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May 19th, 2013
Agenda:Terrier Workshop w/ Margery Good & Sarah Hawks
Agenda:One Day of Educational Seminars
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Please call Linda Claflin 413-219-0291 before you show up at the PetEdge Warehouse this Sunday, 5/19/13 to be sure there is a seat left for you. I am going there Saturday and double check the count as we are really just about at capacity. (a nice problem for NEPGP!!!) Thank you to each of you who have registered for this exciting Terrier workshop with Margery Good and Sarah Hawks.
Wow-so happy so many of you are coming to our Terrier workshop Sunday May 19th with Margery Good and Sarah Hawks. We are almost Sold Out and tonight at midnight is the pre registration deadline for the best prices. Let’s see what comes in in the next two and a half hours! Thanks on behalf of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals! We love to bring you educational events to improve and we appreciate you supporting us!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people involved in the Boston bombing today. It actually affects all of US.
Time is getting closer for our SpringFling at PetEdge May 19th and we are getting excited. Margery and Sarah will keep information flowing during the day about how to groom the different Terriers. In my experience , the head and way it is groomed makes all the difference in the dogs appearance. And improperly groomed(like a huge beard on a Terrier instead of brick shape or rectangular shape) …well, lets just say that customers come to our salon to get the job done correctly. If you want to learn more how to groom the Terriers, then this workshop is for you. What a great way to kick off the Spring rush. Seating is limited, so don’t be disappointed. Lunch included and we’ll have prizes and raffles too. Go to our “shop” to register. Pre Registration ends May 5th to take advantage of the best prices. See you soon! Linda cc
Spring is coming and so are all those extra dogs to groom. We are excited that Margery Good and Sarah Hawks will be out guest speakers on one of their favorite topics: the Terriers. Each have a lifetime of experience and together , well–what a jam packed day of learning and having some fun too. There will be a brief overview of hand stripping tools and why to card or strip even our pet groomed dogs to maintain the nice rich color and get rid of dead undercoat (not to mention trying to get a clipper thru a coat that the hair follicles are clogged with hair). How about a presentation showing the similarities and differences with eyebrows on Schnauzers, Scotties, Welsh; the Falls on the Wheaten, Lakeland, Sealyham? Or how do you set a tail on the Cairn, Westie, Scottie-what is the difference? After lunch and shopping in PetEdge’s store—yes, SpringFling is hosted by PetEdge in Billerica, MA–so you can even pre -order and your heavy items will be loaded into your vehicle by the PetEdge staff during lunch. The focus is on pet grooming although both Sarah and Margery are tops in AKC shows( Margery has won Crufts in England, & Eukanuba -Sarah-many Best in Show and Best All Around grooming competitions and certifies for NDGAA plus shows AKC dogs. The afternoon will have live dogs to actually show the lines (body, head, tails) and how to achieve a nice trim for our clients that is practical and looks neat and great! By learning techniques, you should be able to return to work refreshed, work smarter and handle the influx of grooms with kindness because of the knowledge gained at Spring Fling. That’s what I’m hoping for myself anyway !!! (Linda cc) Oh, and a tax deduction for a business educational trip!!!
NEPGP is pleased to announce that Ryan’s Pet Supply will continue their Sponsoring the Intermediate Sporting Division class at the FallFest Oct 11-13th at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI 02886. Trade show is the 12th and 13th.
Ryans also donates goodies for the Competitor Goodie Bag and supplies the name badge holders.
NEPGP is happy to announce that Wahl Clipper Corporation will be the Sponsor of the GroomTeam USA Open Division Mixed/All Other Purebred Class at the FallFest October 11-13th, 2013 weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI.
This is a very prestigious class and competitors vie for GroomTeam points to represent the USA in the world championships in Europe.
NEPGP is please to announce that Nature’s Specialties, the premium pet shampoo and conditioner company will once again be our Best All Around Sponsor at the Fall Fest in all three grooming competition divisions: Entry, Intermediate and GroomTeam USA Open level. The New England Pet Grooming Professionals FallFest scheduled for October 11-13th, 2013 will include the Trade show, educational seminars and grooming competition at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI 02886. Due to popular demand, there will be no SummerFest with Tradeshow; we are moving Back to the Fall for our 33rd Anniversary.
We are happy to announce that the SpringFling will be Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at the PetEdge Billerica , MA warehouse cafeteria. We are working out details and will let you know. PetEdge hosted our event last year and it was a big success as people could pre -order products and pick up right at the warehouse. We promise the day of education will be jam packed with VERY experienced presenters.
The New England Pet Grooming Professionals is pleased to welcome back PetEdge as the Poodle Sponsor in all three divisions Oct. 11-13th weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. REMEMBER our show has moved BACK TO THE FALL!!!