Winter 1997
Handstripping & the Pet Styling Salon
by Pam Lauritzen
Handstripping is not just for beauty. Its primary function is for the health of the dog's skin and coat. These techniques are easily adaptable for use in the pet styling salon...
Formula for Success
by Michele Raviol
The average new business in the United States takes about 3 years to become solvent, with over 50% failing in their first year! Smart entrepreneurs not only plan their success, but they know how to implement their plant. Further tips and hints that build on the previous two columns.
Things You Should Know before Going Mobile
by Various Mobile Stylists
"Based on a 6 week return ratio, one mobile unit can handle approximately 180 dogs per year. The object is to stay on the road - not on the phone…"
A question and answer forum from various Mobile Pet Stylists.
Financial Health & Wealth - Part III Creating a Business Plan
by James Dowling, CPA, PFS, CFP
Are your dogs lined up in a row? Have you ever paused for a second and wondered why you were in business? Think about it, why are you in business? You would know if you had written a business plan…
The Scottish Terrier
by Grace Woodford
Scotties are powerful dogs about ten inches in height at the withers with a compact, tight body and long head. In general, when you look at a Scottish Terrier, you should see a short backed, powerful digging machine. This article is designed to instruct the stylist on proper grooming techniques for this breed.
The Cairn Terrier
by Joe Strange
Not just a brown Westie, the Cairn is a breed of its own. A lovable yet feisty dog not afraid to take on even the most ferocious opponent. A small working terrier of the short-legged class, the Cairn is built strongly but not heavily. This article is designed to instruct the stylist on proper grooming techniques for this breed.
Everything's Just Dandie
by the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America
Before you begin, visualize the "Ideal Dandie". Work toward bringing out the flowing lines and curves of the body, tail and sweep of the topknot while maintaining proper balance. This article is designed to instruct the stylist on proper grooming techniques for this breed.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Shop!
by Melissa Sirianni
Virus is the key word in this story. Melissa recounts her personal experience while she owned a shop and offers steps you should take to prevent viruses from spreading from dog to dog in your shop.
Styling Westies
by Fredia Loveland, Top Winning Breeder
The West Highland White Terrier is a compact, cobby dog with a level topline, strong chest and good depth of brisket. Westies should have the appearance of bone and substance and have a happy, jaunty air of confidence. This article is designed to instruct the stylist on proper grooming techniques for this breed.

 

 

 
   
 
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