesson, Kendra shows you how to shape the head, trim the ears, and blend in the muzzle to get the correct expression for the breed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/learn-how-to-groom-the-italian-truffle-dog-lagotto-romagnolo-pet-version-part-2.html Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:22:40 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/learn-how-to-groom-the-italian-truffle-dog-lagotto-romagnolo-pet-version-part-2.html A new video, Learn How to Groom the Italian Truffle Dog: Lagotto Romagnolo (pet version) Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Groom the Italian Truffle Dog: Lagotto Romagnolo (pet version) Part 1 http://learn2groomdogs.com/learn-how-to-groom-the-italian-truffle-dog-lagotto-romagnolo-pet-version-part-1.html Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:52:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/learn-how-to-groom-the-italian-truffle-dog-lagotto-romagnolo-pet-version-part-1.html A new video, Ingredients for a Successful Business, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Is your business running as smoothly as it could? Are you living week-by-week from the revenue being generated? Or maybe you are struggling just to make ends meet. Melissa and Danelle are both successful multi-business women. In this informal session, the two sit down to talk about the keys to their success. Both women agree, owning your own business can be one of the most rewarding adventures you'll ever experience - but it can be one of the most challenging as well! You'll hear how they both got started in the grooming industry, which elements they attribute to their successes and why. They share years of wisdom about what it takes to grow a business and keep it going strong. http://learn2groomdogs.com/ingredients-for-a-successful-business-3.html Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:39:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/ingredients-for-a-successful-business-3.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Pomeranian like a Show Dog , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Grooming the Pet Pomeranian like a Show Dog http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-pomeranian-like-a-show-dog-2.html Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:36:50 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-pomeranian-like-a-show-dog-2.html A new video, Ingredients for a Successful Business, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Is your business running as smoothly as it could? Are you living week-by-week from the revenue being generated? Or maybe you are struggling just to make ends meet. Melissa and Danelle are both successful multi-business women. In this informal session, the two sit down to talk about the keys to their success. Both women agree, owning your own business can be one of the most rewarding adventures you'll ever experience - but it can be one of the most challenging as well! You'll hear how they both got started in the grooming industry, which elements they attribute to their successes and why. They share years of wisdom about what it takes to grow a business and keep it going strong. http://learn2groomdogs.com/ingredients-for-a-successful-business-2.html Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:09:58 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/ingredients-for-a-successful-business-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Hungarian Pumi - Part #2 Trimming the Head and Finishing the Coat , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The head style of the Pumi is unique to the breed. Kendra shows you step-by-step how to get the wedgy head with high set, tufted ears. Exceptional camera work allows you to get right next to Kendra as she shows you how to trim this head. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-hungarian-pumi---part-2-trimming-the-head-and-finishing-the-coat.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:27:19 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-hungarian-pumi---part-2-trimming-the-head-and-finishing-the-coat.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Hungarian Pumi - Part #1 Setting the Body Pattern, Tail, Feet, and Legs , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. 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'. For most stylists, this goes against our grain. We want things neat and tidy. A dog with velvet scissor work. With this breed, a polished finish is NOT what you are after. Kendra shows you how to get the correct look on this adorable pet Pumi. In this session, she shows you how to clipper cut the pet Pumi to get the correct look for breed profile. Kendra does a fabulous job explaining her tool selection for this coat type. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-hungarian-pumi---part-1-setting-the-body-pattern-tail-feet-and-legs.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:23:24 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-hungarian-pumi---part-1-setting-the-body-pattern-tail-feet-and-legs.html A new video, Making $Money$ with Feline Grooming - Part 3 Before & After Images of the Groomed Cat , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. We all know pictures speak a thousand words. In this short session - volumes are spoken. See different examples of an oily coat - and what the kitty looks like after a professional grooming. View what a matted cat looks like and one of the many appealing options clients have to solve the problem. Learn why it's important to trim some cat faces and how appealing it can become with a few well-placed snips. http://learn2groomdogs.com/making-money-with-feline-grooming---part-3-before-after-images-of-the-groomed-cat.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:20:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/making-money-with-feline-grooming---part-3-before-after-images-of-the-groomed-cat.html A new video, Making $Money$ with Feline Grooming - Part 2 Part #2: Dispelling the Myths about Cat Grooming , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. "Cats don't need to be groomed - they groom themselves" is one of the typical myths a cat groomer hears all the time. "My cat hates water - you'll never be able to bathe her" is another. And the list goes on, just like in dog grooming! So how do you turn these road blocks into sales opportunities? Education. Education. Education. In this session, Danelle guides you through the process of turning a prospect into a client. How can you identify problems? How can you solve those problems? She shows you how to create a win-win-win for everyone involved - client, cat, and groomer. http://learn2groomdogs.com/making-money-with-feline-grooming---part-2-part-2-dispelling-the-myths-about-cat-grooming.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:14:34 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/making-money-with-feline-grooming---part-2-part-2-dispelling-the-myths-about-cat-grooming.html A new video, Making Money with Feline Grooming Part 1: Formula for Potential Revenue, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Paragon School of Pet Grooming hosted a grooming clinic, but this time instead of dogs, the focus was on cats. These are excerpts from the opening lecture. Even if you don't groom cats, you will gain some valuable insights. Not only is Danelle German an extraordinary cat groomer, she's a savvy business owner as well. Much of her information easily translates between dog and cat grooming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/making-money-with-feline-grooming-part-1-formula-for-potential-revenue-2.html Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:08:14 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/making-money-with-feline-grooming-part-1-formula-for-potential-revenue-2.html A new video, Slope Side Chats: What Do You Look for In a New Hire?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You're a one-person show and your business is booming. You're working long hours. You need help. But you've never hired anyone. Or maybe you have, but you haven't had much success finding the right 'fit' for your salon. What do you look for when hiring a new team member? With over 90 years combined experience, these seasoned pros have done their fair share of hiring. They share what they have learned over the years when going through the hiring process. http://learn2groomdogs.com/slope-side-chats-what-do-you-look-for-in-a-new-hire-2.html Thu, 24 May 2012 16:46:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/slope-side-chats-what-do-you-look-for-in-a-new-hire-2.html A new video, Maintaining a Rustic Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. What the heck is a 'rustic coat?' That's just what we thought when we asked Kendra Otto to become a L2GD Training Partner. It turns out, Kendra has done her homework on this coat type. She shares how to properly care for this coat type, ensuring it does not become a shave down! This coat type comes on a variety of breeds including the Hungarian Pumi and the Italian Lagotto. In this session, Kendra focuses on the care and upkeep of this coat type. http://learn2groomdogs.com/maintaining-a-rustic-coat-2.html Thu, 24 May 2012 16:43:47 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/maintaining-a-rustic-coat-2.html A new video, Hand Scissor Trim on a Drop-Coated Dog, Part 2: Styling the Head & Finish Detail Work, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You either love this coat or hate it. Lots of breeds have this coat texture - the drop-coat. How many of you have owners that want their pet styled a bit longer than even the longest guard comb can leave it? Lindsey shows you a fun and easy way to go 'freestyle.' She uses a great technique to freehand scissor this super cute little Lhasa mix. To get the soft, cuddly look, she uses mostly thinning shears and blenders. Lindsey shares tricks to get a beautiful, plush finish in no time. She talks you through the entire trim including how to use reference points as you work so you get a consistent look every time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissor-trim-on-a-drop-coated-dog-part-2-styling-the-head-finish-detail-work.html Thu, 24 May 2012 16:41:18 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissor-trim-on-a-drop-coated-dog-part-2-styling-the-head-finish-detail-work.html A new video, Hand Scissor Trim on a Drop-Coated Dog, Part 1 - Trimming Body & Legs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You either love this coat or hate it. Lots of breeds have this coat texture - the drop-coat. How many of you have owners that want their pet styled a bit longer than even the longest guard comb can leave it? Lindsey shows you a fun and easy way to go 'freestyle.' She uses a great technique to freehand scissor this super cute little Lhasa mix. To get the soft, cuddly look, she uses mostly thinning shears and blenders. Lindsey shares tricks to get a beautiful, plush finish in no time. She talks you through the entire trim including how to use reference points as you work so you get a consistent look every time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissor-trim-on-a-drop-coated-dog-part-1---trimming-body-legs.html Thu, 24 May 2012 16:29:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissor-trim-on-a-drop-coated-dog-part-1---trimming-body-legs.html A new video, Personal Interview with Awarding Winning Creative Stylist Angela Kumpe, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How does a back-woods dog groomer become one of the top creative stylists in the nation? Angela Kumpe lives in a tiny town outside Little Rock, Arkansas. In a community where the highlight is the local Dollar Store, Angela has been able to successfully build a creative styling career. It's hard to believe, but it's true! Even her everyday clients buy into her imaginative spirit. In this interview, she shares a wealth of insight into how she got her start. Who's her support team? How does she pitch her skills to the local community? Why she says, "Creative grooming is a license for FUN!" http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-awarding-winning-creative-stylist-angela-kumpe-2.html Thu, 24 May 2012 16:19:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-awarding-winning-creative-stylist-angela-kumpe-2.html A new video, Dematting Tips for Any Breed, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Dematting. We deal with this every day. It's what guarantees we'll have work tomorrow! We know - it's a love/hate relationship. In this lesson, awarding winning stylist, Karen Tucker gives you a great lesson on how to demat quickly and painlessly. Her key secrets almost make the tangles melt away. We're not talking a severely matted pet - but those pets that come in every 5-6 weeks. These are the owners who don't know what a brush looks like between grooming. How can you save coat, remove knots and tangles while doing it in a manner that is soothing to the pet and efficient for you? Karen will show you how easy it is! http://learn2groomdogs.com/dematting-tips-for-any-breed-2.html Wed, 09 May 2012 14:59:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dematting-tips-for-any-breed-2.html A new video, Cat Grooming with Kendra - The Barbary Lion Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Meet Spirit, Kendra Otto's personal feline. She is fun, sassy, and inquisitive - plus - she sheds! To overcome the hair problem in her home, Kendra designed this super-fast haircut for her kitty after the Barbary Lion. The Barbary Lion is one of two sub-species of lion that possesses dark belly fringe that extends throughout the groin. In this video, Kendra walks you through the steps of this trim. She tells you what blade to use on the body of the cat. Kendra clearly shows you where to place the pattern and how to blend it all together for a stylist look. http://learn2groomdogs.com/cat-grooming-with-kendra---the-barbary-lion-trim-2.html Wed, 09 May 2012 14:57:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/cat-grooming-with-kendra---the-barbary-lion-trim-2.html A new video, Grooming the Bichon Mix in a Modified Bichon Trim - Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a highly stylized trim that's appealing and easy to achieve. Lindsey shows you step-by-step how to set this modified Bichon pattern with a clipper. The longer snap-on comb leaves a plush finish that can easily be blended into a fuller leg. As Lindsey works over the dog, she gives you great hints for how to bring out the best features of the Bichon while hiding faults. She discusses how to establish reference points aiding in setting the pattern consistently every time. The short ear style is a stand-out feature on this dog. It's cute. It's appealing. Amazingly, the short ear style was developed to ward off a health issues on this dog! Find out how and why Lindsey created this custom trim for this client. This lesson is packed so full of great information, that we have broken it into a double feature. PLUS! We've broken those lessons into small, bite-sized chunks. The entire lesson runs just over an hour, but if you don't have an hour to spare in one sitting, you can watch it chunk-by-chunk. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-bichon-mix-in-a-modified-bichon-trim---part-2-2.html Wed, 09 May 2012 14:53:15 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-bichon-mix-in-a-modified-bichon-trim---part-2-2.html A new video, Grooming the Bichon Mix in a Modified Bichon Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a highly stylized trim that's appealing and easy to achieve. Lindsey shows you step-by-step how to set this modified Bichon pattern with a clipper. The longer snap-on comb leaves a plush finish that can easily be blended into a fuller leg. As Lindsey works over the dog, she gives you great hints for how to bring out the best features of the Bichon while hiding faults. She discusses how to establish reference points aiding in setting the pattern consistently every time. The short ear style is a stand-out feature on this dog. It's cute. It's appealing. Amazingly, the short ear style was developed to ward off a health issues on this dog! Find out how and why Lindsey created this custom trim for this client. This lesson is packed so full of great information, that we have broken it into a double feature. PLUS! We've broken those lessons into small, bite-sized chunks. The entire lesson runs just over an hour, but if you don't have an hour to spare in one sitting, you can watch it chunk-by-chunk. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-bichon-mix-in-a-modified-bichon-trim.html Wed, 09 May 2012 14:49:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-bichon-mix-in-a-modified-bichon-trim.html A new video, Fabulous Finishing Touches #4: How to Color Ears & Add 'Puttoos' to a Pooch, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Have you ever wondered how those dogs get brightly colored ears? Angela shows you in this video lesson. She tells you what products work great for her, how to apply the dye, plus tips on how NOT to get the color on other parts of the dog! She also gives you hints on how to plan out the color so you don't get caught with the WRONG color for an upcoming holiday! Next, she shows you how easy it is to custom make your own 'puttoo' for your clients. Don't know where to get the image or design? Angela tells you in this video. This lesson is full of creative ways to dress up a dog with color and fun stencils. http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-4-how-to-color-ears-add-puttoos-to-a-pooch.html Wed, 09 May 2012 14:45:14 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-4-how-to-color-ears-add-puttoos-to-a-pooch.html A new video, Grooming the English Cocker in a Show Style Type Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The English Cocker is a sporting dog that was bred to work in the field. In this lesson, Karen shows you how to accentuate their athletic attributes. She uses carding, hand stripping, and thinning shears to groom this dog. As Karen says, "When you have fur, you can create optical illusions." This dog has nice structure but has some less than ideal features, too. Throughout the entire lesson, she shows you how to pull out the best points of the dog while camouflaging faults. She molds the coat to create the proper illusion of a well-built dog. This is a great lesson for anyone looking to start hand stripping a sporting dog coat or who wants to learn how to correctly groom an English Cocker. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-english-cocker-in-a-show-style-type-trim-2.html Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:05:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-english-cocker-in-a-show-style-type-trim-2.html A new video, Slope Side Chats - Independent Contractor vs. Employees, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. All of these women have operated very successful salons and businesses -- and some still do. With experience, comes wisdom. All three agree 100% on how to build a team. The most successful salons play within the rules of the IRS. Although it is tempting at times to think about using independent contractors -- in the long run (and for the short term) - none of them think it is the best way to build the business. In this short session, they share with you what experience has taught them. For more information on this topic, check out these links. This is a great test that is simple to do that outlines the IRS 20 Questions they use when determining what type of relationship workers are in. http://learn2groomdogs.com/slope-side-chats---independent-contractor-vs-employees.html Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:01:45 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/slope-side-chats---independent-contractor-vs-employees.html A new video, Double Feature! Grooming the Bichon in a Show Style Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is the video you have all been waiting for! You've seen Lindsey Dicken win multiple Best in Show awards with this dog. In this lesson, she shows you how to groom a Bichon Frise in a show style trim. Zoey is the gorgeous Bichon Lindsey has been competing with for over five years. Lindsay shows you how to groom this breed to breed profile. She uses a variety of shears to sculpt the coat - there is no cheating anything off with guard combs in this demonstration. As she hand scissors the coat, Lindsay talks about the importance of coat preparation, conformation trimming, and lots of tips for how to get the correct look. Even though this is a complicated trim, Lindsay's directions are simple and easy to follow. This lesson is so packed with useful information, we have broken it into a double feature. http://learn2groomdogs.com/double-feature-grooming-the-bichon-in-a-show-style-trim.html Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:59:01 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/double-feature-grooming-the-bichon-in-a-show-style-trim.html A new video, Interview with Pina, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Irina (Pina) Pinkusevich has made it to the very top in the pet grooming world. How she got there is fascinating. Pina emigrated with her family from the Soviet Union when she was 19 years old. She had her fair share of challenges adjusting to life in the USA. One of her largest hurdles was mastering the English language. Next, it was earning spending money while she was on scholarship to the university. While she was working at a small salon, the owner got violently ill and could not work. Pina went from bather to groomer with no formal training -- just a full roster of dogs to groom. At one stage she found herself as a single parent. Her immediate family had moved from New York to Florida. She had no one to help her and her infant son. In this interview, Pina shares with our members what led her into dog grooming. She tells you firsthand how she learned and what keeps her motivated today. This is a great life story about overcoming obstacles, doing what you love, avoiding occupational burnout and remaining passionate about your career options. http://learn2groomdogs.com/interview-with-pina-2.html Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:54:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/interview-with-pina-2.html Kendra Otto has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. 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 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=47 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:49:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=47 A new video, Personal Interview with Judy Hudson, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy Hudson is a breath of fresh air. She is a self-taught groomer with over 20 years of experience in the field. Early on, Judy recognized the importance of finding great mentors like Richard and Susan Cleveland and Chris Pawlosky. Armed with a get-it-done attitude and a solid foundation of basic skills, Judy went on to become one of the top pet stylists in the country. Even after a rich career, Judy has never lost her passion for grooming. As she says, "There is always a mountain to climb -- always something new to learn. I am as excited today as I was 20 years ago about my career." http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-judy-hudson-2.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:33:25 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/personal-interview-with-judy-hudson-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Airedale Part 2: Grooming the Front Legs, Head, and Final Finish, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In part two of this lesson, Lisa continues with shaping the front legs. She shows you how to separate the leg from the body. Lisa also gives you fabulous reference points for establishing the parallel lines of the front legs. On the head, she talks about the 'brick shape' typically associated with many of the Terrier breeds. Lisa tells you her favorite type of thinning shear for the head work and why. To finish out this dog, Lisa addresses the undercarriage line. Even though there is not much there, proper length and placement is key to a balanced trim on any pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-airedale-part-2-grooming-the-front-legs-head-and-final-finish-2.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:31:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-airedale-part-2-grooming-the-front-legs-head-and-final-finish-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Airedale Part 1: Setting the Pattern, Body Work, and Rear Legs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, master stylist Lisa Leady is working on an Airedale in a typical pet trim. This ol' girl looks just like the dogs you get in your salon. Lisa shows you how to set the pattern to accentuate the breed's profile. She explains why it's important to rake through the coat prior to clipper cutting. She uses a wide variety of blades based on the location and the look she is trying to achieve. In part one, Lisa blocks in the head, clips in the bodywork and styles the rear legs. Throughout the lesson, Lisa shares with you many shortcuts to get the job done in the least amount of time while retaining the essence of the breed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-airedale-part-1-setting-the-pattern-body-work-and-rear-legs-2.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:28:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-airedale-part-1-setting-the-pattern-body-work-and-rear-legs-2.html A new video, Preparing a Full Coated Cocker for the Show/Contest Ring, Part 3: Trimming a Show Style American Cocker, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As Pina says, the prep is the most important part of this groom. You've seen how to get a full coated Cocker squeaky clean, how to blow out a coat, how to get the jacket to lie tight to the skin, and how you can flat iron the furnishings to get them straight and shiny. Now watch as Pina pulls this entire trim together for a show stunning look. She shows you how to style the head. You'll know how to get those classic 'mushy' lips on a Cocker. Pina shows how to card the coat and set the pattern. She teaches you the techniques to set those beautiful bevels that seem to make the dog float across the floor. If you want to see how to prepare and style a show trim on an American Cocker - this is not a video to miss! http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-a-full-coated-cocker-for-the-showcontest-ring-part-3-trimming-a-show-style-american-cocker.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:25:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-a-full-coated-cocker-for-the-showcontest-ring-part-3-trimming-a-show-style-american-cocker.html A new video, Fabulous Finishing Touches #3 (Leopard Spots), has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a great video for anyone looking to add temporary creative pizazz to a pet. Angela shows you two ways to instantly dress up any dog. These easy to apply neck decorations are super for any dog, but especially short coated ones! The best part - they only cost a few pennies, but deliver a huge WOW factor. The third demonstration is a bit more time consuming, but is really fun. You DON'T need to be an artist to do this. She shows you step-by-step how to apply glitter designs on short coated pets. The bonus - they wash off with a bit of warm water! http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-3-leopard-spots-2.html Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:22:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-3-leopard-spots-2.html A new video, Grooming the Poodle in a German Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The transformation on this little dog is amazing. The German Trim can be very appealing to those owners who don't care for a traditional poodle style. In this lesson, Judy shows you how to rapidly cut down a massive amount of coat. She primarily uses longer clipper blades combined with snap-on guard combs to set the trim. As Judy works over the dog, she discusses how to set the pattern while keeping the structure of the dog foremost in your mind. This lesson is filled with all kinds of speed tips and tricks while still getting a highly stylized look on the dog. One of Judy's favorite things is to take something that is totally overgrown and turn it into something beautiful. She certainly accomplishes that in this grooming demonstration. