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Drop Coat Series


  • Drop Coat Series,
  • Trade Show,
  • Viewing of Tournaments


Thinning Shears: A Groomer’s Best Kept Secret!

Jonathan David

Jonathan believes thinning shears are one of his most useful cutting tools. He executes entire haircuts on a variety of coat types using thinning shears alone. In this live dog demonstration-style seminar, he’ll share his use of the “scissor over comb” techniques that he has learned and developed into his own personal style. The “soft looking” lines of thinners vs. the blunt cut of a scissor results in smooth layering and a natural looking finish incomparable to any other. And with the use of thinning shears you can achieve any length trim without being limited to snap-on combs.

Speed Tricks On Drop Coats

Diane Betelak

For many salons, Drop Coats are the basis of our grooming business. We need to be able to turn out a trim that looks great in a reasonable time frame so we can get more clients in. Learn the tricks to keeping these wonderful dogs in trims that accentuate their good points and hide their flaws. Diane will be using blades, snap-on attachments, scissors, thinning shears and other tools to keep the integrity of the coat, but to get it off fast!

Drop Coats Aplenty

Erin Mclaughlin & Jill Pipino

Do Drop Coats make you quiver? Have no fear, Jill and Erin are here to help! Whether you prefer using clipper combs or thinning shears, they will share their tips on how to make drop coats, drop dead gorgeous. You won’t want to miss these two as they dish out their own techniques and styles.

Dreamy Drop Coats

Valerie Partynski

Valerie will show you how to do a stylish, but easy maintenance trim on a drop coated dog. Being one of the harder coat types to work with, she will show you how to get a smooth finish in a short amount of time using snap on combs and thinning shears.