Handstripping Tools & Technique
Watching someone handstrip a dog can be a bit like watching the grass grow. It can be a long and tedious process – and B-O-R-I-N-G. Many times it goes on without a dramatic overall change in the appearance of the pet.
How to Trin the Head of a Clipped Airedale
There is definitely a right and a wrong way to trim an Airedale head whether it is a pet dog or show dog.
New Mini Lesson with Lisa Leady
Award-winning pet stylist Lisa Leady demonstrates how to correctly remove the dead, fuzzy undercoat from this breed. Not only does she minimize shedding, she also enhances the structure of the dog as she eliminates the dead coat. This method can be used on any dog that has a similar coat type.
Getting a Pomeranian show-ring ready takes work. Most people are amazed with the amount of trimming it takes to make them 'ring ready.' In this lesson, Lisa Leady turns this typical pet Pomeranian into a little show dog. He is oversized with a prolific coat. Using scissors and thinners, she creates the illusion of a shorter bodied dog. A few nips and tucks in strategic locations opens up the expression on this cute little pooch while making him appear to lose a bit of weight to boot. This is a great lesson for any pet stylist that grooms their fair share of Pomeranians.
In this video you will learn:
- The best scissors to use for this coat
- How to shape the pants on a Pomeranian with shears
- How to set in the shoulder layback
- How to handle a dog with typical 'small dog' health issues
- How to open up the expression on a Pomeranian
Approximate running times: 56 minutes
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Lisa Leady NCMG
Lisa Leady is a third generation pet stylist with 35 years of experience. Read Full Bio
Lisa Leady is a third generation pet stylist with 35 years of experience. Lisa is a Certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America. Lisa began her career in the competition world in 1997 and retired from the ring in 2007. In 2000, she was one of the top ten stylists in the country, earning a spot on Groom Team USA. In 2005 and 2007 Lisa was one of the members of the traveling team for GroomTeam USA. In 2005, she helped the team bring home the silver medal from France, and in 2007 she was part of the team that went to Italy. Lisa has won many Best All-Around Stylist Awards and Best-In-Show Awards across the country.
Lisa has been nominated many times for the Cardinal Crystal Awards and has won three times. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Congeniality Award and 2009 the David Salzburg award and Contest Judge of The Year award. Since retiring from the competition ring, Lisa has spoken at seminars and judges at all the major grooming competitions. In 2009, Lisa was the runner up on Animal Planet's, "Groomer Has It, 2."
Lisa, her husband, and their daughter reside in Dekalb, IL. She is the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Dog and Cat Salon. She breeds and shows Smooth Fox Terriers.
Lisa enjoys doing hands on workshops or private lessons for other groomers who want to improve their skills, whether it be for the competition ring or just in their daily grooms. She has traveled across the country and abroad, helping and teaching other stylists.