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January 16, 2014
 Gettin' er Done Series with Judy Hudson, NCMG
Grooming a Pet Yorkshire Terrier Mix


Judy Hudson is an awarding winning groomer. She is also a popular demonstrator at grooming trade shows. In this lesson, Judy works on a pet Yorkshire Terrier mix. This old dog used to be one of Judy's competition dogs. He's long since been retired from the ring. He's older now and lives on a farm. This elderly boy has a number of health considerations when it comes to grooming. Even with the challenges, Judy still tries to give him a haircut that is practical yet stylish.


Judy gives you some ideas on how to produce a nice-looking trim quickly. She uses a combination of clipper blades, guard combs, thinning shears and some light scissoring to get this haircut done in less than 30 minutes. As Judy works on this little dog -- in the back of her mind she's always thinking, "What if this was my dog sleeping in my bed?" What can I do to help with the sanitary issues? She shares some great tips on how to blend a stylish haircut with farm style living.


Join Judy as she shows you a simple little trim that is easy to do. One of the keys with working with geriatric dogs is getting them in and out of the salon as quickly as possible. This haircut accomplishes just that.


Approximate total running time: 24 minutes 



In this video you will learn:

  • what type of shampoo products can help with 'old dog' type skin. 
  •  how to quickly set in the pattern.
  •  a goof proof way to blend the coat.
  •  a trick to ensure you get nice round feet every time. 
  •  a fast way to set in around head style.




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Pet Massage 


Not only are more people turning to massage to relieve the stresses of everyday life but they are also looking towards the benefits of massage for their pets as well. Award winning pet stylist, Linda Claflin-Plelps gives you a mini lesson on pet massage using Reagan, a Maremma Sheepdog.





Approximate running time: 
11 minutes, 22 seconds.

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New Blog from Melissa Verplank
Leave Your Emotional
Baggage at the Door 


In a grooming salon, your four footed clients need your full attention. 110% of it. Every day.


Let's face it, we love dogs. The last thing we would want to do as a pet professional is hurt a dog (or cat), but there are countless dangers lurking around every corner of a grooming salon for a pet if we are not on top of our game. 



From the Archives!  

What's Good for the Dog  

is Good for the Cat  

Most dog groomers wouldn't dream of grooming dogs without having some understanding of breeds and their profiles. Yet, when it comes to grooming cats, many groom them without having any knowledge of cat breeds and the standards that exist for them. What are the grooming requirements for different cats? This lecture will give you the guidelines for determining the best groom for every cat.

Estimated Run Time: Just over 60 minutes


Filmed before a live audience at the All American Grooming Show in Chicago.  

Special thanks to show promoter, Jerry Schinberg.


Filmed by L2GD in 2010. 



Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
Cats have tissue paper thin skin.
Use extreme caution when grooming them.



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