JULY 20-22, 2018
WELCOME Y’ALL! Groom Texas is a grooming show that takes place within the Houston
World Series of Dog Shows. This unique set-up promotes interaction and sharing of ideas between the
grooming and dog show worlds.
FEATURING • Educational Seminars • Breed standard competitions • Creative styling contest
LOCATION NRG CENTER
NRG Center 8400 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77054 HOUSTON
(832) 667-1400 www.nrgpark.com
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TO YOUR POODLE with Mackensie Murphy & Anne Francis Are your poodles looking plain? Anne and Mackensie will share their tricks to add pop to poodle trims. With years of competing, they have taken their knowledge and transferred it to their pet clients. Learn how to set lines, scissor and bring your poodle trims to the next level!
All About Bathing Systems & HV Dryers with Dave Campanella Having trouble determining
discover what really matters for
which shampoo bather system and
enhanced dryer performance.
methods will work best for you and
This seminar provides a complete
your business? In the first hour of
understanding of the “Drying
this two–part seminar, you’ll learn
Process” backed by science and
the science and workflow process
proven secrets of the trade, as
behind each of today’s most popular
well as what to look for in a new
systems. Discover how to get the
dryer and simple maintenance
most from each system along with
tips. This two–part seminar is a
many proven tips that will save you
fresh perspective and “must see”
time, money and aggravation.
for any salon owner, mobile busi-
In the second hour, you’ll
ness or start–up!
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FRIDAY SEMINARS Science of Skin
with Dr. Cliff Faver
Are you frustrated with all of the skin problems that you see on an everyday basis? Do you feel like the standard veterinary treatments are not accomplishing the results they are supposed to? Do you want to help your clients’ pets get better but you don’t know how? This is the series for you. Put the “why” in what you do! The Science of Skin is a four-part lecture series that builds on concepts. It is very important to attend all four lectures to get the most out of this series so that you can have a complete understanding of the “why” in what you do, or should be doing, in your care of the hair and skin of our pets. This is taught by a veterinarian from a scientific perspective but will be taught at a level even the beginner will benefit from. Hour 1) World of Hair & Skin:
The first session will cover the basic anatomy and skin cycle so you have a clear understanding of why problems occur, why dogs itch, why hair doesn’t grow back readily in some breeds, why the color changes as the dog ages, and why our products often don’t work. Learn what role nutrition truly plays in the health of our skin. Hour 2) Not All Hair is Created Equal: In the second session, we will
cover why there is not a “one size fits all” shampoo and conditioner, why you should not shave down certain coat types, why conditioners are important for the health of the coat, and what types work for which coat type.
Hour 3) Skin Issues: When Things Go Wrong: In the third session, you
will learn some of the reasons why skin issues occur and what the veterinary and groomer roles are in addressing these conditions. Learn why we even make some of them worse. Get a better understanding of what you are able to restore to normal and what we just hope to control. Hour 4) Sick Skin & How to Deal with It: In the final session, you will
learn some of the basic approaches as well as the do’s and do not’s of working with skin cases. The groomers actually play a bigger role in solving many of these cases than they realize by restoring the coat back to its normal state. Learn why we succeed or fail in these endeavors.
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Mobile Grooming with Judi Cantu-Thacker
Has opening your own mobile
what your clients expect from you,
grooming business been more work
but do they know what you expect
than you bargained for? It's time to
from them? A good set of policies
take control of your business and
and procedures can take out the
start enjoying life. Learn to navigate
guesswork and help you build a
the mobile grooming business with
great business relationship with
lessons in GPS Gadgets, Policies,
Procedures, and Scheduling. Part 1) Gadgets: In this day
Part 3) Scheduling: Judiâ€™s plan
for scheduling and routing will help
and age of computers and smart
you optimize your work schedule.
phones, tools like a website, email,
No more working weekends. Be
texting, and the right software
home long before dinner. Plan
will help your business thrive.
vacations and schedule holidays off.
Learn how to spend less time on
Find the right clients in the right
the phone and have plenty of time
neighborhoods. More grooming
with your family and friends.
