Turning Ordinary Groomers into Extraordinary Groomers
Bathing and brushing appear at first glance to be the easiest of tasks. They're not. In fact, the groomer's ability to satisfy customers is controlled to a significant degree by the knowledge and skill applied in these early steps in the process. Sue and Jay begin with instructions in ear cleaning, nail trimming and pad trimming. They then move on to bathing techniques. [Want to know how to remove most undercoat in the bath rather than have it flying around your shop?] Blow drying techniques are covered in detail -- from completing undercoat removal to dematting, using force dryers and straightening the Poodle's coat using force and stand dryers. You'll find this DVD a great tool to train new bather/brushers.
De-Matting & De-Shedding
Dematting is no small task for any groomer. In this DVD, Jay and Sue demonstrate and explain the use of different tools and techniques in the dematting process. Content includes when the groomer should or should not dematt and how to deal with owners of matted animals. Problems that dematting can generate are explained, as are techniques for avoiding them. Deshedding techniques, tools and products also are discussed.
Difficult But Not Impossible
Puppies, old and fragile animals, nervous and fearful types, overweight dogs, and biters. They're all among the problem children who visit grooming salons -- stationary and mobile -- in the course of a business day. And all of them require care in handling. Each must be safely groomed for the protection of animals, owners and groomers. You'll find out how to do it in this video. Learn how to read and handle difficult animals to ensure that every day ends a happy one for all involved. Sue and Jay include a segment on cat handling techniques for those who mix canine and feline pets in a DVD you'll use for years in enhancing skills -- yours and those of your employees.
Handstripping & Carding
The techniques of hand stripping and carding are demonstrated in this video. Many have never been taught the differences between the two techniques. They're described in detail here. Answers to common questions concerning the techniques are provided as well.
Scissoring & Thinning Techniques
Sue Zecco and Jay Scruggs announce the first of a series of DVDs to assist groomers in improving their technical and business knowledge and skills. Scissoring and Thinning Techniques will be followed by presentations on shampooing and skin care as well as other topics of vital interest to groomers. The series later will deal with subjects such as marketing products and services, managing consumer relationships and building stature in the community. The Scissoring and Thinning DVD covers techniques in holding shears, body positioning, and caring for shears -- straight, curved and thinning.
The Head Compilation
In this informative four disc set, Jay and Sue take you through the grooming steps of 29 different heads. From Airedales to the Yorkie, you will learn breed specific techniques as well as different head style options. This DVD set is for those groomers who want to fine tune their techniques to wow their clients immediately upon seeing their dog.
Volume 1: Airedale, Bedlington, Bichon, American & English Cocker
Volume 2: Doodle, German Trim, Golden Retriever, Maltese, Mixed Breeds
Volume 3: Poodle, Poodle Puppy, Schnauzer Sheepdog, Shih Tzu
Volume 4: Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, Westie, Wheaten, Yorkie