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September 5, 2014 Newsletter
Creative Grooming: Tiger Stripes 
with Angela Kumpe

Angela Kumpe is a master of creative grooming.  She's shown you some airbrushing basics in previous videos, and in this lesson she takes her technique to the next level.


In this video, Angela layers colors to transform this sweet Chihuahua into a tiger.  She uses an airbrush as well as traditional paint brushes to achieve the right look.  The products and paint can be purchased just about anywhere either online or at your neighborhood hobby store.  


Throughout the video you'll get lots of great pet handling and artistic tips.  You don't need to be a painting master to do this - and if you make a mistake, it washes out with degreasing shampoo!  This technique can be used anytime - from Halloween to everything in between!    


Approximate total running time:  13 minutes 


In this video you will learn:

  • what tools to use - and when to use them.
  • how to use layers to get the right look.
  • how to earn cooperation from a wiggly pet.
  • where to get supplies.
  • ways to utilize this technique for special occasions.

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There is something for everyone from beginning groomer to seasoned pet stylist. You will also find cat grooming videos, creative styling lessons, business building topics, and product reviews.

New Blog From Melissa Verplank 
Thinning Shears Are Erasers to a Pet Stylist

Thinning shears can be your savior. They erase rough spots. They blend out jagged edges. They smooth out transition areas. They fix mistakes.

Because sometimes even the pros need a little help. 



How to Hold Your Shears for Control

British-born Colin Taylor is a master of shear control when it comes to professional pet grooming. In this Mini Lesson, Colin shows you how to hold your shears correctly for optimum control. Have a problem with your thumb sliding through the shear? Colin gives you a great tip in this short lesson.


Approximate running time:  

3 minutes.


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From the Archives!  

Canine Anatomy      

For every purebred dog, there is a written standard developed by the parent breed organization that outlines the "ideal dog."  Being able to decipher the official breed standard can be a challenge. Speaking the language is a key component to understanding how to work professionally with the canine species. In this video you will learn how the basics of canine anatomy. Melissa guides you through the key reference points used to groom dogs, to accentuate balance and style, set pattern lines as well as handle the dog safely and comfortably based on its structural limitations.  

Estimated Run Time:  

42 minutes  

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