Saturday Programs

Barkleigh Senior Dog Certificate Course

Donna Owens

One thing we never want to do as groomers is to injure a senior pet. What works for younger dogs, can send the older pet home limping and in pain for days. Prevention is the key. “There are breeds that have a greater chance of developing certain aches, pains, and even severe problems as they age,” says Donna. “This seminar will provide an in-depth look at breeds that are more prone to physical ailments as seniors and how to care for them.” Donna will show you how to care for these dogs and will discuss preventive measures to keep things at bay. Learn handling techniques that will make grooming easier on the dog and simpler for you.

Bring on the Brachycephalic Breeds!

Teri DiMarino

Anybody who has been “in dogs” for any period of time knows what a brachycephalic breed is. These dogs have short muzzles and broad heads and include such popular breeds as English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Shih Tzu’s, to name a few. These breeds come with their own set of issues that can cause problems, especially in the grooming process. They can have breathing problems; they do not handle heat well and those facial wrinkles need special care to keep them clean. Just washing the face of one of these breeds can be a challenge! Teri will focus on some of the problems unique to these breeds and how we can overcome these issues in the salon, sending out a clean, well-groomed dog with a sweet looking and smelling face.