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*Last years info below

Friday

Time Class Speaker
8:00am Registration Opens
VIP Lounge Opens
9 - 10am Day Long Programs Part 1
The Grooming Tutor: Shih-Tzu’s Sassy Heads Michell Evans
Take It From A Vet: Knowledge And Skills To Better Serve Your Clients Dr. Dana Koch
Dog Grooming Simplified Jodi Murphy
The Complete Mobile Groomer Mary Oquendo & Beth Cristiano
From The Tip Of The Nose To The Tip Of The Tail - Cat Grooming Made Easy Kim Raisanen
A K C Salon Certification: Safety In The Shop Susan Sholar
Business Matters Melissa Verplank
10:00am Trade Show Opens
10:30am Newbie Tour of the Show
11 - 12pm Day Long Programs Part 2
Great Grooming On Drop Coated Breeds: Yorkie Jay Scruggs
Take It From A Vet: Knowledge And Skills To Better Serve Your Clients Dr. Dana Koch
Dog Grooming Simplified Jodi Murphy
The Complete Mobile Groomer Mary Oquendo & Beth Cristiano
From The Tip Of The Nose To The Tip Of The Tail - Cat Grooming Made Easy Kimberly Raisanen
AKC Salon Certification: Safety In The Shop Susan Sholar
Business Matters Melissa Verplank
1:00pm Newbie Tour of the Show
2 - 3pm Day Long Programs Part 3
Super Short Styles For Drop Coats Sue Zecco
Take It From A Vet: Knowledge And Skills To Better Serve Your Clients Dr. Dana Koch
Dog Grooming Simplified Jodi Murphy
The Complete Mobile Groomer Mary Oquendo & Beth Cristiano
From The Tip Of The Nose To The Tip Of The Tail - Cat Grooming Made Easy Kimberly Raisanen
AKC Salon Certification: Safety In The Shop Susan Sholar
Business Matters Melissa Verplank
3:15pm Newbie Tour of the Show
4 - 5pm Day Long Programs Part 4
Drop Coats Start To Finish Chris Pawlosky
Take It From A Vet: Knowledge And Skills To Better Serve Your Clients Dr. Dana Koch
Dog Grooming Simplified Jodi Murphy
The Complete Mobile Groomer Mary Oquendo & Beth Cristiano
From The Tip Of The Nose To The Tip Of The Tail - Cat Grooming Made Easy Kimberly Raisanen
AKC Salon Certification: Safety In The Shop Susan Sholar
Business Matters Melissa Verplank
6:00pm Trade Show Closes

Saturday

Time Class Speaker
8:00am Registration Opens
VIP Lounge Opens
9 - 10am Session 1
Is Your Website Hurting Your Business? Fernando Camacho
7 Secrets For Dealing With Difficult Clients Linda Easton & Dr. Jim Warner
Poodle In A German Trim Michell Evans
Skin And Hair 101 Dr. Cliff Faver
Lion Cut Or Not? Danelle German
Clipper Art (With And Without Color) Angela Kumpe
Scottie Secrets Jennifer Lee
10:00am Trade Show Opens
10:30am Newbie Tour of the Show
11 - 12pm Session 2
Dog Fights: How Prevent And Break Them Up Fernando Camacho
House-Call Grooming 101: Grooming In The Owner's Home Laura Hearn
Cocker Pet Trim Judy Hudson
So You Want To Compete? Julie Pantages
Super Styling Heads Jay Scruggs
Just A Face In The Crowd: Does Your Salon Stand Out From The Rest? Nancy Ward
May The Force Be With You Dan Williams
12 - 2pm Luncheon (Meal Served 12-1 followed by entertainment)
1:00pm Newbie Tour of the Show
2 - 3pm Session 3
How To Get More Referrals Fernando Camacho
Thinning Shears, A Groomers Best Kept Secret! Jonathan David
Protecting Yourself And Your Salon Barb Hoover
20/20 Add-On’s For The Salon Or Mobile Angela Kumpe & Lori Craig
Mixed Breed Extreme Makeover Kendra Otto
Start Adding Cats! Kimberly Raisanen
The Canine Grooming Blueprint Melissa Verplank
3:15pm Newbie Tour of the Show
4 - 5pm Session 4
Conquer Bad Hair Days Forever: The Truth About Coat Damage, Mats And Tangles Dave Campanella
Going Green Equals Green Nancy Ward
Head To Tail Assessments Dr. Dana Koch
Marketing And Pricing For Mobile Angela Kumpe
Double Coated Styling Chris Pawlosky
Grooming The Difficult Dog Sue Watson
Am I Really Making Money? Brett Wilson
6:00pm Trade Show Closes

Saturday Evening

Time Event
7:00pm Dinner followed by the PetSmart Best In Show Awards, Abstract Creative Runway
and Barkleigh Honors Awards
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Sunday

Time Class Speaker
7:00am Morning Devotions with Don and Barb Kassebaum
8 - 10am Gospel Conert & Breakfast (MEAL SERVED 8-9 FOLLOWED BY ENTERTAINMENT)
9:00am Registration Opens
VIP Lounge Opens
10:00am Trade Show Opens
10:45am Newbie Tour of the Show
11 - 12pm Session 5
Training To Help Your Grooming Fernando Camacho
Scissors 101: Understanding Your Shears Jonathan David
Retailing And The Latest Trends In The Pet World Mario DiFante
Advertising With Airbrushing Dawn Omboy
You Had Me At Meow! – Cat Communications Kimberly Raisanen
How To Establish Grooming Prices For Your Salon Melissa Verplank
Mr. Terrier On Hand Stripping Scott Wasserman
12:00pm Newbie Tour of the Show
12 - 2pm Luncheon (MEAL SERVED 12-1 FOLLOWED BY ENTERTAINMENT)
2 - 3pm Session 6
Your Business Runs On Shampoo Streamlining Your Grooming Process With Liquids! Dave Campanella
Smart Style System Linda Easton
Mobile Etiquette: How To Be A Shining Star In Your Community Melissa Verplank
The Good, The Bad, And The Furry Dr. Dana Koch
Grooming The Schnauzer Lisa Leady
Client Surveys Mary Oquendo
Accessorize Your Pooch Workshop Olga Zabelinskaya
4 - 5pm Session 7
Salon Design Mario DiFante
I Got A Disease From A Dog? Dr. Cliff Faver
How To Get And Keep Cat Clients Danelle German
Cute, Easy Styles To Make Over Those Mixed Breeds Cheryl Purcell
Increasing Stylist Income Instantly Nancy Ward
Customer Service: Keep Them Coming Back Brett Wilson
Big And Beautiful: The Standard Poodle Sue Zecco
5:00pm Trade Show Closes
6:00pm Show Close Auction
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