Friday Programs

A Groomers Guide to the 15 Coat Types Certificate Course

Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins

While there has never been an official list of dog coat types for the grooming industry, maybe there ought to be! Jennifer has compiled a list that is helping to change the industry and standardize what specific and separate grooming strategies are required for each of the 15 Coat Types. Each one has "Do's and Don'ts" based on the scientific, genetic, and physical structure of the hair or fur of that type dog. While individual dogs vary even within breeds, knowing what products, tools, and techniques are appropriate to the coat type in front of you is essential. Combination coats, that have the problems of both Fur and Hair, will also be addressed. After this seminar, you will be able to set yourself apart as the groomer who is an expert on differentiating coat types and, instead of treating them all the same, the groomer who gives each unique dog's coat its proper care.

Oh No! Not That Dog!

Jonathan David

Difficult dogs can be very frustrating and frightening to groom, but they don’t have to be! One of Jonathan's specialties has always been grooming those dogs that no one else will. In his 25 years of experience, Jonathan has learned that most of those behaviors are misunderstood and they can be tackled. Jonathan will share his tried and trusted methods to take the bite out of those dogs and share with you his "Tap & Touch Technique" which he has developed through the years with great success. You don't want to miss this seminar!

Doodle Trim for the Everyday Client

Elizabeth Gibbs

Do you have a client that doesn’t brush their doodle? I know I do! Join me as I cover my tips for the everyday doodle haircut for my regulars that need a low-maintenance trim while still giving them that teddy bear look!

Time Management Judy’s Way

Judy Hudson

Are you busy or overwhelmed? Are you tired of the drama? Learn how to take things in stride without living in upheaval all the time at home and at work, and set you and your team up for success, but properly managing your time, Judy’s way!

The Maze of Products

Mindy Dinwiddie

There are so many products out to aid us in our grooms, how do you know what to use and when? Mindy will help guide you through the maze of products and help you understand what products work and what products don’t. This class will go through many of the most popular styling products.

Asian Styles: Teddy Bear Faces

Olga Zabelinskaya

Join Olga as she explains Asian-style faces and techniques. Learn how to achieve the sought-after cute expressions that resemble a living teddy bear. Spend an hour with a fusion expert while she shares her tips and tricks for you to take back and implement in your shop.

Poodle Perfect

Blake Hernandez

Poodle trims and balance are what we compare all other trims to. Master a Poodle and most other breeds will come much easier. In this class, Blake will show you how to see through the hair and know exactly where you will end up from the moment you lay eyes on your subject. Show, pet, matter the style, it's right up his aisle. Blake is Poodle Perfect!

Super Styling Heads

Sue Zecco & Jay Scruggs

First impressions are everything in the art of grooming. The first thing your client should see when the dog is groomed is a great expression. In this informative seminar, Sue and Jay will take you through the grooming steps of a few different head styles. You will learn breed-specific techniques as well as different head style options. This seminar is for those groomers who want to fine tune their techniques and wow their clients immediately upon seeing their dog.

West Highland White Terrier Trim

Judy Hudson

Westies are still as popular as they once were in most salons, but their owners are looking for groomers who understand and can create the ideal breed image. Judy will show you some shortcuts to create a manageable but ideal image with a twist, and with an emphasis on that recognizable face!

Friday Evening Programs

The Winning Edge: The Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Shears

Nick Sklar

Do you know the difference between convex and beveled shears? What about the variety of thinners available to you? Take your scissoring work to the next level and learn more about your equipment—from the basics through advanced tips. In this seminar, you will learn about the variety of equipment available, how to take care of it, and how to make it work for you. In addition, we’ll explore the proper ways to select, use, and maintain your equipment so that it endures the test of time.

Barkleigh Pet Professional First Aid & CPR Certificate Course

Kelsey Ann Sexton

As a pet care professional, you want to be equipped with the skills to handle medical emergencies that arise while a pet is in your care. Whether a pet becomes ill, injured, or needs help in a disaster, this course will teach you how to respond.

In this two hour course, you will learn how to stock a first aid kit, perform CPR, respond to breathing and heart emergencies (including choking), and disaster procedures, with some of these exercises being demonstrated on a live dog. This unique course is customized for pet care professionals and you will learn how to respond to emergencies specific to your industry. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a frameable certificate stating that you are certified in Pet Professional First Aid & CPR.

The Many Faces of JRG

Jess Rona

Ever wonder why some dogs look old and sad and other dogs look like cute young puppies? Do you ever look at a dog’s face and feel unsure of the best way to shape the ears, balance the chin, or how much length to take off? Grooming the whole face of a dog can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to start, so Jess developed an easy-to-follow, step-by-step blueprint that takes the big picture and cuts it down into small concepts so you can create a gorgeous, youthful, adorable expression on any face type.

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