Learn How to Ride the Wave

Since a Marcel coat is one of the most important factors in grooming the Kerry blue terrier, I'd like to show you how I prep a coat for grooming.The Kerry coat varies in texture and density from dog to dog, continent to continent, and over the course of a single dog's life. The Kerry Blue Terrier, [...]

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Top 4 Best Dog Clippers for Professional Groomers

At ShowDogStore.com, we believe all dogs deserve to look and feel their best! So which professional dog clipper is the best for accomplishing this goal? We have read the reviews, gathered the facts and listened to the professionals. Here are our findings. We’ve split our findings into two sections. First, The Buying Guide. Before clicking any of the links below, read [...]

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Tips from the Top

Tips from the TopSome of the industry’s most successful professional pet stylists offer five of their personal tricks for better grooming.BY CHRIS PAWLOSKYThe grooming industry is full of gifted, successful professional pet stylists who have seen it all over their long and storied careers. Luckily, the talent of these experienced pros is often rivaled only [...]

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Our Top Dog Dryers

As a shop owner, having a quality dog dryer is a must. You can find gazillions of supposedly the best dog dryers on the market. We are here to help you find not only the BEST but also the RIGHT dryer for your shop. If you are in a hurry, (because your next customer is about [...]

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Pricing Success

Pricing SuccessTo ensure their businesses stay profitable, grooming salon owners and operators must learn how to figure out a fair approach to pricing their services.BY CHRIS PAWLOSKYThe reason many of us got into pet grooming was for the love of animals. We were looking for a job in which we could work with animals and [...]

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The Top 5 Questions You have About Keratins

The Top 5 Questions You Have About Keratins1. What is Keratin?Keratin is a ”highly durable protein that provides structure to several types of living tissues.” Keratin is also a major protein found in mammalian hair and hooves along with nails, horns, fish scales, bid feathers and beaks, and skin.2. Why is Keratin Important?Keratin as an [...]

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Hand Stripping

Join Julie Lalou as she teaches you how to handstrip a pet Border Terrier at home. Julie is the Owner of Dogs Delight Academy and Co-Founder The Grooming Show. She has been grooming since 2000 and teaching how to groom since 2005. She obtained The Higher Diploma in Grooming and is a member of the [...]

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Aging Gracefully

While being a puppy may be the cutest time in your dog’s life, it is his senior years that bring a doting and easeful kind of love that is unlike any other life stage - and some argue, the best. He is extra keen to spend time together and after years of living with you, [...]

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Achieving a Flawless Finish

How to achieve a Flawless FinishWhether you have a show dog or pet dog, there is nothing more stunning than seeing a beautiful, smooth, plush finish on their coat. Achieving this however, is easier said than done. I'm Amy Triezenberg and I have been a groomer for over 18 years. I have been ranked in [...]

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Chalk It Up

Join Allison from Leading Edge Dog Show Academy as she goes through the process of chalking a shorthaired dog on Andy the beagle. She'll lead you step by step from start to finish to have your dog show ready. Her technique is perfect for day of showing.ShowDogStore Recommendations PRO-LINE - SELF RINSE PLUS CHRIS CHRISTENSEN [...]

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