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Sunday Programs

Sporting Dogs in the Salon

Nadia Bongelli

We all know about hand-stripping terrier coats, but what about proper care and grooming of sporting breed jackets? These techniques are more useful in your day-to-day grooming than you may think! Uncover a whole new world and coat type and add another handy skill to your arsenal.

Korean Style, Please

Arisa Thomas

Do you scour the internet looking for inspiration for your next groom? Look no further! In this informative demonstration, Arisa Thomas will explain how she takes cute dogs from furry to Korean Style. She will show you how turn your clients into real-life teddy bears and achieve those perfect heads!

Let’s Face It

Jayne Gallagher

Join Jayne in this face-focused demonstration. The eyes are the window to the soul, and with our dogs, that statement couldn’t ring more true. That being said, many stylists get stuck, not knowing the best way to convey the beauty of the dogs to our clients. Let’s Face It will be an extremely engaging and informative session, focused on the face and expression, that will help revolutionize the way stylists will send dogs out of their salons. Learn how to sculpt adorable faces and highlight the best features of the many different types of dogs that come into your everyday salon.

The Wellness Salon

Joey Villani

It doesn’t take much to add a full spa day to your salon or mobile—and Joey will show you how! With slight changes and a different approach, become the ultimate wellness salon and not only pamper man’s best friend, but also increase profits.

Building a Routine: Efficiency, Money & Mindfulness

Gavyn Freeman

Are you tired of feeling lost in your days? Do you want to maximize your money and ease your mind while working? It's time to take control of your career and unleash the power of a routine! With an intentional routine in place, you can streamline your services, improve your efficiency, boost your bottom line, and, most importantly, make your life easier! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this seminar will help you create or revamp an everyday routine that will generate speed, simplicity, and consistency in your grooming business!

Life in the Fast Lane: Liquid Grooming Products to Speed Up the Process

Dan Williams

This presentation examines products used to speed up the bathing and grooming process. Products such as high-velocity dryers, detanglers, dematters, and conditioner used to reduce blow-dry time will all be discussed. Waterless foaming shampoo commonly used on the road, at the show, and on the go will also be reviewed.

Ferret & Guinea Pig Grooming

Anjie Coates

Ferrets and Guinea Pigs are very unique pets we as groomers can offer our services to. Since they are such unique animals, understanding these pets is the best place to begin. Anjie will teach you how to handle and groom these pets, adding another revenue stream to your salon.

Doodle Trims for the Unicorn Client

Elizabeth Gibbs

Do you have a doodle client that brushes coat at home, comes in on a reoccurring schedule, and can handle the ideal teddy bear look? Then join Elizabeth in this class where she will cover how to give doodle clients a hand-scissored look and go over her tips and tricks to ensure this haircut is done within a timely fashion.

Elevating the Everyday Groom

Rachel Colant

Wondering how to elevate your basic haircuts into adorable, Instagramable grooms? Wanna get your clients on board with trying new styles that excite and inspire you? In this seminar, Rachel will share her tips and simple tweaks that you can apply on any coat type to add flair and set your everyday grooms apart without slowing down your workflow. She will discuss how to communicate with clients in a way that inspires trust and confidence and gives you the freedom to do more of the grooms that you love, and demonstrate the techniques to get you there.

Kill Em with Cuteness!

Blake Hernandez

For the third time today, a matted dog hits your table. The client is picky and brand new, but that doesn't matter because you're a professional who is there to help the animals. In this seminar, Blake is going to help you find the main vein to getting clients to understand their shortcomings, give a spectacular trim with all the cuteness, and teach you how to set clients up for success.

Pricing for Profit

Elli Bultemeier

Money, money, money! I don’t know about you, but the song comes to mind quickly. Yeah, you know you just sang it! But what are we afraid of? We are in business to make money. Prices are rising everywhere around us, it’s our turn to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start thriving. Let’s unpack how to use our pricing models to generate the most and create a healthy living.

