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Part 2: How to Groom a Pet Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: Styling the Head (2 of 2)

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Video DescriptionAbout Lisa Leady


7 minutes, 25 seconds



Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady, has been involved with grooming and showing dogs her entire life. In this lesson, she shows you how to trim an older Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. This breed is supposed to look tousled and messy. If this dog were groomed to breed standards, it would be handstripped to get that look.

This Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is an older girl. She has lost a lot of her coat texture due to age. Lisa opts to keep the grooming simpler and quicker for this dog. She uses clippers and thinners to mimic the look of handstripping. As she works over the dog, she is highly aware of the breed standard. The standard is her guide to groom this pet PBGV correctly using pet grooming techniques. In a very short amount of time, Lisa is able to groom this senior pet while beautifully retaining the essence of the breed.

In this video you will learn:

  • Why this breed is so easy to groom.
  • What tools make this trim go super-fast.
  • Key traits to bring out from the breed standard.
  • How notto create a ‘chicken leg’.
  • How to work with the coat so you get a messy look that isn’t choppy.

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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