Part 2 of 2: Maintaining a Poodle Show Coat: Banding & Wrapping
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Lindsey Dicken knows how to grow coat. Her dogs always are in peak condition with an abundant amount of gorgeous, healthy hair! In this Learn2GroomDogs lesson, Lindsey shares with you her tricks to manage that healthy coat on a show poodle. Sure, some if it has to do with genetics but a lot has to do with how she cares for that coat. In this video lesson, she shows you two different options to protect the long show coat.
Option #1 is by banding.
Option #2 is wrapping the fur. You know her techniques work. Just watch her step into a ring.
Lindsey’s dogs always shine and have loads of hair!
In this video you will learn:
• How often is the coat brushed out.
• What is the frequency of bathing.
• What products does she use.
• What is the technique for banding a coat.
• Why would you chose wrappers over bands.
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6 of those. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.
Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country, and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.
She has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching # 6 position her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped Groom Team bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, Groom Team USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.
Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons Frises and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.
In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons Frises, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.
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