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Part 2 of 3: Grooming the Airedale in a Modified Pet Trim: Trimming the Feet, Legs, and Underline

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25 minutes, 36 seconds



It’s typical. Many pet owners go for months between grooming appointments. When they finally book their appointments, they want their Airedales super short.

Award-winning pet stylist, Amy Triezenberg, shows you how to modify the trim for a pet Airedale. It is nice and easy for the owners to keep up – yet still makes the dog look like it should. This grooming lesson is full of super details. Amy does an excellent job breaking this entire haircut down so it is easy for you to understand – and apply.

Amy uses a #7F blade to set the body length. As she sets the pattern, she shows you where to place the lines using the dog’s structure. The blended areas need to be invisible. Amy shows you how to quickly and easily transition the shorter clipped coat into the longer furnishings. She also shows you a great shortcut using guard combs on the legs to shape them. By doing this, it greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to scissor the legs perfectly.

As Amy says, “It is very important to get the faceright – Terriers are all about expression.” She walks you through the details of trimming the pet Airedale Terrier head to get the correct style, shape, and expression.

Many of Amy’s techniques can be used with other long legged Terriers. Breeds such as the Welsh, Wire Fox, Lakeland, and even Schnauzers are all similar. Make sure you’re familiar with the breed standards of each one. There are minor differences, especially with the heads. However, if you can groom the Airedale well, you can groom many of the other similar breeds.

This full lesson runs just over an hour in length. We have broken it into sections for easier viewing. This entire lesson is absolutely packed with great information. You’ll be able to get your pet Airedales resembling the breed standard – even if they are clipper cut AND you only see them a few times a year!

In this video you will learn:

  • how to get the ears super-clean.
  • how to avoid grooming a tail that looks like a bee stinger.
  • proper blending techniques for transition areas.
  • how to give distinction from the front leg to the body.
  • how to trim the eyebrows so you create get the correct expression.

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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