FREE EXCERPT: Speed and Efficiency: Grooming a Standard Poodle in under 90 Minutes (Part 4 of 5-Part Series: Guard Comb Work) - 82 minutes

View Part 1: Prep Work

View Part 2: Hydro Bathing

View Part 3: Drying Phase

View Part 4: Guard Comb Work

View Part 5: Head, Ears, and Finish

rev-judy-working-_2Judy Hudson is a leading professional pet grooming educator. Speed and efficiency is one of her specialties. At her lectures, she’s frequently asked how to groom a Standard Poodle in 90 minutes or less.

In this lesson, Judy shows you exactly how she does it. This 90 minute video was filmed in real time inside her mobile grooming van with one of Judy’s 6-week clients.

This lesson is all about speed and efficiency. Guard combs are used to achieve a stylish and efficient result. Judy walks you through the entire process and shares her best practices to get prep work done quickly. The dog gets squeaky clean and dried so quickly that it takes less than an hour to get her ready for her haircut. Judy shows you how to fly through the final trim in about 30 minutes using a variety of snap-on-combs and a little bit of hand-scissoring.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • why routines are important.
  • how a recirculating shampoo system can save time.
  • ways to speed up the drying process.
  • why learning the breed standards increased her productivity.
  • how to trim the legs to achieve balance and style.
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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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