Blocking in a Bichon Style Trim on a Mixed Breed Using Clippers

Award winning pet stylist, Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich shows you how to quickly get through the clipper work on this highly stylized Bichon pet trim on an adorable mixed breed. In just a few seconds she handles the close work on the head and under the tail. In the next few minutes, she totally outlines and blocks in the body with a guard comb. Fast and easy.

The Theory of Asian Trim Styles

Professional pet groomers just can't get enough of the Asian influenced styles for pets. Japanese styled haircuts. Asian influenced. Call it what you like -- the names are interchangeable. But the look is unique and extremely appealing to many pet owners.

Maintaining the English Setter Coat

Award winning pet stylist, ‘Pina’ Pinkusevich, talks for a few minutes about how to maintain a show style sporting dog coat.


Pina has a passion for Poodles. Watch as she shows you how to create a trim that accentuates the proper structure of the breed. Pina breaks down challenging subject matter into easy-to-understand steps. This video is packed with great grooming tips that can be used whether you are working on a show dog or a simple stylized pet in your salon. Pina uses a combination of straight and curved shears as well as long blenders to get a velvet finish. When she finishes the top knot, she shows off some great show ring secrets to get the perfect, 'natural' look. Pina is comfortable teaching high-level styling techniques yet she does it in a way that anyone can understand. Whether you're looking to hone your skills for show ring styling, or just starting out, this video lesson we'll set you up to succeed.

In this video you will learn:              

  • What creates elegance in any dog
  • What shape to achieve with the rib cage
  • What visual image to create with the rear legs
  • How to pull the entire dog together, section by section
  • The secret to get a beautiful top knot on a show dog


Part 2 - Tying Up a Show Poodle Top Knot 

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Part 1 Tying Up a Top Knot on a Poodle Show Trim

Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich

Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has just starting her apprenticeship to become a national Certifier with NDGAA. Read Full Bio