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High Style, Yet Simple German Trim on a Poodle – Part 4

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Video DescriptionAbout Brittney Valle





The lesson is all about achieving a very stylish trim on a salon-based timeline. Translation. The haircut needs to be EASY to do! And that’s what we’re going to show you! Join Brittney for this amazing lesson. You will have a front-row seat as she shows how YOU can get this trim done simply. Easily. Effortlessly. When you watch it, you will learn her secret(s!). We will give you a hint – it is not just about giving the dog a haircut!

Grab your favorite beverage, a pen, and a notebook. Get comfortable. This lesson is so packed full of helpful tips and tricks, that you will have pages of notes! And the best part? Everything she does is practical! Many of the ideas and techniques she demonstrates can easily be applied to other breeds or mixed-breed haircuts too.

Brittney Valle is an award-winning Certified Master Groomer. Brittney’s mastery of grooming combined with her approachable teaching style shines through this entire lesson. She shares her wealth of knowledge in simple-to-understand terms. Her focus is on how you can do this trim efficiently in your salon on everyday pets. This is a beautiful trim. As Brittney says, “Once you master it, it will clearly set you apart from other pet stylists”.

A few of the highlights you will learn in this video:

  • How to get perfect poodle feet
  • How to set the lines on a poodle’s face
  • What guard combs lengths to use and where
  • How to set in beautiful angulation
  • How to disguise a high ear set

Approximate total running time: 1:18

  • Part 1: How to Apply Structure, Clipping the Face & Feet (30:01)
  • Part 2: Blocking in the Body and Legs (12:00)
  • Part 3: Detailing the Trim (25:44)
  • Part 4: Styling the Head and Neck – Pulling It All Together (10:35)

Brittney Valle

Certifications: NCMG

Brittney Valle is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer who resides in Louisville, KY with her husband, daughter, and their dogs. Her grooming industry accolades include multiple first place contest wins, Best Groomed Dog in Division and Best All-Around in Division wins, The Peggy Harris Kindness Award, and being nominated for a Barkleigh Honors Award for Best Up & Coming Groomer of the Year.

She is an integral part of the administrative team at See Spot Grooming and helps leads teams of groomers to achieve greatness for themselves, their clients, and their pets every day, and has helped mold and shape the culture of the company into what it is today.

Brittney was a former contributing author to the “Styled Up” monthly column for Groomer to Groomer magazine, and continues to promote grooming education on multiple platforms.

Outside of her work in the grooming industry, she breeds and shows miniature poodles in the AKC ring under the kennel name Camarada and has achieved great success with dogs she has bred, including Best of Opposite Sex at the National Dog Show in Orlando, FL, and a Bred By Exhibitor Group 2 at the same show. She and her dog “FroYo” were also the #2 Owner Handled Mini in the country for 2021, as well as FroYo being ranked in the Top 10 in Canine Chronicle stats all year in decreased showing. Brittney is dedicated to promoting professionalism, continuing education, and innovation in the grooming industry.


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