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Friday Programs

Daily Doodle Doos

Blake Hernandez

In this every day dog series I will tell you exactly how to maximize money and minimize madness on these majestic mutts! From how to schedule, handle and educate a daily Doodle client to all my go to tips to make every hour a power hour. One thing every Doodle has in common, is they are been part Poodle and that is my jam!

Too Hot to Handle?!

Macie Pisa

In this seminar Macie will go through proper handling techniques to put into your every dog routine, and what to do in extreme cases that need that extra bit of care. Macie will show you how to assess the what and the why of what sets a dog off so you can help to reduce the stress and start working towards a happy and safe grooming experience.

The Healthy Salon: Sanitation & Disease Prevention Certification Class

Corina Stammworthy

Learn how to disinfect like a microbiologist! Corina will teach you sanitation techniques used in the laboratory that she has incorporated into her regular salon practices. This class will cover how to disinfect everything in your salon using both chemical and mechanical methods, as well as an overview of the common pathogens that cause problems in the industry.

PLUS, disease prevention through vaccination! Learn the science behind how canine vaccines work, and why they need some boosters more often than others. We will discuss what vaccines you should require in your salon to maintain a safe working environment for you and the dogs.

A certificate will be mailed after completion of this four-hour course.

Class Is in Session

Joey Villani

Joey Villani is responsible for teaching 2,138 groomers at the Nash Academy during his career as the NJ-based school owner. In this four-part series, Joey is “going back to the basics” of what every beginner groomer should know for a successful career.

Part 1:

  • Safety 101
  • Tools, equipment, and their care
  • Building a workable area

Part 2:

  • Anatomy and body type
  • Coat type and the correct tools

Part 3:

  • Bathing and drying (proper procedures, tools, equipment and products)

Part 4:

  • Preparation and finish checklists
  • Products to make a million dollar finish
  • Final notes

Everyday Grooming on Everyday Dogs

Diane Betelak

Scheduling a Mixed Breed is always an adventure; you never know exactly what will walk in the door. In this session, Diane will do an “Everyday Trim” that will accentuate the dog’s good points and hide the faults. She will be using clippers, blades and comb attachments to give the “Everyday Dog” a trim to suit his life style.

Vet Advice for Dealing with Difficult Dogs

Dr. Cliff Faver

Dr. Faver will be discussing some of the common conditions that make it difficult to groom dogs, from the basic old age problems to how to groom dogs post-surgery. It is not uncommon that debilitated dogs and cats actually need to be groomed more often, and when done correctly, it can be a very profitable niche. He will discuss basic precautions all the way to product types to consider.

Puppies and Fearful & Geriatric Pets

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Puppies as well as fearful and geriatric pets can all come with challenges. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to read signs the pets are sending and modify behavior to make the grooming process better for all.

The Shih Tzu/Bichon Mixes

Annie Williams

One of the most popular mixed breeds we see in our salons continue to be the Shih Tzu mixes and the Bichon crosses. In this seminar, Annie will show you a simple method to adding style to the small mixed breeds without adding more maintenance for the pet owner. Join Annie to learn how to style those cute teddy bear faces and the stylish little bums!

Difficult Dogs: Harmony in the Grooming Shop

Mary Oquendo

Over stimulation of pets in a grooming shop can turn even the nicest of pets into Cujo. Mary will answer the common question of ‘What can grooming shops do to easily reduce the stimuli to minimize the effects of normal day-to-day operations?’ The benefits of this workshop will not only augment the well-being of the pets in your care, but will extend to the groomers as well!

Everyday Schnauzer, Josh's Way

Joshua Morales

Join Joshua Morales in this exciting demonstration of the pet Schnauzer trim. Make more money and spend less time executing with his quick tips on setting the correct pattern and getting those eyebrows perfected. Your schnauzers should have expression while exhibiting the proper breed profile and standard of this regal breed. Josh will share his expertise so you can implement these techniques in your salon.

Friday Evening

The 15 Coat Types and How to Correctly Groom Them

Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins

While there has never been an official list of dog coat types for the grooming industry, maybe there ought to be! While individual dogs vary even within breeds, knowing what tools and techniques are appropriate to the coat type presented to you for grooming is essential. Jennifer has identified and compiled the fifteen distinct coat types that require specific and separate grooming strategies and equipment. Each one has "Do's and Don'ts" based on the actual scientific, genetic, and physical structure of the hair or fur of that type dog. Learn how to groom each coat type based on the best practices for those breeds. All coat types fall into two general genetic categories - Hair and Fur.

Hour 1) Hair

This first hour goes in-depth on "Hair" coat types, and the matting that goes with them. Combination coats that have the problems of both will also be addressed. Hint: some rhyme with "oodle". Half of all dogs have a double coat.

Hour 2) Fur

Learn to separate the "matting" from the "shedding" in the Fifteen Coat Types' second hour. We will deep dive into "Fur" Coat types and best practices for their unique care. We will address and resolve any remaining controversy about the proper care of the double coat. Other coat types also shed in different ways. We will identify the most effective equipment, tools, and techniques for each of the Coat Types.

After this seminar, you will be able to set yourself apart as the groomer in your area that is an expert on differing canine coat types and their proper care.

Pricing, Percentages and Profit Margins

Teri DiMarino

In this seminar, Teri will share her business savviness and expertise on running a profitable salon. What do you look at before you set your prices? How do I set my prices? What are my margins? Am I making a profit? Are my employees making more than me? These and a lot more questions will be answered. If you miss this seminar, you will be losing money.

Barkleigh Pet Professional First Aid/CPR Certification

Jill Pipino

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 interactive course you will learn emergency care, 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 dog and cat First Aid & CPR.