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Working with a New Contest Stylist Set a Pattern on a Standard Poodle

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Video DescriptionAbout Lisa Leady


31 minutes, 4 seconds


Advanced Stylist

Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady works with a new, upcoming pet stylist. Anna Berning was the GroomTeam USA scholarship winner in 2011. She is passionate about becoming the very best she can be in the grooming world. Recently Anna was able to acquire a gorgeous black Standard Poodle from show stock.

In this lesson, Lisa works with Anna on her new Poodle. As Lisa says in the lesson, ‘There is no perfect dog out there, that’s OK.’ She works with Anna to pull out this dog’s best features while minimizing his faults.

The dog was recently cut down from a Continental Show Trim. He still has some growing out to do. As a member, you get to listen in as Lisa works one-on-one with Anna. They discuss how to bring out his conformation. The type of trim would work best for him in the pet grooming arena. She gives Anna great tips on how to time herself in the ring so she can finish within the allotted time. Plus, Lisa gives valuable insight on how to ‘see your dog’ in the ring before they call ‘scissors down.’

If you are thinking about certifying or entering the contest ring, this is a great lesson for you.

In this video you will learn:

• How to locate great dogs for contest or certification testing.

• Why we notice when things don’t balance.

• How to use reference points.

• How to create optical illusions with hair.

• What trim style to set on this dog.

Lisa Leady

Certifications: NCMG, CMG

Lisa Leady is a third generation groomer, with over 25 years experience. She is also a clinician, speaker, Certified Master Groomer, and Certifier for IPG.

She has many Best All Around and Best in Show placements.

Lisa is a multiple Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award nominee and was the recipient of the 2003 Congeniality Award.

In 2002 Lisa sold her shop of ten years and began a new career as a grooming school instructor.

After five years in the classroom, Lisa has made the move to mobile. She is now the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Pet Salon based in Genoa, Illinois.

Lisa is currently a GroomTeam Board Member.

She has completed the Judge’s Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.

Business Name(s): Primp My Pooch
Business Address: 712 Tyler St.
Genoa, IL 60135
Business Phone: (815) 333-5197

Industry Affiliation:
USA Judge
Competitor (Retired)
Mobile Stylist/Owner

Vendor Associate: Wahl Extreme Team Member

GroomTeam Affiliation: She has been a GroomTeam USA member since 2000. In 2004 she qualified to travel with GroomTeam to France, where she helped bring home the silver medal, and also went to Italy in 2007.

AKC Exhibitor Breeds: Shown and bred champion Smooth Fox Terriers.


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