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November 13, 2014 Newsletter

Judy's Favorite Grooming Tools

with Judy Hudson, NCMG


The pet industry is filled with grooming tools.  To a developing pet groomer, selecting the best tools can be daunting.  The product catalogs are overflowing.  What works best?  What will hold up the longest?  What tools should you splurge on?  When can you skimp?


With over 20 years grooming experience under her belt, Judy Hudson has experimented with plenty of grooming tools.  There has been lots of trial and error.  In this video lesson, Judy shares her favorite tools to work with on a daily basis.


As Judy says in the start of the video, she felt like she needed to unload her entire grooming van for this one!  In this lesson, she talks about 40 items that she uses every day in her mobile grooming business.  Her motto: "Groom smarter -- not harder."  Time is money.  The faster she can get a dog groomed and move on to her next client, the happier she is.  That's the goal of most professional pet stylists.


If you don't have a wealth of experience already under your belt, join Judy.  She'll help get you on the fast-track by choosing the right products and tools right.


Approximate total running time:  25 minutes 


In this video you will learn:

  • how to work with technology.
  • how to get the pet super-clean.
  • which safety items work well.

  • a useful way to apply hydrogen peroxide.
  • what she puts in her spray bottles.

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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.

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How to Work a Metal Guard Comb Through a Matted Coat 

Join Suesan Watson as she shows you how to salvage coat on a matted Standard Poodle/Doodle.  The coat is soft and a mess. The owners like him fluffy.  Unfortunately, the dog does not enjoy the brushing process.   


Sue worked a lot of magic in the bathing and drying process off camera.  She relied on products and a powerful velocity dryer to loosen much of the matted coat. In this Mini Lesson, Sue demonstrates how to use a Wahl snap-on metal guard comb over a #30 blade to cut in the pattern - and through sections of coat that are still very matted.


This Mini Lesson is an excerpt of  Grooming a Black & White Doodle/Poodle.


Approximate running time:  

10 minutes.


Mini Lessons are only available to Members of  

From the Archives!  

Linda uses her years of experience combined with the principles of massage and relaxation to win the trust of two pets she has never worked on before.  Both of these pets have a history of nervousness and anxiety.  Linda guides you through the steps she takes with a new client to win the trust and cooperation of a nervous dog.

Estimated Run Time:  

28 minutes  

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!  

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