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October 16, 2014 Newsletter
Cat Rake n Vac

Plus Cat Bathing & Drying

with Judy Hudson, NCMG

Do you have clients with cats that you're not grooming?


That's exactly how Judy Hudson was not that long ago.  But she asked herself, "Why am I grooming this clients dog's every couple of weeks but not doing their cat?"  She was letting the money simply slip through her fingers - and she knew it.


Judy has been a long time pet professional.  She's been a vet tech, an awarding-winning canine stylist, a grooming judge, an industry speaker, a platform demonstrator, and is certified pet first aid instructor.  She thought to herself, "How hard can a cat be to bathe?" 


Judy's life long experience with animals gave her the edge she needed to deal with cats safely.  She knows they need to be handled slightly differently than dogs to keep both her and cat safe.  Over the years, she's been exposed to a few fabulous products and tools.  She demonstrates how to use these items her to get the cat super clean, de-shedded, and dry in no time.


In this lesson, Judy takes your thorough the steps needed to get a cat brushed out, clean, and dried in her mobile grooming van. Because the space was so tight, we opted to use a head mount camera for some of this video so you could really get a great view from Judy's perspective.


Judy Hudson does not profess to be a true "cat groomer" but she certainly can get a cat washed and dried in no time.  To her, it was easy money that is no longer slipping through her fingertips.


Approximate total running time:  37 minutes 


In this video you will learn:

  • which products and tools work exceptionally well on cats.
  • the best time to remove the loose coat.
  • how to keep a cat contained and under control during grooming.
  • how to work with a Romani Rake-n-Vac.
  • area on a cat that require the most care when grooming.

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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.



We all dread this phone call.


You've just groomed one of your favorite client's dogs. The nails were super long so you trimmed them. You accidentally got one nail too short.


It bled... a lot.  


Setting the Rear Assembly of a Pet Trim on a Kerry Blue Terrier 

Award-winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady demonstrates how to set the rear legs of a Kerry Blue Terrier including:

  • how to scissor the feet
  • how to shape the hip
  • How to set in the rear angulation

In this demonstration, Lisa uses a Kerry Blue Terrier, but the principles of this lesson could be applied to almost any breed where you want to show off a powerful rear assembly.


Approximate running time:  

1:30 minutes.


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From the Archives!  

Grooming the Pet Yorkie
in a Westie Style Trim



With pocket pets being so popular these days, we are seeing more and more Yorkies in our salons. Many owners opt for non-traditional grooming practices on their pets. They want something that is cute but easier to care for than a long, flowing coat. Misty demonstrates an adorable haircut for a Yorkie that takes its inspiration from a Westie haircut.

Estimated Run Time:  

46 minutes  

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!  

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