Breaking down this process to the basics will go a long way in making it less intimidating to learn.
The “Doodle” craze is here to stay, so it is important that professional groomers are prepared to help pet parents keep these canines’ coats well-maintained.
This Chihuahua/Poodle mix named Gus provides a great example of how mixed-breed dogs give professional groomers an opportunity to get creative and bring out the personalities of our canine clients.
While grooming a dog in a full show coat can be intimidating, the techniques involved can be applied on a wide variety of breeds.
This breed-standard cut is set with a snap-on comb and can be taken shorter.
This short and sweet modified cut is perfect for active dogs that have easily matted coats.
This cut is short enough to be practical while keeping the overall look of the Bichon, making it perfect for dogs that are active in the great outdoors.
Asian fusion grooming—as demonstrated here on Shay, a Poodle-Pomeranian mix—is a fun, creative style that can bring out the artist in any groomer.
While the Kerry Blue Terrier may rarely be seen in some salons, being prepared to successfully groom this breed if and when they walk through your door is sure to make you stand out.
While most Yorkshire terrier owners keep their pet’s coat shorter and more manageable than what can be found in the show ring, these haircuts can still be quite challenging.
These rules and tricks will help you set the shave lines on any Poodle, whether you’re grooming a show dog or a client’s pet.
This groom can be the perfect answer for Golden Retriever owners who want a cut that will keep their dogs cool in hot summer weather.
A short, modified Westie trim that stays true to breed standards may be the perfect groom for an aging pet.
While most of your Poodle clients can be kept in any number of cuts, this German trim is perfect for pets and competitions alike.
The terrier mixes that often come into salons can offer groomers a great opportunity to develop their hand-stripping skills.
This simple cut is a great way to highlight the Havanese’s silky coat and expressive eyes.
The pet trim—alternatively called a suburban, puppy or summer cut—is a great groom for active, playful American Cocker Spaniels.
The bikini clip can be a great alternative to a plain strip down for active dogs.
This short, low-maintenance haircut is perfect for dogs with soft coats and undercoats that mat easily.
A stylish Poodle cut that is popular in Europe, the Scandinavian trim provides a distinctive shape without exposing any skin.