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Barkleigh Productions

Barkleigh Productions, Inc. has been an explosive force in the professional pet care industry since 1979. This privately-owned organization is located in the beautiful  Central Pennsylvania town of Mechanicsburg. Barkleigh Productions' President, Sally Liddick, was a groomer, and a daughter of a groomer. Seeing a need for education of her clients, she developed the GroomOgram... a newsletter for grooming clients. Then came more grooming client cards. A newsletter for the grooming industry developed, called Groomer to Groomer, which has grown into the nation's only industry magazine, that groomers all over the nation rely on for news, events and advertising. Eventually, quality seminars and trade shows emerged from the organization. Groom Expo, the biggest educational seminar and trade show for the petcare professional in the world, is held yearly in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is Barkleigh's flagship show. Groom Expo drew 170 exhibitors and nearly 3800 attendees in 2008. Eight educational seminars are in progress at all times during the weekend. Included is an IJA sanctioned grooming contest, Barkleigh Creative Styling Contest and much more. Groom & Kennel Expo, its sister program on the West Coast, near Hollywood, boasts an attendance of nearly 1900 with 99 exhibitors and numerous educational programs and contests. Barkleigh plans yearly regional shows in the Cincinnati & Seattle areas, featuring top national speakers and grooming competitions. Please visit our website for more info.

Atlanta Pet Fair 2017

Join us for Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference at the Georgia International Convention Center, March 9-12, 2017, and let your imagination run wild. Creative groomers and entrepreneurial pet retail and service pros know that it all starts with a simple idea. When it comes to improving your business, if you can dream it, you can do it. Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference will inspire you to turn simple ideas into amazing results with tools and insights from thousands of your pet industry peers, more than 100 exhibitors, leading experts and endless opportunities to bring your imagination to life. Produced by World Pet Association (WPA), Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference boasts North America’s largest grooming contests, engaging education sessions for everyone from groomers and salon staff to daycare providers and boarding pros, and a vibrant exhibit floor featuring all the goods and services you need, all in one place. WPA is the oldest industry organization promoting the responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services industry, and works to educate the general public in order to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for all our animal friends. In addition to producing Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, CA, SuperZoo, held in Las Vegas, and Aquatic Experience, held in Chicago. For more information:

Seminar & Workshop Info on DVD

Jodi Murphy is a Master Pet Stylist and National Grooming Consultant for the Andis Clipper company. She is a multiple Best In Show and Best All Around competitor and past member of Groom Team USA for four years finishing in the top four placements on the team. Jodi was an International medalist winning a gold and bronze medal in Barcelona, Spain in 2004 and a gold medal in Milan, Italy in 2007 competing among 13 countries of world renown groomers. In 2005 and 2006 she was awarded Best American Groomer. Even more impressive Jodi has been a successful mobile groomer since 1997. She has bought and sold multiple vans over the years and established 3 businesses in 3 completely differently areas of the United States. With her success she quickly became a well-known and respected speaker in the pet grooming industry and her Mobile Grooming Success seminars have been presented all over the country. Now you can own on 2 DVD's all of the same valuable information from her Mobile Grooming Success seminars. Mobile Grooming Part I covers the business end and Mobile Grooming Part II covers a day in the spa. To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity click here.

Not only does Jodi Murphy produce mobile grooming DVD's but her Instructional Series includes DVD titles to help every groomer become the best groomer they can be. Here are some of the available titles and new ones are being added regularly:

Thinning Shears - Theory & Technique The Goldendoodle
The American Cocker Spaniel: Suburban Trim The Cockapoo with Dandie Dinmont Expression
The Portuguese Water Dog The West Highland Terrier: Pet Trim
The American Cocker Spaniel: Show Trim The Airedale Terrier: Pet Trim
And dozens more!  

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the top groomers in the US and World, click here.

Melissa Verplank Seminars

Check for upcoming seminars with Melissa as well as trade show appearances. Both Paragon Distance Learning Programs, Career Edition & Salon Mentoring Edition, are the most complete and comprehensive correspondence courses developed for the pet grooming industry. It represents the culmination over 30 years of real-world experience from master stylist Melissa Verplank and her team of exceptional pet groomers and trainers. The foundation of the Paragon Distance Learning Programs is the award winning books, Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five, written by Melissa Verplank. With almost 500 pages of information and diagrams, these manuals are organized in an easy-to-understand format covering all aspects of professional pet grooming in detail. Notes From the Grooming Table has become the "Bible" of the pet grooming industry. That’s why successful pet groomers and stylists use Notes From the Grooming Table combined with its sister book, Theory of Five to establish successful grooming techniques in the shortest time possible. Please visit our web site.

Intergroom Events

The Intergroom trade show provides a forum for exchanging information and for networking with other professionals who share your interest in grooming, breeding and exhibiting. Pre-registration begins February each year. At the conference held in the United States each year, Intergroom always begins with an international grooming competition that leads to the title of "Intergroom International Groomer of the Year" - one of the most prestigious awards in the the world of grooming. The quality of grooming is extremely high and the competition is keen as top groomers from the United States, Canada, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, compete for over $20,000 in cash, trophies, rosettes and prizes in this competition, alone. Groomers can compete in six different classes: (1) Poodles, (2) Terriers, (3) Hand Stripping, (4) Spaniels and Other Sporting Dogs, (5) All Other Purebreds, and (6) Mixed-Breed/Miscellaneous (this includes dogs of mixed-breed parentage plus any purebreds that will be trimmed in styles other than "standard"). Competitors are judged by a panel of international experts. Each year, in addition to the well-known Americans, several judges from other countries are invited to be a part of the jury. The Rising Star Competition was first added to Intergroom in 2001. Met with grand applause, we enjoyed a wonderful entry in this contest designed specifically for the Novice and / or Intermediate Groomer. The wonderful and generous Class Sponsors from our Groomer of the Year competition, anxiously included this new competition with their sponsorship. With the special title of “Rising Star of the Year” we shall continue to offer this wonderful new competition. The rules are the same as those for the Groomer of the Year Competition. Please visit our website.

