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April 3, 2014
Trimming the Feet, Face & Tail
on a Young Show Poodle
with Suesan Watson CMG     


Suesan Watson is a respected contest stylist and a Wahl platform demonstrator. She is also a third generation pet stylist. The future of our featured pup is going to be in the AKC conformation show ring. In this lesson, Sue focuses on poodle basics. In this video, she shows you her techniques to trim the face, feet, tail and tummy on this Miniature Poodle puppy.


Every pet stylist has their own methods of what works well for them. Each one of our Training Partners shares slightly different tricks to get the job done quickly and safely for the dog. Some of the tips deal with training a young dog. Other techniques focus on getting the job done safely. While other methods emphasis quality assurance.


By joining Sue in this lesson, you might just pick up a few new tricks to your collection of trimming techniques. Our goal is always to help you get the grooming done safely for both you and the pet. It's also important to get the job done quickly, while maintaining top quality for all your four legged clients.  


Approximate total running time: 20 minutes   



In this video you will learn:

  •  how to position the pet to trim the feet efficiently.  
  •  how to spread the toes.
  •  where to set the lines on the face and throat.
  •  why it's important to clean the flews well. 
  •  how to trim between the eyes of a dog that is going to have a spray-up. 


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Natural Color Enhancement
on a Wire Fox Terrier




Award winning pet stylist, Michell Evans shows you how to make the natural colors on a Wire Fox Terrier really pop. She demonstrates using a wide variety of products - some are easy to find anywhere while others may be a bit more challenging to find but work great! Michell shows you how it's done whether you are working on a pet client or a competition show dog.




Approximate running time:

10 minutes.


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Courtney Ramstack a compassionate stylist with a dynamic personality. She has a strong sense of quality with everything that she does. Courtney has trained over 150 grooming students. She takes great pride to make her shops fun and exciting places to work.


We are proud to have Courtney as one of our Training Partners at




From the Archives!  

Grooming Demo on a Daisy Dog     


Misty Fowler demonstrates grooming techniques that emphasize key features of this adorable little dog.  This combination coat is wiry on the body while extremely soft on the head and legs, which poses some interesting challenges.  Misty shows you how to clip the body and scissor the legs to make the most of this haircut.  She creates a cute round head style that shows off the eyes and long eyelashes.





Estimated Run Time: 55 minutes


Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
Gently stroking the inside of a nervous
dog's thigh can help the dog relax
and aid in building its confidence.



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