Setting a Show Poodle Trim on a 7 Month Old Puppy: Part 1

FREE EXCERPT: Setting a Show Poodle Trim on a 7 Month Old Puppy (Part 1 of 2-part Series) - 55 minutes


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Pina has a passion for Poodles. In this grooming demonstration, Piña uses a 6 1/2 month old show Poodle puppy. She shows you how to create a trim that accentuates the proper structure of the breed.

Complicated subject matter is transformed into easy-to-understand, step-by-step visual instructions. This video is packed with great grooming tips. No matter what type of pet you are working on, a show dog or a simple stylized pet in your salon, this lesson has techniques you can apply today.

As she works over this young dog, Piña uses a combination of straight and curved shears plus long blenders to get a velvet finish. When she finishes the top knot, she shares a number of show ring secrets to get the perfect, ‘natural’, look. Piña is comfortable teaching high-level styling techniques yet does it in such a way, anyone can understand. Whether you’re looking to hone your skills for show ring styling, or just starting out, this video lesson we’ll set you up to succeed.

In this video you will learn:

  • What creates elegance in any dog.
  • What shape are you trying to achieve the rib cage.
  • What visual image are you trying to create with the rear legs.
  • How to pull the entire dog together as she works section by section.
  • The secret to get beautiful top knot on a show dog.
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Irina Pinkusevich

Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has just starting her apprenticeship to become a national Certifier with NDGAA.

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