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September 11, 2014 Newsletter
Handling Techniques 
with Lindsey Dicken, NCMG

When it comes to proper pet handling techniques, National Certified Master Groomer, Lindsey Dicken knows what she's doing.  In this lesson, Lindsey teaches you how to work safely and efficiently with pets who might not sit still as a statue during grooming.


Maintaining proper control is essential for pet safety.  Lindsey starts by showing you how and where to place the grooming lead. As Lindsey says, "When you have proper control of the head, you will have proper control of the rest of the body."  Even the size of the grooming table can influence how a dog will behave.  Lindsey also discusses the importance of understanding canine anatomy in order to prevent injury.  As she moves through the lesson, Lindsey explains each step of the grooming process while using the techniques that will keep the pet safe and provide the best results.


Seasoned pros agree - grooming skills alone are not enough.  Dogs get their confidence from you!  Keeping a dog comfortable and safe will encourage better cooperation and will help make the experience more enjoyable for the pet as well as the groomer.     


Approximate total running time:  25 minutes 


In this video you will learn:

  • holding techniques that really work.
  • how to properly place the grooming loop
  • how to earn cooperation from a wiggly pet.
  • proper pet positioning for maximum safety.
  • great advice for shear safety.

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How to Minimize Corduroy Marks When Using a Guard Comb on a Golden Retriever 

Award winning pet stylist, Misty Fowler shows you how to minimize tracking - otherwise known as corduroy marks - when dealing with a guard comb. This is not a traditional style for Golden Retriever, however many pet owners appreciate this style.


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Approximate running time:  

6 minutes.


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From the Archives!  


Don't think you can get a little matted dog done in less than 45 minutes? Think again! Suesan Watson creates this adorable Personality trim in just that. We're talkin' rough cut, bath, blow dry, and finish! Check it out and see what you think! As you watch, notice the focus and her body positioning as she grooms this little daisy dog. 

Estimated Run Time:  

45 minutes  

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