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March 13, 2014
Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer:
The Short 'n Sassy Pet Trim
with Lindsey Dicken NCMG    


Let's face it. In the pet world, Miniature Schnauzers just don't get handstripped. The majority of dogs that we see in our salons are clipper cut. In this lesson, award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to retain the proper essence of the Miniature Schnauzer using pet grooming techniques.


She starts by setting the body pattern with a short clipper blade. She uses muscles and bone structure to set the pattern.

Lindsey shows you how to get your pattern  

lines to flow seamlessly into the  furnishings. Next, she moves into the longer furnishings on the legs and underbody of the dog. Lindsey shows you plenty of great shortcuts to make trimming the longer coat a snap. The head on the Miniature Schnauzer is the crowning glory. Almost half of this video deals with correctly styling the head including: how to safely clipper the ears, how to set the pattern lines to get the classic brick shape, and how to trim the eyebrows.


Throughout the entire lesson, Lindsey gives you great time-saving tips and tricks. She shares with you what tools she likes to use and what products help her get the job done.



Approximate total running time: 56 minutes  


Session A:

            Setting the Pattern with Clippers (Running Time 9:35) 


            Session B:  

            Styling the Feet & Furnishings (Running Time 22:42) 


            Session C:

            Setting the Head & Trim Summary (Running Time 23:45) 



In this video you will learn:

  •  a time-saving trick will get the coat really smooth.  
  •  how to round the feet quickly and safely.
  •  how to quickly trim the transition lines so they blend seamlessly.
  •  how to trim the ears to minimize nicks. 
  •  how to trim the eyebrows to get the 'fierce' expression.


Make sure you scroll to the bottom of Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer: The Short n' Sassy Pet Trim description to activate all three sections of this great video lesson by Lindsey Dicken.



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How to Remove Tangles from a Dog
the Fast & Easy Way




Award winning pet 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. The techniques Karen uses in this lesson can be used on almost any breed to remove matting effectively.






Approximate running time: 
12 minutes.

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From the Archives!  

Cavalier King Charles  

Spaniel Pet Trim      


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is currently winning lots of popularity contests. Chances are you are seeing plenty of them in your salon. Cute as they may be, many carry more coat than their owners want to deal with in a pet setting. Kendra Otto shows you a great alternative trim that is super-fast, super-easy, and super-stylish! Kendra does a great job retaining the essence of the breed while bringing the coat down to a very manageable level for its pet parents.       


Estimated Run Time: 39 minutes


Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
When edging ear leathers, remember this phrase to minimize nicks and cuts: "Keep the tip of the shears towards the tips of the ears."



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