Member Video: Grooming the Pet Airedale: Setting the Pattern, Body Work, and Rear Legs (1 of 2-Part Series) - 46 minutes


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In this lesson, master stylist Lisa Leady is working on an Airedale in a typical pet trim. This ol’ girl looks just like the dogs you get in your salon. Lisa shows you how to set the pattern to accentuate the breed’s profile. She explains why it’s important to rake through the coat prior to clipper cutting. She uses a wide variety of blades based on the location and the look she is trying to achieve. In part one, Lisa blocks in the head, clips in the bodywork and styles the rear legs. Throughout the lesson, Lisa shares with you many shortcuts to get the job done in the least amount of time while retaining the essence of the breed.

In this video you will learn:

  • Where to set the pattern lines.
  • What blades to use on the head, neck, shoulder, thighs, and body.
  • A great speed trick for the feet.
  • What you can do to help build angles in the rear assembly when they don’t exist.
  • How to create visual plumb lines.


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Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady is a third generation pet stylist with 35 years of experience.

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