Grooming the Doodle in a Highly Stylized Trim (1 of 2-Part Series)
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Doodles seem to be every where. They come in a wide variety of sizes, coat types, and colors. There is no breed standard so we get to make up the trim as we go along. In this session, Courtney Ramstack leads you through a highly stylized trim on a large Doodle. The trim is stylish, yet easy for the owner to maintain at home. The haircut is fun, bringing out the best features of the dog. Courtney takes you through the trim, step-by-step. As she trims Opal, she shares with you tips like; ‘feel the dog – get your hands in there’, ‘use your clipper like a paint brush,’ and ‘use vantage points.’
In this session, Courtney sets the outline of the dog. She uses a combination of clippers, guard combs, scissors and blending shears to mold and shape the coat.
In this video you will learn:
• How to find the starting point for the crest.
• How to use the ‘push and skim’ clipping technique to blend beautiful lines.
• Where to look for ‘vantage points’ to help you as you trim any dog.
• How tosee, and set, the ‘W’ in the chest area.
• How to set in a full beveled foot.
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.