Pre-Assessment Evaluation: Plus Ear, Nails, and Sanitation Trimming
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As professional pet groomers and stylists, we are part of a larger team that helps keep pets healthy. We literally go over our clients’ pets from the tips of their noses to tips of their tails. We are trained observers. Educating owners about what you can and cannot do for their pets is a critical step in effectively communicating with your clients.
This video will also cover some of the foundation skills necessary for all professional pet grooming: the importance of bathing and drying, nail trimming, and ear cleaning, as well as sanitary trimming.
This video will help you learn how to:
- Identify the three key areas of evaluating a pet.
- Employ solid foundation skills.
- Clean ears.
- Trim the sanitary areas.
- Trim nails.
Melissa Verplank - CMG, has over 30 years’ experience in the pet grooming industry. Her mastery of grooming techniques has won her numerous awards on a national & international level earning her the right to become a team member on GroomTeam USA. She has been the GroomTeam Coordinator and currently sits on the Board of GroomTeam USA. Ms. Verplank is an industry speaker, author, two time Cardinal Crystal Achievement award winner, Barkleigh Honors award winner and contest grooming judge.
During her formative years she ran a fleet of mobile grooming units and a busy grooming salon. In 1992, Verplank founded one of the Midwest's largest and progressive pet styling training centers; The Paragon School of Pet Grooming Inc. in Jenison, Michigan. Ms. Verplank realized the need for quality training and reference materials. To meet that need she created White Dog Enterprises Inc., a business which develops creative learning products for the professional pet stylist. The leading products for this company are Notes From the Grooming Table, The Theory of Five, and core-skill method training videos geared to training professional pet groomers. In 2007 she opened Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. The resort has become the premier boarding facility in the west Michigan area offering luxury accommodations for boarding, daycare, grooming, and pet training. In 2010, Melissa launched her latest educational business, Learn2GroomDogs.com, an on-line streaming video library of educational material for all levels of professional pet grooming and styling.
Most recently, Melissa has earned the 2016 Barkleigh Honors Award for Book of the Year with the release of the second edition of Notes From the Grooming Table. Her website, Learn2GroomDogs.com also was its third consecutive Barkleigh Honors Award for Website of the Year.