FREE EXCERPT: How to Mimic a Show Style Trim on a Pet Springer Spaniel (Part 1 of 3-Part Series: Clipper Work and Trimming the Feet) - 60 minutes

View Part 1: Clipper Work and Trimming the Feet

View Part 2: Using the Comb Over Method to Set the Jacket

View Part 3: Setting the Undercarriage and Overall Detail Work

How many of you have nice looking Springers? We know they are out there. Wouldn’t be wonderful if you could groom it like a show dog? However, this method will be MUCH easier and faster than a show trim!

Award-winning pet stylist Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich shows you how to do it. She is working on one of her regular pet clients in her south Florida salon, Päsh.  The client wants their dog to look like a show dog. This Springer Spaniel is not being actively shown. There is no reason to go through all the time and trouble of hand-stripping this coat like they would need to do for the show ring.

Pina shows you ways to speed up the process using all types of pet grooming techniques without doing much hand-stripping at all. The result is a beautiful groom using clippers, scissors, and blenders. The dog looks like it grew that way naturally which is just what you want with a well-groomed Springer Spaniel.

After watching this lesson, you will easily be able to do the same type of haircut using Pina’s methods. This dog may not be entering the show ring, but it looks show ring ready!

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • how to set the ears.
  • where to place the throat lines.
  • how to quickly set tight “mini tennis ball’ feet.
  • how to perfect the comb over method of shortening a coat.
  • how to balance out the dog.
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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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