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-poodle-in-a-german-trim-2.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:35:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-poodle-in-a-german-trim-2.html A new video, The Sister Act: Suesan Watson and Lisa Leady's Favorite Products and Tools, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. These sisters have years of experience under their belts. In this session, they bring a wide collection of their favorite products and tools to the Learn2GroomDogs set. Not only do they share with you what their favorite products are - but also why. They cover clippers, brushes, rakes, carding tools, detanglers, snap-on combs, grooming combs, grooming sprays, and shampoos. Join this dynamic duo as they talk about which products and tools they simply cannot live without. If you are anything like the crew on the set, you'll have a hard time containing your chuckles as Lisa and Sue present their information. They banter back and forth like sisters do! This video is packed with great information and is entertaining to watch. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-suesan-watson-and-lisa-leadys-favorite-products-and-tools-2.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:26:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-suesan-watson-and-lisa-leadys-favorite-products-and-tools-2.html A new video, The Sister Act: Suesan Watson and Lisa Leady's Favorite Products and Tools , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. These sisters have years of experience under their belts. In this session, they bring a wide collection of their favorite products and tools to the Learn2GroomDogs set. Not only do they share with you what their favorite products are - but also why. They cover clippers, brushes, rakes, carding tools, detanglers, snap-on combs, grooming combs, grooming sprays, and shampoos. Join this dynamic duo as they talk about which products and tools they simply cannot live without. If you are anything like the crew on the set, you'll have a hard time containing your chuckles as Lisa and Sue present their information. They banter back and forth like sisters do! This video is packed with great information and is entertaining to watch. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-suesan-watson-and-lisa-leadys-favorite-products-and-tools.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:45:51 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-suesan-watson-and-lisa-leadys-favorite-products-and-tools.html A new video, Preparing a Full Coated Cocker for the Show Ring or Contest Arena, Part 2: Drying the Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. On a dog with this much coat, the drying process is one of the most critical stages if you want a dog 'dripping in coat.' Pina shows you how to get the jacket coat flat while straightening the furnishings, yet building in body at the bevel. Drying the full-coated Cocker is a multi-stage process that takes time, work, and special knowledge. Pina takes you step-by-step through each stage. She starts with the high velocity dryer, then a stand dryer, and finishes with a flat iron to get the coat really straight and shiny. You'll also learn about products that help achieve that beautiful, shiny, plush look. http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-a-full-coated-cocker-for-the-show-ring-or-contest-arena-part-2-drying-the-coat.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:18:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-a-full-coated-cocker-for-the-show-ring-or-contest-arena-part-2-drying-the-coat.html A new video, Preparing a Full Coated Cocker for the Show Ring or Contest Arena, Part 1: Bathing, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You've seen those dogs. The gorgeous American Cockers with coats that literally float across the floor as they gait. The coat is lush, thick, and shiny, moving in a fluid motion with every step the dog takes. None of your American Cocker Spaniels look like that. All the pets that you typically work on have dull and broken coats. Most pet owners would never dream of keeping a dog in a full show coat. So, how do the professionals do it? In this session, Pina shows you how to properly bathe an American Cocker in full show coat. You'll learn how often to use a variety of products to maintain that beautiful long plush coat the American Cocker is known for. This video is excellent for anyone looking to maintain a long luxurious coat for either the AKC conformation ring or for pet grooming competitions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-a-full-coated-cocker-for-the-show-ring-or-contest-arena-part-1-bathing.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:14:51 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-a-full-coated-cocker-for-the-show-ring-or-contest-arena-part-1-bathing.html A new video, Fabulous Finishing Touches, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a great video for anyone looking to add temporary creative pizazz to a pet. Angela shows you two ways to instantly dress up any dog. These easy to apply neck decorations are super for any dog but especially short coated ones! The best part they only cost a few pennies, but deliver a huge WOW factor. The third demonstration is a bit more time consuming, but is really fun. You DON'T need to be an artist to do this. She shows you step by step how to apply glitter designs on short coated pets. The bonus they wash off with a bit of warm water! http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-4.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:53:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-4.html A new video, What I Know for Sure, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of Judy's outstanding features is her overall attitude about life. She's one of those warm, straight shooters that you could listen to for hours due to her positive attitude. She's passed the 50 year mark on the birthday calendar. She's lived a lot of life. She's learned from it. She's had her share of challenges and her share of joy. During those years, she has gathered a lot of 'real world experience' grooming dogs, running a successful business, becoming a top pet stylist and raising a family. In this lesson, Judy shares a wealth of "good ol' common sense." This is a fabulous short lesson that you'll want to watch over and over again just to keep the injection of positive energy flowing. If you are just starting out in your career or you've hit that point where you question where you are headed in life - this is a video not to miss! http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-i-know-for-sure-2.html Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:50:09 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-i-know-for-sure-2.html A new video, Slope Side Chats: How to Fire a Client, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This action is one of the most difficult for professional groomers. How do you to fire a client? It can be the four legged or the two legged type. Both cause personal agony with the decision. In this casual video session, longtime friends, Teri DiMarnio, Kathy Rose, and Melissa Verplank share their wisdom on how to fire clients. They discussed the topic on the chairlift ride up the mountain. Half way down, they stopped to discuss it with you slope side. Learn the key triggers and red flags they all adhere to prior to making this challenging decision. If you struggle with this problem, this short lesson shouldn't be missed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/slope-side-chats-how-to-fire-a-client-2.html Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:31:49 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/slope-side-chats-how-to-fire-a-client-2.html A new video, Grooming a Doodle as an Irish Water Spaniel, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the fun things to do with Doodles or many mixed breed dogs, is to turn them into another breed all together! That's just what we did with this third generation chocolate colored Doodle. In this lesson, Sue turns this charming young dog into an Irish Water Spaniel. Even though he is a Doodle, she walks you through the breed profile of the IWS as she sets the haircut. By the time she removes that abundant coat, it's amazing to see the transformation of the stylish dog. Sue uses primarily metal snap-on-combs and scissors to get the look. The head style on an IWS is unique. Sue walks you through it step-by-step. She shows you a few key spots to leave hair and why. Then she shows you a distinctive spot where the hair is removed and why. When Sue completes the trim, this dog is ready to set out for the competition grooming ring or for a walk through the neighborhood where he will be sure to turn heads. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-doodle-as-an-irish-water-spaniel-2.html Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:02:06 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-doodle-as-an-irish-water-spaniel-2.html A new video, Trimming a Light Coated Yorkie in a Hand Scissored Layer Trim: Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As Pina said earlier in Part I, many groomers find drop coated dogs to be the most difficult to groom. In this lesson, she shows you a trim style that is fast, easy, and forgiving on a light coated dog. For this demonstration, Pina uses a Yorkie, however, this trim works well on other drop coated breeds such as Malteses, Shih Tzus, and mixed breeds. The entire trim is done using only two shears: a tiny pair of blunt nosed scissors and a pair of high quality blenders. The crowning glory of this haircut is the head. Pina guides you through, step-by-step, so you can easily duplicate the look in your shop. This video is filmed as if you are in a private lesson right next to Pina. We have taken the camera off the tri-pod, moving around Pina as she grooms the dog. By filming in this style, you get the best views, just as if you were right there getting a personal lesson from one of the top stylists in the country. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-a-light-coated-yorkie-in-a-hand-scissored-layer-trim-part-2-2.html Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:59:34 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-a-light-coated-yorkie-in-a-hand-scissored-layer-trim-part-2-2.html A new video, Bucket Bathing and Degreasing a Small Dog: Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. What do you do when you don't have access to running water or a bath tub? How do you save money AND time when bathing small pets? Bucket bathing! This technique was developed by professional handlers when bathing facilities were not available at a dog show site. By bringing this bathing technique into the salon, you can save loads of time. Mobile groomers - just think how much water you could save by using this shampooing method! Pina shows you how to do it and shows you a fabulous way to get greasy residue out of a coat. Her tip is super easy. You'll be amazed by how the coat looks - it's silky and shiny - perfectly set up to give the dog a gorgeous haircut. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bucket-bathing-and-degreasing-a-small-dog-part-1-2.html Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:55:08 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bucket-bathing-and-degreasing-a-small-dog-part-1-2.html A new video, Prep Work on a Poodle - Face, Feet, Tail, Ears, and Nail, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, seasoned professional stylist Judy Hudson walks you through the basics with this young Standard Poodle. As Judy says, "The clipper work is the foundation of all good grooming!" She shows you how to get that perfectly clean face, feet, and tail, quickly and safely. The camera angles with this session are right up close and personal. If you've ever been in a demonstration and couldn't quite see, you won't have that problem with this video lesson. It's just like you're standing right next to Judy watching every single move. As a bonus, Judy also talks about cleaning and plucking the ears. Plus, she discusses products and tips that work for her to keep the ear healthy. Finally, she talks about trimming nails and grinding them for smoothness. This video lesson is full of good sound basic information. If you are a new groomer just starting out, this is the video not to miss. If you are a groomer who is struggling to get perfectly clean clipper work (especially around those pesky toes), Judy's insight will be immensely helpful. http://learn2groomdogs.com/prep-work-on-a-poodle---face-feet-tail-ears-and-nail.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:55:01 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/prep-work-on-a-poodle---face-feet-tail-ears-and-nail.html A new video, Fabulous Finishing Touches for Your Everyday Pet Clients, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Angela is a master at creative pet styling. To her, creative styling can be anything from simple 'bling' to elaborate patterns and color on a dog or cat. In this session, Angela shows you how to add simple, fun, and inexpensive creative ideas to your everyday pets. She shows you how to make super simple collars to match any occasion. What about adding rhinestone bling on short coated dogs? She also demonstrates how easy it is to add a splash of color to a coat with children's blow pens. ...And what about inserting a feather extension? Who knew it was so simple? This lesson is full of creative ways to add pizazz to your everyday salon clients. Throughout the demonstration, she discusses how to apply these simple accoutrements with ease. Plus, she shares her secrets on how to 'sell it' to the customer. Once a client tries these zingy accents, many are hooked on it. What a fabulous way to add a little more revenue to your salon! It's an enjoyable - and fun - upsell to your clients. http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-for-your-everyday-pet-clients-2.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:52:35 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/fabulous-finishing-touches-for-your-everyday-pet-clients-2.html A new video, Grooming a Grey and White Bichon Mix in a Personality Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video lesson will make you just want to pick up your shears and start scissoring. Pina makes it look so easy! This little poodle mix has got personality plus! And we can't forget to mention that he has a coat that is simply amazing. Pina shows you how to bring out the personality of this type of dog and do it in a manner that is low maintenance for the owner and superfast for the stylist. She's aiming for a plush look that gives the dog tons of style. She puts this little poodle mix into a Bichon style trim that makes him so cute -- he could be a stuffed toy. As she works over the trim, you'll learn about the products that she's used and the tools that she loves to get the best finish on the coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-grey-and-white-bichon-mix-in-a-personality-trim-2.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:35:48 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-grey-and-white-bichon-mix-in-a-personality-trim-2.html A new video, Grooming the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in a Show Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You asked for her- we got her. Lindsey Dicken. She has won hundreds of awards for her grooming skills in this country and abroad. In this lesson, Lindsey shows you how to groom a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Lindsey has built a large part of her reputation on grooming this breed. The trim Lindsey puts on this dog is suitable for the pet contest arena or the conformation show ring. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-in-a-show-trim.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:55:47 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-in-a-show-trim.html A new video, Grooming the American Cocker Spaniel, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy has a no-nonsense style that is absolutely captivating and fun. In this session, she is working with an American Cocker Spaniel. This breed is meant to be hand stripped - and that's what she does. Her directions are clear and simple. Learn how to work with carding tools, rakes, knives, clippers, and blending shears to get a very natural look. She also shares amazing tricks creating a beautiful beveled foot. Judy discusses breed standards and shows several key points to help accentuate proper breed profile of this dog. Once you understand why these areas are important, it's easy to apply her lessons on your client's pets. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-american-cocker-spaniel-2.html Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:14:16 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-american-cocker-spaniel-2.html A new video, Marketing Creative Styling Services to the Pet Owning Public, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you intrigued by creative styling options - simple things you could offer your clients like temporary color and a little bling? Angela is a master of marketing her creative services for pets. She lives in small town were the population is just over 6,000. Angela boasts, "Our town doesn't even have a Wal-Mart." Even in this small grassroots community, fun and creative pet grooming thrives. If Angela can have a booming creative grooming business, you can too. It's all in your attitude and marketing. In this session, you'll learn how she's been able to successfully build a clientele that allows her creative spirit to soar. Her marketing techniques are down to earth, easy to apply, and best of all - highly effective for very little money! http://learn2groomdogs.com/marketing-creative-styling-services-to-the-pet-owning-public-2.html Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:11:46 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/marketing-creative-styling-services-to-the-pet-owning-public-2.html A new video, Grooming the Kerry Blue Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Karen sums up Terriers like this, "Terriers are all about angles - striking angles. They are not round like a Poodle or a Bichon." The Kerry Blue Terrier is a showcase of angles. She'll explain key points of the breed to help you visualize what it should look like. Karen does a fabulous job giving the viewer reference points as landmarks to establish the correct outline for the breed. Watch as she shows how to shape the coat with clippers, guard combs, shears, and blenders. Many stylists love grooming Terriers because they are extremely tailored. There is a lot you can do 'right' for a dog and a lot you can do 'wrong.' After watching this lesson, you will feel confident grooming a Kerry Blue Terrier, even if you have never groomed one before! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-kerry-blue-terrier-2.html Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:09:12 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-kerry-blue-terrier-2.html A new video, Tying Up a Top Knot on a Poodle Show Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Pina has a passion for Poodles. Watch as she shows you how to create a trim that accentuates the proper structure of the breed. Pina breaks down challenging subject matter into easy-to-understand steps. This video is packed with great grooming tips that can be used whether you are working on a show dog or a simple stylized pet in your salon. Pina uses a combination of straight and curved shears as well as long blenders to get a velvet finish. When she finishes the top knot, she shows off some great show ring secrets to get the perfect, 'natural' look. Pina is comfortable teaching high-level styling techniques yet she does it in a way that anyone can understand. Whether you're looking to hone your skills for show ring styling, or just starting out, this video lesson we'll set you up to succeed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/tying-up-a-top-knot-on-a-poodle-show-trim-2.html Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:05:24 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/tying-up-a-top-knot-on-a-poodle-show-trim-2.html A new video, Setting a Show Poodle Trim on a 7 Month Old Puppy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Pina has a passion for Poodles. Watch as she shows you how to create a trim that accentuates the proper structure of the breed. Pina breaks down challenging subject matter into easy-to-understand steps. This video is packed with great grooming tips that can be used whether you are working on a show dog or a simple stylized pet in your salon. Pina uses a combination of straight and curved shears as well as long blenders to get a velvet finish. When she finishes the top knot, she shows off some great show ring secrets to get the perfect, 'natural' look. Pina is comfortable teaching high-level styling techniques yet she does it in a way that anyone can understand. Whether you're looking to hone your skills for show ring styling, or just starting out, this video lesson we'll set you up to succeed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-a-show-poodle-trim-on-a-7-month-old-puppy-3.html Thu, 02 Feb 2012 09:52:10 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-a-show-poodle-trim-on-a-7-month-old-puppy-3.html A new video, Setting a Show Poodle Trim on a 7 Month Old Puppy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Pina has a passion for Poodles. In this grooming demonstration, Piña uses a 6 1/2 month old show Poodle puppy. She shows you how to create a trim that accentuates the proper structure of the breed. Complicated subject matter is transformed into easy-to-understand, step-by-step visual instructions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-a-show-poodle-trim-on-a-7-month-old-puppy-2.html Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:27:21 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-a-show-poodle-trim-on-a-7-month-old-puppy-2.html A new video, Facility Tour: Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Merryfield School of Pet Grooming has been training new groomers since the 1970s. The school is located in sunny south Florida, making it an ideal place to learn. Their training team is made up of Certified Master Groomers and awarding winning stylists. Merryfield starts their students out right - with a solid foundation of basic grooming skills. After graduation, hundreds of students have gone on to rewarding careers. The teaching style is a hands-on, practical approach to learning. Join Gregg Dockor, the Director of the school, for a personal tour. He has been involved with the pet industry for almost 40 years in this location. http://learn2groomdogs.com/facility-tour-merryfield-school-of-pet-grooming-2.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:44:03 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/facility-tour-merryfield-school-of-pet-grooming-2.html A new video, Grooming the English Cocker, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Judy's no-nonsense style is absolutely captivating and fun. She'll show you how to work with carding tools, rakes, knives, clippers and blending shears to get a very natural look on this retired show dog. In this video lesson, Judy shows you how to trim this breed in a show style trim. She explains how - and why - it's important to remove the dead coat. In order to have healthy skin and coat, this type of dog requires at least some degree of carding to clear the hair follicles. Judy has years of experience under her belt along with plenty of awards. She combines breed standards with practical grooming tips to accentuate the best features of any dog. She always strives for a natural look with this type of sporting dog -- the look hand stripping gives you. As Judy says, "There are very few absolutes in grooming." In this presentation, she presents plenty of options to groom an English Cocker that are correct, practical, and safe. Judy is available for Private Consulting & Coaching. Please contact her for cost and availability. 615.506.9571 codyak@comcast.net http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-english-cocker-2.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:32:56 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-english-cocker-2.html A new video, Creative Styling Products & Product Safety, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. When was the last time you added a splash of fuchsia to accentuate the topknot of one of your clients' dogs? If this sounds like fun to you, do your research. There are lots of ways to get creative -- but not all of them are going to be the safest. In this presentation, award-winning creative stylist Angela Kumpe gets you started the right way -- the safe way. She introduces you to a wide array of products. She kicks it off with temporary color and moves through the stages of semi-permanent and permanent color. Come with us as we learn about an amazing number of product options, where to get them, and how to do your own research to find out if they are safe to use on a pet. Private, hands on classes are available at Angela's Grooming in Little Rock, AR. The cost is $500.00 for a single person or $275.00 per person for two or more. Please contact us for availability. 501.888.3647 or angela@angelasgrooming.us. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-products-product-safety-2.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:25:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-styling-products-product-safety-2.html A new video, How to Find Dogs for Certification Testing or Competition, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this interview, Melissa Verplank sits down with Lindsey Dicken for a discussion about finding appropriate dogs for certification testing or competition. Lindsey tells her own story of how she started grooming and got bit by 'the bug.' Competitive by nature, it didn't take her long to become totally immersed in the world of high-end pet styling. Her rise to the top has come quickly. She, like most professional pet stylists, was not blessed beautiful dogs. She does every day dogs just like us - including with her fair share of #7 all shave downs! Find out why she felt it was important to go down this path and how this hard work helps her as she grooms every day pet dogs. Join Lindsey as she shares some of her secrets - most of them are surprisingly easy to apply! http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-find-dogs-for-certification-testing-or-competition-2.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:19:48 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-find-dogs-for-certification-testing-or-competition-2.html A new video, Setting the 'Desi' Trim on a Poodle, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Karen Tucker won the International Groomer of the Year title in 1997 with this haircut. She was honored to earn this win under the trim's creator, one of the top pet stylists of all time, Liz Paul. We rarely see pattern trims on poodles anymore, but this haircut is timeless. In this grooming lesson, Karen shows you how to set the pattern a typical pet Poodle and offers insights on how the trim was created. She'll show you how to clip in the band while keeping it neat and tidy. She provides great detail about the shape of the jacket. She'll also show you how to blend in the neck and head to create the correct overall shape. Throughout the entire video, Karen talks about the breed standard, highlighting strong points on this dog while hiding its faults. Throughout the lesson, you'll learn how to shave time off the finished groom, how to get a smooth finish, and how to deal with floppy topknots. In the end, you get a stylish trim that brings out the elegance of the Poodle. http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-desi-trim-on-a-poodle.