Member Video: Grooming the Doodle in a Highly Stylized Trim (1 of 2-Part Series) - 50 minutes


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Doodles seem to be every where. They come in a wide variety of sizes, coat types, and colors. There is no breed standard so we get to make up the trim as we go along. In this session, Courtney Ramstack leads you through a highly stylized trim on a large Doodle. The trim is stylish, yet easy for the owner to maintain at home. The haircut is fun, bringing out the best features of the dog. Courtney takes you through the trim, step-by-step. As she trims Opal, she shares with you tips like; ‘feel the dog – get your hands in there’, ‘use your clipper like a paint brush,’ and ‘use vantage points.’

Part 1:
In this session, Courtney sets the outline of the dog. She uses a combination of clippers, guard combs, scissors and blending shears to mold and shape the coat.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to find the starting point for the crest.
  • How to use the ‘push and skim’ clipping technique to blend beautiful lines.
  • Where to look for ‘vantage points’ to help you as you trim any dog.
  • How to see, and set, the ‘W’ in the chest area.
  • How to set in a full beveled foot.
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Courtney Ramstack

Courtney Ramstack began her career in 1998. She started as a bather and dog trainer. In just two years, she was managing a grooming salon. In 2000, Courtney attended a corporate training program conducted by The Paragon School of Pet Grooming.

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