Grooming a Pet Westie
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The West Highland White Terrier in this video is absolutely beautiful. Even though she’s older, she’s the perfect demonstration dog. Award-winning pet stylist, Courtney Ramstack shows you how to groom this breed. She has an amazing ability to explain, engage, and demonstrate what she is doing as she grooms this dog in a breed profile pet trim. She uses a longer clipper cut to emulate the look of a hand stripped coat. Courtney has a number of tricks up her sleeve when it comes to rounding the head. It’s entertaining to watch her get the proper look and expression from this gorgeous dog.
It is obvious Courtney is passionate about what she does with pets. If L2GD had a rating system for its video, this lesson would certainly have a 5 Paw rating! If you’re struggling on how to set the Westie pattern, how to shape the head or create a carrot tail, this video will bring clarity to what you’re doing. …And if you are in any position that involves teaching or mentoring, this video is a must!
In this videoyou will learn:
• Why it’s important to feel the dog with your eyes closed.
• The best blade options to simulate a hand stripped look.
• How to set the body pattern.
• How to shape a ‘carrot tail’.
• How to create a fabulous round head on a Westie.
Courtney Ramstack began her career in 1998 as a bather and dog behaviorist with a large retail pet store. Courtney spent two years in the role and quickly learned her passion was in grooming and making sure all pets looked their best. Courtney was promoted to groomer and began managing a salon shortly thereafter. In late 2000, Courtney attended a corporate training program conducted by The Paragon School of Pet Grooming. Paragon was instrumental in helping develop her skills, while also teaching advanced grooming techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, Courtney was accredited as a Salon Training Director.
Courtney began competing in professional pet grooming shows where she has numerous placements and wins in the Poodle, Bichon, and Terrier classes. The highlight of her competition career was winning Best in Show and Best in Class with her poodle.
From 2000-2010, Courtney conducted numerous training sessions at three separate locations. Courtney shared her passion for grooming and advanced grooming techniques with over 150 students throughout the Midwest. Some of her students haves gone on to compete and win at high level grooming competitions. Most of her students continue to work in the grooming industry and have opened their own salons. While teaching these courses, Courtney became an IPG Master Groomer and is currently working on dual Master Stylist status with the NDGAA.
Courtney has managed several successful salons. She has had a significant impact in growing sales, and more importantly, she has been instrumental helping clients understand the importance of proper hygiene for their pets. Most recently, Courtney has taken her exceptional grooming talents to a local veterinary clinic in Carmel, IN where she manages award winning stylists while still finding time to groom for her huge client network.
Courtney is married and has two beautiful children that keep her very busy with activities. She has two dogs, a Miniature Poodle (Dolly) that is a Grand Champion, a rescued husky/golden retriever (Hazel) and a cat (Joy).
Courtney is a compassionate leader with a strong sense of quality and attention to detail Her salons have a reputation of beautiful work combined with outstanding customer service. She takes great pride in making her shops a fun and exciting place to work in the Indianapolis area.