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August 28, 2014 Newsletter
Pet Grooming a Dandie Dinmont Terrier
with Jennifer Hecker, CMG 


Jennifer Hecker has shown you how to correctly groom a Dandie Dinmont Terrier for the confirmation show ring. All the grooming was done to breed profile. In this lesson, she shows you how groom a PET Dandie.


Jennifer calls her technique for dealing with the jacket of a pet Terrier "pet stripping." This technique is easier on the dog and more economical for the owner. Yet, you can easily get the same type of "correct" look as on a show dog.  To achieve this look she uses a combination of mat rakes, stripping knives, and clippers.


Throughout the video you'll get lots of tips allowing you to get the job done quickly and easily. As Jennifer works, she reminds you that Dandies should be long and low. They are a very curvy breed and everything should flow. In this lesson you'll learn how to make everything work together. Plus, Jen gives ideas on how to work with a dog that is missing plenty of coat in all the wrong areas.


We have broken this lesson into three chapters for you.  By breaking it into these individual sessions, you will be able to focus quickly on the sections that most interest you. Or - sit down, relax, and enjoy the entire video lesson.  


Approximate total running time:  46 minutes 


Session A: Setting the Body Pattern  

Session B: Trimming the Head & Finishing Details 


In this video you will learn:

  • what tools to use -- and when to use them.
  • why utilizing pet stripping techniques is better than clipper cutting.
  • how to visualize the chest area to get it right.
  • the proper proportions of the head.
  • how to create unique Dandie ear style.

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When Do You Know It's Time to
Stop Clipping?

Certified Master Groomer and longtime Paragon grooming instructor, Marc LaFleur talks about when to determine when your clipper work is done. You don't want to stop clipping it to you hit this point.


Approximate running time:  

3 minutes.


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From the Archives!  

Grooming a Pet Yorkie in the
'Bella-Bottom Trim' 

This a great solution for any drop coated breed that matts easily: Yorkies, Malteses, or ShihTzus. It's an easy trim to do and grabs attention because it's so appealing.

Lindsey, being a horse woman as well as an awarding winning pet stylist, says the feet remind her of a Clydesdale. Combine those fun furry feet with an adorable head style and you have a winning ticket. This trim is super stylish and easy to do - and that translates into easy money in your pocket! 

Estimated Run Time:  

21 minutes  

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!


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