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:07:01 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/setting-the-desi-trim-on-a-poodle.html Lindsey Dicken, NCMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=46 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:17:06 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=46 Judy Hudson, NCMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Judy Hudson holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and is an International Speaker and Judge. She is a National Certified Master Groomer and certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America. Her grooming career started on a shoe http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=45 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:14:42 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=45 Angela Kumpe has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Angela Kumpe is a self-taught pet stylist who has worked professionally for over 17 years in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her career path began the first time she saw a creative design featured on the cover of a grooming magazine. She entered her first creative http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=44 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:13:44 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=44 Karen Tucker, NCMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Karen Tucker, NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) was the #1 ranked stylists in the country in 2006 with GroomTeam USA. She has been in the Top 10 ranked stylists in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 with GroomTeam USA. Karen ha http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=43 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:12:18 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=43 Gregg Docktor has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Gregg Docktor is the Director of Operations and Admissions Director of the Merryfield School of Pet Grooming in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The mission of Merryfield School of Pet Grooming is to provide quality, field specific education for the purpose of p http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=42 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:11:24 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=42 A new video, How to Groom a Pet Old English Sheepdog in a Long Puppy Cut, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Jeri grooms anywhere from 20 to 30 OES per month, (yes, we all agree she's crazy!) In this demonstration, she trims a show coat into a more manageable length. Accentuating key points such as the steep angle over the rear, a rise over the loin, cylindrical front legs, a pear shaped body, and the classic Old English head helps this dog retain much of the OES charm. She has removed over half the total length of coat with scissors and blending shears. This dog has an amazing thick, dense coat. As Jeri says, "It's like trimming carpet." Join Jeri as she molds and sculpts this dog into one that has loads of personality and style. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-groom-a-pet-old-english-sheepdog-in-a-long-puppy-cut-2.html Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:01:13 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-groom-a-pet-old-english-sheepdog-in-a-long-puppy-cut-2.html A new video, Grooming the Golden Retriever, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lisa Leady demonstrates how to get a show look on a pet Golden Retriever. When she starts grooming this dog, the coat is packed with undercoat. Goldens should be athletic and muscular with a soft, pleasing expression. When grooming them, you want to show off these traits. Having large amounts of undercoat does not achieve the physically fit appearance and the excessive undercoat ends up all over the owner's home. Lisa shows you how to work with carding tools to make even a couch potato look athletic. She strategically removes bulk to bring out the angles of this dog. She demonstrates how to trim the head with thinning shears to get the soft expression so typical of this breed. This may not be a show dog, but by the time Lisa gets done with her, she looks show ring ready. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-golden-retriever.html Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:59:11 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-golden-retriever.html A new video, Grooming a Pomeranian Mix Bringing Out a Charming Expression, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, Courtney grooms an adorable Pomeranian/ Maltese mix. This dog is as cute as a button, however, she has her own set of challenges. She is an older dog that needs some special handling in order to keep her safe and secure. She also has a bit of a feisty attitude -- biting Courtney twice during the filming of the session. This lesson is not just about grooming using guard combs, scissors, and thinning shears. Much of this lesson deals with handling an older dog, including the mental focus that you need to do it safely. Courtney is a master at not getting flustered! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pomeranian-mix-bringing-out-a-charming-expression-2.html Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:56:53 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pomeranian-mix-bringing-out-a-charming-expression-2.html A new video, Dealing with a Geriatric Dog on the Grooming Table, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This lesson is not about grooming a dog to breed profile! Instead, it is about grooming an older dog that is unstable on the grooming table. Sue talks about the nearly nonexistent coat that is so common in older dogs. Matted or tangled fur does not typically grow back. The aging Irish Setter used for this demonstration needed all of Suesan's almost 40 years of professional pet experience. She shows you how to work safely with an elderly pet. She also offers ideas on how to communicate with the owner about their aging dog. She'll help you understand what the limitations are and what your number one focus needs to be - and a gorgeous groom isn't on the list! http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-a-geriatric-dog-on-the-grooming-table-2.html Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:54:18 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-a-geriatric-dog-on-the-grooming-table-2.html A new video, Can We Talk? How to Deal with Geriatric Pets, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. There comes a time when every professional pet groomer must deal with an elderly dog, the feeble dog, or the dog who is dealing with dementia. They can be challenging, but with the proper mindset and some basic skills you can help keep the pet safe and secure. In this session, Suesan Watson shows you how to deal with the older pet. Her experience comes from a career full of dealing with pets of all ages. http://learn2groomdogs.com/can-we-talk-how-to-deal-with-geriatric-pets-3.html Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:35:32 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/can-we-talk-how-to-deal-with-geriatric-pets-3.html A new video, Grooming a Maltese Puppy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, Courtney grooms an adorable Maltese puppy. She shows you how to create a shorter style that plays up the positive features of this breed. Courtney uses a combination of guard combs and thinning shears to get the look. As she works with her guard combs, she clearly demonstrates how to get a smooth, track- free cut. She shows you how to quickly trim angles on the front and rear of the puppy, showing off its structure. Courtney finishes the trim with a charming head style, tying up the top knot, highlighting his gorgeous dark eyes and trimming the ears so they blend with the jaw-line. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-maltese-puppy-2.html Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:07:43 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-maltese-puppy-2.html A new video, How to Prepare an Old English Sheepdog for the Show Ring, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Jeri Hoppe has gained great respect in the professional world with OESD. She has exhibited this breed successfully for years in the AKC shows. Not only does she win with them in the breed ring - but also in the pet grooming arena. In this lesson, she shows you how it's done. The breed has an abundance of hair. This coat needs special care with brushing so it can present the proper profile when shown. Trimming and teasing in strategic areas help accentuate the standard or camouflage faults. Jeri shares a wealth of secrets she has learned over the years to turn out a stunning Old English Sheepdog in full coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-prepare-an-old-english-sheepdog-for-the-show-ring-2.html Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:04:50 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-prepare-an-old-english-sheepdog-for-the-show-ring-2.html A new video, Grooming a Black & White Doodle/Poodle, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How many of you have owners who say, 'Cut it down but leave it fluffy?" That's just what Sue was faced with on this Doodle type dog. Making the situation even more challenging, this was a very large dog with a soft curly coat. Once she got her hands on the coat, Sue realized the real problem - this dog was extremely mattted! In this lesson, Sue shows you how to deal with a matted coat yet still leave the dog "fluffy." The client wanted a Portuguese Water Dog type style. She couldn't totally comply with the owners wishes. However, she was extremely creative with her styling techniques. Sue uses a variety of metal snap on combs to trim this dog - and - work thorough some left over knots. She finishes this pet with scissors to smooth out the trim and camouflage some of his minor structural faults. As a bonus, Sue shows you how to work with a feisty dog that does not appreciate the de-matting process. She also gives you great tips on how to educate the owner to avoid this condition in the future. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-black-white-doodlepoodle-2.html Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:01:36 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-black-white-doodlepoodle-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Wire Fox Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this lesson, Lisa Leady shows you how to groom a pet Wire Fox Terrier. She uses a combination of hand stripping, clipping, and scissoring techniques. Her focus is on the proper breed profile as she hand strips the bulk of the body coat. By doing this, Lisa retains the correct coat texture and brilliant color. In the areas that are more sensitive, she switches to clippers for the comfort of the pet. On the legs, she uses a combination of all three techniques to shape the columned legs and round the feet. This grooming lesson is perfect for beginners and more advanced stylists. Lisa does a fabulous job discussing hand stripping techniques in detail through the entire video. She also talks about breed profile and how to create the illusion of the proper 45° lay back in the shoulder - on a dog that doesn't have it! We have broken this video lesson into two sections due to the extent of the content. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-wire-fox-terrier.html Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:57:04 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-wire-fox-terrier.html A new video, Tails from Holidays Past, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video session, all four of us sit down together to talk about lessons we've learned from holidays past. With over 113 years of experience between us, we have a lot to share. We talk about some of the highlights that stand out in our minds as professional pet groomers and stylists. Some of the lessons are just fun and silly, while others share a lesson to be learned. We cover tips and tricks that apply to busy salons as well as mobile grooming. Grab a cup of eggnog and join us for this holiday lesson - and our gift to you for being a member. http://learn2groomdogs.com/tails-from-holidays-past.html Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:43:56 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/tails-from-holidays-past.html A new video, How to Effectively Line-Brush an Old English Sheepdog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Jeri Hoppe has gained respect for beautifully presenting Old English Sheepdogs in both the conformation ring and the grooming area. In this lesson, she shares her secrets for maintaining the OES's coat. She walks you through the art of line-brushing this type of coat. Her methods minimize coat damage. She'll share the tools, products, and methods she has used for years to keep her dogs in peak condition. One of her favorite phrases is. "You have to brush your dog where the sun doesn't shine." In this lesson, she'll show you how that is done. http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-effectively-line-brush-an-old-english-sheepdog-2.html Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:43:42 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/how-to-effectively-line-brush-an-old-english-sheepdog-2.html Jeri Hoppe has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Jeri began her professional dog grooming career in 1981, and opened her salon, A Brush With Greatness, in 2005. She regularly grooms many Norwich and OES that are brought to her from far and wide. Jeri's time and talents have also benefited unwanted OES http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=41 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:42:17 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=41 A new video, Grooming a Pet West Highland White Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The West Highland White Terrier in this video is absolutely beautiful. Even though she's older, she's the perfect demonstration dog. Award-winning pet stylist, Courtney Ramstack shows you how to groom this breed. She has an amazing ability to explain, engage, and demonstrate what she is doing as she grooms this dog in a breed profile pet trim. She uses a longer clipper cut to emulate the look of a hand stripped coat. Courtney has a number of tricks up her sleeve when it comes to rounding the head. It's entertaining to watch her get the proper look and expression from this gorgeous dog. It is obvious Courtney is passionate about what she does with pets. If L2GD had a rating system for its video, this lesson would certainly have a 5 Paw rating! If you're struggling on how to set the Westie pattern, how to shape the head or create a carrot tail -- this video will bring clarity to what you're doing. ...And if you are in any position that involves teaching or mentoring -- this video is a must! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-west-highland-white-terrier-2.html Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:23:24 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-west-highland-white-terrier-2.html A new video, What Do You Do With a Sparse Coated Wire Doodle?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Do you have Doodles in your client file that just don't have the traditional soft, wavy coat? In this session, Jennifer Hecker shows you how to work with the dog that has a very sparse, wiry coat. He has an abundance of long, harsh coat over his spine making him look a bit like a hunchback. Yet, he is sparsely coated on his legs. Jennifer shows you how to make this dog look fabulous with some very basic hand stripping techniques. She gives him loads of personality by playing up his tiny eyebrows, accentuating his beard and giving him tassel ears. By the time he is done, he is a much more balanced dog. The finished look is much more pleasing to the eye. This is a super easy trim to do, even if you are a novice at hand stripping! http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-sparse-coated-wire-doodle-2.html Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:19:50 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-sparse-coated-wire-doodle-2.html A new video, Grooming a Black Russian Terrier , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Black Russian Terrier is a relatively new breed to the American Kennel Club. The breed originated following WWII. It was created to provide working dogs for the armed services in the Soviet Union. This is a large, robust dog. It is extremely muscular and strong. In this session, seasoned stylist, Suesan Watson demonstrates the basic grooming pattern used to accentuate the physique of these dogs. The breed sports a standard Terrier type pattern -- yet has a number of unique attributes that we don't typically see with other dogs. This dog was shaved down a few months prior to this grooming. Still, there is enough coat to show you how to set in the "tuxedo," create the "top hat," carve out the rear angulation and set the lines on the large blocky head. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-black-russian-terrier-2.html Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:17:25 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-black-russian-terrier-2.html A new video, Creating a New Trim Style on a Full Coated Shih Tzu That Is Stylish and Easy to Maintain, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. in our video lessons and in Melissa Verplank's book, The Theory of Five. She's that black-and-white Shih Tzu with an overabundance of long, flowing coat. In this video lesson master pet stylist, Lisa Leady, creates a totally new look for Pandy. As she has aged, caring for Pandy's long coat has gotten a bit challenging for the owners -- and uncomfortable for the dog. Lisa shows you how to create a unique trim that gives the illusion of a long flowing coat. But it's just that, an illusion. She shows you how to create this trim with a combination of guard combs, shears and blending shears. This is fun trim for a senior pet. The main goal is to make her look good while minimizing the amount of time she's on the grooming table or being brushed at home. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-a-new-trim-style-on-a-full-coated-shih-tzu-that-is-stylish-and-easy-to-maintain.html Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:14:36 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-a-new-trim-style-on-a-full-coated-shih-tzu-that-is-stylish-and-easy-to-maintain.html A new video, Common Groomer Physical Ailments that Plague Our Industry, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Professional pet grooming is a far cry from a cushy desk job. It's physically demanding and dirty. The dryers are loud -- and occasionally the yapping dog in the corner even louder. There are days when you leave the shop mentally and physically drained. Despite the negative components of grooming pets -- most of us wouldn't trade it for any other career. It can be one of the most rewarding jobs we have ever done. Unfortunately, the demanding elements can take a toll on our bodies. Join longtime stylist, Misty Fowler as she shares her extensive list of problems she has learned to overcome through the years. She'll share many solutions that have allowed her to stay at her grooming table for well over 20 years. http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-groomer-physical-ailments-that-plague-our-industry-2.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:04:41 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/common-groomer-physical-ailments-that-plague-our-industry-2.html A new video, Showcase Salon: Bridgeview Grooming Salon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Bridgeview's mission is to provide the highest quality veterinary medical care and grooming salon services in a friendly, relaxed setting. They sincerely care about owners and their pets! That is what Bridgeview Animal Hospital and Bridgeview Grooming Salon is all about. Join Courtney Ramstack, the director of the grooming department, as she personally shows you through this well-designed grooming facility. This 2000 square foot salon imparts an uncluttered 'spa' atmosphere. It was designed to be bright and airy. The styling area has room for 6 styling stations. The bathing area boasts three tubs at various heights. The abundance of holding spaces for the pets allow the Bridgeview's grooming department to streamline their day to maximize productivity in a relaxed, caring manner. http://learn2groomdogs.com/showcase-salon-bridgeview-grooming-salon.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:13:08 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/showcase-salon-bridgeview-grooming-salon.html A new video, What Do You Do With a Wire Coated Doodle? , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How many of your have been faced with a Doodle type dog with a wiry coat? They are out there. In this video lesson, hand stripping expert, Jennifer Hecker, shows you some great styling options. This dog has a coat similar to a Bouvier des Flandres. It has not been groomed in about five months. Jennifer shows you how to rake out the coat, cutting down the time it takes to hand strip. Finally she shows you how to detail the haircut with shears along with styling the head. The end result is a tidied up rough coated dog. The look is natural and appealing. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-wire-coated-doodle-2.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:09:59 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-wire-coated-doodle-2.html A new video, Shop Maintenance 101, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Many of us are guilty of this - we ignore basic maintenance of our salons. We're just too busy grooming dogs! But overlooking these items will slow down your productivity or - worse yet - could be just down-right dangerous! Marc shares with you some of the more routine items that need to be addressed to keep your salon running smoothly. We are headed into one of the busiest grooming times of the year - the holiday season! Is your shop ready to handle the load? In this lesson, Marc rolls up his sleeves to tackle dryers, tub drains, laundry dryers, hot water heaters, vents, hydraulic tables, and much more. http://learn2groomdogs.com/shop-maintenance-101-2.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:06:13 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/shop-maintenance-101-2.html A new video, Grooming a Mature Golden Retriever in a Puppy Cut, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Do you have Golden clients that insist they want a haircut for their pooch? We know, we know... it's considered a cardinal sin to trim a Golden, but some owners just won't give up - they want their dogs shorter! If you don't do it, the groomers down the street will - and happily collect the money for doing it! What options do you have? The simplest trim is a shave off, but it's not all that appealing. Misty shows you two versions of a super cute trim. The first one she calls a "sporting trim." The second one she terms a "puppy trim." On both trims, Misty uses guard combs to set the length of the body coat. With one trim she leaves the feathers longer. In the second version, she trims the longer furnishings shorter. The differences are slight but both haircuts turn back the clock of time on this dog. The Golden looks like a puppy again. The end result is a trim that is appealing and easy to care for. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-mature-golden-retriever-in-a-puppy-cut-2.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:20:02 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-mature-golden-retriever-in-a-puppy-cut-2.html A new video, Using "Notes From the Grooming Table" Part 3, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Notes From the Grooming Table is the hottest grooming reference guide out on the market! In this session, the author, Melissa Verplank-CMG, will personally share her best tips pulled from the book. In the second part of this three part series, she talks about how Notes is used as a resource for pet grooming. In this session, Melissa highlights the art of scissoring. She'll share with you exercises you can do at home to gain control of your shears. With practice, you'll master the art of a velvet finish on all your dogs. Next she shares tips on how to trim the natural foot plus how to trim 4 poodle feet in three minutes. To conclude this lecture, Melissa guides you through a number of different breeds represented in Notes From the Grooming Table. She reviews the principles outlined in the book and how you apply the techniques to your everyday dogs. http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-notes-from-the-grooming-table-part-3-2.html Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:52:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-notes-from-the-grooming-table-part-3-2.html A new video, Open Mic Questions & Answers at the Festival of Grooming in the UK , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a rare occurrence - while speaking in the UK, Melissa ended up with some extra time on stage! In this session, filmed before a live audience, you get to be a fly on the wall. Melissa looks for questions from the audience. Real problems you - and they - deal with every day! With over thirty years of experience running multiple grooming facilities, there isn't much Melissa hasn't dealt with. Join her as she trouble shoots, coaches, and makes suggestions on ways to handle 9 different problems her UK audience tossed to her for suggestions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/open-mic-questions-answers-at-the-festival-of-grooming-in-the-uk.html Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:49:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/open-mic-questions-answers-at-the-festival-of-grooming-in-the-uk.html A new video, 10/20/2011 Greatest Hits - Round Heads Only, Version 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video lesson, three top stylists lead you through three different round head styles. Annette Quick works on a Portuguese Water Dog. Even though she's showing you how to trim the head to breed profile on a PWD, think about how many other dogs this head style would well on! Lhasas, Shih Tzues, Doodles plus an entire range of mixed breeds. Next, Misty Fowler trims an adorable black and tan mixed breed (whose pet parents want the eye lashes saved.) She'll share tips on how to work around those eyelashes without accidently trimming them. Suesan Watson works on a pet Westie she's never trimmed before. She guides you through styling the head of a Westie. She's working with less that the ideal amount of coat. She'll help you see what you can do and what you need to do so the next haircut will be more in line with what the head should look like. http://learn2groomdogs.com/10202011-greatest-hits---round-heads-only-version-2.html Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:44:35 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/10202011-greatest-hits---round-heads-only-version-2.html A new video, Grooming the Poodle Like a Kerry Blue Terrier , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Want to have some fun in your grooming salon? Try turning one breed into another! Courtney does just that with a retired Champion Miniature Poodle. Courtney has groomed this dog many times but never in this style - that of a Kerry Blue Terrier. Join her as she goes through the transformation. Courtney has a gift for not only grooming but also explaining how and why she does things. In this lesson she discusses the advantages of using guard combs to set the basic outline. She then goes into detail how to set the profile and the challenges you typically face when turning one breed into another. She also does a fabulous job of talking about scissor technique. Courtney shares a wide variety of helpful tips and tricks you could apply to most any pet immediately. