Breed Study

Course 201
Breed Study - Bichon Frise

Bichon is highly stylized dog. A lapful of charm in a cotton-ball cloud of curly white hair, the Bichon Frise is one of the sweetest and one of the most affectionate of  dog breeds.There are two basic cuts that you will find in the Bichon Frise breed – the show cut, and the Bichon Frise puppy cut. Most owners who have no intention of showing their dogs prefer the Bichon Frise puppy cut, as it is much shorter and easier to maintain. Giving your dog a puppy cut may be the perfect solution for you if you don’t plan on entering your dog into any competitions.

Show cut
This is an advanced grooming lesson. The techniques Jennifer will share the tricks that can easily be used in the conformation show ring, the competitive pet styling arena, certification testing.
You’ll be learning step-by-step instructions for how to create the flair on this highly stylized breed. She will be sharing her secret with helpful tricks and suggestions that she had been collecting over the years of her career.
Modified pet trim
Shorter all over trim than traditional show Bichon Frise trim. Jennifer will share her knowledge to make the pet trim still gorgeous yet easy and effective way.

Course 202
Breed Study - Poodle

Poodle was originated from German and bred as water retriever dog in the past. Poodle has three different varieties, Toy, miniature and Standard. All their breed standards are all same and all built as square dog, only differentiation is in size.
The beauty of a poodle is of elegance and highly stylized trim. Poodles stands for grace and flair in the show ring. We will share our secrets with poodle grooming, how to set the profile correctly as well as how to get the technique to get velvety finish.
You will be have options to learn different styles poodle grooming as well as the advanced class such as show poodle grooming.
Sporting Clip 
This is a pet clip, meaning that many pet owners opt for this easy clip and it is not permissible in the AKC show ring. with this Poodle clip, only the face, feet, and base of tail are shaved closely. Body hair is short all over and just scissored into shape. The top knot and tail are left longer than the body hair. The length of the body hair is completely up to the owner, some opt for a shorter length in the hotter months and longer in colder months.

Lamb Clip
This is very similar to the Sporting Clip. The only difference is that the coat is left longer.

German trim
The German Trim can be the perfect low-maintenance option for poodle owners who want a different style than traditional sporting cut. usually their ears and tails are shaved in different length

Teddy Bear Trim
Today the trend seems to be that a lot of people like their puppies in a Teddy Bear Cut.
Teddy Bear Faced Poodles will look like puppies forever. It is all about the adorable round fuzzy face. The Teddy Bear Faced Poodles have a round head and eyes with a short nose and a broad muzzle.

Show puppy trim
This is the Puppy Clip on a Poodle. When showing, this is the only acceptable clip for Poodles under 1 year old.
With this type of clip, the Poodle’s face, throat, paws and base of the tail are shaved.

Show continental trim

This is the Continental Clip, 1 of the clips that is accepted in conformation for Poodles that are 1 year and older.
The face, front legs between poms and elbow, hind quarter to the pom area and with the exception of the hip rosettes, feet, and base of tail are all shaved very closely. The pack area is left very, very long and scissored into shape. The top knot is left very long and pulled into a ponytail. The tail is given a very large pompon.
Poms on the legs are started just above the wrist and hock joints and end just above the feet. They are also scissored round. The hip rosettes are placed directly over the Poodle’s hip joint.
They are only 1/2 – 1 inch apart (depending upon the variety of poodle). These are also scissored round. The pack ends 1/2 – 1 inch behind the last rib. There is only 1/2 inch between the end of the pack and the beginning of the hip rosettes.

Second puppy trim
While this is not an accepted AKC Poodle clip, this type of trim is very popular all thorough Europe including France, Germany, Italy and Sweden.
The hair on the top may be left puffed out or pulled into a topknot. The coat is allowed to be very low on the legs, only showing a bit of the paw.

Course 203

The Miniature Schnauzer is a double-coated breed that has a wiry topcoat and a soft undercoat. The topcoat is maintained by hand stripping or rolling the coat and is required for the show ring. The pet trim calls for the same outline but it is maintained using clippers. The only difference in the grooming of a show dog and the family pet is the body coat. (hand stripped versus clippered) and the amount of time spent achieving the finished product. The final look should be same

Course 204
Scottish Terrier

Jennifer Lee, the founder and principle of International Grooming Academy, has won multiple best in show with Scottish terrier in grooming contests also owns 2 AKC confirmation champion Scottish terrier. She knows exactly what to look for with is breed, simply one of the best groomer with is breed. This special class will be taught by Jennifer Lee, she will share all her secrets with is breed. You will learn  How to Set the Body Pattern correctly, Trimming Feet, Legs ,Furnishings, Styling the correct Head as well as what not to do on this trim

Course 205
American Cocker Spaniel

Whether it’s a show trim or family pet trim, she the experts with this breed!
In this class you will be learning
importance to card the back  coat  whether you are clipping the dog or hand stripping it.
How to properly bath and dry the full coated Cocker Spaniel.
How to properly prep for the show ring.
How to set the correct outline
How to make the perfect bevels on its feet.
How to get rid of marks and tracks on a coat disappear
How to get the soft  expression on the breed.

Course 206
Springer Spaniel

Whether you just want to enhance your grooming skill to higher level or  learn what  to look  for the grooming contest, certification testing, or the conformation ring. When you apply knowledge about anatomy and breed standards with correct techniques, you’ll  get perfect result you are looking for.
In this course you will learn;
How to set the correct outline
How to trim the feet, and furnishing correctly
How to trim the head and disguise the faults

Course 207
Teddy Bear Trim

If  you want your pooch clients to look as cute and cuddly as a child’s stuffed bear trim , this class is must!  There are many different style of teddy trim world wide. Jennifer will teach you the most up to date style. She will demonstrates how to to save time also show you how to utilize the tools to make your job easier and effective.

Course 208
Asian Fusion Trim

Learn from the best who  had been teaching and doing Asian fusion seminars world wide for years will share her secrets and techniques in every step of the way with you.
Asian Fusion is trending worldwide. Now, in Europe, Australia and the Americas dog owners and dog groomers alike are excitedly adopting this fun and creative eastern style.  One of the reasons why Asian Fusion has exploded on the scene in the way that it has is possibly down to it’s completely original and it brings back that baby-like cuteness that no doubt caused most dog owners to fall in love with their puppies in the first place. But most importantly, the Asian Fusion style is easier to manage and maintain in-between grooming.

Course 209
West Highland Terrier

West Highland Terrier is a Happy, Loyal and Entertaining breed with a distinguish look. This comprehensive class will teach you complete grooming guide about show westie as well as pet westie. We will show you the proper techniques and right tools to groom this lovely breed. We will explain how to get that distinguish round shape of the head with proper techniques and right grooming products.  This course will also show you short easy pet Westie trim with style.