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How to Do a Fast & Stylish Trim on a Standard Poodle (1 of 4-Part Series, Short Clipper Work on the Feet, Cuff, and Face)

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Video DescriptionAbout Amy Triezenberg


22 minutes, 23 seconds



Amy Triezenberg is an award-winning stylist. Where she works, she’s known as the Standard Poodle expert. She likes the title. She’d much rather groom a Standard Poodle than a Newfoundland!

Amy has been grooming for over 13 years. She has made the GroomTeam USA Top 10 five times. In this L2GD lesson, Amy shows you her time-saving techniques when it comes to grooming this breed. Typically, she can do this stylish haircut on a dog that is extremely overgrown in about an hour and a half (not including the bath and blow dry).

Not only do her techniques save time, many minimize mats and tangles between grooming appointments. Amy’s version of this trim gives the impression of length and fullness. But here’s the thing – much of it is an illusion. This illusion makes caring for this trim between haircuts simple.

Amy’s uses effective clipper techniques to remove coat quickly. She also bounces into plenty of shortcuts using guard combs. By the time she is ready to do the final scissoring for a velvet finish, there isn’t much coat to scissor off. The dog looks stunning in a very short amount of time!

This full lesson runs just over an hour in length. We have broken it into sections for easier viewing. This entire lesson is absolutely full of great information. Join Amy as she speeds through this trim and teaches you all of her tricks.

In this video you will learn:

  • which blades to use to get the feet and cuffs done quickly.
  • which guard combs work well to knock the coat off quickly.
  • how to blend with guard combs to minimize scissor work.
  • how to use your greyhound comb for maximum results.
  • how long you should give yourself to work on the body versus the head.

Amy Triezenberg

Ever since Amy Triezenberg can remember, she has always love animals and wanted to work with them. She grew up in South Holland IL, and was home schooled her whole life. Amy attended Great Lakes Academy of Dog Grooming when she was 17.

She competed in her first grooming contest while still in grooming school and won 3rd place. After competing in regular classes for a while, Amy started competing in creative styling.
She went on to win multiple awards in creative including, the People’s Choice Award, and the cover of Groomer to Groomer magazine 2007, with her three- legged poodle ‘Falore’ with her Fallen Solider design.

After success in the creative styling arena, she resumed her focused on regular grooming classes. With hard work, she earned her slot as a Top 10 GroomTeam Member in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. Amy has also won, The Liz Paul Best Scissored Poodle Award, multiple Best All Around Groomer Awards, and Best in Show at the 2012 Atlanta Per Fair with her signature ‘Poodlington’ trim.

Amy was the manager of an exclusive, high volume salon, which she loved. However, she made the difficult decision to leave that role with the birth of her first child. She chose a grooming job closer to her home. Three children later, she and her husband decided to open a home-based grooming salon. The flexible hours allow her to spend quality time with her family and dogs.

Amy has written articles for Groomer to Grooming magazine and enjoys sharing what she has learned with private coaching and seminars.

Amy has shown her Kerry Blue Terrier in AKC conformation shows and working on her IPG Certification. She has always appreciated all the people that have helped her along the way. She looks forward to helping others the way that others have helped her.

Currently, she pursues her passion; the education side of grooming. “I love pouring my heart into helping others learn.”


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