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-poodle-like-a-kerry-blue-terrier.html Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:34:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-poodle-like-a-kerry-blue-terrier.html A new video, Using Notes From the Grooming Table: Part 2 , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Notes From the Grooming Table is the hottest grooming reference guide out on the market! In this session, the author, Melissa Verplank, CMG, will personally share her best tips pulled from the book. In the second part of this three part series, she talks about how Notes is used as a resource for pet grooming. In this session, Melissa highlights the drying section of Notes. She shares with you plenty of helpful tips on what drying methods get the best results in the least amount of time. Next, Melissa discusses how to work with your clippers to get a super smooth finish in the shortest amount of time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-notes-from-the-grooming-table-part-2-2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:54:35 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-notes-from-the-grooming-table-part-2-2.html A new video, Hand Scissoring the Pet Pomeranian Into a Teddy Bear Styled Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Marc LaFleur takes you through styling this Pomeranian into an adorable trim. In the end, 'Muck-Muck' is so cute, he looks like he should be a little stuffed bear! Marc shows you how to set this trim up using snap-on guard combs. Using a snap-on comb will set the overall length of the trim. He goes on to hand scissor the entire dog to give it a plush, stylized look. Marc is a left handed stylist who loves to scissor. He shares with you lots of scissoring tips - whether you are left or right handed - that will help you achieve a beautiful, smooth finish. In a salon setting, this little dog goes from scruffy to adorable in about an hour. Join Marc to see how you can get this look in your shop. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissoring-the-pet-pomeranian-into-a-teddy-bear-styled-trim-2.html Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:27:39 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissoring-the-pet-pomeranian-into-a-teddy-bear-styled-trim-2.html A new video, Greatest Hits - Round Heads Only Version 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. You asked for it, and here it is! We searched the archives to bring the best round head styling techniques to you. Join this group of award winning groomers as they show you their favorite way to style the round head. Melissa Verplank, Misty Fowler, Marc LaFleur, and Suesan Watson snip, clip, and trim this classic head style on a number of different breeds. You will be amazed at how subtle changes in techniques and lengths can make a huge difference in the finished product. They all have a slightly different way to routinely create one of the most popular head styles on many purebreds and mixed breeds - the round head. http://learn2groomdogs.com/greatest-hits---round-heads-only-version-1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:55:34 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/greatest-hits---round-heads-only-version-1.html A new video, Grooming the Doodle in a Highly Stylized Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Doodles seem to be every where. They come in a wide variety of sizes, coat types, and colors. There is no breed standard so we get to make up the trim as we go along. In this session, Courtney Ramstack leads you through a highly stylized trim on a large Doodle. The trim is stylish, yet easy for the owner to maintain at home. The haircut is fun, bringing out the best features of the dog. Courtney takes you through the trim, step-by-step. As she trims Opal, she shares with you tips like; "feel the dog - get your hands in there", "use your clipper like a paint brush," and "use vantage points." http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-doodle-in-a-highly-stylized-trim.html Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:50:24 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-doodle-in-a-highly-stylized-trim.html A new video, Using Notes From the Grooming Table: Part 1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The key to becoming a premier stylist is through commitment, motivation, and education. Top stylists are well-trained, keenly aware, and highly skilled. So where do you go to get the knowledge that can put you on the top? There is a wealth of information available to you. Knowledge is the key that unlocks the door. With a little bit of effort, you can unlock the secrets producing top quality work. Melissa and Colin guide you through a wealth of avenues for continued education within our industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-notes-from-the-grooming-table-part-1-2.html Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:33:30 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-notes-from-the-grooming-table-part-1-2.html A new video, The Convenience of a Lion Trim for a Pet Portuguese, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The lion trim is the most common trim around the globe for the Portuguese Water Dog - unlike in the United States where the Working Retriever trim takes top billing. Join this world class stylist as she discusses what the breed was created to do. She'll lead you through the breed standard, talking about the essences of the breed and how to trim the dog to bring out key points. The key with this trim style is that it is not neat and tidy. The coat is not scissored to perfection. Pina shows you how to get the correct look on a PWD in as little as 30 minutes in your salon. This video was filmed before a live audience at the All American Grooming Show in Chicago. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-convenience-of-a-lion-trim-for-a-pet-portuguese-2.html Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:20:37 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-convenience-of-a-lion-trim-for-a-pet-portuguese-2.html A new video, Groomers Helper® Pet Safety and Positioning System , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As groomers, we are always looking for ways to make our job easier. The Groomers Helper® does just that. It stops problems before they even start. This non-aggressive, restraint system stops the unnecessary struggling. Less struggling means we can focus on quality grooming. Cooperation from the pet is a huge stress reliever too! The Groomers Helper® does an amazing job of keeping both the groomer and the pet safe. In this session, the President of Groomers Helper®, Chuck Simons, demonstrates how the product works. He'll personally show you how you can groom smarter, not harder. The Groomers Helper® Pet Safety and Positioning System will make your everyday grooming less stressful, safer and more efficient. http://learn2groomdogs.com/groomers-helper-pet-safety-and-positioning-system.html Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:15:40 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/groomers-helper-pet-safety-and-positioning-system.html Chuck Simons has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Chuck Simons is the inventor of Groomers Helper, the world's most used pet safety and positioning system, as well as an accomplished photographer, writer and lecturer. Chuck is most often found at grooming tradeshows across the USA and most recently Cana http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=40 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:14:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=40 A new video, Grooming the Schnauzer Mix to Highlight the Phantom Markings, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, Marc works on a Schnauzer mix. The dog has very bold phantom markings, making this pooch unique. The coat is a combination of softer fur on the body with coarser coat on the legs. He shows you how to create a simple trim using guard combs and thinning shears. This is a very basic haircut, but by using the principles of general anatomy and balance, you can add a bit of flair to the trim in a very short amount of time. This lesson is filled with practical tips on clipping, scissoring, blending and handling. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-schnauzer-mix-to-highlight-the-phantom-markings-2.html Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:06:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-schnauzer-mix-to-highlight-the-phantom-markings-2.html A new video, Grooming the Welsh Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As Colin states in this lesson, "Go to a dog show. With just two minutes of watching someone who really knows how to groom a breed, you can learn TONS." Well, the same goes for this video! Colin is a seasoned pro and a master teacher. Even though this grooming demonstration is only 45 minutes long, it's filled with valuable information. Colin does a brilliant job discussing the breed standard for the Welsh Terrier. He shows you step-by-step how to apply those standards to the trimming process. His common sense communication style allows both beginners and seasoned stylists to glean a wealth of information from this lesson. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-welsh-terrier-3.html Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:02:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-welsh-terrier-3.html Courtney Ramstack has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Courtney Ramstack began her career in 1998. She started as a bather and dog trainer. In just two years, she was managing a grooming salon. In 2000, Courtney attended a corporate training program conducted by The Paragon School of Pet Grooming. Upon succes http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=39 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:52:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=39 A new video, What Does it Take to become a Premier Stylist?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The key to becoming a premier stylist is through commitment, motivation, and education. Top stylists are well-trained, keenly aware, and highly skilled. So where do you go to get the knowledge that can put you on the top? There is a wealth of information available to you. Knowledge is the key that unlocks the door. With a little bit of effort, you can unlock the secrets producing top quality work. Melissa and Colin guide you through a wealth of avenues for continued education within our industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-does-it-take-to-become-a-premier-stylist-2.html Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:09:18 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-does-it-take-to-become-a-premier-stylist-2.html A new video, Basic Shear Control for a Velvet Finish, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Colin has become the undeniable master of the art of hand scissoring. He has honed his craft on some the most challenging coats. In this session, Colin shows you how to get that velvet finish on the dog's coat. We love his analogy, "Scissors are like shoes." Since this industry is dominated by women -- and you gals love your shoes -- you'll be able to relate when Colin discusses why it's necessary to have a wide variety of shears in your collection. http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-shear-control-for-a-velvet-finish-2.html Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:06:50 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-shear-control-for-a-velvet-finish-2.html A new video, Basic Health Inspection Prior to Grooming , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. It's important to ensure that every pet is healthy when pets are in close contact with one another. Heidi takes you through a basic inspection for any dog that steps into your salon. This inspection should only take a few moments to complete. Upon completion of the check, you will know if the pet is healthy enough to go through the grooming process. Plus, you'll have an idea of what problems you may want to address with the owner prior to starting. By taking a few moments when the pet is dropped off, you can examine the dog and effectively discuss the options the owner has for her pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-health-inspection-prior-to-grooming-2.html Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:37:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-health-inspection-prior-to-grooming-2.html Heidi Anderton has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Heidi Anderton owns Absolutely Animals in the UK. Her career started at a young age working in boarding kennels. She now runs an award-winning grooming salon and training center. Working with fellow awarding stylists, she strives to set the standards for http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=38 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:35:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=38 A new video, Correcting a Competition Standard Poodle Lamb Trim from the Ring, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The competition ring was full at the All-American Grooming Show in Chicago. The Poodle Class was in full swing. At the center of the ring, there was a white standard poodle. It simply took Pina's breath away. When they called scissors down, this dog was just out of the placements. Pina told the competitor that she would love to help her bring out the best features of this dog so that next time she would be in ribbons. Little did Pina know, the competitor was an employee of the founder of Learn2GroomDogs.com, Melissa Verplank. Melissa had just spoken to Pina about becoming a Training Partner only a few hours earlier. They quickly talked to Jerry Schinberg, the host of the All-American Grooming Show, about finding an unused lecture hall to film this critique so all of you could benefit from the lesson Pina was about to give. This is an amazing lesson you don't want to miss if you're thinking about certifying or competing with poodles! Special thanks go out to Jerry Schinberg for making this session possible. http://learn2groomdogs.com/correcting-a-competition-standard-poodle-lamb-trim-from-the-ring-2.html Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:27:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/correcting-a-competition-standard-poodle-lamb-trim-from-the-ring-2.html Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has just starting her apprenticeship to become a national Certifier with NDGAA. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=37 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:22:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=37 A new video, Grooming a Lhasa Mix in an Appealing, Easy to Care for Style, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This Lhasa mix has all the typical features we see in so many of the dogs that come into our salons. Sure, the easy way out is to just trim this dog to one length all over with the blade. But does that really bring out the pets' best features? Can you disguise flaws? In this session, Marc shows you how to use attach-on guard combs combined with hand scissoring to get a very appealing look. On the dog that comes into your salon every 4 to 6 weeks, this trim should normally not take more than an hour to do from start to finish. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-lhasa-mix-in-an-appealing-easy-to-care-for-style-2.html Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:12:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-lhasa-mix-in-an-appealing-easy-to-care-for-style-2.html A new video, Showcase Salon - The Pet Spa at Harrods, London, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Pet Spa at Harrods - the world's premier destination for canine chic and feline sleek. Located on Harrods Fourth Floor, this is the ultimate in pet grooming salons.The Pet Spa at Harrods offers an entire menu of specialized pet services. Services include behavioral counseling, full body massages, pet Reiki treatments, nutritional advice, personal training sessions, and full service bathing and styling. Owners can select from signature treatments including thalassotherapy mud baths, blueberry and vanilla facials, deluxe pedicures, as well as more standard bathing and styling services. Owners can even pamper their pooches by booking their pet into a full Spa Day Experience. Join us as we tour this first class salon. The attention to detail is simply amazing. Would you expect anything else from Harrods in London? http://learn2groomdogs.com/showcase-salon---the-pet-spa-at-harrods-london.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:41:26 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/showcase-salon---the-pet-spa-at-harrods-london.html A new video, What Do Your Clients Want? , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How do you unravel what the client really wants when it comes to grooming their pet? Do they really know what they are asking for? Can they see the end result of a groom before they leave their precious pet with you? Can you read the tell-tale signs of how this pet is going to react to the grooming process before the client leaves the salon? How can you win their trust - and their business time and time again? With almost 30 years experience working with pets and their owners, Melissa can help you un-wrap the mystery of talking with your clients. By clearly communicating with the pet owner, you'll gain their respect, trust, and future business. Note: This session was shot before a live audience at The Festival of Grooming in Great Britain July 2011 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-your-clients-want-2.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:10:46 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-your-clients-want-2.html A new video, Misty's Favorite Grooming Products, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty has years of experience under her belt in competition. Her specialty is hand scissoring. Most of the products she discusses in this session are solutions to her own personal problems with getting the perfect coat on her two standard poodles. In this session, Misty discusses how she discovered many of these products. She'll tell you how and why they have become her top picks. One of the common denominators on almost all of these products, is the fact that they are light weight. Nothing leaves the coat feeling heavy or tacky -- and almost everything smells great! If you're wondering which products work well, this is a great video to get some super tips. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mistys-favorite-grooming-products-2.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:04:25 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mistys-favorite-grooming-products-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Pomeranian , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. What do you do when an owner requests a haircut on the family Pomeranian? They don't want a short haircut, nor do they want to see their pet shaved. Marc demonstrates how you can get an adorable body contour trim using just thinning shears. By the time he finishes this little Pom, she resembles a very natural looking, plush little stuffed animal. In this session, Marc talks about some of his favorite tools and why they work so well. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-pomeranian-2.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:01:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-pomeranian-2.html A new video, Pet Handling Basics , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Working with a pet that is well-behaved is a joy, but what do you do to get the best behavior from a dog? In this session, Colin leads you through many basic handling techniques we use every day in a grooming salon. His techniques and skills encourage safety and trust from the pet. Working with his own dog, Jigsaw, he also discusses basic prep work prior to the bath such as ear cleaning and nail trimming. At the end of the session, Colin discusses different types of muzzles and how to get them onto a dog that is biting -- yet keeps you safe. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-handling-basics-3.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:58:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-handling-basics-3.html A new video, Grooming the Bedlington Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Most professional pet stylists will agree: the Bedlington Terrier is one of the most challenging breeds to groom correctly. British-born star stylist, Colin Taylor, built much of his reputation on mastering this breed in the contest arena. In this session, Colin walks you through the steps of grooming the Bedlington Terrier to breed profile. He even guides you through the differences between English and American styles. When done properly, the bulk of the work with this particular breed consists of short clipper work combined with skillful hand scissoring. This lesson is so packed with useful information, we had to split the video into two lessons. Grab your notebook and join Colin as he shows you how to groom the Bedlington Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-bedlington-terrier.html Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:21:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-bedlington-terrier.html Colin Taylor has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Colin Taylor, Certified Master Groomer and Certified by the United Kingdom City and Guild http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=36 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:16:13 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=36 A new video, Basic Grooming Development for a Cat Grooming Clientele, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How many clients are in your database? What is the average price for your grooms? What does it take to grow a business? In this presentation, Danelle gives you tips to work out these critical details. She discusses advertising options, cat owner value, the #1 goal of all service providers, plus, how to effectively fire a client. This presentation is geared towards cat grooming. However, it is filled with valuable information that crosses easily over into the dog world. If you are a business owner, or thinking about opening your own salon, this is a presentation not to miss. http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-grooming-development-for-a-cat-grooming-clientele.html Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:57:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-grooming-development-for-a-cat-grooming-clientele.html A new video, Misty's Favorite Grooming Tools, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Every seasoned pro has favorite pieces of grooming equipment. These personal favorites are typically used every day in routine grooming. In this session, award-winning stylist, Misty Fowler takes you through her top 10 tools of choice. She'll show you what they are - and the key points that make them stand out in her mind. http://learn2groomdogs.com/mistys-favorite-grooming-tools-2.html Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:49:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/mistys-favorite-grooming-tools-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Bichon in a Modified Show Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Bichons. They seem to be everywhere. White and curly coated, this breed requires a fair amount of care in order to keep it in good condition. Misty walks you through the steps to maintain a typical little pet Bichon in a modified show style trim. She'll show you how to clip, scissor, and style this dog into a low maintenance trim that is easy for an owner to care for. The trim itself is quick and easy to execute on a professional level. Misty talks about basic breed standards and how to apply them to the trim. She also gives you lots of grooming advice that can help your speed and improve your handling techniques. BONUS! Learn about different products and tools that work well with this coat type. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-bichon-in-a-modified-show-trim-2.html Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:14:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-bichon-in-a-modified-show-trim-2.html A new article, Establishing Pricing and Times For Grooming , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. http://learn2groomdogs.com/establishing-pricing-and-times-for-grooming-3.html Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:53:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/establishing-pricing-and-times-for-grooming-3.html A new video, Establishing Pricing and Times For Grooming, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How do you set pricing for your work or your salon? Melissa shares a single page system she developed based on years of experience. The system allows for consistency across the board for both small and large pets and is fair to both the groomer and client. From the simplest jobs to the most complex, for new groomers just starting out or seasoned pros, the system works. Melissa helps you understand how and why the process works and how you can create your own pricing system. As a bonus, you'll learn how to provide pricing estimates to new clients for any breed of dog or cat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/establishing-pricing-and-times-for-grooming-2.html Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:03:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/establishing-pricing-and-times-for-grooming-2.html A new video, Grooming the Clumber Spaniel, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. When Teresa first hit the contest circuit with this breed, judges were baffled as to how to judge this breed. By the time Teresa retired from contest pet grooming, most judges had a firm grip on how this breed should be groomed - thanks to Teresa. In this lesson, she shows you how to groom the Clumber Spaniel to breed standard. She works the coat using hand-stripping and thinning shear techniques to bring out the essence of the breed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-clumber-spaniel-2.html Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:59:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-clumber-spaniel-2.html A new video, Great Britain Show Highlights, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The first 'Festival of Grooming' was held in Great Britain the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. It quickly turned into a sold out event! The Festival was held at The Belfry resort in the West Midlands. Presented by Groomers Ltd. and The English Groomers Group, the 'Festival of Grooming' offered an educational insight to the world of premier pet grooming. Networking opportunities to meet and mingle with industry insiders in a casual atmosphere were plentiful. http://learn2groomdogs.com/great-britain-show-highlights-2.html Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:53:18 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/great-britain-show-highlights-2.html A new video, Feline Grooming Demo #3, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This is a continuation of the previous grooming demonstrations at the National Cat Groomers Institute of America. Join the students as they learn how to set a Lion Trim on this willing feline. Danelle walks students through setting the pattern on this cat. During the demo, she talks about how to work with the clippers to get super smooth results, what types of clippers to use, plus plenty of safety tips. http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-grooming-demo-3-2.html Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:48:47 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-grooming-demo-3-2.html A new video, Grooming a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The charming Cavalier is showing up regularly in grooming salons across the country. Don't just assume when you see a Cavalier come across your books that it's a simple bath and brush job! Sometimes there is a fair amount of work that goes into the grooming of this breed. Join Misty as she demonstrates the grooming and styling process on this dog. She'll discuss different coat types, tools that work well, and pet styling options for the Cavalier that help owners maintain their pooch. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-2.html Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:38:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-2.html A new video, Grooming the Welsh Terrier in a Pet Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this demonstration, Misty shows you how to groom a typical pet Welsh Terrier. This dog has a chunky body with lots of thick, coarse hair. In this session, she shows you how to style this dog to breed profile using a combination of carding techniques to help retain the texture and color of the coat. She then demonstrates setting the basic pattern with clippers. Misty finishes the dog by scissoring the legs and working with thinning shears to detail out the head and final trim. The end result is a stylish little pet groomed to breed profile using a wide variety of techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-welsh-terrier-in-a-pet-trim-2.html Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:57:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-welsh-terrier-in-a-pet-trim-2.html A new video, Are Thinning Shears Important to Your Daily Grooms?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. There are very few quality stylists who do not use thinning shears daily on almost every pet they groom. This shear is used to blend, buffer, soften, and erase lines. In this session, Melissa discusses the importance of this type of tool, including how they work and how they cut the coat. She demonstrates proper holding techniques and how to run the shear correctly. Melissa also tells you what to look for when comparing different thinning shears. She also shares tips on where to learn about and buy great blenders that you'll be happy with for years. Plus, she helps you understand what you can expect to spend on a new pair of thinners if you want them to run effortlessly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/are-thinning-shears-important-to-your-daily-grooms-2.html Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:51:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/are-thinning-shears-important-to-your-daily-grooms-2.html A new video, Feline Grooming Demo #2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This session is a continuation of grooming out the Maine Coon. Join the students at the NCGIA as they go through the drying and finishing process. Watch as this kitty's personality changes once she's clean and beautiful. This is another lesson filled with solid tips and tricks. As a bonus, you get to see how beneficial the Catty Shack drying system is for any feline. http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-grooming-demo-2-2.html Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:46:15 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-grooming-demo-2-2.html A new video, Feline Grooming Demo #1, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, you get to be the 'fly on the wall' at the National Cat Groomers Institute of America. Join a premier feline stylist as she leads a new set of students through the pre-work and bathing process of a cat. In this demonstration, Danelle works on a Maine Coon that is unaccustomed to the grooming process. She walks the class through the entire procedure of grooming this cat. The lesson is filled with solid tips, tricks, and information that is extremely useful. Whether you groom cats or are just thinking about it, this is a grooming demonstration not to miss. http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-grooming-demo-1-2.html Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:37:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-grooming-demo-1-2.html A new video, 4420 Shears Part 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you baffled and overwhelmed by the choices of shears on the market? Don't know what to buy or how much to spend? In this mini lesson, Mike leads you through the confusing world of shear manufacturing. He discusses different types of metal and the quality of that material in the end product - the scissor. How can coatings enhance a shear's life? What different types of edges can be put on a shear blade? Why is the Harness scale important when selecting shears? By the end of this lesson, you'll have a much firmer grasp of how to select your next pair of shears. http://learn2groomdogs.com/4420-shears-part-2-2.html Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:34:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/4420-shears-part-2-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Afghan in a Low Maintenance Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Maintaining the long, silky coat of an Afghan can be daunting. Ms. Beckwith is a long time Afghan breeder and handler of AKC champions. In this session, she outlines the breed standard while talking about their personality. Debbie also shares typical coat changes you'll find as a dog ages or if it's been altered. She'll demonstrate a trim she does on a regular basis to keep the coat easy to care for while retaining the flair all Afghans seem to have. She'll show you which blades to select to shorten the long furnishings and how to work with them. She also discusses the 'saddle' of this breed and how to retain it with hand stripping techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-afghan-in-a-low-maintenance-trim-2.html Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:45:36 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-afghan-in-a-low-maintenance-trim-2.html Mike Mailman has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Mike is fourth generation in the 44/20 company. They are a manufacturer of hand crafted precision shears. http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=34 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:34:34 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=34 A new video, Shear Basics from Intergroom, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you baffled and overwhelmed by the choices of shears on the market? Don't know what to buy or how much to spend? In this mini lesson, Mike leads your through the confusing world of how shears are made. He discusses different types of metal and the quality of that material in the end product - the scissor. How can coatings enhance a shear's life? What different type of edges can be put on a shear blade? Why is the harness scale important when selecting shears? By the end of this lesson, you'll have a much firmer grasp of how to select your next pair of shears! http://learn2groomdogs.com/shear-basics-from-intergroom-2.html Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:23:01 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/shear-basics-from-intergroom-2.html A new video, Basic Feline Health and Anatomy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. If you groom cats, you need to have a strong understanding of their basic health and anatomy. You are the 'eyes in the field.' Knowing what is normal or abnormal is critical when it comes to identifying potential problems. This information will allow you to solve basic hygiene problems in a flash. Being informed in this area will also enhance your relationship with local veterinarians. It will allow you to build trust and referrals from cat owners throughout your area. In this lecture excerpt, Danelle leads you through the most common situations you need to be aware of when you groom cats from the general public. http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-feline-health-and-anatomy-2.html Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:16:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/basic-feline-health-and-anatomy-2.html A new video, Feline Temperament and Handling - Know Your Enemy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. If you are going to groom cats, one of the first things you notice is that they are unpredictable!! There are many ways to gain the upper hand. The key is safety for both you and the cat. In this session, you will hear the first part of a much longer presentation at Danelle's cats-only grooming school, The National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. (NCGIA). Even though this is an excerpt of the full lecture, it's packed with great tips for anyone who grooms felines! http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-temperament-and-handling---know-your-enemy.html Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:12:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/feline-temperament-and-handling---know-your-enemy.html A new video, Grooming a Shih Tzu/Pug Mix, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. How many of you get this type of dog in the shop? They are so unusual looking, they are cute! But what the heck are you supposed to do with them? Luckily, the owner likes a rough and tumble look. Misty takes you through the steps she takes to highlight key features of this little dog. She uses a combination of hand stripping and carding techniques along with lots of thinning shear work. With this pet, less is going to be more. The result is a shaggy look that is tidy, easy to care for, and appealing to everyone! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-shih-tzupug-mix-2.html Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:08:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-shih-tzupug-mix-2.html A new video, Grooming the Australian Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Long time stylist and trainer, Debbie Beckwith, takes you through the process of correctly grooming an Australian Terrier. She uses hand stripping techniques, combined with thinning shears to get the proper look on this harsh-coated dog. You may not have Australian Terriers walking through your salon door, but if you do, this is the video for you! As a bonus, she'll show you how you can easily apply these grooming tactics on any Terrier or mixed breed dog with a similar coat type. The simple techniques Debbie uses promote a harsh coat that is rich with color. Throughout the video lessons, you'll hear tips and tricks to make your grooming job quick and safe. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-australian-terrier-2.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:12:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-australian-terrier-2.html A new video, Upselling Spa and Teeth Services Infomercial at Intergroom, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Would you like to earn an additional $4 - 10,000 (or more) each year? What if you could do this without adding more hours or days into your schedule? Joe will show you a simple way to make more money without losing valuable time - and in our business, time is money. Join the master of selling extra services as he shows you how you can increase your daily revenue for only pennies a day. In the first session, Joe talks about the Fresh Breath product line that addresses the oral and dental hygiene needs of your pet clients. His tips for battling bad breath are simple and easy for the groomer or the pet owner to use on any dog - and they'll help you earn more money. In the second session, Joe discusses the Tropiclean Spa product line. Learn the benefits of adding a luxury line of spa products that can easily increase earnings with every pet that comes into your salon. http://learn2groomdogs.com/upselling-spa-and-teeth-services-infomercial-at-intergroom-2.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:09:21 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/upselling-spa-and-teeth-services-infomercial-at-intergroom-2.html A new video, Show Case Facility Tour - National Cat Groomers School -, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Danelle German is your guide through a video tour of her educational facility, The National Cat Groomers Institute of America - the only cat grooming school in the world! Located in Greenville, South Carolina, this facility was once a private home built during the early 1900's. The original hardwood floors and other preserved features have been coupled with state-of-the-art cat grooming equipment. This unique combination makes for a wonderful learning environment when it comes to grooming felines. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-facility-tour---national-cat-groomers-school---2.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:06:29 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-facility-tour---national-cat-groomers-school---2.html A new video, Presenting the Dog for Inspection/Judging, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you thinking about entering the contest area or considering certification testing? Your presentation can make a huge difference! You can also learn a great deal about your OWN grooming if you pay attention to what the judge is seeing as they comb through the coat. Let these seasoned competitors and award-winning contest judges give you their best tips on how to present your dog to the judge or certifier. If you are new to the ring or thinking about taking the leap, you don't want to miss this session. http://learn2groomdogs.com/presenting-the-dog-for-inspectionjudging-3.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:00:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/presenting-the-dog-for-inspectionjudging-3.html A new video, Presenting the Dog for Inspection/Judging, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you thinking about entering the contest area or considering certification testing? Your presentation can make a huge difference! You can also learn a great deal about your OWN grooming if you pay attention to what the judge is seeing as they comb through the coat. Let these seasoned competitors and award-winning contest judges give you their best tips on how to present your dog to the judge or certifier. If you are new to the ring or thinking about taking the leap, you don't want to miss this session. http://learn2groomdogs.com/presenting-the-dog-for-inspectionjudging-2.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:04:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/presenting-the-dog-for-inspectionjudging-2.html A new video, Grooming the Springer Spaniel, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In the perfect world, all Springers would be hand stripped. However, this is not a reality for professional pet groomers. We clipper cut many breeds that should be hand stripped. In this session, Misty Fowler guides you through clippering a Springer. She'll show you how you get a natural look that emphasizes the breed standard. Typical pet grooming techniques using clippers, thinning shears, shears, and simple carding methods are used. She also highlights some tips for eliminating common problems such as pattern setting, minimizing corduroy tracks, and blending. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-springer-spaniel-2.html Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:30:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-springer-spaniel-2.html A new video, The Sister Act: Personal Interview , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, we chat with these two talented sisters. Their personal story, including their trials and tribulations as they rose to the top of the pet industry, is heartwarming and inspirational. You'll learn about their lives as children growing up in a 'dog family.' Find out how they rose to the top of the professional pet styling industry, how they overcame 'groomer burn-out', and what it takes to keep the passion alive. They also touch on their most rewarding events in the pet industry. Surprisingly, it's not what you think - for either of them! http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-personal-interview-2.html Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:55:18 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-personal-interview-2.html A new video, The Sister Act: Personal Interview , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, we chat with these two talented sisters. Their personal story, including their trials and tribulations as they rose to the top of the pet industry, is heartwarming and inspirational. You'll learn about their lives as children growing up in a 'dog family.' Find out how they rose to the top of the professional pet styling industry, how they overcame 'groomer burn-out', and what it takes to keep the passion alive. They also touch on their most rewarding events in the pet industry. Surprisingly, it's not what you think - for either of them! http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-personal-interview.html Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:51:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-sister-act-personal-interview.html A new video, Animal Photography at Intergroom , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Meet one of the most respected pet photographers in the country. Ren Netherland brings out the best in any pet. His work has been featured on national magazine covers and he has been published in hundreds of publications. Animal Photography is mobile throughout the country! In this session, Ren highlights how he works, the products he offers, plus classes he teaches on pet photography. Find out how you can book a day with this leading pet photographer! Ren also gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into his converted coach, including the editing area, shooting set, and (rarely seen) his living quarters! http://learn2groomdogs.com/animal-photography-at-intergroom.html Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:42:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/animal-photography-at-intergroom.html A new video, Grooming the West Highland White Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As with most Terriers, Westies have a trim style that is specific, yet easy to apply. In this session, awarding winning stylist, Suesan Watson, shows you how to groom a pet Westie with typical conformational problems. She shows you how to get a natural look using a combination of clipping, thinning, blending, and stripping. Sue shares her wealth of knowledge about pet handling, product usage, and breed profile tactics to get 'the look' on any Westie. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-west-highland-white-terrier-2.html Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:22:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-west-highland-white-terrier-2.html A new video, Grooming the Scottish Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lisa Leady has been involved with the AKC conformation show ring for years. Terriers are her specialty. Watch as she leads you through the grooming process. She points out highlights of the breed standard and tells you how to properly set the pattern. Lisa also provides pointers on blade choices and tools to use. Scottie heads are one of the trickiest to trim and Lisa shows you how you can easily complete this aspect on any Scottie in your own clientele. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-scottish-terrier-2.html Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:15:43 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-scottish-terrier-2.html A new video, Grooming Demo on a Daisy Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty Fowler demonstrates grooming techniques that emphasize key features of this adorable little dog. This combination coat is wiry on the body while extremely soft on the head and legs, which poses some interesting challenges. Misty shows you how to clip the body and scissor the legs to make the most of this haircut. She creates a cute round head style that shows off the eyes and long eyelashes. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-demo-on-a-daisy-dog-2.html Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:12:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-demo-on-a-daisy-dog-2.html Debbie Beckwith has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Debbie Beckwith directed and taught at the Southern Institute of Pet Grooming for 20 years. In 2011, she returned to business operation and opened Southern Comfort Groom and Board in South Carolina, which features grooming, styling, and pet boarding. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=33 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:08:30 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=33 A new video, Using Style to Bring Out the Charm in a Lhasa/Poo , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the most common mixed breeds in the grooming salon is the Lhasa/Poodle mix. Sue gives a detailed demonstration using snap-on combs and hand scissoring techniques on one side, then grooms the opposite side at a much more rapid pace. This technique allows you see the grooming process twice! You won't want to miss Sue's secrets for taking years off the pet with a few snips of the shears. http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-style-to-bring-out-the-charm-in-a-lhasapoo.html Thu, 26 May 2011 14:29:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-style-to-bring-out-the-charm-in-a-lhasapoo.html A new video, Who Said a Smooth Fox Terrier Doesn't Need Grooming?!, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lisa Leady has shown this breed in the AKC conformation show ring for years. You'll love watching the amazing amount of coat that is removed and the subtle outline changes she was able to make. The techniques she uses can be easily applied to many other breeds with a similar coat, such as Beagles, Parson Russell Terriers, Chihuahuas, and Toy Fox Terriers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/who-said-a-smooth-fox-terrier-doesnt-need-grooming.html Thu, 26 May 2011 14:24:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/who-said-a-smooth-fox-terrier-doesnt-need-grooming.html A new video, Grooming the English Setter in a Show Style Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty Fowler leads you through the process of show style trimming an older English Setter. These techniques are suitable for everyday pet clients, contest grooming, and certification testing. Learn how to use a wide variety of tools to hand strip the coat for a natural look that accentuates the structure of the dog. We hope you enjoy the Q&A session from the live audience! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-english-setter-in-a-show-style-trim.html Thu, 26 May 2011 13:59:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-english-setter-in-a-show-style-trim.html Ren Netherland has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Ren Netherland began his career in photography over twenty five years ago while serving in the United States Navy. After his Navy years he established his own portrait studio. His love of animals compelled him to specialize in pet portraiture, even when http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=32 Thu, 26 May 2011 13:55:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=32 A new video, Home Remedies for the Home or Shop Groomer, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Both of these award-winning stylists have been grooming dogs since they could walk. Their mother and grandmother were professional pet breeders and groomers, and spent most of their extra time at dog shows. They learned at an early age that products right from their own cabinets made the grooming process faster and easier. Some of these home remedies were replaced with commercial products over the years, but there are times when you just have to work with what is available at home. Don't miss this fun and informative lesson. The sisterly banter between these two will keep you chuckling while you learn. http://learn2groomdogs.com/home-remedies-for-the-home-or-shop-groomer-3.html Thu, 19 May 2011 11:09:30 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/home-remedies-for-the-home-or-shop-groomer-3.html A new video, Home Remedies for the Home or Shop Groomer, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Both of these award-winning stylists have been grooming dogs since they could walk. Their mother and grandmother were professional pet breeders and groomers, and spent most of their extra time at dog shows. They learned at an early age that products right from their own cabinets made the grooming process faster and easier. Some of these home remedies were replaced with commercial products over the years, but there are times when you just have to work with what is available at home. Don't miss this fun and informative lesson. The sisterly banter between these two will keep you chuckling while you learn. http://learn2groomdogs.com/home-remedies-for-the-home-or-shop-groomer-2.html Thu, 19 May 2011 10:57:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/home-remedies-for-the-home-or-shop-groomer-2.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Springer Spaniel, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learn which tools give a great natural look - even if you use clippers. You'll also learn how to find conformation faults and ways to disguise them. Suesan also shares lots of breed standard information and ways you can apply grooming techniques to make the most of the breed in the least amount of time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-springer-spaniel-2.html Thu, 19 May 2011 10:52:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-springer-spaniel-2.html A new video, Grooming the Cairn Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Watch Lisa work with a recently adopted young dog and a more mature Cairn Terrier. Lisa provides some great handling tips for pets that may resist the grooming process and explains how long it takes an animal to learn new, acceptable behavior. She describes breed profile trimming and techniques that will help retain the color and harsh texture of the coat. Littered through the entire video are fabulous grooming tips, product suggestions, and wisdom that comes with three generations of experience. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-cairn-terrier-2.html Thu, 19 May 2011 10:48:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-cairn-terrier-2.html A new video, What Goes into Shampoos and Conditioners?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. During this mini lesson at Intergroom 2011, we learn what to look for in high quality products. Find out which ingredients are used, how they impact the coat and skin, what to watch out for, and why it's almost impossible to have a 100% organic product. As a bonus, Dave talks about the development of 'spa products' and how they can have a large influence in your grooming department. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-goes-into-shampoos-and-conditioners-2.html Thu, 19 May 2011 10:39:03 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-goes-into-shampoos-and-conditioners-2.html Dave Campanella has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Dave Campanella, Sales and Marketing Director for Best Shot Pet Products http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=31 Thu, 19 May 2011 10:28:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=31 Suesan Watson, CMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Suesan is a third generation pet stylist whose dynamic career stretches over 40 years. A Certified Master Groomer, she owns a successful mobile grooming business, which serves the Chicago/Northwest Suburban area. Sue is proud to be part of Wahl's "Extr http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=30 Thu, 19 May 2011 10:10:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=30 Lisa Leady NCMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Lisa Leady is a third generation pet stylist with 35 years of experience. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=29 Thu, 19 May 2011 10:07:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=29 A new video, Grooming the Pet Miniature Schnauzer, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Miniature Schnauzer occupies the #12 slot in popularity with the American Kennel Club. This translates to lots of Schnauzers in our grooming salons! The proper way to groom this breed is by hand stripping, however, in the pet world, clipper trimming is the typical way most pet Miniature Schnauzers are groomed. Misty Fowler leads you through this grooming demonstration, showing you how to set the pattern, what blades to select, where to blend, how to scissor the legs and set in the head piece, including shaping the eyebrows. Even though this is a pet dog, there is no reason not to show off the proper breed profile for this beloved family pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-miniature-schnauzer-2.html Thu, 19 May 2011 09:47:14 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-miniature-schnauzer-2.html Lori Lawrence has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Lori Lawrence http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=28 Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:36:37 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=28 A new video, Show Case Salon - My Pampered Pooch, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, we have the opportunity to share Lori's dream of opening her own salon. She, like so many people in this current economy, was at a cross-road in her career path. Lori was a career military gal but when that job ended, she wasn't sure what she was going to do. Learn how she came up with the idea to open her own business, including the steps required to make the dream come true. Open for not yet a year, Lori's salon has taught her many lessons about new business ownership. She has been forced to scale back many of her plans but by listening to her clients, spending her limited budget wisely, and being willing to work exceptionally hard - she is well on her way to building a successful business. Join us as she shares with the L2GD membership her personal voyage to opening a new business. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-salon---my-pampered-pooch-2.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:46:38 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-salon---my-pampered-pooch-2.html A new video, Adding a Touch of Color to Every Day Pets, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The hot trend right now is adding interest to the grooming process by adding a touch of jazzy color to the coat. Award-winning and highly sought after pet stylist, Kathy Rose, shows you two more simple and quick options for having some fun with color on your every day pets using hair extensions and stenciling with blow pens on the coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/adding-a-touch-of-color-to-every-day-pets-2.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:42:06 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/adding-a-touch-of-color-to-every-day-pets-2.html A new video, Grooming a Pet Parson Russell Terrier , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award-winning stylist, Annette Quick, shows you how you can quickly and easily strip out a super-fuzzy, harsh coat by simply using the correct rakes instead of a lengthy hand stripping process. In this session, she uses her own dog and little did we know - it would turn into not only a grooming lesson - but a handling lesson as well. It seems our own dogs know exactly what buttons to push, and this little guy really turns on his naughtiness for the camera. Watch how Annette not only completes the grooming process - but regains her own composure (on camera) and wins back the control of the situation without using force with this challenging little Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-parson-russell-terrier.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:38:50 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-pet-parson-russell-terrier.html A new video, Grooming the Poodle in a Pet Continental Trim Pet Continental Trim - Sessions 1 and 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty Fowler takes you on a creative journey as she sets a fresh, modified, Continental Trim on a cream Standard Poodle. In this fun haircut, she shows you how to shorten the jacket, minimize the tied-up top knot, and use a longer blade over the areas that are traditionally extremely short - making this trim adaptable for any pet, (even ones in cooler climates) immersed in the depths of bitter winters. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-poodle-in-a-pet-continental-trim-pet-continental-trim---sessions-1-and-2.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:33:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-poodle-in-a-pet-continental-trim-pet-continental-trim---sessions-1-and-2.html A new video, Show Case Salon - Pets of Perfection , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. With over 30 years in the chic area of Boynton Beach, Florida, Kathy Rose has been providing a healthy and positive grooming experience for pets in a professional, clean, and stress-free environment where owners feel confident leaving their pets. Kathy's success stems from a strong belief of high grooming standards combined with compassion and safety for the pet. Join Kathy as she personally takes you behind the scenes of her upscale pet boutique and salon that features four styling stations and the ability to turn out a high volume of quality work in a limited space. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-salon---pets-of-perfection-2.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:57:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-salon---pets-of-perfection-2.html A new video, Managing Your Appointment Book and Your Day , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Jarbas has a unique way of managing all of his appointments - his platform works on time-outs, not necessarily time-in. This is a high volume salon that specializes in personalized service and high-quality grooms. Join Jarbas in this lesson as he shares with you his secrets on what makes The Dog From Ipanema run smoothly seven days a week. (Yes, they groom on Sundays too!) He will take you through the entire process, showing you first hand how his system works, allowing for easy pet tracking management and solid communication practices for his entire team. http://learn2groomdogs.com/managing-your-appointment-book-and-your-day-2.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:52:49 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/managing-your-appointment-book-and-your-day-2.html A new video, Grooming the Portuguese Water Dog - Double Feature , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Annette Quick is a Certified Master Groomer as well as a highly regarded contest stylist. One of the breeds that earned her the right to become a GroomTeam USA member was the Portuguese Water Dog. In this session she grooms a beautiful, black-and-white PWD to breed standard in a working Retriever trim. She will guide you through the breed standard, points of reference on the dog's body, and tricks on how to get the look on a show dog, a contest dog, or simply the correct look on a pet dog in your salon. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-portuguese-water-dog---double-feature.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:47:07 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-portuguese-water-dog---double-feature.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck - Scissor Talk, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this poolside session, our esteemed panel talks about shears, including straights, curves, blenders, and thinners. What are some of the best ways to care for your shears? What types of shears do you need to groom your pets? How you can extend the life of your shears? Where is the best place to shop for scissors? What should you look for in a sharpener? They even discuss ways that you can remove minor dings or burrs in an edge. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk-4.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:40:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk-4.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck - Scissor Talk, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this poolside session, our esteemed panel talks about shears, including straights, curves, blenders, and thinners. What are some of the best ways to care for your shears? What types of shears do you need to groom your pets? How you can extend the life of your shears? Where is the best place to shop for scissors? What should you look for in a sharpener? They even discuss ways that you can remove minor dings or burrs in an edge. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk-3.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:38:41 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk-3.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck - Scissor Talk, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this poolside session, our esteemed panel talks about shears, including straights, curves, blenders, and thinners. What are some of the best ways to care for your shears? What types of shears do you need to groom your pets? How you can extend the life of your shears? Where is the best place to shop for scissors? What should you look for in a sharpener? They even discuss ways that you can remove minor dings or burrs in an edge. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk-2.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:35:28 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk-2.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck - Scissor Talk , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this poolside session, our esteemed panel talks about shears, including straights, curves, blenders, and thinners. What are some of the best ways to care for your shears? What types of shears do you need to groom your pets? How you can extend the life of your shears? Where is the best place to shop for scissors? What should you look for in a sharpener? They even discuss ways that you can remove minor dings or burrs in an edge. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:30:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck---scissor-talk.html A new video, Seizures in Pets, Ways to Give Medication, and Working Together With Your Vet , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Seizures in pets can be scary. Unfortunately, the stress that some pets feel when being dropped off for grooming can be a trigger. Dr. Smith helps you understand seizures and what you can do for pets as they experience the attack. She also gives some great tips on administering medications that you'll be able to pass on to your clients. Finally, she wraps up her series with thoughts on how we can all work together with the owner to keep pets healthy. http://learn2groomdogs.com/seizures-in-pets-ways-to-give-medication-and-working-together-with-your-vet-2.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:17:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/seizures-in-pets-ways-to-give-medication-and-working-together-with-your-vet-2.html A new video, Show Case Salon - The Dog From Ipanema , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Dog From Ipanema is a south Florida salon with an international reputation for quality work, champion groomers, and loving treatment of pets. Jarbas Godoy takes us on a tour of his facility which focuses on high quality products, incredible grooms, high traffic, and timely turnover rates in a small amount of space. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-salon---the-dog-from-ipanema.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:55:48 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-salon---the-dog-from-ipanema.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Yorkie in a Westie StyleTrim , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. With pocket pets being so popular these days, we are seeing more and more Yorkies in our salons. Many owners opt for non-traditional grooming practices on their pets. They want something that is cute but easier to care for than a long, flowing coat. Misty demonstrates an adorable haircut for a Yorkie that takes its inspiration from a Westie haircut. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-yorkie-in-a-westie-styletrim.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:49:42 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-yorkie-in-a-westie-styletrim.html A new video, Adding a Touch of Color to Everyday Dogs , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Today’s hot trend is adding a jazzy touch of color to the coat. Award winning and highly sought after pet stylist, Kathy Rose, shows you a quick, safe option for having some fun with color on your every day pets using colored blow pens. In this session she applies a splash of color to one of her regular client pets, a little white toy poodle. http://learn2groomdogs.com/adding-a-touch-of-color-to-everyday-dogs.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:42:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/adding-a-touch-of-color-to-everyday-dogs.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - How We All Got Started , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the questions we always get asked, "How did you get started in the grooming industry?" All of us have a common theme -- we are extremely passionate about what we do. However, just because we have passion doesn't mean that being a professional groomer was our early life ambition! Join us as we tell you how we got our start and what keeps us motivated 30+ years later. This is a great video clip for newcomers just starting out or for someone who is questioning whether they should stay in the industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started-4.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:21:56 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started-4.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - How We All Got Started , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the questions we always get asked, "How did you get started in the grooming industry?" All of us have a common theme -- we are extremely passionate about what we do. However, just because we have passion doesn't mean that being a professional groomer was our early life ambition! Join us as we tell you how we got our start and what keeps us motivated 30+ years later. This is a great video clip for newcomers just starting out or for someone who is questioning whether they should stay in the industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started-3.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:19:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started-3.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - How We All Got Started , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the questions we always get asked, "How did you get started in the grooming industry?" All of us have a common theme -- we are extremely passionate about what we do. However, just because we have passion doesn't mean that being a professional groomer was our early life ambition! Join us as we tell you how we got our start and what keeps us motivated 30+ years later. This is a great video clip for newcomers just starting out or for someone who is questioning whether they should stay in the industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started-2.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:17:40 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started-2.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - How We All Got Started , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. One of the questions we always get asked, "How did you get started in the grooming industry?" All of us have a common theme -- we are extremely passionate about what we do. However, just because we have passion doesn't mean that being a professional groomer was our early life ambition! Join us as we tell you how we got our start and what keeps us motivated 30+ years later. This is a great video clip for newcomers just starting out or for someone who is questioning whether they should stay in the industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:11:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---how-we-all-got-started.html A new video, Grooming the Pet Yorkie in a Westie Trim Style , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video demonstration, Annette works on an adorable little Yorkie mix that has an extremely harsh coat. She uses a combination of tools and techniques to give this little guy a personality trim that is easy to maintain between grooming sessions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-yorkie-in-a-westie-trim-style.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:51:48 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-pet-yorkie-in-a-westie-trim-style.html Jarbas Godoy has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Jarbas was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Attracted to training show dogs in his early 20's, he started grooming his Standard Poodle champions and opened one of the first grooming salons in Brazil, in 1976. After moving to the USA, he opened The Dog Fro http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=27 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:46:40 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=27 Annette Quick has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Annette Quick is a Certified Master Groomer. In her first year as a Division A competitor in 1997, she garnered the top spot on Groom Team USA. Annette maintained a position on Groom Team USA each year through 2000. Annette has shown dogs, titles in ob http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=26 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:43:11 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=26 A new video, Grooming the Topknot, Crest, and Tail of a Standard Poodle in a Lamb Trim , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video session Misty Fowler finishes the trim on her beautiful Standard Poodle, Sambuca. Misty focuses on the tail and the headpiece to create style, balance, and harmony which pulls the entire groom together. She will share points of reference that you can use on dogs in your own salon, duplicating the look quickly and easily. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-topknot-crest-and-tail-of-a-standard-poodle-in-a-lamb-trim.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:36:31 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-topknot-crest-and-tail-of-a-standard-poodle-in-a-lamb-trim.html A new video, Grooming on a Maltese-Lhasa Mix in a Cuddly Trim , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Marc LaFleur guides you through one of our most appealing and popular trims. This particular haircut can be applied to a wide variety of breeds and coat types. Quality combined with consistency is the key that brings customers back again and again. Marc shows you step-by-step how to set the pattern so you can consistently create this look, turning it into a signature cookie-cutter trim for your salon. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-on-a-maltese-lhasa-mix-in-a-cuddly-trim.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:29:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-on-a-maltese-lhasa-mix-in-a-cuddly-trim.html A new video, Dealing with Problem Dogs #3 and #4 , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Linda uses her years of experience combined with the principles of massage and relaxation to win the trust of two pets she has never worked on before. Both of these pets have a history of nervousness and anxiety. Linda guides you through the steps she takes every day with a new client to win the trust and cooperation of a nervous dog. In this session, she works on a Border Collie and a Shih Tzu. http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-problem-dogs-3-and-4-2.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:23:18 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-problem-dogs-3-and-4-2.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews – Ears & Glands, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This topic stems directly from a question from one of our members -- How do you address issues with ears and glands? With a combined 130+ years of grooming experience, it was pretty amazing to find that all of these pros were on the same page with this topic. Find out how they dealt with it years ago and how they all address these two areas today. Times have definitely changed! http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands-4.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:18:08 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands-4.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews – Ears & Glands, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This topic stems directly from a question from one of our members -- How do you address issues with ears and glands? With a combined 130+ years of grooming experience, it was pretty amazing to find that all of these pros were on the same page with this topic. Find out how they dealt with it years ago and how they all address these two areas today. Times have definitely changed! http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands-3.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:15:56 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands-3.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews – Ears & Glands, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This topic stems directly from a question from one of our members -- How do you address issues with ears and glands? With a combined 130+ years of grooming experience, it was pretty amazing to find that all of these pros were on the same page with this topic. Find out how they dealt with it years ago and how they all address these two areas today. Times have definitely changed! http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands-2.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:13:15 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands-2.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews – Ears & Glands, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This topic stems directly from a question from one of our members -- How do you address issues with ears and glands? With a combined 130+ years of grooming experience, it was pretty amazing to find that all of these pros were on the same page with this topic. Find out how they dealt with it years ago and how they all address these two areas today. Times have definitely changed! http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands.html Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:08:36 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-ears-glands.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - Marketing, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, the ladies discuss the difference between marketing and publicity and ways you can put your best foot forward. They discuss what has worked to build their client base in the past. They also cover how the marketing landscape is changing with the age of technology while other areas remain consistent, such as a strong core group of referral-based customers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing-4.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:01:56 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing-4.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - Marketing, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, the ladies discuss the difference between marketing and publicity and ways you can put your best foot forward. They discuss what has worked to build their client base in the past. They also cover how the marketing landscape is changing with the age of technology while other areas remain consistent, such as a strong core group of referral-based customers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing-3.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:00:05 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing-3.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - Marketing, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, the ladies discuss the difference between marketing and publicity and ways you can put your best foot forward. They discuss what has worked to build their client base in the past. They also cover how the marketing landscape is changing with the age of technology while other areas remain consistent, such as a strong core group of referral-based customers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing-2.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:56:53 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing-2.html A new video, Caribbean Back Deck Interviews - Lessons Learned the Hard Way, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. We all make mistakes. Many times, mistakes are the most effective learning tools. In this session, the voyagers discuss some of their personal horror stories from the front lines, letting you in on their own personal experiences. Join them as they poke fun at themselves and share some of their most embarrassing lessons they learned the 'hard way!' http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-back-deck-interviews---lessons-learned-the-hard-way-2.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:48:51 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-back-deck-interviews---lessons-learned-the-hard-way-2.html A new video, Caribbean Back Deck Interviews - Lessons Learned the Hard Way, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. We all make mistakes. Many times, mistakes are the most effective learning tools. In this session, the voyagers discuss some of their personal horror stories from the front lines, letting you in on their own personal experiences. Join them as they poke fun at themselves and share some of their most embarrassing lessons they learned the 'hard way!' http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-back-deck-interviews---lessons-learned-the-hard-way.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:46:57 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-back-deck-interviews---lessons-learned-the-hard-way.html A new video, Caribbean Back Deck Interviews - Lesson Learned the Hard Way, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. We all make mistakes. Many times, mistakes are the most effective learning tools. In this session, the voyagers discuss some of their personal Horror Stories from the Front Lines, letting you in on their own personal experiences. Join them as they poke fun at themselves and share some of their most embarrassing lessons they learned the 'hard way!' http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-back-deck-interviews---lesson-learned-the-hard-way.