+ less driving = more money and
Part 2) Policies & Procedures:
As a groomer, you generally know
fewer hours of work. That's what I'm talking about!
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SATURDAY SEMINARS Heroes for Healthy Pets with Dr. Taylor Tillery The Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification in Infectious Disease Management is a program sponsored by Barkleigh, The International Boarding and Pet Services Association, National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and Pet Sitters, International. The Heroes for Healthy Pets Certification is open to all pet and veterinary professionals. To become certified, both modules must be completed and the certification examination must be passed.
Part 1) Understanding Infec-
Part 2) Effective Infectious
tious Disease: This seminar will
Disease Control: To remain
discuss common transmissible dis-
competitive in this market, pet
eases of dogs, including pathogens of
professional businesses must keep
CIRDC (canine infectious respiratory
their pet owners happy and this
disease complexâ€”including dog flu),
means keeping pets healthy. In 2016,
Leptospirosis, Parvo, and Distemper.
leading experts on infectious disease
The lecture will give an overview
developed a consensus statement to
of the incidence rate, how to recog-
recommend best practices for pet
nize the clinical signs of illness and
care and safety for pet professional
how to recognize signs of illness in
businesses such as kennels, veteri-
dogs, and prevention. Management
nary facilities, doggie daycares, dog
of outbreaks in group environments
walkers, groomers, and training
such as kennels and doggie daycares
facilities. This program covers the
and options for prevention, including
topic of best practices of sanitation
vaccination and sanitation protocols
and prevention of infectious
will also be discussed.
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SATURDAY SEMINARS Table Technique Alternative Techniques for Handling Pets with Cheryl Purcell Cheryl will show you tools and handling procedures to use with unruly pets. For instance: how to hold a foot to do nails or shave pads, how to hold a head still to get a cute finish, and more! This is not a seminar on how to handle aggressive pets, it is on how to work with young pets, old pets, and the untrained in order to make their life and yours easier.
Bichon Profiles Made Easy
with Shannon Moore
with Judi Cantu–Thacker
Join Shannon for a quick and easy
We all groom “everyday dogs”;
approach to setting a correct pattern
not quite show quality but need
on a Bichon. Whether it’s a show trim
grooming nonetheless. This can
or a pet trim, keep your Bichons look-
include shorter styles, easy to
ing the way they are supposed to!
maintain and keeping the integrity of the breed in some cases, but
Just Heads with Cheryl Purcell Anyone can do a #7 all over a pet
mostly making the customer happy and the dog comfortable. Judi will
but if you know how to make a cute
discuss and demonstrate how to
head, clients are overjoyed. Learn
determine the best pet trims for
how to groom the heads on multiple
your clients while maintaining a
breeds in this seminar. Cheryl will
breed profile with a little flare.
teach you her techniques on achieving that WOW factor no matter what length the body is trimmed in. There will be a slide show with video clips and a live demo.
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SATURDAY SEMINARS Critical Communication Skills You Need to Succeed as a Pet Care Professional with Amy Castro
Excellent communication skills are the most important career and personal skills you can possess, even in the pet industry. However, many people underestimate the impact of communication on their careers, thinking technical skill alone will be enough to carry them to success. Whether you’re interacting with employees, coworkers, or clients, how well you communicate can determine whether you build great working relationships and gain lifelong customers or drive both employees and customers away. In this workshop, Performance Communication Expert Amy Castro, MA, CSP, will share some of the most important communication skills you need to succeed in business today—whether you are an owner, manager or employee. Those who attend this workshop will learn the importance of understanding the human communication process, how to improve listening in any situation, how to choose words for maximum effectiveness, how to use your nonverbal communication to reinforce your words, how to give feedback in a way that reduces defensiveness, how to hold an effective problem–solving conversation, and more!
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SUNDAY SEMINARS Airbrushing
101 with Rebekah Sparks Learn how to master the art of temporary color using your airbrush. This unique skill is a great addition to add–on sales in a salon setting. We will cover water and alcohol-based pigments and their uses with varying coat types. Along with the skill itself, you will need to learn a lot of information on choosing the correct equipment for your needs, disassembly and reassembly, along with maintenance. Don’t forget marketing your new skill! We will finish up with some simple ways to get more face time with the general public to drive your business!
