Friday Programs

Snap on Combs with Breed Standard Flair!

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Let’s face it. In a working shop we need short cuts to make grooming economical for both owners and groomers. With the right tools you can make your dogs look hand scissored in half the time. That means better prices and quality grooms for you clients. That makes you top dog in your area.

A Better Way to Engage: Social Media & Digital Marketing

Steve Dale & Bill Schroeder

This presentation will highlight the importance of using social media to enhance communication between small businesses and customers. Topics such as search engine optimization and blogs will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will explain how to leverage educational content on topics such as CIV to drive traffic online.

AKC S.A.F.E. Grooming Certification Program

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 offer the Safety in Salons Certification Program to groomers and salons.

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 valuable marketing support from the AKC.

Stylized Poodles in a Flash

Blake Hernandez

In this fast and flashy, FABULOUS seminar you will observe as Blake refines, tweaks, and transforms a poofy Pet into Poodle perfection. Here you will learn time saving tricks and critical breed characteristics to enhance even the doodliest of dogs. In this seminar, Blake will discuss transitioning from tools and patterns as we increase your speed and style at the table!