Professional Grooming Rally

  Where creativity meets education!


Detailed descriptions of seminars along with their scheduled times and days can be found below. 

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Friday, June 22

9:00-10:45 am

Dying 101

What is in your shampoo?

With Monica Gee. 

Dye 101
Adding color to a pet is an educated art. You don’t have to be a Picasso to achieve a creative touch. Learn basics skills about adding dye and color to make a stunning statement.  What are safe dyes and what techniques to use to achieve bright colors, soft hints of color and corrective coloring. Learn how to prevent color bleeding other tricks to make you creative grooms look great.

With Bullet Brown

Learn what the term ‘Hypo Allergenic’ really means along with what goes into animal shampoos. Did you know that there is no regulation for shampoos designed to be used on animals?

11:00 - 12:30

Breed Demo

Accessories Workshop

With Kat Beaulieu
Breed to be announced
Kat is always willing to share grooming tricks and techniques! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn form one of the best!

With Katrina Henrie and Brandy Keysor

Give your grooms that extra special touch that will stand out and make your clients feel special. No boring bandanas or plain bows! Bowties and rhinestones, Ribbons and collars!

1:00 - 2:15pm

Blade and Clipper Workshop

Proper Coat prep and drying techniques

With Anna Hawks

Tired of spending a ton of money on blade sharpening and repair? Want to have blades sharpened annually instead of every month?  Do simple maintenance on your clippers to save time and money. This workshop will show you how to clean and maintain your equipment, thus saving you money in costly repairs and equipment replacement.

With Michele Grenkow, Kat Beaulieu and Bullet Brown

You cannot achieve a beautiful groom if you don’t have a great base to start with. Most grooming are only as good as the bath. Learn have to safely dry dogs and how much shampoos and conditioners can affect your grooms.

2:30 - 3:30pm


Skin and Coat 101

With Bullet Brown

Understanding the anatomy and physiology of canine/feline skin and coat is paramount to helping professional groomers choose the appropriate products for each individual client. The skin is an organ, and as such, it should be nurtured and cared for to the best of our ability. As professional groomers, our responsibilities lie in not only performing haircuts but in managing skin and coat health as well.

3:45-5:00 pm

Adding Cat grooming to your salon

Skin and Coat 102

With Katrina Henrie

Are you thinking of adding cat grooming to your business? Learn what you need to do to get those kitties in the door. Learn tips on how to advertise and what you can do to your salon to keep the kitties happy.

With Bullet Brown

In the second part of this two-part series, Bullet Brown will continue with the anatomy and physiology of canine and feline coat. Knowing the difference between hair and fur, the different between canine coat and feline coat, and how products interact with them will help you achieve the healthiest results for your clients.

Saturday, June 23

9:00-10:45 am

Marketing and Social Media

Asian Flair

With Monica Gee

Marketing for a successful grooming business is like gardening. It more than getting dirty and growing the produce. Come learn everything from the soil, fertilizer, weeding and growing the biggest produce in the market. Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate a thriving business!

With Karen Aldrich

Asian-style grooming continues to grow in popularity among groomers and pet owners alike, and while the style has many variations and interpretations, NAPCG certified Karen Aldrich will show you the steps to achieve some of the most popular head and face styles. 

*Includes live demonstrations.

11:00-12:30 pm

Mix breed makeover!

Scissors Up

With Michele Grenkow and Kat Beaulieu

What could be more fun than watching Kat and Michele make a fur friend look fabulous! Groomers are visual learners and we tend to learn by watching and asking questions!

With Anna Hawks .

Who better to offer advice on grooming shears than certified sharpener,  who is herself a groomer and author of Scissor's Up!? Join Anna as she explains the different scissor edges, proper maintenance, finding the right sharpener, choosing the proper hand set for you, and more!

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Post Clipping Alopicia

Scissoring Techniques

With Bullet Brown

Post clipping alopecia, PCA. Does it exist or not? There are many arguments for both sides. Learn the difference between hair and fur and how clipping affects fur bearing breeds.

With Michele Grenkow

Take the information you learned from Scissors Up and put it to practical use! Learn how to get that beautiful scissored finish on your poodle. Take this opportunity to learn from one of the best groomers in North America. Michele explains how to use your scissors to their best advantage and change your perspective on scissoring.


 Cat Grooming 101

Salon Creative: Temporary Colors

With Katrina Henrie

Learn the basics when it comes to cat grooming and handling. What products work best and how to dry cats sucessfully! There is more to cat grooming than just shaving them down.

With Karen Aldrich

Temporary colors are one of the easiest ways to introduce your clients to the world of creative coloring. Join NAPCG certifier Karen Aldrich as she explains how to use quick, inexpensive products to introduce clients to a little creative fun. 

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Wonderful World of Terriers!

With Michele Grenkow and Anna Hawks

Terriers are one of the most misunderstood group of dogs. Learn about what makes a terrier tick and tricks on how to deal with them on the grooming table and in the salon

Monday, June 24 

9:00-10:45 am

Contractor vs Employee

Understanding canine behaivior

With Crystal Henson, Attorney

 With the recent crackdown by state and federal governments, learn what the guidelines are for independent contractors and employees and how to be compliant.

With Kat Beaulieu

Can you tell the difference between  fear bitter and an aggressive bitter? Did you know your body language can affect how a dog responds to you? Learn basic behavior, canine cues and how to react to them, and how to have a successful grooming experience for both you and the dog.

11:00 - 12:30pm


Taking Care of YOU!

With Michele Grenkow and Anna Hawks

The Westie has become a very popular breed among average pet owner, but it is a tough, inquisitive, and tenacious terrier that can sometimes be quite the handful. Join Michele Grenkow and Anna Hawks as they discuss this delightful breed, pet trims, and the breed standard groom

With Caitlin Roberts, Massage Therapist

This lecture is all about you - How many times have you felt like you’ve been hit by a truck at the end of the day? Learn stretching techniques and the benefits of massage designed specifically for the hardest working people on the planet - groomers.

1:15 - 2:15pm

Salon to Spa

With Bullet Brown

This is a must see lecture. Learn how to change your shop into a salon, with a waiting list! Change how you see yourself and your salon, and you will change your business to the better!


Salon design, safety and sanitiation

With Bullet Brown,  Anna Hawks, Kat Beaulieu and Michele Grenkow
There is so much that goes into running a grooming salon. First impressions, pet safety, shop sanitation and so on. This lecture will take what you’ve learned over the weekend and give you tools to have a salon that is not only functional, but safe for you and your clients.

3:45 - 5:0pm


Have fun with our version of the trivia show, Jeopardy!
Answer questions to win prizes and the champion wins a fabulous trophy!