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Part 3 of 4: Grooming a Pet Scottie

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Video DescriptionAbout Suesan Watson


15 minutes, 28 seconds



Scottish Terriers are one of the more technically challenging breeds to groom correctly. In this lesson, Suesan Watson guides you through the process of hand stripping the coat. Hand stripping retains the wonderful texture and rich color of the coat. Peppered throughout the video are handling tips when it comes to dealing with a Scottish Terrier. Suesan goes into great detail on how to style the head using clippers, thinning shears, and scissors. You’ll learn how to, set the pattern lines on the head, trim the eyebrows, and create the perfect Scottie ear, including those pesky ear tufts.

In this video series you will learn:

• What blade to use on the cheeks.

• How to set the pattern lines on the face.

• How to trim between the eyes to get definition.

• How to pull out the expression of a Scottish Terrier.

• How to create ear tufts.

Suesan Watson

Certifications: CMG

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.


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