IJA Pittsburgh Pet Expo Seminars

Certification Seminars by the Nash System of Pet Care Education Presented by the Elite Team of Level 4 Specialists in All Aspects of Taking Care of the Canine.
 
Breakfast and Lunch Education Presentation with Certifications featuring the Poodle in Retro Banded Trim Styles 

This series is about the famous banded trims presented in the ring by many industry icons such as Liz Paul and Loretta Vogt Marchese. I was fortunate enough to be a competitor during that time and won International Groomers of the Year in 1986 with the Sweetheart Trim. I am also proud to say I won best-scissored dog in the show with a banded trim which is almost impossible with all the intricate lines and bevels. 

 

This series shows you where and how to place your bands to achieve the different trims and helps you to understand the difference. 

Canine Variations and Creations Certification

Variations and Creations is one of my favorite courses we developed! Check it out! 

This course will take your styling to a level 4 specialist level!

 

There are different head types, ears types, neck types, body types, front types, rear types, tail types, and feet types on man's best friends. For the bather, groomer, and stylist, this information sets the stage for you to excel in the art of grooming and styling the canine. 

 

This unique certification course has all the answers. Understand why it is challenging to create round heads on Bichons with incorrect ear types and earsets. Learn the difference between a terrier front and a Poodle front. Compare the similarities and differences between the square body type on a Poodle and a square terrier body type on the Fox Terrier. 

If you are a professional bather, groomer, stylist, or beginner with plans on a new career in styling dogs, you must have this information to achieve your ultimate goals!

~Vivian Nash

Pure Breeds Certification with Trim Styles by Coat Types and Body Types

This course is the most innovative and comprehensive presentation in the industry today. Vivan Nash has created the ultimate method to understand breed standards to achieve the ultimate expressions and profiles. 

Our series of pure breed trim styles by coat types with body types certification has it all! Enter Novice - Exit Specialist

Here is an example of our certification teaching, training, and testing.

Seminar Schedule

FRIDAY

Breakfast - Poodle in Retro Banded Trim Styles: The Desi
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Fee: $79 (includes breakfast)

Attendees will receive the Poodle Retro Banded Trim Style Certification

Lunch - Poodle in Retro Banded Trim Styles: The Sweetheart

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Fee: $79 (includes lunch)

Attendees will receive the Poodle Retro Banded Trim Style Certification

Canine Variations and Creations Certification (3 Parts: 6 hrs)

with Philip Schafmayer

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Fee: $299

Canine Variations & Creations  (Part 1)

Body Types, Fronts, Rears

8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Canine Variations & Creations (Part 2)

Head Types and Planes, Ear Types, Ear Sets, and Carriage

10:45 am - 12:45 pm

Canine Variations & Creations (Part 3)

Feet Types, Tail Types, Sets, and Carriage

2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Pure Breeds Certification with Trim Styles by Coat Types Certification with Body Types Certification: Bedlington Terrier (2 hrs)
with Philip Schafmayer
Friday:  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fee: $99

 

Pure Breed Certification: Bedlington Terrier 

  • Study the Breed Standard

Body Type Certification: Speed 

  • Study Body Type and Compare

Trim Style by Coat Type Certification: Curly

  • Compare the Trim Style Against the Standard

You Are the Judge

  • Place 3 Bedlingtons in First, Second, and Third Place. 

Justify Your Vote and Placement

  • Explain the reasons for the placements.

 

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.

 

SATURDAY

Breakfast - Poodle in Retro Banded Trim Styles: The Dutch
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Fee: $79 (includes breakfast)

Attendees will receive the Poodle Retro Banded Trim Style Certification

Lunch - Poodle in Retro Banded Trim Styles: Town & Country

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Fee: $79 (includes lunch)​​

Attendees will receive the Poodle Retro Banded Trim Style Certification

Canine Coat Types Certification (3 Parts: 4 hrs)
with Philip Schafmayer
Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:34 pm

Fee: $199

Canine Skin and Hair (Part 1)

Canine Coat (Part 2)

8:30 am - 10:30 am

 

Canine Coat Types (Part 3)

10:45 am - 12:45 pm 

Pure Breeds Certification with Trim Styles by Coat Types Certification with Body Types Certification: Kerry Blue Terrier (2 hrs)
with Philip Schafmayer
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Fee: $99

Pure Breed Certification: Kerry Blue

  • Study the breed standard

Body Type Certification: Square Terrier

  • Study body type and compare

Trim Style by Coat Type Certification: Curly

  • Compare the trim style to the standard

You Are the Judge

  • Vote: Place 3 Kerry Blue Terriers in First, Second, and Third Place. 

Justify your vote and placement

  • Grade: Justify the reasons for the placements.

 

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.

Pure Breeds Certification with Trim Styles by Coat Types Certification with Body Types Certification: Miniature Schnauzer (2 hrs)
with Philip Schafmayer
Saturday: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Fee: $99

Pure Breed Certification: Schnauzer

  • Trim Style by Coat Type Certification: Wire

Body Type Certification: Square 

  • Study body type and compare

You Are the Judge

  • Vote: Place 3 Schnauzers in First, Second, and Third Place. 

Justify Your Vote and Placement

  • Grade: Justify the reasons for the placements.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.

SUNDAY

Breakfast - Poodle in Retro Banded Trim Styles: The Spiral
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Fee: $79 (includes breakfast)

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.

Pure Breeds Certification with Trim Styles by Coat Types Certification with Body Types Certification: Scottish Terrier (2 hrs)
with Philip Schafmayer
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Fee: $99

Pure Breed Certification: Scottish Terrier

  • Study the breed standard

Trim Style by Coat Type Certification: Wire

  • Compare the trim style to the standard

Body Type Certification: Short Legged

  • Study the body type and compare 

You Are the Judge

  • Vote: Place 3 Scotties in First, Second, and Third Place

Justify Your Vote and Placement

  • Grade: Justify the reasons for the placements. 

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.

Pure Breeds Certification with Trim Styles by Coat Types Certification with Body Types Certification: Irish Setter (2 hrs)
with Philip Schafmayer
10:45 am - 12:45 pm

Fee: $99

Pure Breed Certification: Irish Setter

  • Study the breed standard

Trim Style by Coat Type Certification: Sporting

  • Compare the trim tyle to the standard

Body Type Certification: Rectangle 

  • Study body type and compare 

You Are the Judge

  • Vote: Place 3 Irish Setters in First, Second, and Third Place. 

Justify Your Vote and Placement

  • Grade: Justify the reasons for the placements.

 

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the seminar.