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  • Wet Clipping Handout

    Wet Clipping Handout

    Wet Clipping Handout by Debi Hilley, GroomWise Blogger. Her blog is Grooming Smarter.

    This handout is in PDF format. Click here to download.

    If you don't have a PDF reader, you can get it free at http://www.adobe.com/reader
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  • Toenail Clipping - Grooming 101?

    Toenail Clipping - Grooming 101?

    By Barbara Bird
    Originally written June 2009 for her GroomWise.com Blog, and now archived here in Resources. Barbara's web site is www.bbird.biz. Please visit her site today. Copyright 2011 Barbara Bird All rights reserved To what extent is nail clipping the foundation of professional grooming? Are groomers expected to clip nails, no matter what behavior the dog(s) manifest? Is the stress of nail clipping a reason to not do it? These questions are running through my mind as I fume...
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  • Time and Pet Grooming Products

    Time and Pet Grooming Products

    By Barbara Bird
    Originally written June 2009 for her GroomWise.com Blog, and now archived here in Resources. Barbara's web site is www.bbird.biz. Please visit her site today. Copyright 2011 Barbara Bird All rights reserved I enjoy reading groomers’ descriptions of their bathing rituals, what products they use, the sequence they employ, and how long they let various products “set up” on the coat or skin. These descriptions are shared in the sincere belief that the ritual and ti...
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  • Salvage Work

    Salvage Work

    Salvage Work by Melissa Verplank, from her GroomWise Blog http://groomwise.typepad.com/melissa_verplank/. As many of you know, I'm a big dog person. Working on these large furry dogs that have a huge shedding problem is one of my favorite things to do in a grooming salon. I know, I know, call me crazy -- but I just love seeing the transformation in this type of job. Over the years I've gotten really quick with the process and rarely cringe, no matter what the size of the dog, nor the conditi...
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  • Cold Weather Options for Cat Grooming

    Cold Weather Options for Cat Grooming

    by Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG www.nationalcatgroomers.com Winter is upon us. For much of the world that means some rather cold temperatures. Clients who normally opt for the lion cut for their feline during the warmer months may be looking for some cold weather alternatives. Usually their goal is to cut down on shedding as much as possible. Along with shedding comes the all-to-annoying hair ball. Getting rid of both problems is a top priority for many cat owners, whether they live with a...
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  • Canine Nails 101

    Canine Nails 101

    This article originated in the SmartStyling GroomWise Blog by Chris Sertzel, aka WindyWayCavaliers in GroomerTALK. We see them every day, in sets of four usually, but sometimes 5 or even 6. Multiply that by 4 legs and it adds up to a lot of nails that we see, clip and address with clients each and every day. But do we really understand all that we should about these incredible little appendages? We should first realize the larger picture. Dogs walk on their toes like a horse, not on their pad...
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  • Four Principles of Effective Drying

    Four Principles of Effective Drying

    By Debi Hilley Admin has published this article on behalf of Debi Hilley, GroomWise Blogger, aka Particentral. For efficient drying of anything that is wet, you need four things. Extraction Air Flow Volume Dehumidification Controlled Heat By understanding how these principals affect drying you can make your drying process faster and safer while saving yourself money on utility bills as well. I found a lot of really good research has been done on the topic by several manufacturer...
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  • Carrot Tails Done Quickly!

    Carrot Tails Done Quickly!

    This article originated in the SmartStyling GroomWise Blog by Chris Sertzel, aka WindyWayCavaliers in GroomerTALK. This is a quick and easy way to get a nice carrot tail on your pet trims in the salon. If you are hand stripping or very familiar with Terriers, you likely already know the ins & outs of quickly producing a proper tail, so this tip is more so for saving time in the salon. First trim in your pet pattern as you normally would--whether just a heavy card or a clippered back, rememb...
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  • Wet Clipping Handout
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    Wet Clipping Handout by Debi Hilley, GroomWise Blogger. Her blog is Grooming Smarter.

    This handout is in PDF format. Click here to download.

    If you don't have a PDF reader, you can get it free at http://www.adobe.com/reader
    01-13-11, 04:24 PM
  • Time and Pet Grooming Products
    by Admin
    By Barbara Bird
    Originally written June 2009 for her GroomWise.com Blog, and now archived here in Resources. Barbara's web site is www.bbird.biz. Please visit her site today. Copyright 2011 Barbara Bird All rights reserved I enjoy reading groomers’ descriptions of their bathing rituals, what products they use, the sequence they employ, and how long they let various products “set up” on the coat or skin. These descriptions are shared in the sincere belief that the ritual and ti...
    01-13-11, 02:27 PM
  • Toenail Clipping - Grooming 101?
    by Admin
    By Barbara Bird
    Originally written June 2009 for her GroomWise.com Blog, and now archived here in Resources. Barbara's web site is www.bbird.biz. Please visit her site today. Copyright 2011 Barbara Bird All rights reserved To what extent is nail clipping the foundation of professional grooming? Are groomers expected to clip nails, no matter what behavior the dog(s) manifest? Is the stress of nail clipping a reason to not do it? These questions are running through my mind as I fume...
    01-13-11, 02:21 PM
  • Salvage Work
    by Admin
    Salvage Work by Melissa Verplank, from her GroomWise Blog http://groomwise.typepad.com/melissa_verplank/. As many of you know, I'm a big dog person. Working on these large furry dogs that have a huge shedding problem is one of my favorite things to do in a grooming salon. I know, I know, call me crazy -- but I just love seeing the transformation in this type of job. Over the years I've gotten really quick with the process and rarely cringe, no matter what the size of the dog, nor the conditi...
    01-09-11, 03:32 PM
  • Cold Weather Options for Cat Grooming
    by Admin
    by Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG www.nationalcatgroomers.com Winter is upon us. For much of the world that means some rather cold temperatures. Clients who normally opt for the lion cut for their feline during the warmer months may be looking for some cold weather alternatives. Usually their goal is to cut down on shedding as much as possible. Along with shedding comes the all-to-annoying hair ball. Getting rid of both problems is a top priority for many cat owners, whether they live with a...
    12-27-10, 05:55 PM
  • Four Principles of Effective Drying
    by Admin
    By Debi Hilley Admin has published this article on behalf of Debi Hilley, GroomWise Blogger, aka Particentral. For efficient drying of anything that is wet, you need four things. Extraction Air Flow Volume Dehumidification Controlled Heat By understanding how these principals affect drying you can make your drying process faster and safer while saving yourself money on utility bills as well. I found a lot of really good research has been done on the topic by several manufacturer...
    03-20-10, 05:49 PM
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