Setting the Rear Assembly of a Pet Trim on a Kerry Blue Terrier

In this demonstration, Lisa uses a Kerry Blue Terrier, but the principles of this lesson could be applied to almost any breed where you want to show off a powerful rear assembly.

Minor Adjustments Make a Big Difference on a Contest Standard Poodle

Award winning professional pet stylist, Lisa Leady demonstrates how to establish balance on a Standard Poodle when setting the undercarriage line along with showing off a nice spring of ribs and a waistline.

Trimming The Classic Pet Wire Fox Head

Lisa Leady is an award-winning pet stylist and highly sought after platform grooming educator. In this Mini Lesson, she shows you how to trim the head of a pet Wire Fox Terrier. She uses a combination of clipping, thinning, and hand-stripping techniques to get the classic Wire Fox Terrier head style. She also shares some more advanced tips on product usage if you want to step up to the next level of quality grooming with this breed.


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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Part 1 Part 1 – Opening, shaping the rear, how to trim in under the tail, typical stifle issues with this breed, trimming the loin area, underline, shaping the shoulder, trimming feet and what shears work best
Part 2 Part 2 – Flip side of dog, how to shape the chest and how to best correct a toy breed that is being fussy for head and neck work
Part 3 Part 3 - Shaping the mane, trimming ears, opening up the expression of the dog, trimming the tail and a trick to see the expression of the dog

Lisa Leady NCMG

Lisa Leady is a third generation pet stylist with 35 years of experience. Read Full Bio