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Grooming the Australian Terrier (1 of 3-Part Series)

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Video DescriptionAbout Michell Evans


15 minutes, 18 seconds


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Michell knows the Australian Terrier well. It was a breed she perfected in the contest arena in the Unites States. ‘Polly’ is the dog she took to the 2011 World Team Competition in Belgium. Michell and Polly helped GroomTeam USA secure the silver medal by grooming this breed.

In this lesson, Michell shows you her winning ways when it comes to grooming and styling an Australian Terrier for pet or show. She is an excellent communicator. Her conversational style makes the lesson enjoyable and fun. She shares loads of great points on how to work with harsh coats to maintain the texture and color of the coat. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced pet stylist, there are plenty of great tips throughout this entire lesson.

In this video you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to have multiple stripping knives in your collection.
  • How to make the grooming process comfortable for the dog.
  • How to visualize the ideal shape of the rear assembly.
  • How to groom the legs and feet.
  • Super visual reference keys to help you achieve the proper ‘look’.

Michell Evans

Certifications: NCMG, CMG

Michell Evans is a multi-Best in Show and Best All Around groomer. She is Certified Master Groomer through National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) and the International Professional Groomers Incorporated (IPG) and International Society of Canine Cosmetologists.

She is the proud recipient of the 2011 Barkleigh Honors Competitive Groomer of the Year Award. She is also the first competitor to have the honor of earning a spot for her name on the John Nash Memorial Trophy.

She earned the Liz Paul Memorial Trophy for 2011 and Liz Paul Best Scissored Poodle Award.

She was a nominee in 2011 and 2012 for the prestigious Crystal Grooming Awards, Competitive Groomer of the Year.

Michell is a judge, speaker and demonstrator at the top trade shows around the country.

She was a GroomTeam USA member 2009-2012 and was the hand stripping member of the Silver Medal winning team at the World Team Championships in 2011. She represented the United States again in Barcelona, Spain in 2013.

For more information about lessons with Michell please contact her at or (505) 830-9123.


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