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Saturday Programs

Quick And Trendy Poodle Pet Trim

Jonathan David

A great haircut is your best advertisement, but who has time to be a perfectionist? You do! A stylish Poodle pet trim isn't as time consuming as you think with the help of snap on combs, quality shears, and some time saving tips! Poodles are one of America’s most popular breeds and every groomer sees plenty of them, but often owners think a great Poodle trim is too much maintenance. Jonathan will show you how to give a great haircut that's a walking billboard of your work without too much time on your part and too much maintenance for your customers.

Nutrition: How Does That Effect My Job?

Dr. Cliff Faver

How much does nutrition play in the health of the skin? You might be surprised! Come and learn more about the diets we feed and what you may want to consider in choosing and recommending a diet. How much can we trust labels and what do we need to know about the dog food industry?

Am I Really Making Money?

Brett Wilson

Are you working harder for less income? Are your debts growing, while your income is shrinking? Where is the profit in the grooming industry? Take a dive into your bookkeeping, and learn once and for all how to make real money in this ever-changing business. This cost-analysis based seminar will truly show you where every penny of your business is spent, down to how much it costs per dog for shampoo.

Start Adding Cats!

Kim Raisanen

Have you been thinking about adding cat grooming to your business? Or are you are just starting out with grooming cats? Then this seminar is for you! You will learn the proper techniques of combing, brushing, handling, cleaning ears, trimming and filing nails, and feline oral care. Kim will also discuss the similarities and differences in long hair and a short hair cats and their grooming requirements.

What Scissors Are Right For Your Bichons?

Koko Tanaka

Koko will discuss how to choose the proper shear at an economical price that will give you the finish you are looking for. She will go over which shears she prefers to achieve proper breed profile in a pet style trim. There are long and short, curved and straight, but do you really need them all? Or can you execute your trim with just one or the other? Join Koko while she demonstrates the beautifully groomed pet Bichon.

How To Not Get Bit!

Scott Wasserman

This seminar explains the “hows” and “whys” a dog may bite. It covers everything from puppy development, noise sensitivity, handling puppies, geriatric dogs and special needs pets.

Handling Bad Reviews With A Winning Attitude

Khris Berry

Every business eventually faces the dreaded bad review. Handling bad reviews with class and style is an art - and this seminar will teach you how to navigate the treacherous waters of Google, Yelp, and Facebook reviews. You will learn how to craft appropriate responses; emotional, non-emotional, factual, humorous, and many more. Your public response (or lack thereof) to your reviews can be a powerful tool in traversing social media and maintaining your reputation. Learn to respond with passion and confidence and represent your business in a professional manner. Please update on website and in program.

American Cocker Spaniels

Janice Fehn

In this live Cocker Spaniel demo, you will find out what you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask - inside and out. Janice will demonstrate how to properly set your lines according to breed standard, as well as teach you her shortcuts to achieve breed profile in a pet trim.

Salon Creative Add-On Services

Angela Kumpe

Angela will show you several new products for quick add-on creative services in the salon as well as covering several you may have seen before but just didn’t know how they were achieved. Some of the topics will include chalking, Swarovski crystals, iron in accessories, quick touches of color, glitter designs, and creative finishing touches.

Snazzy Schnauzers

Erin McLaughlin

The Miniature Schnauzer pet trim one of the most talked about trims in the grooming industry. Here you will learn to set a proper pattern on a pet Schnauzer, and give it that winning look without all of the maintenance. Valerie will talk about how to prep the coat in the bathing and drying process, and show you with a combination of clippers, scissors, carding and products how to achieve the gorgeous Schnauzer look.

Achieving The Purrfect Mane

Kim Raisanen

In this class Kim will teach you how to achieve the purrfect mane every time. The proper techniques, equipment and environment will be the focus of this class, with step by step instructions for a lion cut. Bathing and Drying Techniques will be discussed and a video by Certified Master Cat Groomer, Kim Raisanen will be played.

Employees: Engaged Vs Motivated

Brett Wilson

On the fence about hiring? Struggling to find great staff, or how to get more from your staff? Employees are the lifeblood of any industry and they are critical in getting the job done in our serviced based business. Whether you have 0 or 100 employees, this class is for you. Learn about when to hire, when to fire, and benefits. This business management class is geared towards owners and will have plenty of time for specific employee related questions.