NDGAA Events

Welcome to the NDGAA, the National Dog Groomers Association of America! For over 34 years this association has worked with groomers throughout the world promoting and encouraging professionalism and education in order to upgrade the image of the pet grooming profession. Our goal is to unite groomers through membership, to promote communication with colleagues, to set recognized grooming standards and to offer those seeking a higher level of professional recognition the opportunity to have their grooming skills certified. With nearly 2,500 names and addresses of Registered and Certified members this directory is a great tool for recommending members for your relocating clients, enables you to communicate with other members and serves as an aid in policing advertising infringement in your area. The NDGAA Membership Directory is printed biannually. We began the process of federally registering two of our well recognized and long used service marks in 1991, the dog/striped pole logo and the National Certified Master GroomerŽ phrase. Registration of these marks will provide the legal leverage to enforce our rights and stop unauthorized use of the logo and NCMG phrase. In this way we can ensure that our symbol & certification signify the highest quality grooming services available and that these high standards are maintained for the future of the profession. Registration of these marks was granted in 1993. When you rent a car from Hertz, you can take advantage of special year round savings through the Hertz member benefit program added in 1995. NDGAA members receive a Hertz Member Discount Card. The NDGAA Gold MasterCardŽ was introduced in 1995. The credit card program designed especially for NDGAA members! The card proudly displays the NDGAA Logo, identifying you as a distinguished member every time you use it. Good news about bad accounts! National Credit Systems, Inc. will help you Collect Your Money! Added benefits in 1999 include an electronic credit service for accepting credit cards and a mobile groomers insurance plan for members nationwide which includes coverage for vehicle downtime! Free Legal help when you need it! No need to enroll, you are automatically enrolled as a member of NDGAA. We also publish "Groomers Voice," the official publication of the NDGAA. As a member you will receive 3 issues of the "Groomers Voice." Each issue contains membership information and updates, upcoming shows & contests, industry news, grooming products and services ads, certification updates, informative industry articles plus much, much more! Please visit our website.

International Society of Canine Cosmetologists Events
U.S. Pet Pro Classic & More

Established in 1990, ISCC is an organization designed for the continuing education and advancement of professional pet stylists. Dedicated to providing essential communication, networking, continuing education and certification services, ISCC provides a balanced and varied program of activities at the local, regional and national level to keep you on top of the latest trends, innovations and issues facing our industry. One of the primary goals of ISCC is to provide a medium for basic and advanced continuing education through comprehensive seminars, publications and technical support services. Novice or veteran, ISCC membership is a valuable resource that will facilitate your ability to establish contact with others within your profession to call on for guidance. You'll find that ISCC offers a variety of services through a number of different educational and social opportunities all designed to enrich you professionally and personally. While the major purpose of ISCC is to provide networking and educational programs, a comprehensive multi-level certification program has been implemented to establish acceptable and recognizable standards of pet styling excellence and to provide voluntary programs whereby that excellence may be visibly demonstrated, measured and verified. It is the philosophy of ISCC to guide their members through the testing process as an educational experience. We are here to provide support and assistance as you proceed in your pursuit of excellence! The ultimate goal of ISCC is to provide the most comprehensive educational programs available within the Pet Grooming and Styling Industry. We believe certification simply directs you toward that education and provides a method of validating your achievement. We are here to help you reach your goals! When you join ISCC and begin your certification, you become part of a group of stylists who are all working towards the same goal...self-improvement. What you put into this program is what you will get out of it and we are here every step of the way to support and guide you. Going through our certification program will help improve the skills you already have, learn some new ones and give you more confidence. Contact ISCC today!  Please visit our website.

GroomTeam USA

Since 1987, GroomTeam USA, a non-profit organization, was established to encourage continued education, growth, and cultivate pride in a healthy competitive spirit within the pet styling industry. GroomTeam acknowledges the highest point earners competing at sanctioned shows throughout the year. Every two years, the top four and alternate are sent to the World Team Championships, all expenses paid. Donations also help fund the Lonnie Lange Memorial Scholarship Fund. This two level scholarship fund offers assistance towards the college education of the families of groomers as well as education in the field of professional pet styling.

Level One awards three-$1000. scholarships toward general college education and is available exclusively to the Children, Grandchildren and Stepchildren of professional groomers. Level Two is open to to all applicants. Level Two awards the winner a full scholarship to their choice of a GroomTeam USA Inc. pre-approved participating grooming school.

The Lynn Carver memorial award is presented annually at the Atlanta Pet Fair to the highest Best All Around point earner on a perpetual trophy. Lynn exemplified her Best All Around qualities with over 300 competition awards. Groom Team USA’s Premium Sponsors are: Andis Company, Wahl Clippers, 44/20 Shears and Groomer’s Helper. Visit our website:

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