Your ability to do your job, and do it right, separates you from being "just a bather" to a position that contributes to the finished product in the salon. Teri believes that a good bath, brush and dry is 50% of a great groom. The bathing room is where most stylists started. Before future groomers begin to think of clipping coat, they must first know what to expect from the hair, and how to treat it to obtain desired results. Surprisingly, many great B/Bs remain in the bathing room, preferring the security of knowing there will always be a need for their expert services. Bathers-in-training, "groomer wannabes", seasoned groomer techs and salon owners will benefit from this day-long program with tips on equipment and products to make the job easier. From getting the dog ready for the tub, to finding the right shampoo through proper bathing and blow-drying techniques, Teri will cover the B/B fundamentals. Safety issues and handling will be stressed.
From brushes and nail clippers, muzzles to grooming loops, Teri covers equipment basics, highlighting correct uses, in an effort to make the work easier and more comfortable for pet and bather. "These techniques and tools will make the finished groom a true work of art," says Teri. Anals and ears will be also discussed.
Everyone has a technique for dematting a neglected pet. For some, it’s a shave-down and then entering the pelt in a Mat Contest. For others, it’s a time-consuming, hair-splitting experience, destined to take its toll on the pet, the B/B or both. Teri examines the most common and effective products, tools and techniques for the demat dilemma without getting all tangled up.
Tocopherol, Ergocalciferol, Sodium Chloride. Teri takes a "groomers-eye" view of the stuff we use every day in language we can understand. Shampoos, sprays and conditioners are our most expendable items but what do we really know to select the right product for our situation? (Those scary words are techno-speak for vitamin E, vitamin D and simple table salt, often found in many grooming products.)
Bathing and drying are the most underestimated aspects of our jobs. Techniques can make or break a groom. The ability to properly apply products, thoroughly clean and then dry the pet will have a direct influence on the finish. You will hear about time-saving equipment and techniques.
This program is six hours long and is included in the Do-It-All admission or can be purchased separately. See Schedule and Registration for starting times and fees. Program includes Trade show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Learn the science, techniques, and product types to successfully put the “why” in what you do. This course is a must for groomers, bathers, and office personnel in the grooming shop and veterinary clinic alike. Come see what some say can’t be done! Real-time cases done by groomers will be shared.
Learn the basic anatomy and function of the skin and hair. This is a critical foundation for this class and everything a groomer or bather does. This hour will explain a lot of the science about how nutrition, sebum, and basic anatomy work so you can understand the “why” in what you do.
In this class you will learn the needs of the different coat types so you can make better decisions in the product types you pick for maximum results.
Always wonder why these skin conditions occur and reoccur? Does technique play a factor? Could I have caused that issue? When the client or veterinarian accused me of causing the issue, is that true?
Learn methods, techniques, and types of products to fix the skin problems when they occur. Learn principles that will lead to success when treating skin issues, how to grow hair back on those shaved-down dogs, and why steroids and antibiotics and the typical therapies for skin don’t always work.
Come learn how as a groomer you can make a difference and save lives.
In this fun and exciting class, creative groomers Angela Kumpe and Alyssa Kasiba will show you how to complete amazing, quick creative grooms for your clients. They will demonstrate several different designs that are easy to do in everyday situations. Also shown will be PowerPoint step-by-step examples as well as live demos!
Sue and Jay have collaborated for many years teaching seminars all over the world, and now virtually with their Super Styling Sessions app. Spend the day with this dynamic duo as they give valuable tips for prepping, grooming, and finishing those everyday shop dogs. They will demonstrate achievable pet trims on several different common breeds (and mixed breeds) during this four-hour seminar.
Sue and Jay will use several tools in their grooming toolbox to highlight breed profiles and simple pet trims that will keep your clientele in easy-to-maintain trims with some flair. “This seminar will focus on adding personality to an average-looking dog,” says Jay. “We will show how to balance the head in with the rest of the body and how to set the length with clippers to cut out a lot of scissoring. This will help save time with the finishing process.”
Keeping breed profile on pet trims is all about achieving a natural finish with snap-on combs and finishing with thinning shears. Blending the body and not leaving defined lines in the coat is easy to achieve when you use the right techniques. Some coat types that come in the shop everyday can be unforgiving, but Sue and Jay will share their secrets and tips to get a nice, stylish finish every time. Your clients will never be happier once you implement these Super Styling secrets to your everyday trims!
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 of dog. While individual dogs vary even within breeds, knowing what products, tools, and techniques are appropriate for the coat type in front of you is essential. Combination coats, which 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.
This is an important certificate course for staff, managers and owners. Corina Stammworthy will show you how to get and keep your shop compliant with current laws and ordinances. She will start with the basics including what safety signage needs to be posted in your salon, what is considered overtime pay, and how long you should be keeping your financial records. Next, she will cover how to deal with various Human Resources issues such as what information you can or cannot share, substance abuse policies, and how to properly handle harassment complaints. Workers’ comp and family leave will also be discussed along with the proper IRS rates for travel, mileage and meal per diems. She will give you the tools to make sure you are always compliant with Covid-19 protocols, even if they change. Corina will touch on some hard topics like reporting animal abuse to make sure you are prepared for any situation. Empower yourself and your staff by having the knowledge to protect yourselves and your business.
With this very popular, innovative, one-of-a-kind, "different" way of dog grooming, Olga will demonstrate and explain how to make your customers’ dogs looks like a baby dolls, teddy bears, or stuffed animals. Japanese- or Asian-style grooming helps to "sell" your grooms, attract new customers, and bring your grooming ability one step up to a creative way of dog grooming.