Member Video: Grooming Yorkie in a Hand Scissored Layer Trim - 37 minutes
Many groomers find drop coated dogs to be the most difficult to groom. In this lesson, Pina 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.
In this video you will learn:
- How the set the length of the trim
- How to lift the coat with a comb and then trim
- How to trim legs for a soft, natural look
- How to frame the ears
- How to layer the head coat by hand
Experts in this Video
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.