Asian gray Poodle_Head Study

FREE EXCERPT: How to Start an Asian Type Personality Trim While Working on a Slightly Challenging Dog - 50 minutes

Suesan Watson is a respected judge, speaker, and demonstrator. She is also a third-generation pet stylist. She and her sister literally grew up on the grooming room floor!

Not only will you get great tips for Asian Fusion styling in this video, you will also learn how to handle some very common pet behaviors. This dog is typical of what we all see in our own salons every day.

While Sue bathed and dried this little guy off camera, he was determined to get his way. He pulled and twisted. He was vocal. Luckily, he was not aggressive – just stubbornly uncooperative. He did not realize he had met his match. Sue gently, but persistently, corrected his tantrums while working to win his trust.

On camera, and for most of the haircut, Sue is able to demonstrate the haircut without incident. She shows you how to start the lines of a personality haircut with a bit of Asian flair. She talks about where he needs to grow more coat to fully pull off this trim. She also gives you a couple head style options. Ultimately, she went for the full, round mustache with shortened ears.

You’ll see the moment when he decided he’s had enough. Sue does a great job of correcting him while teaching him his actions are not desirable. Sue was able to get the head finished without the dog going into a full-blown meltdown – although towards the end, we thought it was close!

The result is a super cute haircut AND a great behavior handling lesson.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • why she opts for a guard comb over a blade.
  • what other breed of dog has the same leg style.
  • what she charges for this type of haircut.
  • what type of comb really helps style the head.
  • gentle handling tips to stay in control when the dog has other ideas.
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Suesan Watson

Suesan is a third generation pet stylist whose dynamic career stretches over 40 years. A Certified Master Groomer, she owns a successful mobile grooming business, which serves the Chicago/Northwest Suburban area.

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