FREE EXCERPT: Contour Trim on a Golden Retriever - 29 minutes
Judy Hudson travels the world demonstrating grooming skills to pet professionals. When she’s not in front of an audience or a video camera, she grooms everyday dogs just like you.
In this lesson, we take it back to the very basics. We’ll answer the commonly heard question: “Could you trim him shorter please? He keeps dragging in all kinds of things from outdoors.” You’ll learn how to get show-stopper results without totally shaving the dog.
Judy will teach you how to shorten up a Golden Retriever without destroying the natural body coat. She starts off by trimming the pads and the feet. She discusses the benefits of de-shedding a dog instead of shaving off the coat. Finally, she addresses the longer furnishings and shows you how to contour them while still maintaining a very natural look on the dog. And the best part? The techniques that she demonstrates in this lesson will cross over to many other breeds with similar coat types.
The end result fits the needs of both the client and the dog. The dog still retains a healthy and glossy coat. The owner is happy because the coat length has been shortened, minimizing the amount of dirt and debris brought that can be brought into the house.
In this video you will learn:
- how to neaten pads quickly.
- how to achieve a natural foot shape.
- which tools work best for this type of job.
- why this method is better than trimming the dog with a guard comb.
- how to trim the tail.
Experts in this Video
Judy Hudson holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and is an International Speaker and Judge. She is a National Certified Master Groomer and certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America.