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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


Houston, Texas

NRG Center 8400 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77054 HOUSTON

(832) 667-1400





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!




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.



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,

your clients.

Procedures, and Scheduling. Part 1) Gadgets: In this day

Part 3) Scheduling: Judi’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!



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 complex—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.

disease spread.



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

Everyday Dogs

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.



SATURDAY SEMINARS Critical Communication Skills You Need to Succeed as a Pet Care Professional with Amy Castro

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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!




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.




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.














by Michell Evans

by Kathy Rose






2018 RECAP

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


United Kingdom.

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


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



Amy Castro

Anne Francis

Cheryl Purcell

Dave Campanella

Dr. Cliff Faver

Dr. Taylor Tillery

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Kathy Rose

Lindsey Dicken

Lisa Leady

Mackensie Murphy

Rebekah Sparks

Shannon Moore

Susan Sholar



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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FRIDAY EVENTS Friday Programs All About Bathing Systems & HV Dryers Adding Pizzaz to Your Pet Poodle Trims It’s My Way on the Highway Science of Skin SATURDAY EVENTS 15  Saturday Programs 16  Table Technique: Alternative Techniques for Handling Pets 17  Heroes for Healthy Pets 18  Critical Communication Skills You Need to Succeed 19  Bichon Profiles Made Easy 20  Just Heads 21  Everyday Dogs SUNDAY EVENTS 22  Sunday Programs 23  So You Want To Be A Contest Groomer? 24  Airbrushing 101 25  The Passionate Groomer w/ Lisa Leady 26  AKC S.A.F.E. Grooming Program 10  11  12  13  14 

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