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October 30, 2014 Newsletter
Airbrushing a Thanksgiving Stencil on a Pet 
with Angela Kumpe

Angela Kumpe has done it again!  


If you'd like to add a little flair to your pet guests this Thanksgiving, you'll want to watch as Angela designs a cute turkey stencil and shows you how to use an airbrush to paint it on a cute Lab mix.


Don't worry if you're not a great free-hand artist.  Angela shows you step-by-step how to find the perfect image and create a template that you can use time and again. The supplies she uses can be purchased anywhere, from your local craft shop to the art supply section of most department stores.


Once you've created the stencil, it's time to apply the paint. Angela uses an airbrush in this lesson, but you could also use blow pens or paint and brushes. Watch as the design comes to life before your eyes in just a few steps! With practice, this type of creative styling can become a regular part of your grooming service.


Approximate total running time:  22 minutes 


In this video you will learn:

  • where to get supplies to make the template.
  • how to create bold and fine lines for more detail.
  • how to change colors so the result doesn't look "muddy."
  • what to use to thin the paint or clean your tools - the answer will surprise you!
  • how to add definition to make your design "pop."

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New! From Guest Blogger, Joe Zuccarello 

We're proud to feature industry superstar and Training Partner Joe Zuccarello in this week's newsletter.  If you'd like to know more about him and his contributions to the pet industry,
check out his blog,   
High Performance Tips for Pet Industry Professionals.
Closet Organizer

We often times catch ourselves in situations that take up a huge amount of energy addressing the same problem over and over again in our business.    Without direction, standards, and accountability, your team - and ultimately your business - will suffer.

Think of it like a disorganized closet - can you easily find what you're looking for are you late each morning because you can't find what you need? 



What Does It Take to Become a Professional Groomer?

In this Mini Lesson, Danelle German discusses what types of personalities potentially make the best professional Groomers. She also talks about a few of the top obstacles of breaking into a professional pet grooming business and what they can do to overcome those roadblocks.


Approximate running time:  

5:21 minutes.


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From the Archives!  

Can We Talk? How to Deal
with Geriatric Pets

There comes a time when every professional pet groomer must deal with an elderly dog, the feeble dog, or the dog who is dealing with dementia. They can be challenging, but with the proper mindset and some basic skills you can help keep the pet safe and secure.

In this session, Suesan Watson shows you how to deal with the older pet. Her experience comes from a career full of dealing with pets of all ages.


Estimated Run Time:  

16 minutes  

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!  

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