Training a Team to Complement Your Brand

Denise Heroux

One of the most crucial elements to growing your brand with a team is the training you put into them. Denise will discuss what components are needed to start building a strong team through a solid training program, as well as making sure you properly execute it. A solid training program will complement your brand, and therefore, so will your team.

Going from Pet Groomer to Enrichment Stylist

Samantha Palya

Are you tired of struggling with dogs? Getting hurt? Turning clients away? Is your passion too low and your burn out too high? Learn how to enhance your day and the pets groom with enrichment grooming. During this seminar, you will learn how grooming through enrichment will create that positive experience for you, your clients, and their pets. From puppies to older dogs and aggressive to scared, learn what tools you need and safety tips, but most of all, how to go beyond the groom and create an amazing mental, emotional, and physical experience.

Getting Puppies Acclimated

Ashley Pacini

Understanding the significance of early grooming experiences for a puppy's lifelong well-being, this course emphasizes positive reinforcement, patience, and compassion to build trust between the puppy and their groomer. Throughout this seminar, attendees will learn various techniques to make grooming a stress-free and enjoyable experience for puppies while in their care, with a focus on handling techniques, introduction of tools and equipment, understanding puppy behavior and more. By the end of this course, participants will not only possess the knowledge to acclimate puppies to grooming but will also have the confidence to create a lifelong bond of trust and comfort with their new clients, ensuring grooming becomes a positive experience for all involved.

Setting Angles to Create that Stellar Profile

Victor Rosado

In this seminar, Victor Rosado, ICMG, NCMG, will teach one of his most valuable philosophies, “form follows function.” Learn how to properly set angles on your dogs for everyday grooming, competitive grooming, or dog show grooming. When you learn this important step, you will maximize your grooming time and create that stellar profile. Victor is also a licensed conformation All Breeds judge and a Breeder of Merit where he has built a strong foundation of grooming profiles based on ideal body conformation. Don’t miss this seminar!

Everyday Golden Retriever

Tammy Siert

Do you have Golden Retrievers with tons of coat you’re not sure what to do with? Tammy will help guide you and help you choose the correct tools to use to remove that excess coat. She will also show you different techniques to make your everyday Golden client leave looking like a show dog.

Back to the Basics

Markie James

Even if you are a seasoned groomer or brand new, sometimes getting back to the basics is what we need! In this class, Markie James will go over all the basics: from what tools are on the market and available to us, blade lengths and when to use them, holding your shears properly, ergonomics to take care of yourself, safety rules to live by, to organizing tips to make your day go smoother.

Fake It Till You Blake It

Blake Hernandez

You have a full client list and schedule, your grooms are nice, and your reputation is good, but, you look around and wonder “What's next?” In this hour, Blake is going to share a personal and inspiring story about his journey from drug addiction to industry leader. He will also share key tips for those of you interested in being featured in documentaries, reality TV, or books, and how to become a brand ambassador or the entrepreneur you knew you could become. At the end of the day, this is an hour to get inspired and motivated so you know that you too can overcome anything and deserve everything!

“Dirty” Little Secrets: Basic Tips and Tricks for Everyday Bathing

Ashley Pacini

Dogs of all ages and sizes come into the salon every day with different skin issues, yeast problems, fleas and ticks, ear infections, and other sorts of things that cause discomfort and difficulty during the bathing process. In this seminar, Ashley will be discussing the easiest and safest ways to bathe difficult dogs with all of those pesky little problems that nobody likes to talk about, because a more comfortable bathing experience means an easier and more enjoyable grooming experience for both you and the dog.

Meow Wow!: Feline Anatomy & Physiology

Dana Chavez-Rey

n this one-hour course, Master Groomer Dana Chavez-Rey, global educator for Andis, gives an overview on feline anatomy and speaks about just a few basic functions like why cats rub or scratch surface areas.