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Everyday Salon Styles: Trimming the Senior Pet Westie (Part 2 of 2-Part Series: Styling the Head and Final Finish)

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23 minutes, 8 seconds



Kathy Rose demonstrates how to groom a senior West Highland White Terrier in a modified pet trim. She retains the essence of the breed while shortening the coat in an easy to maintain haircut for the owners. Thankfully, this old girl is a doll to work on, even at 15 years old!

Kathy shares her tricks on how to modify the trim for an older dog. Throughout the lesson, she talks about how to handle a geriatric pet combined with important safety aspects unique to them. Plus, she talks about how to get around a landmine of warts and skin tags. The haircut she demonstrates is fast and super easy for both the dog and the owners. Kathy shows you ways to minimize the amount of time it takes to do the trim. This is important for a mature dog that tires easily on the grooming table.

You’ve seen Kathy Rose’s work in Groomer to Groomer magazine. She writes a regular column for them called “Bread & Butter Grooming.” In this L2GD lesson, Kathy captures the essence of her column on video. This is a typical petthat would walk into any grooming salon – anywhere.

In this video you will learn:

  • how to avoid warts and skin tags.
  • ways to keep the pet safe on the grooming table.
  • how to complete the bulk of the trim with clippers.
  • how to visualize the three circles of the head.
  • great products that can help you style the coat.

Kathy Rose

Certifications: NCMG, IPGCMG, ISCCCMS

A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US contest and gold and silver medals on Groom Team USA on four consecutive teams. She also served as the coordinator for two years.

Away from the competitive grooming ring, Kathy Rose is a sought after speaker and grooming judge. Kathy serves as Director the International Judges Association, (IJA) and is an IJA judge. She is also an accredited judge for the United Show Managers Alliance (USA) and she is accredited by the European Grooming Association (EGA) for all classes. She has offered her vast knowledge at virtually every major industry event stateside as well as in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and South Korea.
In recognition of her efforts Kathy has been a regular nomine for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, winning the award for outstanding contributions to the pet Industry. Her skills have been put on display on Animal Planet’s popular television series “Petsburg USA: where Kathy was featured prominently in their “Mutt Makeover” episodes.

Most recently, Kathy hosted the television event shown on the Learning Channel, entitled “Extreme Poodles”. Kathy served as the Master of Ceremonies with TLC using her expertise to guide and narrate the entire event.

Kathy’s state of the art salon, Pets of Perfection was featured on the 2005 Barkleigh Groomer to Groomer Buyers Guide and she has written numerous articles related to salon design, as well as a series of articles relating to licensure and regulation of the grooming profession for Barkleigh Publications.

Early in her career, Kathy owner/handled her toy poodles and Portuguese Water dog to point and group placements as well as serving as Vice President and Assistant show Chairman for AKC sanctioned show events, receiving the outstanding service award.


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