IJA Technical Skills Challenge

Create the Perfect Picture DURING the Grooming and Styling 

With Skills Like These, You Need to Be in the Movies 

It’s All About the Class!

Best SCISSORING Artist 

Time to take the IJA Technical Skills Challenge and Scissor Your Way to Achieve the Title of the Best Scissoring Artist of the Year in the USA! Scissor Your Way to Stardom Showing Your Elite Skills and Professional Application of the Scissors with Safety for the Pet and the Professional in Mind at all Times During the Technical Procedures 

  • Utilize your scissors as a sculpting tool to create shapes and sizes to achieve beautiful expressions and profiles. 

 

  • Choose various scissoring tools, such as chunkers and thinners, to demonstrate different tools and techniques to take the coat short of creating intricate lines and coat growth patterns.

 

  • Apply your technical skills using a continuous and fluid movement around the competition dog, creating a visual of completing all tasks with ease. 

 

  • Consider your best routines and procedures to effectively and efficiently complete each task exhibiting excellent time management and compassion for the pet. 

 

  • Present a professional workstation with organized and well-maintained tools. 

 

  • Dress to impress by wearing grooming attire that compliments and enhances the overall visual. 

 

Sign Up Now to Show Off Your Skills to Complete the Perfect Picture of the Professional and the Pet During the Grooming and Styling Process with 1 Hour 20 Minutes Clipper Work and 10 Minutes Scissor Work

 

Time Frame: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

1 Hour 20 Minutes Clipper Work and 10 minutes Scissor Work

Pads and Sanitary Clipped Before Competition. 

Face - Feet and Tail Clipped Before Competition

 

Judging Considerations

Judging considerations will be on technical skills and application of the scissoring tools, handling, interaction with the competition dog during the tasks, and the overall finish achieved at the end of the competition. Expression, profile, balance, and symmetry are also judging considerations.