Speed & Efficiency with a Kerry Blue in a Pet Personality Trim (Part 1 of 2)
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The number one question we get asked is, “How can I get faster with my grooming?” Many pet professionals struggle with speed and efficiency.
If you struggle to complete six grooms a day – you’re going to LOVE this video! Not only is the trim super appealing, the haircut only takes about 30 minutes. Megan is going to show you how she does this every day in a professional setting.
Megan VandenBerg is an award-winning Certified Master Groomer. She’s also one of the top producing stylists at Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa, owned by L2GD Founder, Melissa Verplank. In a typical day, Megan grooms between 12 and 14 dogs. Sometimes she has an assistant. Sometimes she doesn’t. If she were to push herself, she can do 20 to 22 dogs in one day with an assistant. But honestly – that’s NOT a pace she wants to keep up day-after-day!
Being fast is NOT about being sloppy. It’s NOT about rushing. It is NOT about skipping steps. It’s NOT about being reckless with the pets on your grooming table.
It IS about being thorough. Thoughtful. Methodical. Safe. It’s about preparing your dog right. It’s about getting the most out or your equipment. Letting your tools do a lot of the work for you. It’s about having the knowledge and confidence to jump right in and get the work done.
Megan is efficient with everything she does. She loves the pets coming across her grooming table. She loves her job – and she’s GOOD at it. Her job allows her to take great pride in her work every day. Yet, she has a fulfilling life outside of work too!
Megan is in control of her day, her finances, and her free time.
Do YOU have the control over your day, your finances, and your free time outside of work?
Join Megan as she shares how to get this trim done quickly. The tips and insights she shares are adaptable to a WIDE variety of dogs, breed types and settings. Plus, they are simple to apply.
In this video you will learn:
- How to work with multiple guard combs and WHY
- How to mold a dog to enhance its structure
- How this trim is adaptable to other breeds
- Why having a routine is important
- How to trim the muzzle so it’s perfect every time
Approximate total running time: 43 minutes
- Part 1: Setting in the Haircut, Trimming the Feet, Legs and Tail (26:15)
- Part 2: Styling the Head (16:22)
Megan VandenBerg is a Certified Master Groomer with the National Dog Groomer Association of American. She works in the grooming department at Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. Whiskers is a large luxury pet resort located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Megan has been grooming for over 10 years. She earned her Certified Master Groomer status in 2014.
Her passion for grooming started when she bought her first show dog, a Kerry Blue Terrier. Her name is Keeva and she still has her today. Megan has been breeding Kerry Blue Terriers since 2013. She has produced two generations of AKC Champions under KellsenBerg Kerry Blues. She’s also shown many dogs to their AKC Championships including Kerry Blue Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers and Miniature Poodles.
Megan is no stranger to the pet grooming contest arena. She has competed in many pet grooming competitions placing in Wire Coated, Poodle and All Other Purebred Classes around the country.
In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding and hiking with her dogs. Recently she took up horseback riding. She loves to spend time with her horse. She’s been competing in Hunter on the Flat and Over Fences classes.