The Passionate Groomer: An Afternoon with Lisa Leady with Lisa Leady The two things Lisa enjoys most are grooming dogs and sharing her passion for grooming. In this program Lisa will conduct a series of four top– of–the–line, one-hour breed demos. During the demos Lisa will talk about all things grooming; products, home remedies, burn out, etc.—all the while grooming the dogs and going over pattern and structure. Lisa’s goal is for everyone to leave the seminar with a renewed passion for grooming, the dogs, their customers, co–workers and this great industry. The four demos will be on a Sporting breed, a long–legged Terrier, a short–legged Terrier and a Poodle.
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offer the Safety in Salons Certification
As reputable and quality pet care professionals, groomers should consider the safety and welfare of the pets entrusted to their care. The Safety in Salon course will review best practices focusing on pet care, health, and safety. Topics covered include accident avoidance, disease awareness, and sanitation. All groomers who attend will be eligible, at no additional charge, to become AKC Safety Certified Groomers and receive a frameable certificate and other great benefits. This course is also an important part of the requirements for the AKC Safety in the Salon Certification. This salon certification gives salon owners a means to show their commitment to the health and safety of pets and in return receive valu-
Program to groomers and salons.
able marketing support from the AKC.
Grooming Program with Susan Sholar The American Kennel Club recognizes that grooming is important to the overall health, comfort and well-being of pets. Setting the standard in groom safety to ensure these needs are met for all pets in salon, The AKC is proud to
So You Want to Be A Contest Groomer? with Mackensie Murphy & Lindsey Dicken Mackensie Murphy and Lindsey Dicken have over 18 years of combined competition grooming experience. Sit and listen to them tell all of their secrets. Mackensie and Lindsey will explain the ins and outs of contest grooming, from what to pack, how to choose a dog, and tips and tricks to make your dog stand out.
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Hi there Michell. I have been trying to ﬁnd a sporting dog to use as a model for my certiﬁcation exam. We have lots of Labs and Goldens but hardly any Springers, Setters or Cockers. The few sporting breeds we have ask us to shave the whole darn dog with a #10 blade. I want to talk a few of my customers into letting their dogs grow out but I don’t know where to start. Any suggestions?
Groom Expo West 2018 at the Pasadena
blow dry are Proper preparation and benefits from essential. This type of coat this with a texturizing shampoo. Follow out. good conditioner and blow all The directions below assume including nails, preparation is complete ears, underwear and pads. part of presented to us. Fig.1) Starting at the highest dog comb This model is a huge 29” use a “1” or “0” snap on back, the bit a with Skim off if the sporting a soft, wavy coat to trim the highest point. for fun. The as it does in of wiry texture mixed in drastically off drops the sparsely croup body coat type along with want to attempt to cortopline this model. We in the back coated, lanky legs and roached rect as much of the “roach” when trying topline. may present a challenge as possible and level the coif. pleasing and balanced a low, skim to create Fig.2) If the croup is very in mind, just beKeeping basic, proper structure then continue with contact topline, natural off18 Groomer to Groomer • Voldown 37 Ed 4 • April 2018 we are aiming for a level Continue rump. the low the point of fall off before looking underline, legs presenting the back of the thigh and when viewed illusion of parallel lines hock. important- reaching the of outside from front or rear, and most the down Skim Fig.3) trim. ly, a balanced symmetrical
explodes, s the Doodle population type, the diversity of their body coat shape and size, as well as expanding. type and texture is also trim for the There is no “cookie cutter” to the dog Doodle so we must adapt
