Mini Lesson: Educating Owners About the Grooming Needs of Their Geriatric Pet
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.
Hand Stripping a Pet Scottish Terrier Part 2
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.
Hand Stripping a Pet Scottish Terrier Part 1
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.
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.
In this video you will learn:
- Not all 45 minute jobs need to be shave offs
- The secret to bathing a dog in 5 minutes or less
- Tricks to keep the clipper cord out of your way
- Sue's secret to working efficiently
- How to create a super cute head style in no time
|Part 1||Speed & Efficiency How to a Groom Daisy Dog In Less Than 45 Minutes from Start to Finish|
Suesan Watson, CMG
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 Read Full Bio
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 "Extreme Team" and is approved by the United Show Managers' Alliance as a Sanctioned Judge.
She began grooming competitively in 1995, and has received many class and group placings. Sue is a winner of the "Wahl 2003 Groomer of the Year" award and is the only recipient of three consecutive Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards for American Groomer of the Year. In addition, Suesan has been nominated multiple times for Cardinal Grooming Contest Judge of the Year, and Cardinal "Congeniality" awards.
Making GroomTeam USA in 2000, Suesan placed in the top five positions for five years in a row, before retiring from competition to become a judge in 2005. Her 2004 placings garnered her the honor of competing with the 2005 GroomTeam USA Travel Team in France. The USA team took second place, only one point behind France. Sue also won "Best Clipping" recognition with her Mini-Poodle in the individual open class at the same competition.
Her keen eye for dogs, her understanding of breed standards, and knowledge of grooming techniques, coupled with her pleasant demeanor, has made Sue a sought-after competition judge and speaker, both in the United States and abroad. Her natural ability to communicate grooming techniques to others in an understanding and often humorous way, regularly draws crowds at her seminars and grooming demonstrations around the country. Sue also does private, hands-on seminars with individuals and smaller shop groups.
Suesan encourages private training. Please contact her at 847.882.5217.
Annually, Suesan teams up with her sister, Lisa Leady, to produce and manage a "Class B" grooming competition in conjunction with the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo. This venue allows less experienced groomers to be introduced to competitive grooming in a less intimidating arena and then continue on to larger shows as their confidence and experience builds. The competition has been very popular with not only the groomers but the average attendees of the show who normally do not see regular grooming competitions.gular grooming competitions.