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Saturday Programs

HV Dryer Tech: Essential Force Drying Facts & Methods

Dave Campanella

Discover what really matters for enhanced dryer performance. While “Tub Time” and “Liquid Products” are critical parts of the grooming process, one’s “HV Drying Methods” are typically overlooked, undervalued and misunderstood. This seminar provides a complete understanding of the “Drying Process” backed by science and proven secrets of the trade. Learn how to avoid creating more tangles, release more matts & shedding. Replace brushing all by using your dryer to its utmost potential. Ever wonder what the difference is between all those different nozzles? Do Amps or Horse Power really matter? What is CFM? Know what to look for in a new dryer and simple maintenance tips. A fresh perspective and “must see” for any salon owner, mobile business or start-up!

Airedale: The King Of Terriers

Diane Betelak

The Airedale is known for being the hardiest of all Terriers and is probably a common breed in your shop. Diane will give you her tips on achieving breed profile in a pet trim. You will see how modifying the Airedale’s breed profile to fit your customer’s wants, such as a naturally tighter beard or furnishings, can be achieved very easily.

Marketing 102

Cheryl Purcell

Marketing is often something that we don't think about as groomers. Or worse, we think because we have an ad in the phone book (yes, people still use them) or have a web presence that's all we need. Not true. Cheryl will help you answer these questions and show you how to increase clients. What is Successful Marketing? How Much Should You Spend on Advertising? As well as define the 3 Common Mistakes in Marketing and how you can market for FREE!

Mobile Scheduling: Time Is Money!

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Efficient scheduling and routing will boost your income to make your business more profitable. Judi’s plan for scheduling and routing will help you optimize your work schedule. No more working weekends. Be home long before dinner. Plan vacations and schedule holidays off. Find the right clients in the right neighborhoods. More grooming + less driving = more money and fewer hours of work. That's what I'm talking about!

Bread & Butter Grooming: Fast & Easy Pet Trim On Drop Coats

Kathy Rose

Kathy will demonstrate a fluffy pet trim on an ever-popular drop coat breed. She will show you how to create quick, fluffy styles with snap-on combs. She will be blending with Fish Tails and demonstrating various scissoring and blending techniques. This seminar is a must to keep your customers happy and coming back!

The New Age Salon: Modern Salon Practices, Design, Operations

Khris Berry

This informative seminar delves into the ever-changing landscape of the Modern Pet Salon. Learn how to develop and implement practices which match the ever-changing social fabric of pet owners. Innovation in both your processes and operations will allow you to keep up with the needs of your clients and update your work space.

Building A Relationship With A Trainer To Help You And Your Customers

Fernando Camacho

Collaborating with a professional dog trainer can help you, your staff, your customers and your business in so many ways. Discover how you can locate a good trainer in your area, cultivate a good working relationship with them, as well as the different ways you can leverage it in your business.

Bichon Profiles Made Easy

Shannon Moore

Join Shannon for a quick and easy approach to setting a correct pattern on a Bichon. Whether it’s a show trim or a pet trim, keep your Bichons looking the way they are supposed to!

Everyday Temporary Color And Accessories

Adriane pope

Learn easy, simple and profitable creative grooming and accessories that you can do in your shop. Adriane will teach you everything from temporary colors to accessories. You will leave this class with the inspiration and knowledge to get started in creative color and easy accessories that will set you apart from the rest.

Grooming The Difficult Dog

Sue Watson

We all get them. You know the ones no other shop will do - the dog that gets passed from shop to shop. Sue does not pass those dogs to anyone; she grooms them! She will show you handling techniques that will help you groom these dogs too. These clients will love you forever. Sue will also show you finishing techniques that will make those dogs with difficult coat types and the floppy, lifeless, choppy-looking drop-coated little dogs look better, and they will stay looking good longer.

Ways To Make More Money In Your Salon

Shannon Moore

There are only so many dogs we can groom in a day! Rather than squeeze more dogs into your day, Shannon will discuss ways to effectively sell add-ons in your salon. Organizational techniques, efficient grooming, and add-ons are some of the topics that will be discussed in order to make more money in your salon.

Before Grooming A Cat

Lynn Paolillo

A successful cat groomer is a problem solver. Every cat grooming appointment must be tweaked in order to ensure a safe and low-stress experience. In this seminar, NCGIA Instructor Lynn will walk you through the initial client interview, what questions to ask, what to do about red flags, and how to adapt the grooming process before you have even taken the cat out of the carrier.

Poodles Made Possible

Jill Pipino

A stylish pet poodle trim can be a daunting task - but Jill can help! She will show you proper pattern placement and some speedy tips to help you execute a modern poodle trim in less time.

Just Heads

Cheryl Purcell

Anyone can do a #7 all over a pet but if you know how to make a cute head, clients are overjoyed. Learn how to groom the heads on multiple breeds in this seminar. Cheryl will teach you her techniques on achieving that WOW factor no matter what length the body is trimmed in. There will be a slide show with videos clips and a live demo.

Heroes For Healthy Pets

Dr. Courtney Campbell

The Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management is a program sponsored by Barkleigh, The International Boarding and Pet Services Association, National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and Pet Sitters, International. The Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification is open to all pet and veterinary professionals. To become certified, both modules must be completed and the certification examination must be passed.

Part 1) Understanding Infectious Disease

This seminar will discuss common transmissible diseases of dogs, including pathogens of CIRDC (canine infectious respiratory disease complex- including dog flu), Leptospirosis, Parvo, and Distemper. The lecture will give an overview of the incidence rate, how to recognize the clinical signs of illness and how to recognize signs of illness in dogs, and prevention. Management of outbreaks in group environments such as kennels and doggie daycares and options for prevention, including vaccination and sanitation protocols will also be discussed.

Part 2) Effective Infectious Disease Control

To remain competitive in this market, pet professional businesses must keep their pet owners happy and this means keeping pets healthy. In 2016, leading experts on infectious disease developed a consensus statement to recommend best practices for pet care and safety for pet professional businesses such as kennels, veterinary facilities, doggie daycares, dog walkers, groomers, and training facilities. This program covers the topic of best practices of sanitation and prevention of infectious disease spread.

Everyday Dogs

Judi Cantu-Thacker

We all groom “everyday dogs”; not quite show quality, but need grooming nonetheless. This can include shorter styles, easy to maintain and keeping the integrity of the breed in some cases, but mostly making the customer happy and the dog comfortable. Judi will discuss and demonstrate how to determine the best pet trims for your clients while maintaining a breed profile with a little flare.

How To Get More Referrals

Fernando Camacho

Grooming, like all other dog service businesses, is mostly a referral based industry. However, so many businesses aren’t doing the things they should be to take advantage of this powerful form of traffic. A referral is the easiest sale you can get - they’ve already been sold on how awesome your business is by someone else. Fernando will go over the 2 main sources of referrals you have available to you and how you can cultivate them to bring you a constant stream of new clients without ever having to lift a finger or spend a dollar on advertising.

For The Shear Joy Of It

Dara Forleo

Seeing that pretty dog that just left your shop, clean and neat, is such a great feeling. Do you care for your shears and blades like you care for the pet? This seminar focuses on the “dos and don’ts” and “ins and outs” of shear and blade maintenance. Your hands, thumb and wrist will thank you.

The Beautiful Bedlington

Olga Zabelinskaya

Olga will discuss the breed standard for the Bedlington Terrier and will go over the show trim and the easy pet trim. Olga will also show dematting techniques, brushing and scissoring for the difficult to style Bedlington coat, as well as the Bedlington Terrier head and how to avoid common mistakes.