Member Video: Preparing a Full Coated Cocker for the Show Ring or Contest Arena: Bathing (1 of 2-Part Series) - 29 minutes


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Part 1: Bathing
You’ve seen those dogs. The gorgeous American Cockers with coats that literally float across the floor as they gait. The coat is lush, thick, and shiny, moving in a fluid motion with every step the dog takes. None of your American Cocker Spaniels look like that. All the pets that you typically work on have dull and broken coats. Most pet owners would never dream of keeping a dog in a full show coat. So, how do the professionals do it? In this session, Pina shows you how to properly bathe an American Cocker in full show coat. You’ll learn how often to use a variety of products to maintain that beautiful long plush coat the American Cocker is known for. This video is excellent for anyone looking to maintain a long luxurious coat for either the AKC conformation ring or for pet grooming competitions.

In this video you will learn:

  • The key to keeping a dog in full coat.
  • Which products work best and where to use them.
  • Why it’s important not to wash the jacket.
  • What you can minimize if you wash well between the toes.
  • How you will know when you have all the product rinsed out.
  • Approximate running times: 29 minutes.


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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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