Essentials Of Pet Grooming



Jonathan David

Hour 1) Understanding Your Tools

Join Jonathan David for a complete understanding of the variety of scissors and thinning shears. This session will cover the terminology, edges, assemblies, and the manufacturing process. Jonathan will also review the variety of brushes and combs, stripping and carding tools, and how they are all used.

Hour 2) Techniques for Using Shears and Thinners

This session will be a demonstration of technical skills using shears. Jonathan will demonstrate his well-known thinning shear “Scissor Over Comb Technique.” He will also demonstrate straight and curved shears for scissoring curly coats, and how to add contouring to your grooming for more style and flair.

Hour 3) How Structure and Anatomy Affect Your Grooming

Structure and anatomy affect the balance and proportion of all dogs. Groomers sometimes need to “camouflage groom” or hide faults in the coats. This session will cover common structural faults encountered every day and how to hide faults to bring out the best features for a beautifully-finished groom.

Hour 4) Relating Breed Standards To Pet Grooming

In this session, Jonathan will discuss and demonstrate ways to bring elements of breed profile grooming into your pet grooming. Jonathan will make suggestions on how to make the hair manageable for the owner, yet remain true to the integrity of the breed standard. He will show you how to apply elements of pure breed trims to mixed breeds to create unique looks that satisfy every customer.