FREE EXCERPT: How to Do a Pet Hand Strip on a Wire Fox Terrier - 40 minutes

Do you have harsh coated breeds coming into your salon that would benefit from hand stripping? This grooming technique preserves the correct texture and bright color of the coat. Both of these characteristics are lost if a harsh coated breed is trimmed with clippers.

Unfortunately, totally hand stripping a dog can be a timely process. It can be costly, too. So how can you preserve the proper coat text texture while making it economical with every day pets?

Award-winning pet stylist, Jennifer Hecker, shows you her version of the pet hand strip. She demonstrates the hand stripping techniques necessary to preserve the coat texture. Jennifer also shows you where you can cheat. There are certain areas on the dog where it just makes more sense to use a pair of clippers. Using clippers is easier on the dog and it also speeds up the grooming process.

To be effective with hand stripping, the majority of the work is done before bathing the dog. For this lesson, Jennifer has not bathed this pet Wire Fox Terrier. Her focus is on effective coat removal methods that promote proper coat texture that are also economical. You can use these same methods every day in your salon, too.

In this video you will learn:
  • how often a pet hand stripped dog needs to visit your salon in order to keep the coat rolled.
  • how to set the body pattern on a Wire Fox Terrier.
  • which clipper blades can be used to help speed up the grooming process.
  • what products work well to enhance a harsh coat texture.
  • how to price your pet hand stripping services.
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Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer is a Certified Master Groomer, an award-winning contest stylist and active pet stylist.

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