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Convention Center went off with a bang! The expo had record breaking attendance and attracted attendees from all over the world, including Australia, Asia and the
he trade show was the largest that Groom Expo West has ever seen with a record breaking number of vendors! The weather was absolutely breathtaking. It felt like the beginning of summer with the sun shining and the palm trees swaying—who would have guessed it was February! The Pasadena Convention Center is right next to
a great shopping center with a huge variety of delicious restaurants and shops to appease everyone’s taste in clothing and food. So, if you are close enough to drive, plan to join in on the fun next year! And i Mable. The breeds active local breeders, there might be if you live further away, consider that are accepted by a higher concentration in your area. making Groom Expo West a working most certification Also, there might be a higher concenvacation. You can enjoy yourself organizations and are the Cocker Spaniel, tration in an area where bird hunting educate yourself at the same time. English Cocker Spaniel, Irish Setter, is more prevalent. See you next year! ✂ Gordon Setter, English Setter and Consider reaching out to local English Springer Spaniel. breeders of sporting breeds and letting It is true that sporting breeds like them know that you are willing and Springers, Setters and Cockers do not able to groom their breed in the correct make up a very large percentage of the techniques and ask them to send their average grooming clientele. Although, puppy buyers your way with their new like with any breed of dog, if there are puppies. Many breeders are frustrated
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that pet groomers are not knowledgeable in the correct techniques to groom their breed and are desperate to find a local groomer to refer people to. Often novice groomers are unaware that the back and body coat of the sporting breeds accepted for certification is supposed to be “worked”, not shaved. This area is referred to as the jacket. The jacket is the back of the neck from the occiput down the entire topline, thighs, ribs and top of tail. The
SCHEDULE FRIDAY 8 AM 9–11 AM 1–5 PM 6 PM
REGISTRATION & TRADE SHOW OPENS • All About Bathing Systems & HV Dryers – Dave Campanella • Adding Pizzaz to Your Pet Poodle Trims – Mackensie Murphy & Anne Francis • It's My Way on the Highway: Mobile Grooming with Judi – Judi Cantu-Thacker • Science of Skin – Dr. Cliff Faver TRADE SHOW CLOSES
SATURDAY 8 AM REGISTRATION & TRADE SHOW OPENS 9–11AM • Table Technique: Alternative Techniques for Handling Pets – Cheryl Purcell • Heroes for Healthy Pets – Dr. Taylor Tillery 1–5 PM • Critical Communication Skills You Need to Succeed as a Pet Care Professional – Amy Castro 1–2 PM • Bichon Profiles Made Easy – Shannon Moore 2:30–3:30 • Just Heads – Cheryl Purcell 4–5 PM • Everyday Dogs – Judi Cantu-Thacker 6 PM TRADE SHOW CLOSES
SUNDAY 8 AM 9–11AM 1–5 PM 6 PM
REGISTRATION & TRADE SHOW OPENS • So You Want to Be a Contest Groomer? – Mackensie Murphy & Lindsey Dicken • Airbrushing 101 – Rebekah Sparks • The Passionate Groomer: An Afternoon with Lisa – Lisa Leady • AKC S.A.F.E. Grooming Program – Susan Sholar TRADE SHOW CLOSES
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SPEAK ER S & JUDGES
Dr. Cliff Faver
Dr. Taylor Tillery
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COMPETITION SCHEDULE FRIDAY MOR NING 8 AM Wire Coated Breed Tournament Check In 9 AM Wire Coated Breed Tournament Start 12 PM Wire Coated Breed Tournament Awards
FRIDAY AFTERNOON 1 PM Crown Royale All Other Purebreds Tournament Check In 2 PM Crown Royale All Other Purebreds Tournament Start 5 PM Crown Royale All Other Purebreds Tournament Awards
SATURDAY MOR NING 8 AM Sporting & Salon Freestyle Tournament Check In 9 AM Sporting & Salon Freestyle Tournament Start 12 PM Sporting & Salon Freestyle Tournament Awards
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1 PM Poodle Tournament Check In 2 PM Poodle Tournament Start 5 PM Poodle Tournament Awards 5:30 PM Best in Show Judging & Awards
SUNDAY AFTERNOON 12:30 PM Creative Styling Tournament Check In 1 PM Creative Styling Tournament Start 4 PM Creative Styling Tournament Awards
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