Spanish Suite

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Cats: From Nose to Tail
Presented by Kim Raisanen
Cats speak to us with their body language and as professional groomers we need to correctly “read” them.  The most challenging aspect of cat grooming isn’t clipper work but understanding the cats’ mind, body, and spirit.  We will be discussing feline anatomy and grooming techniques for cats in all stages of life, styles, and temperaments. There is a lot more to cat grooming than just lion cuts! The class will include a brief test of the materials covered during the workshop. Certificates will be handed out at the end of class.

Friday, March 10th, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am

Advanced Skin Care: Part 1 of 2
Presented by Dr. Micah Kohles
We all have the chance to improve the lives of the animals we care for and recognizing common skin issues is a great way to do so. In this session Dr. Kohles will cover how to recognize common bacteria, fungus and viruses and how to best care for them without crossing the line into veterinarian territory. He will also show how creepy crawlers (ectoparasites) have an effect on groomers and their four legged clients. In this session, Dr. Kohles will present these common issues and complete the discussion with common treatments and therapies.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Advanced Skin Care: Part 2 of 2
Presented by Dr. Micah Kohles
In part 2, Dr. Kohles will discuss some of the more common diseases seen in our client’s pets and their impact on skin and coat health. He will share his thoughts on the importance of having a good relationship with a veterinarian and how a positive relationship is a win-win situation. In this session he will cover how to prevent cross contamination of contagious skin ailments as well as give an overview of commonly used medications and topical therapies used to treat skin disease.

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Basic Skin and Coat Care
Presented by Chris Pawlosky
In this session you will learn about canine skin and different coat types which will improve your bathing and grooming skills. Chris will discuss the science of skin and how this information will help you make better decisions when using and choosing techniques and products.

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Contest Grooming 101
Presented by Tammy Siert
Want to learn how to prepare dogs for the contest ring and prepare yourself?  Thinking about competing for the first time? Want to make GroomTeam USA? If you answered yes to any of these questions come to this seminar.  Learn the most efficient ways to make it to the top from retired GroomTeam member Tammy Siert.  She will give pointers and tips for everyone from entry level to the seasoned competitor.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am

The Science of Skin Part 1 of 4: Short Coat
Presented by Cliff Faver, DVM and Suzanne Marchetti
Pet coats can be defined into 3 types; short, medium and long. During this lecture Cliff and Suzanne will discuss the short coat and its anatomy, specific skin and hair needs, skin problems specific to short coated pets and the best ingredients to use to get optimal health and beauty.

11:30am – 12:30pm

The Science of Skin Part 2 of 4: Medium Coat
Presented by Cliff Faver, DVM and Suzanne Marchetti
Pet coats can be defined into 3 types; short, medium and long. During this lecture Suzanne and Cliff will discusses the medium coat and its anatomy, specific skin and hair needs, skin problems specific to the medium coated pets, history and evolution of the medium “primitive” coat and the best ingredients to use to get optimal health and beauty.

2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Science of Skin Part 3 of 4: Long Coat
Presented by Cliff Faver, DVM and Suzanne Marchetti
Pet coats can be defined into 3 types; short, medium and long. During this lecture Cliff and Suzanne will discusses the long coat anatomy, the specific needs of the long coated pet, skin problems specific to long coat pets, handling matting and tangling issues and the best ingredients to use to get optimal health and beauty.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Science of Skin Part 4 of 4: Therapies
Presented by Cliff Faver, DVM and Suzanne Marchetti
Do you see pets with allergies, bacterial infections, excessive itching, dry flakey skin, fungal/yeast infections and parasites but don’t know what to do? During this lecture learn how to successfully work on pets with these skin and hair problems. This comprehensive lecture is complete with case studies, full color before and after pictures and solutions to the pet skin problems groomers see every day.

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

9:00am – 10:00am

Dog Handling 101: Be Prepared, Not Scared
Presented by Lisa Vella and Donna Walker
Do you know and follow the proper and safest dog or cat handling techniques? Can you train your assistants on how to keep your shop accident free? Let Lisa and Donna help you keep your place peaceful and calm.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Commission, Hourly, or Salary: Knowing the Difference
Presented by Teri DiMarino
The laws across the land are changing and, in an ongoing effort to professionalize our industry, employers and employees all need to take a better look at their tax and payroll arrangements. While one method may sound good, an alternative method may offer more safety and protection for employees and employers alike. Teri will address the most common questions about the differences between paying commission, hourly or salary and try to shed some light on this controversial area.

2:00pm – 3:00pm

How To: Airbrushing and Blow Pens
Presented by Lori Craig
In this seminar, Lori will show you how to use an airbrush, blow pens, and inks. As well as show you the detail possible with stencils and free hand. Come and learn from the expert how to increase your income with these extra service details.