Category Archives: Dog Grooming Training

My First Dog Show


Yes, that’s right-I went to my first Dog Show last weekend at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD.  I had only seen the famous Westminster Dog Show on TV and watched some on Animal Planet.  I recently met poodle breeder Mary Watson of  Amid Air Poodles in Fulton, MD.  Mary was so kind to accompany me to the show and show me the ins and outs of the dog show.  For Dog Groomers, going to dog shows is a great way to see how different dog breeds are suppose to look-grooming at it’s best.  Check out a few pictures…


prep area for dogs

poodles getting groomed before entering the ring


ok ok ok- last poodle i promise. hey, i was with a poodle breeder remember-lol

a miniature schnauzer waiting his turn

see, no more poodles

german shorthair pointers

i couldn't resist this great dane-magnificent!

"winner's circle" - winners get their picture taken here




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Learning Never Stops – Groom Expo 2010

I went to the fabulous Groom Expo this weekend in Hershey, PA at the famous Hershey Lodge.  Groom Expo is an event that features a trade show, seminars, demonstrations, and contests for dog groomers.  I got a chance to learn about new trends in grooming, new products, and learn some new skills.  The Groom Expo is a must for dog groomers.  I think it is important to continue to learn  and improve your skills in your industry.  Its also great to interact with other dog groomers in other areas.

One of the highlights of Groom Expo was meeting in person Jodi Murphy.  Jodi Murphy is a Certified Master Groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association of America and Pet Stylist with the International Society of Canine Cosmetology. Jodi has been a Groom Team USA Member competing in the States as well as in Europe winning many medals.  Now she is the owner of the Puppy Spa Mobile Grooming in New Jersey. She also dedicates her time to educating groomers and sharing her experience in the pet industry.  Jodi was very approachable and so forthcoming with sharing her knowledge.  Thank you so much Jodi!

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