Creating an Easy Pet Trim Using a Reverse Blade on a Drop-Coated Mixed Breed (Part 1 of 3)
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Do you struggle to get drop-coated dogs to look good? Do you get frustrated trying to get a soft, smooth finish? How do you eliminate track marks in the coat? Are you guilty of nitpicking at the haircut for way too long? Do you know which tools work best to get a nice finish? Or what alternative options do you have when you are not satisfied?
In this video, Judy Hudson tackles these issues. She has great tips to make grooming this type of pet simple. Fast. And rewarding for the groomer. For the owner, the trim is practical AND cute.
Judy is a well-admired grooming educator around the globe. She is one of our most respected Training Partners on Learn2GroomDogs. She works on everyday pets just like you in her mobile grooming van. Her teaching style is no-nonsense. She has the reputation of being ‘the gettin’er done gal.’ Why? She believes in being safe, efficient, and doing it right the first time.
Join Judy as she grooms this little Tibetan Terrier mix. He has an open type drop-coat. You know the type. The one that’s hard to get smooth.
She’ll share ideas, techniques and methods so you can get this type of haircut done in under and hour – just like she does when working with her clients in Nashville, Tennessee.
In this video you will learn:
- A great method to get a smooth cut quickly
- How to get a super cute expression
- Judy’s technique to get the perfect round foot while minimizing toe matts
- How to buffer and eliminate marks in the coat
- Tips on how to maintain safety on the table at all times
Approximate total running time: 43 minutes
- Part 1: Prepping the Coat and Blocking in the Haircut (18:08)
- Part 2: Setting in the feet, Rear Legs (13:14)
- Part 3: Styling the Front Assembly including the Feet, Legs, Neck, Chest and Head (12:32)
Judy Hudson has been a life-long animal lover. She holds an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University. While working in a veterinarian clinic offering grooming, she quickly realized, the groomer was making way more money than she was – and having a lot more fun! She opted to start grooming instead of following her degree.
Judy started her grooming career on a shoestring and a prayer in 1990.
When the groomer where she worked walked out – Judy didn’t miss a beat. She stepped in and started grooming. Shortly after that, she discovered a local couple who were business owners and award-winning pet stylists. She began taking lessons from them which lead her to competitions and meeting other award-winning pet stylists.
In 1994 she started her own mobile grooming unit in an 18-foot used motor home. Today, she owns and operates a very polished and successful mobile business in the Nashville TN area, staying booked a year in advance.
She decided that if she was going to be a groomer, she wanted to be one of the best!
Within a few years, she realized learning about bred profile was a game changer while dipping her toe in the AKC conformation show ring. Being a quick learner, she finished her own Miniature Poodle to his Championship in short order. Next, she focused on becoming a certified master groomer. In 1998 Judy earned her National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) status through the National Dog Groomer Association of America. Currently Judy is a speaker, educator and Certifier for that organization.
Judy is an awarding winning pet stylist. She has multiple Best in Show and Best All-Around Groomer awards to her credit. She was a part of the GroomTeam USA’s Top 10 for 3 years; 2000, 2001, and 2003. In 2004 she earned a slot be on the elite GroomTeam USA’s Travel Team, representing the USA in World Team Competition in France the following year. She proudly earned a Gold Medal with her American Cocker Spaniel, helping the USA capture the Silver Team Medal.
In 2002, she was awarded the coveted Sybil Trophy for having the most harmonious relationship with her dogs. In 2004, she was nominated for the prestigious Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year Award. 2011 was Awarded the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Contest Judge of the Year.
Judy is a sought-after and very popular industry speaker, demonstrator and contest grooming judge. She has traveled all over the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and China.
Judy has teamed up with one of her long-time mentors and person friend, Christina Pawlosky to form The Grooming Professors, an online and personal training platform. They also host clinics, demonstrations, workshops and personal coaching at grooming shows and privately across the country. Plus, they offer individual training via Zoom by request. Together they have released their own shear line. In 2017 The Grooming Professors were the winners of the Barkleigh Honors Awards for Contribution of the Year and Vlog of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
Judy is a licensed Pet Tech® Instructor. She teaches small classes to pet owners and pet service professionals. She enjoys making a difference in pets’ lives by teaching the necessary emergency care and health information for dogs and cats.
When Judy is not working within the realms her grooming businesses, she is a Level V Skin Care Consultant with Rodan+Fields.