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It Doesn’t Always Have To Be Shaved

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Video DescriptionAbout Lisa Leady




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When it comes to styling a coat, we have many options. Even when the client wants it short. With some coat types, you have better alternatives than shaving. Depending on dog, there are times it’s easy to leave the clippers on the shelf.

With this little Pomeranian/terrier mix, clipper cutting this dense coat would be tough. Coat tracking would be a big problem. Chances of getting it nice, smooth could take forever.

Lisa shows you a fabulous way to deal with this thick coat with wiry sprigs popping out everywhere. In the end, she’s able to solve the client’s problem of shedding coat. Plus, she’s super cute too!

The grooming is fast. It’s easy when you use the right tools. And, Lisa brings out her personality with by leaving longer hair in the right places.

In this video you will learn:

  • What are the benefits to not clipper cutting a coat like this
  • What tools work best to remove dead undercoat
  • What type of thinning shear works best with this type of grooming
  • What dangers do you have if you get too aggressive with your thinners
  • What is the overall goat for a dog with this coat type

Lisa Leady

Certifications: NCMG, CMG

Lisa Leady is a third generation groomer, with over 25 years experience. She is also a clinician, speaker, Certified Master Groomer, and Certifier for IPG.

She has many Best All Around and Best in Show placements.

Lisa is a multiple Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award nominee and was the recipient of the 2003 Congeniality Award.

In 2002 Lisa sold her shop of ten years and began a new career as a grooming school instructor.

After five years in the classroom, Lisa has made the move to mobile. She is now the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Pet Salon based in Genoa, Illinois.

Lisa is currently a GroomTeam Board Member.

She has completed the Judge’s Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.

Business Name(s): Primp My Pooch
Business Address: 712 Tyler St.
Genoa, IL 60135
Business Phone: (815) 333-5197

Industry Affiliation:
USA Judge
Competitor (Retired)
Mobile Stylist/Owner

Vendor Associate: Wahl Extreme Team Member

GroomTeam Affiliation: She has been a GroomTeam USA member since 2000. In 2004 she qualified to travel with GroomTeam to France, where she helped bring home the silver medal, and also went to Italy in 2007.

AKC Exhibitor Breeds: Shown and bred champion Smooth Fox Terriers.


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