Thinning Shear Personality Trim on a Yorkie Mix (Part 1 of 2)
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Are you one of those groomers who get super frustrated with drop-coated breeds? You just can’t make the coat do what you want. It’s always choppy. Uneven. Sloppy. You just can’t get a good finish on it. For some of you, you might even say the coat is IMPOSSIBLE to deal with. You just CAN’T make it to look good!
Can any of you relate to this frustration with your everyday haircuts?
In this lesson, award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken is working on one of these tough coats. Even Lindsay says, “getting perfection with this coat type is almost impossible.”
However, she has some tricks to share with you. You can get this coat to cooperate with you. You can make it look good. Cute. Super appealing.
In the lesson, Lindsey reminds us, Time = Money. Just because a coat is difficult to work with doesn’t mean takes a long time to do. Nope. With the right preparation, products, and tools, it doesn’t take any time to finish this soft and sweet haircut.
Join Lindsay as she shows you her tricks to do this haircut easily without wasting any time.
In this video you will learn:
- How to minimize any type of marking in the coat
- What’s the correct attitude to have when working with this coat type
- Why it is important to get it right – every time
- How to give a dog a more masculine look
- What tends to give dogs a more aged appearance and how to avoid it
Approximate total running time: 38 minutes
- Part 1: Styling the Body, Legs, and Feet (21:37)
- Part 2: Styling the Head and Ears (16:22)
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6 of those. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.
Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country, and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.
She has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching # 6 position her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped Groom Team bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, Groom Team USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.
Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons Frises and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.
In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons Frises, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.
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