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Pet Grooming on a Miniature Schnauzer (Part 1 of 3-Part Series: Clipper Work on the Body)

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Video DescriptionAbout Lisa Leady


20 minutes, 43 seconds



This dog has unusual markings for a Schnauzer. This is NOT a recognized color by the AKC. However, we’re seeing more and more of the parti-colored Miniature Schnauzers among pet parents.

Award-winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady demonstrates how to set a correct Schnauzer pattern on this pet using a #7F blade. “Schnauzer crud” is a common problem when clipping pet dogs. Lisa shows you ways to prevent the issue before you even start clipping.

As Lisa trims, she is always thinking about ways to improve the look of the dog. She’s always working with the body structure and trying to bring out the best appearance. That’s includes enhancing the features required in the official written standard – even on a pet trim.

Throughout the entire lesson, Lisa gives you plenty of great tips. We especially love one of her secrets from the show world that she applies to her everyday grooms. We bet you’ll love it, too.

In this video you will learn:

  • how to etch in eyebrows so they are sharp and clean.
  • why it’s important to check your own attitude as you work with any dog.
  • how to trim a leg when the coat is floppy and lacks body.
  • how to set the underline.
  • why she would rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.

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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