Introducing Puppies to Professional Grooming by Melissa Verplank

Introducing Puppies to Professional Grooming
Melissa Verplank

Many professional grooming salons advertise "Big or Small, We Groom Them All." This video focuses on puppy grooming and how to cater to this market, earning customers for the life of the dog. Two dogs are groomed in this DVD including a 12-week-old Maremma Sheepdog who will mature to be approximately 130 pounds and a 15-week-old Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppy who will mature to be less than 30 pounds.

This DVD includes:

Making the process fun for the puppy
Setting rules and limitations for the puppy
How to begin table training
How to introduce a puppy to the first bath
How to introduce a puppy to the drying process

Running time 61:10

Melissa Verplank has over 30 years of experience in the pet industry. Her mastery of grooming techniques has won her numerous awards at both national & international levels. She has run multiple businesses including:

a fleet of mobile grooming units that serviced the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area
a grooming salon that grew into The Paragon School of Pet Grooming
a luxury pet care facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa
White Dog Enterprises which publishes her award winning books, Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five along with other educational products for the pet professional.
Learn2GroomDogs.com, an on-line educational streaming video library for pet professionals.

She was at the ground level of the voluntary certification testing programs, earning her Certified Master Groomer title in the mid 1980s. Melissa was a member of the traveling team for GroomTeam USA representing the United States in World Team Competition in France in the early 90s. Later, she was the GroomTeam USA Team Coordinator, served on the Board of Directors, and currently sits on the Advisory Board. She assisted in the start-up of the International Judges Association and is an approved grooming judge with the United Showmanagers Alliance. Ms. Verplank is highly sought-after industry speaker, contest grooming judge, author, and a two-time Cardinal Crystal Achievement winner.

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