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:44:51 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-back-deck-interviews---lesson-learned-the-hard-way.html A new video, Helpful Tidbits from Dr. Smith Insect Bites, Heat Stroke, & Safety Precautions, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. What can you do to help a pet that has been bitten or stung by an insect and the pet is having an adverse reaction? What are the signs of a mild or a severe reaction to an insect bite? Heat stroke can be a real life-threatening situation in just about any grooming shop. What do you need to be aware of to keep your pet clients safe? Dr. Smith leads you through an open discussion on these topics as well as other safety precautions. http://learn2groomdogs.com/helpful-tidbits-from-dr-smith-insect-bites-heat-stroke-safety-precautions-2.html Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:28:58 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/helpful-tidbits-from-dr-smith-insect-bites-heat-stroke-safety-precautions-2.html A new video, Cheat Your Way to a Lamb Trim on a Poodle , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In our last training session, Misty showed you the finer points of hand scissoring on her retired contest Poodle, Sambuca. In this training session, she flips Sambuca around and shares with you how to 'cheat' off the coat on the other side with guard combs. This allows you to create the same trim with style and flair but without the same degree of difficulty as doing it all by hand scissoring - and in a lot less time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/cheat-your-way-to-a-lamb-trim-on-a-poodle-2.html Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:24:24 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/cheat-your-way-to-a-lamb-trim-on-a-poodle-2.html A new video, Grooming the Long Haired Cat , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Hilaire is back with the second session of cat grooming - finishing the kitty so it's mat and tangle free. She'll show you her personal secrets to safely work with a cat including trigger points to watch for when a cat's body language is telling you it's had enough. She'll even finish the groom with an adorable bow. You can clearly see Anna is thrilled with this entire process - especially the pink bow! http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-long-haired-cat-2.html Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:20:15 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-long-haired-cat-2.html A new video, What Do You Do With a Doodle #4?, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Who said Doodles don't shed? In this session, Misty Fowler shares some grooming techniques on a Doodle that has a soft down undercoat (that sheds) combined with a harsh, wiry outer coat. She explains the differences in Doodle coats and shows you tools and techniques to help reduce shedding and set the coat up for a beautiful trim. Misty does a fabulous job showing you how to use blenders to get a long, layered trim in a manner that is both appealing and timely. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-4-2.html Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:17:05 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-4-2.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews - Marketing, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, the ladies discuss the difference between marketing and publicity and ways you can put your best foot forward. They discuss what has worked to build their client base in the past. They also cover how the marketing landscape is changing with the age of technology while other areas remain consistent, such as a strong core group of referral-based customers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing.html Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:12:56 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews---marketing.html Susie Penney has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Susie attended the American School of Dog Grooming in Detroit in 1977. Later that year she opened up her own business in downtown Traverse City, Michigan called The Clipper. Today, Susie is still in the same location where she and her fellow stylist typic http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=25 Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:52:15 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=25 A new video, Bathing and Drying a Long Haired Cat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Hilaire is an experienced Instructor and Lead Trainer at The Paragon School of Pet Grooming. There is rarely a feline Hilaire can't groom. In this session, she leads you through the bathing and drying process of a long haired Himalayan kitty. She shares some of her best handling secrets that will keep the cat and the handler safe. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-and-drying-a-long-haired-cat-2.html Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:53:38 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-and-drying-a-long-haired-cat-2.html A new video, Hand Scissoring the Standard Poodle in a Stylized Lamb Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty shows you the finer points of hand scissoring on her retired contest Poodle, Sambuca. In this training session, she shows you how to trim in the body pattern by hand, using the AKC breed standard among with the dog's anatomy to set up the blueprint for the finished trim. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissoring-the-standard-poodle-in-a-stylized-lamb-trim-2.html Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:52:09 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-scissoring-the-standard-poodle-in-a-stylized-lamb-trim-2.html A new video, Trimming a Round Head Style on a Drop Coated Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. There are a number of different ways to create a round head style on a dog but the simplest ones for drop coated breeds are done with the aid of a clipper. The length will vary based on client preference and length of body coat. It's most important that the head be in balance with the body. In this session, Melissa guides the viewer through the steps, in full detail, to get the perfect head - consistently - every time. http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-a-round-head-style-on-a-drop-coated-dog-2.html Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:50:29 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/trimming-a-round-head-style-on-a-drop-coated-dog-2.html A new video, Grooming the American Cocker in Full Coated Show Ring Style, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Let awarding winning stylist Linda Claflin-Phelps guide you through the grooming process of this lovely, full coated chocolate American Cocker. She will demonstrate how to groom this breed to show ring ready status using hand stripping, raking, carding, and thinning shear methods. Plus, she reveals - in detail - how to trim the feet on a full coated Cocker. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-american-cocker-in-full-coated-show-ring-style-2.html Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:46:09 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-american-cocker-in-full-coated-show-ring-style-2.html A new video, Caribbean Casual Back Deck Interviews, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. We all make mistakes. Many times, mistakes are the most effective learning tools. In this session, the voyagers discuss some of their personal Horror Stories from the Front Lines, letting you in on their own personal experiences. Join them as they poke fun at themselves and share some of their most embarrassing lessons they learned the 'hard way!' http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-2.html Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:25:29 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/caribbean-casual-back-deck-interviews-2.html Kathy Rose has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US co http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=24 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 05:06:41 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=24 Joelle Asmondy has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Joelle Asmondy is the Marketing Director for Learn2GroomDogs.com, The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, and Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. A graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Art, Joelle has combined her creative skills with real-life bu http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=23 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:26:31 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=23 A new video, Creating a Marketing Newsletter for the Internet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Joelle is the Marketing Director for not only Learn2Groom but also The Paragon School of Pet Grooming and Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. In the last 3 years we have seen a huge shift in marketing strategies for pet care services. In this session, Joelle leads you through the steps to quickly set up a highly effective email newsletter campaign that can economically keep your business in front of your clients in a fun and entertaining way - bringing them back again and again. http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-a-marketing-newsletter-for-the-internet-2.html Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:18:06 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creating-a-marketing-newsletter-for-the-internet-2.html A new video, Helpful Tidbits from Dr. Smhith - Basic Wound Care, Toxins, and Pet Transport by Dr. Ricelle Smith, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, Dr. Smith leads you through some of the basic methods to address wound care and how to stop or slow down massive bleeding in the case of a major emergency. She will also lead you through a discussion of toxins: how quickly you have to react when a pet has ingested toxins and what you can do about it on the fly. She will also share with you effective ways to transport an injured pet with common household items. http://learn2groomdogs.com/helpful-tidbits-from-dr-smhith---basic-wound-care-toxins-and-pet-transport-by-dr-ricelle-smith.html Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:14:42 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/helpful-tidbits-from-dr-smhith---basic-wound-care-toxins-and-pet-transport-by-dr-ricelle-smith.html A new video, Grooming the Irish Setter to Breed Profile, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This breed was one of the breeds that launched Misty into GroomTeam USA's Top 10 Stylists for three years in a row. In this session, Misty works on a lovely pet Irish Setter, showing you how to groom the breed correctly to breed profile, using hand stripping and thinning techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-irish-setter-to-breed-profile.html Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:09:00 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-irish-setter-to-breed-profile.html A new video, Clipping the Face /Feet/Tail of the Standard Poodle, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, Misty shows you, in detail, how to clip the face, feet, and tail of her retired show poodle. She will lead you through the options of how to set the lines, using the bone and muscle structure as reference points, what blades to use, plus helpful tips and tricks to get the coat off quickly and smoothly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/clipping-the-face-feettail-of-the-standard-poodle.html Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:03:06 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/clipping-the-face-feettail-of-the-standard-poodle.html A new video, Dealing with Problem Dogs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Linda uses her years of experience combined with the principles of massage and relaxation to win the trust of two pets she has never worked on before. Both of these pets have a history of nervousness and anxiety. Linda guides you through the steps she takes every day with a new client to win the trust and cooperation of a nervous dog. In this session, she works on a Chihuahua mix and a Rottweiler. http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-problem-dogs-2.html Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:55:08 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dealing-with-problem-dogs-2.html A new article, Your Questions Answered, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. http://learn2groomdogs.com/your-questions-answered.html Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:06:38 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/your-questions-answered.html A new video, Hand Stripping the Pet Norfolk Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Linda Claflin-Phelps earned her right to be one of the Top 10 GroomTeam USA Stylists in 2004. One of the breeds that put her in the Top 10 was the Norfolk Terrier. In this session, Linda works on a pet that she has never seen before, guiding you through the hand stripping process combined with breed profile trimming. She'll share with you products and tools to assist you in getting the 'look' in the shortest amount of time possible. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-pet-norfolk-terrier.html Mon, 03 Jan 2011 05:53:57 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping-the-pet-norfolk-terrier.html A new video, Building a Successful Business - Management Functions, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Joe Zuccarello guides you through the final steps in Building a Successful Business. There are 4 elements in running a successful business. Planning tops the list. It is the most important function of management. Next in line is being Organized. Organization follows the planning function and begins the implementation stages of the plans. Next on the list is the function of Leading. Leading is process of providing continuous attention to core company beliefs. It creates and reinforces company values and ethics. The final key to Management Functions is Control. Control is analyzing data and taking the appropriate steps to keep OR correct a situation. It involves designing performance standards, checklists, manuals, and handbooks combined with monitoring and measuring results. Two highly important steps in the Control are mastering communications and follow through. http://learn2groomdogs.com/building-a-successful-business---management-functions-2.html Mon, 03 Jan 2011 05:49:42 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/building-a-successful-business---management-functions-2.html A new video, Styling the Poodle in a Miami Trim , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Our premier Training Partner, Misty Fowler, shows you how to execute this trim - which is known by many names based on what region you are from. Commonly referred to as the Clown Clip, Bikini Trim, Summer Clip, or Miami Trim, it all looks very similar. The body work is shorter with pom-pom bracelets on each leg combined with a typical poodle topknot and tail. Misty leads you through the entire trim including: clipping the face, feet, and tail, setting the pattern and shaping the bracelets, topknot and tail with scissors. http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-poodle-in-a-miami-trim.html Mon, 03 Jan 2011 05:43:39 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/styling-the-poodle-in-a-miami-trim.html A new video, Grooming a Lhasa/Poo in an Adorable Personality Trim with Double Ponies , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty is back in the studio with a little Lhasa/Poodle cross that is filled with personality. All of her owner's children are boys - so this is the only "little girl" of the family and is treated as such! Misty worked with the client to create this appealing and fun pet trim that is definitely focused on girl power. Misty uses a longer guard comb to set the body coat, shapes and stylizes the legs by scissoring and blending, and then trims the head to incorporate a unique double ponytail style that is fun and perky. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-lhasapoo-in-an-adorable-personality-trim-with-double-ponies.html Mon, 03 Jan 2011 05:38:59 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-lhasapoo-in-an-adorable-personality-trim-with-double-ponies.html A new video, Relaxing the Pet - Pet Massage, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Not only are more people turning to massage to relieve the stresses of everyday life but they are also looking towards the benefits of massage for their pets as well. It is pleasant and relaxing to receive an aromatherapy massage whether it is for yourself or for your pet. As a bonus, massage can actually have significant health benefits beyond simple relaxation. Join Linda Claflin-Phelps as she shows you're the basics of pet massage. As she goes through the preliminary steps of a basic massage, its obvious how much her canine subject, Reagan, is enjoying is session! http://learn2groomdogs.com/relaxing-the-pet---pet-massage-2.html Mon, 03 Jan 2011 05:34:10 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/relaxing-the-pet---pet-massage-2.html Linda C. Claflin-Phelps has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. To compliment her grooming skills, she attended and graduated from Nippon Shiatsu Daigatu in Putney, VT under Sensei Toshiko Phipps in the 1980’s. Shiatsu, meaning "finger pressure," is a physical therapy and therapeutic pressure-point massage techni http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=22 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:09:54 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=22 Linda C. Claflin-Phelps has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Linda is an awarding winning stylist with a lifetime of real world experience. In 2004, she earned enough points to be on GroomTeamUSA with a national ranking of 8th in the country. In 2004, she was invited to compete in the Oster Invitational Tournament http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=21 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:06:27 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=21 A new video, Pet Health - Visual Exam, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As professional groomers and stylists, we play a key role in the overall well being of our pet clients. We are experienced observers when it comes to canine anatomy. We literally go over the pet from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. We see more pets in a week than many folks deal with in a lifetime. We typically know when something is unusual with a pet - but do you really know what is normal? http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-health---visual-exam.html Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:32:44 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-health---visual-exam.html A new video, Pet CPR with Dr. Smith, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. It is critical for all pet care professionals to know the basics of CPR and be able to apply it correctly in the event of an emergency. If a pet is not breathing, CPR, also known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and mouth-to-snout resuscitation, can be used to possibly save the pet's life until professional medical treatment can be established. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-cpr-with-dr-smith.html Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:54:44 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-cpr-with-dr-smith.html Dr. Richelle Smith has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Dr. Smith has a lifetime of experience caring for pets. She has been actively involved in dog behavior and training, pet rescue and animal welfare since 1988. http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=20 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:53:41 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/specialty-content.html?objectId=20 A new video, The American Cocker Spaniel in a Pet Trim with a Natural Back Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty uses a blade to clip the back coat of Milly the Cocker while showing you some basic carding techniques to help retain the color and texture of her coat. This dog has an abundance of leg coat that the owners like keep shorter for easier maintenance. Misty shows you how to get the proper breed profile 'look' while creating a easy-to-care for trim using clippers, guard combs, and scissoring techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-american-cocker-spaniel-in-a-pet-trim-with-a-natural-back-coat.html Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:44:01 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-american-cocker-spaniel-in-a-pet-trim-with-a-natural-back-coat.html A new video, Building a Successful Business - Sales and Marketing, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Building a Successful Business - Sales and Marketing http://learn2groomdogs.com/building-a-successful-business---sales-and-marketing-2.html Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:42:35 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/building-a-successful-business---sales-and-marketing-2.html A new video, Nail Trimming Tricks, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. As professional groomers/stylists - we trim hundreds of nails a week. Let's face it, sometime we get a few nails trimmed just a tad too close in the effort to get nails short and health for the foot. So, what do you do when the inevitable strikes? How do you get a nail to stop bleeding? How do you get blood out of a clean coat? Or worse yet, get it out of the carpet or upholstery? http://learn2groomdogs.com/nail-trimming-tricks.html Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:43:26 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/nail-trimming-tricks.html A new video, Building a Successful Business - Operations Management, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this session, Joe leads you through ways to identify systematic ways to make everyday operations and management more effective. He helps you generate ideas and action items that can be put into place to assist with management challenges such as: * Avoid Managing by "Accept-ion" * Make Decisions ONCE * Define Expectations * Plan Succession at all Levels He will help you understand how to help employees realize what it takes to be essential to the business and succeed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/building-a-successful-business---operations-management.html Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:42:32 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/building-a-successful-business---operations-management.html A new video, Dickens the American Cocker with a Natural Back and Trimmed Furnishings, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. isty shows you how to maintain the more desirable natural back coat on this pet by using carding, raking, hand stripping, and thinning shear techniques. She also shows you how to clip the face to minimize tracking lines. The owner has requested Dicken's crown to be removed, but Misty leads you through the steps to set the pattern lines to create the preferred domed head style on an American Cocker and then clearly shows you the difference once the coat has been removed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/dickens-the-american-cocker-with-a-natural-back-and-trimmed-furnishings.html Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:41:43 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/dickens-the-american-cocker-with-a-natural-back-and-trimmed-furnishings.html A new video, What Do You Do with a Doodle? #3, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty leads you through a very appealing trim style that makes the most of this dog's good looks. She uses a longer snap-on comb to set the pattern work on the body, while scissoring the legs to accentuate Lulu's conformation. She explains how to work with a soft coat that marks and mats very easily using clippers, scissors, and thinning shears. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-3.html Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:40:41 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-3.html A new video, Sophie the Havavanese in a Puppy Cut, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty leads you through a Puppy Cut trim style that maintains the essence of the Havanese. This coat is extremely soft and very difficult to get smooth. Misty utilizes a snap-on comb to set up the pattern on the body and finishes the legs by hand scissoring. In this video Misty shows you two different ways to tie up a top knot: first as a single pony tail tie up and finally in the traditional Havanese style of two braids above the eyes. http://learn2groomdogs.com/sophie-the-havavanese-in-a-puppy-cut.html Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:39:20 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/sophie-the-havavanese-in-a-puppy-cut.html A new video, Grooming a Handstripped Mixed Breed to Retain Personality, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Payton is a cute little terrier mix with a rough coat and loads of personality - the type of look you'd find on a dog destined for TV, including one blue eye and one brown eye! Clipping the coat off this dog would destroy her rough and tumble look. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-handstripped-mixed-breed-to-retain-personality.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:26:30 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-a-handstripped-mixed-breed-to-retain-personality.html A new video, Shih Tzu in a Lowchen Trim, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Are you bored with the standard 'puppy cut' or 'teddy bear' trim on a Shih Tzu? Check out this unique styling option for a pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/shih-tzu-in-a-lowchen-trim.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:22:33 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/shih-tzu-in-a-lowchen-trim.html A new video, Preparing for the Holiday Rush, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The holidays are just around the corner - are you ready? This lecture is your checklist to make sure you are ready including ideas on; salon maintenance, creating the holiday image and getting through those adorable pooches while still staying in the holiday spirit. http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-for-the-holiday-rush.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:20:48 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/preparing-for-the-holiday-rush.html A new video, Show Case Facility: Whiskers Resort and Pet Spa, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Join us as we take you thorough Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa, sharing with you lots of tips and tricks on building this first class facility. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-facility-whiskers-resort-and-pet-spa.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:17:12 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-facility-whiskers-resort-and-pet-spa.html A new video, Using a Grooming Code - the Card Game, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. If you are looking to expand your grooming department, this rating system could be extremely helpful to you whether you are managing a team of two stylists or twenty. This system makes it easy to book appointments, sort your work load and manage your appointment book. Just like any card game, there are lots a variables to how a grooming day goes but this system allows you flexibility and control so you get the most out of your day. http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-a-grooming-code---the-card-game.html Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:13:30 -0800 http://learn2groomdogs.com/using-a-grooming-code---the-card-game.html A new video, Working on a Challenging Dog , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Munchie goes from a sweet, loving Lhasa to a raving loon in the blink of an eye. He is loud and very aggressive, especially when working on certain parts of his body. This video training lesson is filled with real life tips and tricks that allow you to keep both you and the pet safe while still getting the job done. http://learn2groomdogs.com/working-on-a-challenging-dog-2.html Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:05:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/working-on-a-challenging-dog-2.html Hilaire Boelkins has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Hilarire Boelkins has over 14 years of experience in the pet grooming field. She is a Certified Master Groomer, a lead trainer at The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, and an active pet stylist. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=19 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:01:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=19 A new video, Grooming the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Teresa Dreese leads you through the steps of grooming the pet Wheaten while retaining the breed profile. In this video, Teresa uses her retired contest dog to show you step-by-step how to set the pattern and style the head in a modified pet trim that is easy to care and maintain. