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Back to Basics with a #4F All Trim on a Shih Tzu

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Video DescriptionAbout Lisa Leady


41 minutes, 38 seconds



Even award-winning pet stylists like Lisa Leady do these short trims every day. It’s one of the most popular pet owner requested trims everywhere. Seasoned pros know that there can be a big difference between a good #4 All trim and a bad one.

In this lesson, Lisa takes you back to the basics with this Shih Tzu. She demonstrates how she grooms these types of dogs in an hour or less. The subtle details are what create a beautiful trim. Lisa shares numerous tips throughout the entire lesson on this low maintenance haircut.

The end result is neat and tidy. She makes this little cutie look significantly younger. How? Lisa accentuated key features, especially on his head. We particularly like what she did to make his blue eye really stand out. Check it out.

In this video you will learn:

  • why she does not believe in back brushing.
  • her secret for getting a dog done in an hour or less.
  • a new spin on the teddy bear ear style.
  • a fun way to accentuate eyes.
  • how to trim the tail so it balances witha haircut.

Lisa Leady

Certifications: NCMG, CMG

Lisa Leady is a third generation groomer, with over 25 years experience. She is also a clinician, speaker, Certified Master Groomer, and Certifier for IPG.

She has many Best All Around and Best in Show placements.

Lisa is a multiple Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award nominee and was the recipient of the 2003 Congeniality Award.

In 2002 Lisa sold her shop of ten years and began a new career as a grooming school instructor.

After five years in the classroom, Lisa has made the move to mobile. She is now the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Pet Salon based in Genoa, Illinois.

Lisa is currently a GroomTeam Board Member.

She has completed the Judge’s Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.

Business Name(s): Primp My Pooch
Business Address: 712 Tyler St.
Genoa, IL 60135
Business Phone: (815) 333-5197

Industry Affiliation:
USA Judge
Competitor (Retired)
Mobile Stylist/Owner

Vendor Associate: Wahl Extreme Team Member

GroomTeam Affiliation: She has been a GroomTeam USA member since 2000. In 2004 she qualified to travel with GroomTeam to France, where she helped bring home the silver medal, and also went to Italy in 2007.

AKC Exhibitor Breeds: Shown and bred champion Smooth Fox Terriers.


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