FREE EXCERPT: Grooming the Australian Terrier (1 of 3-Part Series) - 15 minutes


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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.

In Part 1: General overview of the breed and hand-stripping techniques: Michell gives a fabulous overview of the breed. She discusses the techniques of carding and hand-stripping – the correct way to groom this breed. The Australian Terrier has some unique styling components. In Part 1, Michell shows you how to set the pattern on the body and legs.

In this video you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to have multiple stripping knives in your collection.
  • How to make the grooming process comfortable for the dog.
  • How to visualize the ideal shape of the rear assembly.
  • How to groom the legs and feet.
  • Super visual reference keys to help you achieve the proper ‘look’.
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Michell Evans

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).

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