Monday June 12th
8:30 – 9:30 – Beautiful Bichons – Barb Prueckel (Sponsored by Wahl)
In this fun and playful seminar, Barb will take you through the breed standard of this fantastic breed, and show how easy it is to make our clients’ pets look like little Bichon superstars. There will be a demo as well as a spectacular slide show. From tricks like making those floppy heads stand up to perfecting the little round bum cheeks, Barb will give you all her tips on the breed she specializes in worldwide. Don’t miss out on this one!
9:30 – 10:30 – Sporting Dog Demo – Will Alexander
Will Alexander is well known around the world for his beautiful sporting dog grooming in the show ring! In this demonstration Will will explain how the grooming for these breeds enhances their form and suits their function in the field. He will explain his techniques and tools used in grooming these dogs to perfection. Breed to be determined.
11:00 – 12:30 – IC vs Employee – Lior Samfiru (Employment Lawyer)
Hot Topic Alert! Everyone in the industry seems to be confused about the differences in these classifications for groomers. We’ve all heard people give their opinion on why certain set ups are or are not legal, but now lets hear it from an actual employment lawyer from Toronto! In this seminar Lior will explain the legal differences between having groomers as Independent Contractors and Employees, along with the potential consequences for being misclassified. You don’t want to miss this one as groomer or salon owner.
1:30 – 2:45 – Short Cuts for the Everyday Groomer – Diane Betelak – (Sponsored by Andis)
In the 30+ years that Diane has been grooming, she has picked up a few tricks that help make everyday grooming in the salon easier and faster. Some of them even make the dogs come out looking better! She will discuss and show some different techniques that make your day easier and add more style to the pets you groom on a daily basis.
3:45 – 4:45 – Fabulous Feet – Nancy Bryson
Nancy will show you her methods for doing fabulous feet. From poodles to full coated shih tzus, retrievers to clipper strips. See how she does that beveled shih tzu foot! 1 photo received over 1000 reactions on Facebook in just 24 hours.