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-2.html Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:47:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-soft-coated-wheaten-terrier-2.html A new video, A Low Maintenance Trim Option for a Pet Bichon, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Casper has all the typical issues we commonly see with pet Bichons both with structure and coat - he's super long with a light, wispy coat - and the owner has requested a super short trim. Certified Master Groomer, Marc LaFleur shows you how to do a low maintenance haircut on a typical pet Bichon that retains the essence of the breed. http://learn2groomdogs.com/a-low-maintenance-trim-option-for-a-pet-bichon-2.html Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:44:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/a-low-maintenance-trim-option-for-a-pet-bichon-2.html A new video, Elements to Grow a Successful Business - Self/Staff Improvement, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Whether you are the owner or the employee, personal motivation and attitude are the keys to success. So how can you influence motivation and attitude? Armed years of real world experience leading large teams of pet professionals, Joe guides you through a journey of thoughts and ideas. His no-sense approach allows you to grasp concepts immediately on how to influence both yourself and your team towards a positive work environment. http://learn2groomdogs.com/elements-to-grow-a-successful-business---selfstaff-improvement.html Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:38:20 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/elements-to-grow-a-successful-business---selfstaff-improvement.html A new video, What Do You Do with a Doodle? # 2, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Award winning stylist Misty Fowler is back on center stage before a live audience with another Doodle - this dog is in a low maintenance trim that still adds a touch of style and flair to the pet. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-2-2.html Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:25:06 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-2-2.html A new video, Your Front Line Is Your Bottom Line, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Who is your Front Line? Is it just you? Is it your staff? Is it your shop, salon, kennel, and building? Could it even be the customers and pets you service every day? The answer to all of these questions is YES! It is you, your staff, your building, and definitely your customers and their pets. This presentation will bring a heightened level of awareness to light of just how important all of these people and places are to the livelihood of your business, today and into tomorrow. http://learn2groomdogs.com/your-front-line-is-your-bottom-line-3.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:10:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/your-front-line-is-your-bottom-line-3.html A new video, Grooming the Welsh Terrier, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Lorri takes you step-by-step through breed profile trimming tactics using basic pet grooming techniques to capture the essence of Welsh Terrier. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-welsh-terrier-2.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:08:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-the-welsh-terrier-2.html A new video, Show Case Facilities: The Bunk & Biscuit/Painted Gaits Farm, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Grooming shops, pet shops, kennels, mobile grooming, and most recently, all suites pet resorts have provided Dina a broad perspective of what the pet business should be. As one of the pioneers of the all suite concept, Dina is a highly sought-after judge and lecturer in the pet stylist industry as well as the pet boarding industry. http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-facilities-the-bunk-biscuitpainted-gaits-farm.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:05:54 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/show-case-facilities-the-bunk-biscuitpainted-gaits-farm.html A new video, What Do You Do With A Doodle? , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Misty shows you an easy-to-care for trim that offers balance and style to this breed type. She uses a combination of guard combs and scissoring skills to get the look in a timely fashion. http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-2.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:56:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-doodle-2.html Lorri Keller has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Lorri Keller is an IPG Certified Master Grooming and an awarding winning contest stylist. Her specialties are; terrier and sporting dogs styling, breed profile trimming, speed, efficiency, safety, and operational management. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=18 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:17:17 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=18 A new video, The Magic of Forced Air Drying , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. High velocity or forced air drying is one of the most effective tools in any high quality or high volume professional pet grooming setting. http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-magic-of-forced-air-drying-2.html Fri, 01 Oct 2010 10:47:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-magic-of-forced-air-drying-2.html A new video, What Does It Take to Become a Premier Stylist? , has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The keys to becoming a premier stylist are commitment, motivation and education. Top stylists are well-trained, keenly aware and highly skilled. So where do you go to get the knowledge that can put you on top? http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-does-it-take-to-become-a-premier-stylist.html Wed, 15 Sep 2010 09:05:27 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/what-does-it-take-to-become-a-premier-stylist.html A new video, Life is a Bowl of Popcorn, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Opportunities abound for those who look for them. Do you have the mindset, determination, and dedication to fill your personal bowl? http://learn2groomdogs.com/life-is-a-bowl-of-popcorn.html Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:45:56 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/life-is-a-bowl-of-popcorn.html A new video, Ruff Times in the Economy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. What Are the 4 Rs for Keeping Your Appointment Book Full? The secret is by maximizing your Referrals, Rebooking & Retention Rate! http://learn2groomdogs.com/ruff-times-in-the-economy.html Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:45:10 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/ruff-times-in-the-economy.html A new video, I'm a Professional Pet Stylist Not a Professional Pet Wrestler!, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Let face it, throughout our career we will constantly be faced with less than cooperative pets on our grooming tables. How do you win the trust and cooperation of a pet that doesn't enjoy the grooming process? http://learn2groomdogs.com/im-a-professional-pet-stylist-not-a-professional-pet-wrestler.html Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:44:00 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/im-a-professional-pet-stylist-not-a-professional-pet-wrestler.html Teri DiMarino ICMG, NCMG, CAH has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Teri is a thirty-five year-plus veteran of the pet styling industry, previously owning and operating a large and successful South Florida salon for twenty-seven years. As a multi Best In Show winning grooming contest competitor Teri was a member of the http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=17 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:07:04 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=17 Teri DiMarino ICMG, NCMG, CAH has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Teri is a thirty-five year-plus veteran of the pet styling industry, previously owning and operating a large and successful South Florida salon for twenty-seven years. As a multi Best In Show winning grooming contest competitor Teri was a member of the http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=16 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 06:07:16 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=16 Dina Perry has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Dina is an internationally recognized Groom Team USA competitor, contest judge, consultant, and lecturer. Dina has completed the training/judge’s orientation required by the United Show Manager’s Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.She is http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=14 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:16:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=14 Melissa Verplank has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist and long time business owner. Currently she operates four pet related companies, a luxury boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa and three companies that are involved with educating the profession http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=12 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:36:45 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=12 A new video, Melissa Best Time Saving Tips, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Time Saving Tips for your Salon http://learn2groomdogs.com/melissa-best-time-saving-tips-2.html Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:15:24 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/melissa-best-time-saving-tips-2.html Joe Zuccarello has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Over the course of his career, Joe has provided management and operations consulting services to new business entrepreneurs, new business start ups, existing businesses, audiences at trade shows, and numerous telephone interviews and written articles. Jo http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=11 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 17:39:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/business.html?objectId=11 A new video, What’s Good for the Dog Ain’t so Good for the Cat!, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Most products, tools, and equipment were created for grooming the canine safely, efficiently, and to perfection. Do these tools and products work just as well for cats? Do these same techniques and principals work just as well for cats? http://learn2groomdogs.com/whats-good-for-the-dog-aint-so-good-for-the-cat.html Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:34:46 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/whats-good-for-the-dog-aint-so-good-for-the-cat.html A new video, What’s Good for the Dog is Good for the Cat!, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. When it comes to grooming cats, many groom them without having any knowledge of cat breeds and the standards that exist for them. What are the grooming requirements for different cats? http://learn2groomdogs.com/whats-good-for-the-dog-is-good-for-the-cat.html Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:32:29 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/whats-good-for-the-dog-is-good-for-the-cat.html A new video, Taking Cat Grooming to a Whole New Level – Getting Creative, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Adding creative grooms to the menu of salon choices can greatly increase profits. Don’t limit yourself to getting creative only with dogs. http://learn2groomdogs.com/taking-cat-grooming-to-a-whole-new-level-getting-creative.html Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:27:06 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/taking-cat-grooming-to-a-whole-new-level-getting-creative.html A new video, Introducing Puppies to Professional Grooming, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; make the process fun for the puppy, gently set rules and limitations, begin table training, introduce the first bath, and introduce a puppy to the drying process. http://learn2groomdogs.com/introducing-puppies-to-professional-grooming-2.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:54:53 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/introducing-puppies-to-professional-grooming-2.html A new video, Introducing Puppies to Professional Grooming, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; make the process fun for the puppy, gently set rules and limitations, begin table training, introduce the first bath, and introduce a puppy to the drying process. http://learn2groomdogs.com/introducing-puppies-to-professional-grooming.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:53:26 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/introducing-puppies-to-professional-grooming.html A new video, Pre-Assessment Evaluation & Nail Trimming, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will also cover some of the foundation skills necessary for all professional pet grooming: the importance of bathing and drying, nail trimming, and ear cleaning, as well as sanitary trimming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pre-assessment-evaluation-nail-trimming.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:48:14 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pre-assessment-evaluation-nail-trimming.html A new video, Pre-Assessment Evaluation, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will also cover some of the foundation skills necessary for all professional pet grooming: the importance of bathing and drying, nail trimming, and ear cleaning, as well as sanitary trimming. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pre-assessment-evaluation.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:47:02 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pre-assessment-evaluation.html A new video, Pet Handling Basics, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learning how to handle pets at a professional level is a lifelong undertaking. In this video, we focus on the elementary things you need to do to keep both you and the pets safe. http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-handling-basics.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:43:05 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/pet-handling-basics.html A new video, Brushing Skills, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; identify and properly use the two key types of tools used by the pros, identify and use the proper hold for brushes, use the ‟pat and pull” method of brushing, insure that a coat is tangle-free by using a line-brushing technique, and practice exercises to help you improve your technique. http://learn2groomdogs.com/brushing-skills.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:31:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/brushing-skills.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Wire Coated Dogs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean , identify and use the wide variety of products available, use blanket drying, and finish the drying process using multiple forms of active drying. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---wire-coated-dogs.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:28:49 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---wire-coated-dogs.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Wavy Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, identify and use the wide variety of products available, finish the drying process using multiple active forms of drying, and use the high velocity dryer along with de-matting techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---wavy-coat.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:25:30 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---wavy-coat.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Smooth or Short-Coated Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, control the dog in the tub, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, use de-shedding tools and finish the drying process using a high velocity dryer. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---smooth-or-short-coated-dog.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:23:41 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---smooth-or-short-coated-dog.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Silky Coated Dogs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, identify and use the wide variety of products available, implement and use blanket drying or sacking, and finish the drying process using multiple active forms of drying. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---silky-coated-dogs.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:19:23 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---silky-coated-dogs.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Long and Natural Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, identify and use the wide variety of products available, finish the drying process using multiple active forms of drying, use the high velocity dryer along with de-matting techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---long-and-natural-coat.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:15:39 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---long-and-natural-coat.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Heavy Coated Dogs, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to; complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, identify and use the wide variety of products available, finish the drying process using multiple active forms of drying, use the high velocity dryer along with de-matting techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---heavy-coated-dogs.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:11:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---heavy-coated-dogs.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Curly Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, identify and use the wide variety of products available, complete the drying process using multiple active forms of drying and use the high velocity dryer along with de-matting techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---curly-coat.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:06:58 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---curly-coat.html A new video, Bathing & Drying - Combination Coat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will help you learn how to complete the entire bathing process from start to finish, properly use tools that will help get the dog clean, complete the drying process using an active form of drying, use the high velocity dryer in conjunction with de-shedding tools and techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---combination-coat.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 16:42:22 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/bathing-drying---combination-coat.html A new video, Structure of a Mat, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video learn how to, Identify mats entangled in the coat, learn how mats are created, the key friction points that create tangles on a pet and special tricks to brush mats and tangles out of the coat. http://learn2groomdogs.com/structure-of-a-mat.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 16:36:52 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/structure-of-a-mat.html A new video, Salvage Work on a Heavy Coated Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video we will show you how to effectively work through the process of getting a heavy coated farm dog that has not been professionally groomed for months totally clean, brushed out, and looking fabulous! http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-heavy-coated-dog-2.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:59:18 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-heavy-coated-dog-2.html A new video, Salvage Work on a Heavy Coated Dog, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. In this video we will show you how to effectively work through the process of getting a heavy coated farm dog that has not been professionally groomed for months totally clean, brushed out, and looking fabulous! http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-heavy-coated-dog.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:57:42 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-heavy-coated-dog.html A new video, Scissor Skills, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Melissa will introduce you to a wide variety of shears, and discuss their different styles and uses. She will also show you how to properly hold and run the shears for optimum control. You will also see how fitting the shears with "training wheels" will insure that you hold the shears properly. http://learn2groomdogs.com/scissor-skills.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:53:24 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/scissor-skills.html A new video, Salvage Work on a Havanese, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will show you how to efficiently remove mats and tangles from a long coated dog using humane and gentle handling techniques. http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-havanese.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:50:09 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/salvage-work-on-a-havanese.html A new video, Finishing the Bath and Brush Style Pet, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will show you how to efficiently finish the many types of bath and brush dogs that we commonly see in the professional grooming setting. http://learn2groomdogs.com/finishing-the-bath-and-brush-style-pet.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:43:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/finishing-the-bath-and-brush-style-pet.html A new video, Clipper Skills, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This video will show you how to efficiently work with your clippers to achieve a satin smooth finish on multiple coat types by using a wide variety of blades and guard combs. http://learn2groomdogs.com/clipper-skills.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:29:44 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/clipper-skills.html A new video, Creative Bow Making, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Learn how to design, tie and attach over 15 different bows in this video http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-bow-making.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:58:42 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/creative-bow-making.html A new video, Body Contour Trim on a Maltese Mix, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. This short, low maintenance trim style is one of the most popular styles we see in grooming salons. http://learn2groomdogs.com/body-contour-trim-on-a-maltese-mix.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:44:37 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/body-contour-trim-on-a-maltese-mix.html A new video, Body Contour Trim on a Golden Retriever, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Doing a shave down or body contour trim on a Golden Retriever or Lab presents its own unique set of challenges to creating a smooth finish on the coat. We show you how in this video working with a senior dog. http://learn2groomdogs.com/body-contour-trim-on-a-golden-retriever.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:36:57 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/body-contour-trim-on-a-golden-retriever.html A new video, Hand Stripping, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Hand stripping is the ancient technique of keeping harsh coats in peak condition to protect the dog’s skin as it does the job it was meant to do. http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:28:16 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/hand-stripping.html A new video, Attach-On Comb Tricks and Tips, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Attach-On Comb Tricks and Tips http://learn2groomdogs.com/attach-on-comb-tricks-and-tips.html Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:23:33 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/attach-on-comb-tricks-and-tips.html Denise Whitney has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Denise is a a professional AKC handler, owner, breeder, and exhibitor of top winning AKC sporting dogs http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=10 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 07:03:46 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=10 Jennifer Hecker has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Jennifer is a Certified Master Groomer, an award-winning contest stylist, a lead trainer and active pet stylist http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=9 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 06:55:59 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=9 Danelle German has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Danelle is the founder of the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. and the world’s first feline-exclusive grooming school located in Greenville, SC. She currently serves as President and Certifier/Instructor of the NCGIA and Director of the http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=8 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 06:33:16 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=8 Marc LaFleur, CMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Marc is a Certified Master Groomer, an award-winning contest stylist, a mobile stylist, lead trainer at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming, an industry consultant, and a Director of Paragon School http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=7 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 22:23:08 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=7 A new video, The Tools, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. The Tools http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-tools.html Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:43:45 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/the-tools.html Teresa Dreese, CMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Teresa is a Certified Master Groomer, an award- winning contest stylist, lead trainer and General Manager for Paragon School of Pet Grooming and White Dog Enterprises, GroomTeam USA Coordinator & Board Member http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=6 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:55:12 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=6 Misty Fowler, CMG has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Misty is a Certified Master Groomer, an award winning stylist, a two- time member of GroomTeam USA’s top 10 groomers. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=2 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:05:32 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=2 A new video, Canine Anatomy, has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com and is available to all subscribers. Canine Anatomy including bone and muscle structure. http://learn2groomdogs.com/canine-anatomy.html Thu, 05 Aug 2010 04:49:31 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/canine-anatomy.html Melissa Verplank has been added to Learn2GroomDogs.com. Melissa is an awarding winning stylist with over 30 years experience, multiple business owner, contest judge, industry speaker, and author of 'notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five. http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=1 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 03:11:11 -0700 http://learn2groomdogs.com/grooming-styling.html?objectId=1