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Friday Programs

Safe Handling Difficult Dog Certificate Course

Melissa Jepson

In today's increasingly litigious society, it's more important than ever to understand how to safely handle as many different types of dogs as possible. So what do we do when we feel our safety is compromised? In this comprehensive four-hour class, Melissa will show you in real time how to quickly, compassionately, and efficiently handle the difficult behavioral problems we face every day.

Heads Up!

Jodi Murphy

Do you find yourself struggling with styling the heads of mixed breeds? In this seminar, Jodi will demonstrate several head styles and she will discuss various points to keep in mind in order to capture the perfect expression!

A Pet Terrier

Victor Rosado

In the world of terriers, learn the proper way to groom wire-coated breeds for the pet owners. Handstripping is not just for show dogs! Victor will show you how to incorporate handstripping with your everyday terrier clients. You will see a live demo using the right tools for that terrier…don’t miss this seminar!

Let’s Face It

Kelsey Ann Sexton

Join Kelsey Ann as she shares and demonstrates some quick tips to change up your everyday dog grooming heads into little masterpieces. She will give her tricks to wow your clients with an adorable looking face, even if the rest of them might be a shave-down.

Drab Doodle to Fab Doodle

Elli Bultemeier

Let's be honest; we all want to do that super cute, long, fluffy doodle cut. And in a perfect world, that's great…but it's not practical! Quit doing the same old doodle haircuts and learn some easy tricks to make even short hairstyles look cute. We don't have to hate all the doodles—take advantage of their cuteness and amplify it!

Taking Care of You, the Groomer

Judy Hudson

Judy will share what she has learned over her 30+ year career that has enabled her to continue to groom 10-12 dogs a day pain free. Exercises she does to stay strong in this physically demanding job that we love, inflammatory foods you should steer clear of, and things you should do for your peace of mind will all be covered.

Cracking the Code of Service Upsells and Retail Sales

Elena Volnova

In this seminar, you will learn how to create a grooming services upsell menu that generates money outside of grooming through physical and online sales to your customers. Find out the psychology behind dog parent purchasing behavior and how to pick and price products and extra services to generate additional revenue. Learn how to purchase the right products for retail and how to generate "mailbox money" through affiliate programs without investing a penny in inventory. Discover real-life examples of groomers who cracked the code of service upsells and retail and walk away with a list of products that dog parents actually buy without feeling threatened they would take away your business.

Why Forecasting is Important in the World of Mobile Grooming

Jameson Kon

Where does one go when you already have a business that you want to expand further? What if your business is stagnant and you need to find a way for more growth? Can you do this alone, or do you need a team to get you from Point A to Point Z? Planning for success is the key to any business model. Take this seminar to find out how one can set themselves up for success by following some key points of operations in the mobile world of grooming.

Elevate your Business with Canva

Meg Ioffredo

Meg Ioffredo of Elevation Media Management will explain how to utilize Canva to create cohesive and branded social media images to help market your business. Learn basic design concepts to apply to every graphic; explore the numerous features offered by Canva; and develop a brand image customized to you and your business!

Friday Evening

Barkleigh Pet Professional First Aid & CPR Certificate Course

Kelsey Ann Sexton

As a pet care professional, you want to be equipped with the skills to handle medical emergencies that arise while a pet is in your care. Whether a pet becomes ill, injured, or needs help in a disaster, this course will teach you how to respond.

In this two hour course, you will learn how to stock a first aid kit, perform CPR, respond to breathing and heart emergencies (including choking), and disaster procedures, with some of these exercises being demonstrated on a live dog. This unique course is customized for pet care professionals and you will learn how to respond to emergencies specific to your industry. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a frameable certificate stating that you are certified in Pet Professional First Aid & CPR.

Quick and Easy Dye Work Pattern for the Salon

Angela Kumpe & Adriane Pope

In this fun and exciting class, creative groomers Angela Kumpe and Adriane Pope will show you how to complete amazing, quick creative grooms for your clients. You will be shown several different designs that are easy to do in everyday situations. PowerPoint step by step examples as well as live demos!