FREE EXCERPT: Learn How Easy It Is To Handstrip a Pet English Setter (Part 1 of 5-Part Series: Trimming the Ears, Head, and Throat) - 67 minutes

View Part 1: Trimming the Ears, Head, and Throat

View Part 2: Carding, Stripping, and Trimming the Main Body

View Part 3: Trimming the Feet, Hocks, and Tail

View Part 4: Final Finish Work

View Part 5: Questions & Answers from the Audience

English Setters are fun to do in a pet grooming setting. The coat can typically be styled without resorting to all over clipping. It’s one of the easier breeds to groom correctly using carding and handstripping techniques. If you are new to these techniques, you don’t want to miss this lesson!

Award-winning pet stylist Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich shows you how to trim a pet English Setter. This is a grooming style that uses all trimming techniques: clipping, handstripping, scissoring, and thinning shears.

However, once she completes the head, her tool choice is limited. She transforms the coat and outline of the dog using just a few tools. In typical Pina fashion, she talks about accentuating the structure of the dog as she works. She also makes suggestions for preserving the correct coat of an English Setter if you use thinning shears on the topcoat.

Pina spends plenty of time at both grooming and conformation shows. She’s keenly aware of the current styling trends. As she works, she shares some of the styling trends she’s currently seeing ringside.

This entire lesson is filmed before a live audience. Don’t miss the Q&A session at the end where Pina answers questions directly from the audience.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • how to trim the ears of an English Setter.
  • two favorite tools to work the jacket coat.
  • how to preserve the correct coat texture.
  • how to create a cat foot even if the dog does not have them.
  • Whether you should you expose the nails on an English Setter.
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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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