Styling Man's Best Friend
There are over 150 breeds of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club, and as a professional you need to know proper styling for every one, as well as mixed breeds and new designer breeds. Feeling overwhelmed? Then this is the course for you. The breeds are organized into specific categories, allowing you to create proper profiles, balance and symmetry, and even to correct conformational faults, with ease. Need consistency and a higher standard of excellence in your salon? This is the course for you and for all your bathers, groomers and stylists seeking a methodology through which to understand the vast variety of dogs and the way to properly style each breed correctly by coat type.
The complex, creative, and sophisticated world of styling studied in this course includes:
- What are the basic coat growth patterns and coat growth types you need to know to successfully style the dog?
- What breeds demand intricate styling, and what breeds need to be left in a natural state?
- What are anatomy markers? How do they help us understand conformation and styling? What are the anatomy markers of the head, body and legs?
- What do we mean by body ratios? How does the relationship between the parts of the dog's body help us to define and understand conformation? How do the ratios of muzzle to skull, height to length, and withers to elbow and elbow to ground define correct conformation of all dogs?
- What are the five body types which can be used to describe all dogs? Why are dogs divided into square body type, square terrier body type, rectangle body type, speed body type, and short legged body type?
- Why must we study the conformation of fronts and the one rear type? What is the significance of the Gothic window? Why are fronts divided into the straight, horseshoe, bully and low front types? Why is there only one rear type?
- Why is it important to master the basic trim styles? What are the differences and similarities in styling short coat types, smooth coat types, medium smooth coat types, Nordic coat types, rough coat types, and rough Nordic coat types?
- What breeds receive these trim styles and why?
- How do you style the various components of the dog and what specific tools and techniques must you master to be able to create these styles?
- What do the various breed standards require that make these components instantly recognizable signature for the breeds?
- What variations are unique to specific breeds and why?
- What are the various trim styles for the head, ear, neck, rear, chest, legs, foot and tail.
Short Legged Terrier Jacket
Long Legged Terrier Jacket
Full Coated Jacket
Long and Flowing