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Sunday Programs

The Bubbly Bichon

Jonathan David

The Bichon Frise is one of the most animated, bouncy breeds we know. Their soft curves and unique style are always a head turner. While this trim can seem overwhelming, once you understand the lines, you'll love doing this cut. In this one-hour live dog seminar, Jonathan will talk about the proper profile and demonstrate techniques to achieve that continuous, rounded profile of this truly beautiful breed. The seminar will finish off with a demonstration of the "tricks" to achieve the round, devilish expression of the Bichon Frise head.

Pain-Free De-Matting

Linda Easton

Have you ever wished you could make matted dogs look cuter? How about grooming the matted dogs without fear of skin irritation or nicks? Now you can. De-matting doesn’t have to hurt. Let Linda show you how to de-mat using techniques she has been using for over 40 years! We will talk about what can cause matting and how to groom even the most pelted dogs leaving some hair. Linda will talk about how to charge and schedule for matted dogs and how groomers can tap into this extra income source! She will also talk about helping customers feel good about bringing their dog to you and rescheduling grooming appointments. Linda has lots of videos showing how to de-mat painlessly and how to groom matted dogs without shaving them in a #10 or #7! This is a great way to help dogs, educate customers and create customer loyalty!

Heads and Tails, Both Are Important

Jessica Moore

I am all about balance and blending, even in a simple shave down. Believe it or not a shaved down dog can be made to look worse by a badly balanced head and tail. Whether the dog had to be shaved due to owner neglect or the client just likes the dog short, we should still do our best to make them look their best. I will demonstrate how just a slight change in a few details can make or break the groom. Yes, even on a shave down. I will show you how to still achieve cute and easy.

Not Just Fur: Pet Ears, Eyes, and Teeth for Groomers

Mary Oquendo

This comprehensive seminar covers everything a groomer needs to know about pet teeth, ears, and eyes. Mary will discuss the anatomy, possible injuries, and what to look for as a groomer, as well as add-on services that can be offered. For dental, she will share the importance of a home dental program, the stages of periodontal disease, and the difference between manual and ultrasonic cleanings.

Maintain Your Mobile

Judi Cantu-Thacker

In this class Judi goes over how to properly maintain your mobile salon from tires to generators and everything in between, such as clippers and dryer’s proper maintenance, can save you headache and stress. If you have to reschedule clients and reset routes at the last minute it cost your business time and money that could all be prevented. There are always those unexpected repairs that's investible in our business but staying ahead of the game will keep you from shutting down for days or weeks. Judi will go over the proper maintenance schedule for all your equipment and how to work it into planned time off or vacation.

Hand Stripping Tips and Tricks

Kathryn Dixon

From strip and clips to breed standard show trims, learn how to make the best of a coarse coat in any condition. We’ll go over must have tools, common techniques, understanding the coarse coat, and how to make any coarse coated dog, mutt or purebred look their best.

"Who Am I?"

Blake Hernandez

This Branding and Marketing seminar is not one to miss! Blake will discuss everything from finding your flavor to social media and everything in between. What can help spark your personal ingenuity and how to find value in it. You will understand the difference between your image to the industry and your image to your clients and where that path can take you. Learn about the apps to use and how people interpret them and so much more!

Cocker Spaniel in a Field Trim

Annie Williams

Cocker spaniels got you frustrated? Join Annie as she demonstrates her award-winning field trim on an American Cocker Spaniel. You will learn how to correctly set the pattern with ease on this highly functional pet haircut. Annie will discuss how to choose the lengths to best flatter each dog, and proper scissor techniques for both correct and incorrect cocker spaniel hair texture.

Get Ready for New Groomer Laws

Linda Easton & Dr. Jim Warner

Many states are proposing bills to license groomers or which will ask for mandatory certification. These states are incorporating the PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety and Sanitation. Learn about these standards and how you can meet them in your salon. 
Know how to respond to your customers’ questions when dogs are injured at other salons and it is all over the news and social media. Build in more customer control by letting your customers know YOU have furthered your education to keep their pets safe. Get tips to protect yourself from negative fallout when bad things happen. Every groomer can teach their clients the importance of safe, happy pets at the grooming salon. The more you know, the more loyal your clients will be!
This class will also help you decide if certification is for you. The IPG Certified Professional Groomer is PPGSA approved! * *Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance, your advocate for better groomer legislation!

Introduction to the Finer Race, the Feline Face

Blake Hernandez

In this fun filled Cat-centric hour, you will learn some great starter services for cat clients to get your foot in the door with Feline Grooming. We will go over everything from how to check in cats, how to set you and your salon up for success with cat appointments, and what tools are a must when working in the specialized field. To top it all off, Blake will demonstrate how to naturally groom a cat’s face so that your "bath cats" leave looking fiercer than ever before. This is key to separate your service with every other service around!

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!

I Want That: Find Out What's Hot and How to Use It

Cheryl Purcell

Seems like every time you open a catalog there’s some new grooming tool. Ever wonder if they're for you? Well, Cheryl, a self-proclaimed gadget junkie, is here to let you know what's worth trying, what you just can’t live without, and how to use them correctly. Also, learn how to groom more efficiently and with less stress.