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January 23, 2014
 2 for 1 Lesson!
Grooming a Natural Backed
Pet Springer Spaniel Combined with
Gentle & Effective Handling Skills
with Lisa Leady, CMG 


Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady, takes up the challenge. The task? Grooming a year-and-a half old Springer Spaniel that has never been professionally groomed. On camera. We had no clue how this dog was going to react.


Winston did not disappoint us. You get to see two lessons rolled into one! Grooming AND handling. By the first 10 minutes of the video, this young dog starts to show his disenchantment with the grooming process. Lisa Leady never loses her cool. She calmly explains what the dog is doing as he is doing it. She gives reasons why he does some of the actions he is doing. As he accelerates in his dissatisfaction in the grooming process, she shows you ways to gently - but very effectively - stop the behavior.


Even though this dog is acting up, you can clearly see him come around to being a good boy on the grooming table with very calm actions and praise from Lisa. It took a while, but she never gave up on this dog - nor did she ever raise her voice. She is able to do the complete groom - and explain it to you.


Approximate total running time: 41 minutes 



In this video you will learn:

  • why opting to keep it natural is the best option for this coat type. 
  •  how to work effectively with the Groomers Helper.
  •  how to NOT turn this dog into another groomers problem.
  •  how to define colored areas to accentuate structure. 
  •  what parts of the dog do you use clippers.


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Blanket Drying on a Sporting Dog  


Award winning pet stylist, Teresa Dreese demonstrates how to apply the towel to a natural backed sporting dog when you use the blanket drying technique to keep the jacket coat smooth and tight to the body.



Approximate running time: 
3 minutes, 10 seconds.

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New Blog from Melissa Verplank
Ten-Year Anniversary of Notes From the Grooming Table - Time for an Update!


Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday Lisa and I were buried within the creation of Notes From The Grooming Table.

Notes was designed to be a reference guide for the professional pet groomer.

With every breed, I identified the "correct" grooming method for the AKC confirmation show ring. However, in the book, I gave basic pet grooming directions and how to maintain the integrity of the breed using pet grooming techniques with clipper's and scissors.   




From the Archives!  

Dematting Tips for Any Breed   

. We deal with this every day. It's what guarantees we'll have work tomorrow! We know - it's a love/hate relationship. In this lesson, awarding winning stylist, Karen Tucker gives you a great lesson on how to demat quickly and painlessly. Her key secrets almost make the tangles melt away. We're not talking a severely matted pet - but those pets that come in every 5-6 weeks. These are the owners who don't know what a brush looks like between grooming.

Estimated Run Time: 22 minutes




Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
A $50 six week client represents approximately
$4500 over ten years of grooming.



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