Member Video: Grooming a Toy Poodle in a German Trim - 56 minutes

The transformation on this little dog is amazing. The German Trim can be very appealing to those owners who don’t care for a traditional poodle style. In this lesson, Judy shows you how to rapidly cut down a massive amount of coat. She primarily uses longer clipper blades combined with snap-on guard combs to set the trim. As Judy works over the dog, she discusses how to set the pattern while keeping the structure of the dog foremost in your mind. This lesson is filled with all kinds of speed tips and tricks while still getting a highly stylized look on the dog. One of Judy’s favorite things is to take something that is totally overgrown and turn it into something beautiful. She certainly accomplishes that in this grooming demonstration.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to set the pattern for a German trim.
  • How to get crisp lines with your clipper work.
  • How to use clippers to cut in angles.
  • Why it’s important to have a methodical grooming system.
  • How to add more body to a floppy topknot.
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Judy Hudson

Judy Hudson holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and is an International Speaker and Judge. She is a National Certified Master Groomer and certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America.

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