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Subtle Changes Can Make Big Differences On a Doodle (Part 2 of 2-Part Series: Trimming the Head and Close)

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29 minutes, 19 seconds



Doodles are everywhere! They keep most pet salons extremely busy. No two are the same – which is part of the challenge! People love these Poodle mixes for their non-shedding coats.

With a seemingly unending choice of breed combinations, there are few constants with this mixed breed. Doodle coats can get out of control quickly without regular grooming – especially the softer coated ones. It’s a groomers’ dream when the owner is educated about proper Doodle hygiene and the needs of this coat type!

Kathy Rose is an award-winning pet stylist with over 30 years’ experience grooming dogs. She shows you how to do this low maintenance haircut while adding some subtle differences. The attention to these small details really make a difference.

Small changes can balance the trim while showing off the dog’s natural physique. Your clients won’t be able to tell what you did to make their pet stand out, but they’ll love what they see. Even better – they’ll know their dog looks more stylish when groomed by you than the salon down the street!

All the techniques Kathy shows you are easy and efficient. They happen naturally as you groom the Doodle, so it won’t take any longer to get an amazing finish that will thrill your clients.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • how to get the smoothest cut on a soft coat with a guard comb.
  • how to use guard combs to cut in structure and angles.
  • why super blenders are beneficial.
  • how to create an hourglass head shape.
  • products that can add texture and body to the coat.

Kathy Rose

Certifications: NCMG, IPGCMG, ISCCCMS

A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US contest and gold and silver medals on Groom Team USA on four consecutive teams. She also served as the coordinator for two years.

Away from the competitive grooming ring, Kathy Rose is a sought after speaker and grooming judge. Kathy serves as Director the International Judges Association, (IJA) and is an IJA judge. She is also an accredited judge for the United Show Managers Alliance (USA) and she is accredited by the European Grooming Association (EGA) for all classes. She has offered her vast knowledge at virtually every major industry event stateside as well as in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and South Korea.
In recognition of her efforts Kathy has been a regular nomine for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, winning the award for outstanding contributions to the pet Industry. Her skills have been put on display on Animal Planet’s popular television series “Petsburg USA: where Kathy was featured prominently in their “Mutt Makeover” episodes.

Most recently, Kathy hosted the television event shown on the Learning Channel, entitled “Extreme Poodles”. Kathy served as the Master of Ceremonies with TLC using her expertise to guide and narrate the entire event.

Kathy’s state of the art salon, Pets of Perfection was featured on the 2005 Barkleigh Groomer to Groomer Buyers Guide and she has written numerous articles related to salon design, as well as a series of articles relating to licensure and regulation of the grooming profession for Barkleigh Publications.

Early in her career, Kathy owner/handled her toy poodles and Portuguese Water dog to point and group placements as well as serving as Vice President and Assistant show Chairman for AKC sanctioned show events, receiving the outstanding service award.


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