Friday Programs

Grooming Business Essentials Certificate Course

Denise Heroux

Do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur or managing a business? Are you a business owner struggling with direction and growth? Becoming fluent on the business end of the pet industry is an undertaking that's often overwhelming. This four-hour course is designed to guide you through starting your business and developing the tools needed to foster consistent long-term growth. Denise will cover how to start your business financially and legally; building your business brand and culture; designing employee handbooks, policies and procedures; and how to implement boundaries and develop communication skills to deliver good customer service and strong leadership.

The Perfect Creative

Angela Kumpe

Creative color can be fun, safe, and easy if you know the proper techniques and products—or quite the opposite if you do not. It can also be elegant and sophisticated if done well. In this class, creative expert Angela Kumpe will teach you how to achieve the perfect creative groom every time. She will cover all the products, techniques, and tools you need to be successful in offering creative color to your clients. She will show you different levels of creative styling, from how to add a perfectly executed quick touch of color to a more time-consuming detailed design. This class is good for groomers of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned stylists. Multiple dogs will be done live as well as several video tutorials through the use of a PowerPoint presentation.

It’s All About the Face

Jonathan David

We love to see expression in our dogs’ faces. How you layer the hair, the length you choose, and the styles you set all affect the expression your dogs will have. Jonathan will show you how to do a perfect layered round face with thinning shears and several options to change the style and expression of your furry clients’ faces.

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 couple 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.

The Invisible Grooming

Victor Rosado

Join Victor in this one-of-a-kind training seminar that features the art of invisible grooming. Done properly, this can bring in big revenue to your grooming practice. This is a must-see seminar that will help you to understand the use of some specific tools to achieve a more natural look, the way it is required in many breeds. Invisible grooming will help you to set a profile with seamless transitions.

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.

Understanding Feline Behavior

Linda Easton

Cats are not dogs. Learn to read their body language to make your job easier and more fun! In this seminar, you’ll learn about cat behavior and body language, including the “stay away” and “come close” signals cats give and how to respond.

How to Add Cat Grooming to Your Salon

Mary Oquendo

Cat grooming is an under-tapped market. Let Mary walk you through adding cat grooming to your existing business or, better yet, become your area's cat-only grooming facility. Some of the topics covered will be pricing, setup for cat grooming (shop, house-call, and mobile), and marketing.

Cat-Safe Salon

Linda Easton

In this seminar, Linda will give tips on setting up a bathing and grooming station to work on cats. Security and cleaning is different for cats; many “dog safe” products are “cat dangerous.” Learn how to clean safely. Cat-safe equipment will be discussed as well as special salon set-up ideas. Cat-safe products are an important key to grooming cats safely. Be the expert!

Things Cat Groomers Need

Mary Oquendo

In this seminar, Mary will familiarize the groomers with information needed to make informed decisions regarding typical products found in the grooming shop, and their short- and long-term effect on cats. In addition, this workshop will cover safe use of the products and tools needed for successful cat grooming.

Friday Evening

Long to Short Styling Doodle Trims

Rachel Colant & Elizabeth Gibbs

In this two-hour class, Rachel and Elizabeth will be covering the ins and outs of doodle grooming styles. We know one size does not fit all—from pet owners who like a long, fancy trim, to those who prefer a simple stylish salon trim. Elizabeth and Rachel will share their favorite tools, prepping tips, owner communication, and two different haircut styles so your doodles can leave your salon with a styled trim that can be managed at home!

How to Make Your Business Scalable, Sellable, or Set Up for Owner Absenteeism

Samantha Palya

Do you dream about the day you can retire? Are you looking to expand your business to serve more clients? Do you want to work on your business and not in it every day? Is your business set up for an unexpected life event? If you are wanting a business that can serve you beyond your grooming years, or to have a business that you run instead of it running you, this is a seminar you need to attend. Don't be a hostage to your business due to the lack of the policies, procedures, and profitability. No matter what stage your business is in or how soon or far out you plan to retire, this class can get you fundamentally set for the future.

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.