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Part 4 of 5: Grooming the Grumpy Cat : The Drying Process

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12 minutes, 36 seconds



Do you groom cats in your salon? If you do, we’re sure you have run into a few challenges with the grooming process. Not all cats appreciate being groomed by others. We’re betting you’ve dealt with a few difficult ones. Angry ones. Grumpy ones.

Cats are unique. There’s not much hope of reasoning with a cat. Commands? Ha! They don’t respond to commands! After all…it is a cat.

They have less patience than a dog. Plus, they typically have more weapons – and they are not afraid to use them. When faced with a challenging kitty, do you press on and groom them anyway… or do you run away?

In this lesson, cat groomer extraordinaire, Danelle German takes on this feisty feline. She guides you through the entire grooming process step-by-step: pre-bath, bath, dry, and finish.

Even though this is a regular client for Danelle, it does not make her any safer to groom. Danelle has to keep her guard up every second while she works with her. Danelle is highly aware of what triggers this cat. Danelle shares many of her cat grooming secrets, not only about grooming, but also how to keep the groomer and the cat safe.

Battle wounds from being a professional cat groomer simply go with the territory. In this lesson, Danelle shows you how to do an excellent groom despite this feline’s displeasure of the process. (Yes, she growls through most of the video with the exception of one procedure.)

This entire lesson is filled with great tips and tricks. This L2GD lesson features real grooming on a typical cat – just like you’d see in your salon. As she works, Danelle tells you the products and tools she uses to get top-notch results. Many of the items featured in this lesson can be from on her website.

Plus we’ve added a bonus Mini Lesson to this video: How to Removing a Grumpy Cat from a Carrier & Grooming Pre-Assessment.

Danelle German

Certifications: CFMG, CFCG

Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG, owned CFA’s Bara Cattery from 1999-2005. During that time, she produced and showed many National and Regional award-winning Persians, including CFA’s 3rd Best Cat in Premiership in 2005. In 2005, she retired from showing to focus on her feline-exclusive spa and resort, The Catty Shack, Ltd., formerly located in Simpsonville, SC.

Danelle is the founder of both the National Cat Groomers Institute and the world’s first feline-exclusive grooming school which was in Greenville, SC. She currently serves as President and Certifier/Instructor for the NCGI and is a member of Wahl’s Elite GroomTeam. Along with her husband, Michael, she is the inventor and patent holder of the Catty Shack Vac™ drying system and the inventor of Chubbs Bars shampoo for pets.

Danelle has authored the Ultimate Cat Groomer Encyclopedia, Cat Grooming Ain’t for Pussies, NCGIA Culture Books, and many articles for a variety of grooming publications. She is also the author of certification study guides for cat groomers. Danelle has appeared on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 and Must Love Cats and has been interviewed and filmed numerous times for Discovery Channel, local TV stations, Kittens USA and other media. She is the winner of the first Groomers Got Talent competition held at Groom Expo in 2009 and has won each creative dog grooming competition that she has been allowed to compete in with a cat.

Speaking regularly on all topics related to cat grooming and behavior, Danelle is a true pioneer in the field of feline grooming. Her lectures and training materials can be found around the world. In addition to speaking, Danelle has judged cat grooming competitions at various shows in both the US and Europe and has served as a judge for the Cat Writer’s Association.

Danelle German
National Cat Groomers Institute
Catty Shack Vac
Chubbs Bars


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