Body Contour Trim on a Fuzzy Senior Golden Retriever (Part 1 of 3)
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Golden Retrievers are a favorite purebred. We see them in our grooming salons all the time. Most of the time they are a simple bath and brush style dog. Easy to do. What happens if the dog’s coat exceptionally thick? The coat is shedding? And the owners want some of the coat removed – but not shaved?
What do you do?
In this lesson, Lisa give you some great ideas on how to deal with a heavily coated senior Golden Retriever. The owners were frustrated with all the loose coat in their home. Lisa shows you how to retain the natural beauty or the coat while bringing it under control at the same time.
Lisa shows you how the right tools can eliminate much of the loose undercoat. She then demonstrated how to trim the feet, ears and feathers for a shorter, but natural look. As she’s working, she shares with you the products and tools she loves to use with this type of work. She also gives you solid handling tips when dealing with an older, large type dog.
On a dog this fuzzy, it WILL take some elbow grease before the coat is under control. But as Lisa explains, if you get this type of dog on a regular schedule, you only must do the heavy work once. After that, it’s just easy maintenance to keep the dog looking and feeling their best.
In this video you will learn:
- What tools work best to remove dead undercoat
- Where to get carding knives for both right and left-handed groomers
- Why it’s important to add moisture to the coat as you work
- A great shortcut to quickly trim the ears
- How to trim the rear pants so it looks good every time
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
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.