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JULY 4TH, 2013
Mobile Grooming Chats: Dealing with Common Mobile Issues
with Judy Hudson, Marc LaFleur and Melissa Verplank

Mobile grooming is a wonderful business option for many people. It offers you freedom. You have full control of your schedule. The grooming environment is peaceful. Plus, you have fabulous job security. But there's no business in the world that works perfectly. Mobile pet grooming is no different. While there are loads of benefits to being on the road, mobile dog grooming also presents its own set of challenges.

Judy Hudson, Marc LaFleur and Melissa Verplank each have years of experience dealing with mobile grooming vans.

In this short lesson, Judy, Marc and Melissa discuss some of the most common issues that crop up while on the road and how to overcome them.

Approximate running time: 20 minutes
In this video you will learn:
  • How to minimize down time when you rely on a generator for power
  • What maintenance items you should learn how to do on your own
  • What spare part should you always have on hand
  • How to deal with freezing temperatures
  • Where to dump your gray water 
New Mini Lesson with Lisa Leady

How to Trim the Rear End of a Pomeranian 

Award-winning pet stylist Lisa Leady shows you how to trim up the rear end of a Pomeranian. This little Pomeranian is profusely coated.

Lisa shows you how to shorten the rear furnishings. Her techniques add style to this dog while accentuating its structure and confirmation.

Approximate running time: 8 minutes

Mini Lessons are only available to Members of  

Expires Monday July 8, 2013 at Midnight.
Melissa Verplank's Latest Blog:
Clippers: Handling and Dexterity Skills

"The best professional stylists are those who have developed a confident degree of dexterity with the clippers. Moreover, good scissor work is rarely found on a badly clipped dog.  The two just do not go together."


Melissa Verplank  


Clipper Skills
with Melissa Verplank
The secret to all quality haircuts on pets is in the clipper work. In this video from the archive, Melissa will show you how to efficiently work with your clippers to achieve a satin smooth finish on multiple coat types by using a wide variety of blades and guard combs.

This video will help you learn how to:
  • Explain how blades cut the fur
  • Hold the clippers
  • Define "clipper tip"
  • Create a smooth finish
  • Minimize your clipping time 
This is one of the more than 300 grooming lessons in the archive.
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