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Speed & Efficiency – Creating an Adorable Trim on a Shih Tzu in 45 Minutes: Start to Finish

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Video DescriptionAbout Suesan Watson


45 minutes, 29 seconds



Are you mystified by stylists that can do 10, 12, or even 14 dogs a day? If that’s you, this lesson is for you! This is speed grooming at its finest. Suesan Watson shows you how to bathe, dry, and trim this charming little 9 month old Shih Tzu puppy. And she does it in less than 45 minutes! Sue calls this a ‘Panda trim. We just call it CUTE! See how she speeds her way through this entire grooming process. What we notice as she works with the dog, she never seems overly rushed, the puppy even gives her a soft little kiss through the grooming process.

If you are looking to increase your daily productivity, this is a great lesson. In the pet grooming business, time is money. Sue shows you how to make the most of that time!

In this video you will learn:

• How to bathe a small dog in less than 5 minutes.

• How to get a Shih Tzu dry in less than 8 minutes.

• How a Happy Hoodie can help.

• An efficient grooming routine in action.

• The most important thing with speed grooming.

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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