Saturday Programs

Everyday Pet Makeover

Chris Anthony

Most salons only groom mixes and execute pet trims these days. In this seminar, Chris Anthony will show you a simple method to add style to small mixed breeds without adding more maintenance for the pet owner. Join Chris to learn how to style those cute teddy bear faces and stylish little bums to make any pet easy to maintain!

Essentials of Pet Grooming: Understanding Your Tools

Jonathan David

Join Jonathan David for a complete understanding of the variety of scissors and thinning shears. This session will cover the terminology, edges, assemblies, and their manufacturing process. Jonathan will also review the variety of brushes and combs, stripping and carding tools, and how they are all used.

Puppy Primping Practice

Blake Hernandez

Animal lovers are blessed to have endless patience with many aspects of animal care. For Blake, it is puppy training. He loves raising and training puppies, and with his experience in breeds from multiple groups, different hair, and different regimens, it has led him to many good techniques to teach early on for grooming success. This isn't all about the puppies though; he will talk about specific handling tricks to use on aggressive dogs, overweight dogs, dogs with disabilities, and senior dogs.

The Grooming Business: Not Just a Good Haircut!

Joey Villani

This is a great opportunity to listen to Joey Villani, a seasoned veteran of all sides of the grooming business, on the topic of running a more efficient operation. Lots of information will be covered in condensed form, so take lots of notes on this one! Time will be well spent in this class!

Scotties with Lis

Lis Johnston

Join Top-Ranked GroomTeam USA member Lis as she conducts this live demo on these sometimes feisty but loyal terriers. She will demonstrate the proper breed profile and pattern set to make even those pets look like they are ready to step in a show ring. Let her show you the secrets of perfecting the beard, eyebrows, and tailored coat. Whether you’re a seasoned groomer or seeking to refine your skills, you won’t want to miss these insights into grooming this beautiful breed!

Marketing Your Grooming Salon with Community Events

Amanda McGrath

Word of mouth is still the best way to advertise a business, and what better way to get the word out about your grooming salon than connecting with the public? In this session, attendees will learn about fresh new ways to get involved with your local community, how to market these events, and a full breakdown of the planning process.

Pet First Aid Kit Workshop

Mary Oquendo

In this workshop, Mary help you put together a functional pet first aid kit. Topics covered will include, why a kit is important, OSHA regulations, storage options, staying cool under pressure, a muzzling demo, a word on cats, wound care, poisonings, miscellaneous items, and a bleeding injuries demo. This is one not to miss!

Bold and Beautiful: Poodle

Sue Zecco & Jay Scruggs

If there's a single breed that you're certain to find coming to you for grooming, it's the Poodle. All of them—no matter what size, trim, style their owners select—should be elegant, well-balanced, and scissored. Grooming difficult feet, achieving a beautiful topknot, and getting that overall balanced look are not the easiest tasks in the world. Jay and Sue will demonstrate techniques and shortcuts, provide timesaving tips, and show you how to do quick and stylish everyday pet trims.

Bring on the Brachycephalic Breeds!

Teri DiMarino

Anybody who has been “in dogs” for any period of time knows what a brachycephalic breed is. These dogs have short muzzles and broad heads and include such popular breeds as English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Shih Tzu’s, to name a few. These breeds come with their own set of issues that can cause problems, especially in the grooming process. They can have breathing problems, they do not handle heat well and those facial wrinkles need special care to keep them clean. Just washing the face of one of these breeds can be a challenge! Teri will focus on some of the problems unique to these breeds and how we can overcome these issues in the salon, sending out a clean, well-groomed dog with a sweet looking and smelling face.

Think Like a Boss

Mary Oquendo

Is your business not running the way you envisioned? Are you looking to make a change to the way you are currently handling your business practices and protocols? Then join Mary as she guides you on how to change your mindset, utilize your talents and that of your staff, see your business by the numbers, and find the tools to make your life easier and change the direction of your business!

The Art of Scissoring

Mackensie Murphy

Curly coats can be found on a variety of pure breeds as well as mixed breeds. Within these varieties you'll find many coat textures and densities and each will require the use of different types of shears and products to achieve a beautiful trim and crisp finish. In this seminar, top competitor and GroomTeam USA member Mackensie Murphy will demonstrate her scissoring skills on three different commonly seen curly coat varieties. Mackensie will discuss the various lengths and preferences of her shears, the types of cutting edges she prefers for each coat type, and recommendations of products to assist in achieving the best finish for the various types of curly coats she will be demonstrating on. Whether you groom oodles of Poodles or cute, curly mixed breeds, this is a seminar you don't want to miss!

Supercharge Your Grooming

Victor Rosado

In this seminar, Victor will share with you how to make the best out of your grooming by adding on those extras that will make your cash drawer smile. These are the financial aspects that can also maximize your everyday grooming.

Hot Mess to Marvelous

Mindy Dinwiddie

Mindy will take a mess of a dog and transform it into something marvelous, showing you when to use different products and tools for the best results. This class is based on what we all have coming into our salons on a daily basis.

Seizures and The Pet Professional

Mary Oquendo

The goal of this workshop is to give the pet professional the knowledge of what seizures are, how they happen, and what to do in the event of a pet having a seizure in their care. Mary will cover what a seizure is, causes, stages, what to do if a pet is having a seizure, what to do after the seizure is over, when to go to the veterinarian, and prevention methods.

Going From Pet Groomer to Enrichment Stylist

Samantha Palya

Are you tired of struggling with dogs? Getting hurt? Turning clients away? Is your passion too low and your burn out too high? Learn how to enhance your day and the pets groom with enrichment grooming. During this seminar, you will learn how grooming through enrichment will create that positive experience for you, your clients, and their pets. From puppies to older dogs and aggressive to scared, learn what tools you need and safety tips, but most of all, how to go beyond the groom and create an amazing mental, emotional, and physical experience.

Mutt Makeover

Colin Taylor

Even mutts need a bit of flair! Are you getting bored thinking every haircut is the same? This isn't really such a bad thing, as it teaching you to be consistent; however, you can still be this way and still add flair. Colin will show you how to give mutts flair and also the importance of still giving them balance.