Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer: The Short & Sassy Pet Trim (Session A)

FREE EXCERPT: Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer: The Short & Sassy Pet Trim (1 of 3-Part Series: Setting the Pattern with Clippers) - 10 minutes


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Let’s face it. In the pet world, Miniature Schnauzers just don’t get hand-stripped. The majority of dogs that we see in our salons are clipper cut. In this lesson, award-winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to retain the proper essence of the Miniature Schnauzer using pet grooming techniques.

She starts by setting the body pattern with a short clipper blade. She uses muscles and bone structure to set the pattern Lindsey shows you how to get your pattern lines to flow seamlessly into the furnishings. Lindsey shows you plenty of great shortcuts to make trimming the longer coat a snap. The head on the Miniature Schnauzer is the crowning glory. Almost half of this video deals with correctly styling the head including: how to safely clipper the ears, how to set the pattern lines to get the classic brick shape, and how to trim the eyebrows.

Throughout the entire lesson, Lindsey gives you great time-saving tips and tricks. She shares with you what tools she likes to use and what products help her get the job done.

In this video you will learn:

  • A time-saving trick you will get the coat really smooth
  • How to round the feet quickly and safely
  • How to quickly trim the transition line so they blend seamlessly
  • How to trim the ears to minimize nicks
  • How to trim the eyebrows to get the ‘fierce’ expression
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Lindsey Dicken

Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.

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