How to Work a Metal Guard Comb Through a Matted Coat
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Runtime:10 minutes, 20 seconds
Join Suesan Watson as she shows you how to salvage coat on a matted Standard Poodle/Doodle. The coat is soft and a mess. The owners like him fluffy. Unfortunately, the dog does not enjoy the brushing process.
Sue worked a lot of magic in the bathing and drying process off camera. She relied on products and a powerful velocity dryer to loosen much of the matted coat. In this Mini Lesson, Sue demonstrates how to use a Wahl snap-on metal guard comb over a #30 blade to cut in the pattern, and through sections of coat that are still very matted.
This Mini Lesson is an excerpt of Grooming a Black & White Doodle/Poodle.
Suesan is a third generation pet stylist whose dynamic career stretches over 40 years. A “Certified Master Groomer”, she owns a successful mobile grooming business, serving the Chicago/Northwest Suburban area. Sue is proud to be part of Wahl’s “Extreme Team” and is approved by the “United Show Managers’ Alliance” as a “Sanctioned Judge”.
She began grooming competitively in 1995, and has received many class and group placings. Sue is a winner of the “Wahl 2003 Groomer of the Year” award, and only recipient of three consecutive “Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards for American Groomer of the Year”. In addition, Suesan has been nominated multiple times for “Cardinal Grooming Contest Judge of the Year”, and Cardinal “Congeniality” awards.
Making “Groom Team USA” in 2000, Suesan was in the top five positions for five years in a row, before retiring from competing to become a judge in 2005. Her 2004 placings garnered her the honor of competing with the “Groom Team USA Travel Team” in France, in 2005; with the USA team placing second, only one point behind France. Sue also won “Best Clipping” recognition with her Mini-Poodle in the “individual open class”, at the same competition.
Her keen eye for dogs, understanding of the “standards” and knowledge of grooming techniques, coupled with her pleasant demeanor, has made Sue a sought after competition judge and speaker, both in the United States and abroad. And with a natural ability to communicate grooming techniques to others in an understanding and often-humorous way, she regularly draws crowds at her seminars and grooming demonstrations around the country. Sue also does private hands-on seminars with individuals and smaller shop groups.