Grooming the Yorkie Head

Award-winning pet stylist, Kendra Otto shows you how to work with thinning shears to bring out the expression of this adorable little pet Yorkie. She also demonstrates how to establish the lines of this head style for symmetry and balance. Plus she shares her trick for cleaning up the mouth area.

Setting the Body Pattern on a Pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with Clippers

Award winning pet stylist, Kendra Otto shows you how to mimic the correct breed profile look on a pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She uses clippers to quickly set in the pattern and length on this pet dog. Even though this is a pet dog, Kendra firmly keeps the proper breed profile etched in her mind as she trims this cute little dog.

Styling the Pet Maltese Head Including 3 Ear Options

Kendra shows you how to trim a pet Maltese head so it’s not only cute – but practical too. Maltese coat can be a challenge to work with short. It lacks body and marks terribly. Kendra enjoys working primarily with thinning shears when trimming the head and muzzle area for optimum control. She’ll show you how to get an appealing head style in no time. As a bonus, she shows your three different ear options that all highlight this round head style.

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Join Kendra Otto as she trims a show Pumi. This lesson was filmed on location in the Andis booth on the trade room floor at Intergroom 2012. As Kendra repeats over and over again, this is a rustic coated dog that should be 'messy'.

Even though the goal is to get the look of an un-groomed dog, there is lots of styling going on. The breed is a well-muscled, square dog with a 'whimsical' expression. Kendra shows you how to style the dog to breed standard.

She shares which tools she likes best to work on this coat type. The head is different from most breeds. In this video lesson, she clearly demonstrates how you should shape the head. Plus, she shows you how to trim this breed's unique ear style. This is a fun lesson to watch. The breed is a rare breed to most salons and the exciting atmosphere of a busy trade show in definitely in the air.

Approximate total running time: 43 minutes

In this video you will learn:


  • What tools work best with this coat type
  • How to set a keyhole
  • How to set the correct outline on the dog
  • How to create the classic wedge shaped head
  • How to trim the ears

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Part 1 Join Kendra Otto as she trims a show Pumi. This lesson was filmed on location in the Andis booth on the trade room floor at Intergroom 2012. As Kendra repeats over and over again, this is a rustic coated dog that should be 'messy'
Biography

Kendra Otto

Kendra is a published author in industry related magazines. She has also been featured in a number of pet grooming training videos via Andis Home Grooming Tools YouTube videos and now Learn2GroomDogs.com. Read Full Bio