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Saturday Programs

A Groomers Guide to Working and Herding Group Dogs

Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins

How did Working and Herding Group dogs contribute to the development of modern human economic systems? What grooming techniques are right for these large, intelligent dogs with the natural, often heavy coats? Their grooms and coat types are diverse, far beyond their "Bath/Brush" only stereotype. This session will reveal the origin of all 7 groups of dog breeds, with special focus on the Working and Herding group dogs, and will help any groomer, from beginner to master, categorize coat types and learn the best strategies to groom each type. Learn what grooming tools and techniques are best suited for each coat type. This workshop will describe, breed by breed, the specific grooming needs of all the breeds and coat types in these two groups, while addressing the controversy and explaining the correct care of the most common and natural of all dog coat types: The Double Coat.

Say This, Not That

Khris Berry

Ever wonder what you could have or should have said in common pet grooming situations? This is a comical (and occasionally serious) approach to real life salon situations. Grab a notebook and leave equipped with responses to comments such as "I don't want my dog to look like...", "He's a rescue", "I don't like this haircut", "But they are cheaper down the street", "I need a discount because I have 4 dogs", and so many more. This fast paced and action-packed hour promises to entertain and enlighten you!

Solo Handling for Cat Grooming

Lynn Paolillo

Cats can be tricky to work with, and what happens if you groom by yourself, or your assistant calls out at the last minute? Learn about working with a cat's temperament, body style, anatomy, and behaviors in order to choose the appropriate handling techniques and grooming services for each cat and how to execute these techniques by yourself. This lecture includes a live demonstration.

Understanding Dog Communication

Fernando Camacho

Learn the language of dog so you can better understand how dogs are feeling and finally know what they’ve been trying to tell you all this time. In this seminar, we will look at lots of video footage and discuss what’s going on with the dogs so you can read them better, keep them out of trouble, and make the best experience for your furry customers.

Successful Scissoring Techniques (Pomeranian Demo)

Jay Scruggs

Are you having a difficult time trying to get a smooth finish on your dogs without spending a lot of extra time? Jay will demonstrate proper body positioning to get the best control of your shears. Choosing a shear that best fits your hand is key to balancing a shear for smooth scissor work. While grooming a Pom, Jay will show you simple tips and tricks to help improve the quality of the finish on all breeds. Jay will also demonstrate how to eliminate that bounce in your shear. Blade type, handle, sizes, and quality of steel will be discussed. Whether you are a beginner or expert, this seminar will benefit you.

Techniques for Using Shears and Thinners

Jonathan David

This session will be a demonstration of technical skills using shears. Jonathan will demonstrate his well-known thinning shear "Scissor Over Comb Technique". He will also demonstrate straight and curved shears for scissoring curly coats and how to add contouring to your grooming for added style and flair.

Here Comes the Groom

Jay Scruggs

What if you could sit under one of the top grossing, most talented and successful mobile groomers in the country? Now you can! Jay Scruggs is coming to town and he is going to share his success secrets as well as solid advice to help you make a decision about mobile – or become better at what you do already.

Jay states, "My intention in this seminar is to teach groomers the methods I have used to help grow my business to a point where we no longer can take new clients and how you can earn a good income by grooming smarter not harder."

Everyday Puppy Cut

Anne Francis

Every day, the same haircuts over and over again can be your first cause of the dreaded burn out! Anne Francis with all her experience of grooming, will show you the tricks she’s picked up along the way to jazz up her regular pet trims. Make your work stand out from your competition!

Set It and Forget It!

Corina Stammworthy

Do you struggle every month trying to come up with ideas to get people in the door? Learn how to plan your marketing for the entire year in just one day! This class will teach you how to set up a marketing strategy that practically runs itself so you can get back to work! There will be a heavy emphasis on social media, and bringing a calendar and a notebook is strongly encouraged.

A Groomer's Guide to Skin & Coat

Susan Sholar

Figuring out skin and coat issues for a groomer can be a nightmare. Susan will help you figure out basic skin and coat conditions that every groomer should be able to recognize. She will teach you how to treat most issues and when to encourage the customer to seek to a vet.

Curly Coated Asian Freestyle with The Grooming Tutor

Michell Evans

When it comes to Asian Freestyle grooming it’s all about the head! In this segment Michell Evans will discuss the 8 rules of the Asian Freestyle head. She will present a slide show and discussion on the many different head styles on different coat types. Michell will do a live demo on a curly coated dog’s head and she will discuss the use of embellishments and color to add expression and accentuate features.

Overwhelmed and Overworked? Your Plan for More Sanity, Happiness & Success

Fernando Camacho

Running a business is a crazy roller coaster ride, with lots of responsibilities and a seemingly endless supply of urgent fires to put out. Learn some tools that will help you deal with everything and create a plan to make you happier and more productive. If you feel stressed, exhausted and burnt out, you need this NOW.

The Healthy Groomer: Mind, Body and Spirit

Laura Hearn & Chris Anthony

Grooming, just like life, is all about balance. Many of us are pet stylists because it ignites a passion in our hearts and soul. But that flame can't burn forever. Learn how to take care of yourself. We'll discuss positioning your body when bathing and grooming, choosing the right tools/equipment for your stature, healthy eating tips, stretches/exercises you can do right at the grooming table and more! Be prepared to get up and move around in this interactive class!

Gizmos and Gadgets for Groomers

Cheryl Purcell

You’ve seen all those new tools, now find out how to use them! It 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 the tools correctly. Learn how to groom more efficiently, and with less stress.

Determine Your Own Salary – For Business Owners

Michell Evans

How much should you charge for your grooming services? We all want to know the answer to this question! The answer is in your budget! In this PowerPoint workshop Michell Evans – The Grooming Tutor will walk you through the process of creating a business budget for your salon. This workshop will help you determine what you need to charge in order to, not only meet your goals, but live the life of your dreams!

To De-Mat or Not to De-Mat?

Olga Zabelinskaya

Is there a proper way to de-matt? Is it before a bath or after? 
Do you charge for this service? What kind of tools and sprays are the best to use? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more during Olga's one-hour seminar discussing tips and tricks for the matted dog!

The Kons, the Pros, and the Mobile Grooming Life

Milena Kon & Jameson Kon

What can someone expect when they are making the decision to go Mobile for the first time? Take this crash course from someone that came from the Corporate world, who jumped right into the grooming world and now operates two grooming vans. Hear what worked and what didn't, from advertising, to scheduling, to maintaining proper equipment and maintaining the vehicles. Join this seminar to learn the ups and down of the mobile grooming life and prepare yourself to think outside the box.

Bringing Everything but the Kitchen Sink: House-Call Grooming

Laura Hearn

In this second part on the subject of "house-call" grooming, (grooming pets inside the client's home) Laura will discuss basic equipment needed, as well as the ways to keep and maintain clients. Topics will include the "30 second elevator pitch", pre-screening questions to ask to be sure you are the right fit for your potential clients, a way to build your own recirculating bathing system, marketing/advertising, pricing, routing and zoning.

Table Techniques: Alternative Techniques for Handling Pets

Cheryl Purcell

Cheryl will show you tools and handling procedures to use with unruly pets. For instance: how to hold a foot to do nails or shave pads, how to hold a head still to get a cute finish, and more! This is not a seminar on how to handle aggressive pets, it is on how to work with young pets, old pets, and the untrained in order to make their life and yours easier.

Personality Plus

Jill Pipino

Does your salon see a lot of Maltese or Yorkie mixes? Are you bored with the same haircuts? Have you ever wondered what you could do different? Jill will show you three different styles on the same dog to add some pizazz and style to your drop coated designer dogs without a lot of time and effort.