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Quick n Easy Pet Bichon Trim: (Part 1 of 2-Part Series)

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24 minutes, 27 seconds



Are you like most grooming salons? You have more than your fair share of these little white powder puffs. Only when they get to you, they’re typically not so white.

Award-winning stylist, Amy Triezenberg shows you how she grooms every day pet Bichons in the salon. She modifies the trim so that it short and easy to care for. (A bonus to the pet stylist!) It’s an easy haircut to do. Amy does leave some of the fur long in key areas. By doing this, she can maintains the essence of a Bichon.

If you’re like most of us in a busy salon, you might really enjoy scissoring. But if you have to scissor 8 to 10 dogs a day, you need a way to minimize all that effort. Guard combs are the answer.

In this lesson, Amy shows you how to set in the pattern using guard combs and body structure. She shares some of her best shortcuts to minimize time and scissoring. The end result is a haircut that represents the breed nicely. Yet it is shorter and easy to care for the pet owner.

This lesson is loaded with great tips, so get your pencil ready to take notes. Or set up your tablet next to your grooming station the next time you need to groom a Bichon.

In this video you will learn:

• how to use a guard comb to minimize scissoring.

• how to round feet so they are tight and neat.

• how to trim the tail of a Bichon.

• how to get into that pesky armpit area.

• how to blend the head and the neck seamlessly together so that it is not pinched.

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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