Preptember Curly Coats Dog Grooming Webinar

(8 customer reviews)


Proper prep lays the foundation for a great groom. If you aren’t prepping well, it is impossible to achieve the results you are looking for. Irina Pinkusevich and Lindsey Dicken go in depth into how to properly prep a curly coat on a mini Poodle as well as a Bichon. They show you pre-bath prep including nail trimming, what products to use and when, as well as proper bathing and drying techniques for these curly coats.

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Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich realized her passion as a Pet Stylist while working part-time as a bather after immigrating from The Ukraine in 1989. In the earlier part of her career she worked as a Pet Stylist at some of the most high-end grooming salons in New York. Pina entered the world of Competitive Grooming in 2006 and went on to win countless awards including Best In Show, Best All Around Groomer, the Lynne Carver Award for the most Best All Around Groomer wins (twice), and the Liz Paul Memorial Award for the most Best in Show wins. Other notable wins were the Winner’s Circle Jackpot 2011 and The World Dog Show’s World Champion Award. Pina was also a member of GroomTeam USA from 2008 through 2013 and competed in the World Championships for the United States in 2009, 2011, and 2013 helping the U.S. team bring home a Silver & two Golds.

Along with being a world-renowned groomer, Pina is also a national & international judge, instructor, and speaker. She was awarded the Cardinal Crystal Award for Judge of the Year as well as the Barkleigh Honors Award for Up & Coming Speaker of the Year in 2014. Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) with the National Dog Groomers of America and is also a Certifier for their company. In 2021, she launched her company Niira to bring high quality affordable grooming tools to the industry.

Dedicated to improving the industry, Pina offers dog grooming education through private lessons in and around Ft. Lauderdale, FL and also travels the world to instruct at various in-person conferences and seminars as well as online webinars and is an integral part of Artero’s Jornadas events.

Pina is also associated with Kiyara Poodles, a top breeder of miniature poodles in the United States owned by Michael Lamb & Bill Jividen Jr. She is also associated with Kerryfield Kennels, top breeders of Kerry Blue Terriers owned by Virginia Harding and Krizma Kennels owned by Lois Grier. With these kennels, Irina has bred & co-owned numerous champion Poodles & Kerry Blue Terriers.


Master Groomer Lindsey Dicken has been grooming for 15 years, and has been grooming competitively for 13 of those. As one of the most decorated groomers in competitive grooming history, Lindsey has won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards and Best in Show at nearly every show in the US, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s Groomer of the Year a record 5 times. In 2013, Lindsey was awarded Groomer of the Year at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club.

Lindsey has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching #6 position her very first year. She has been the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 10 of the past 12 years, and has had the honor of representing the USA at the World Team Grooming Championship 5 consecutive times helping win three gold and two silver medals with multiple breeds internationally.

Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichon Frises and Poodles, however she has earned wins on nearly every breed allowable. In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey breeds and shows champion Bichon Frises and miniature poodles, her Percheron draft horses, and is a highly sought after speaker helping groomers around the world hone their skills.

8 reviews for Preptember Curly Coats Dog Grooming Webinar

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  2. Christie Chanthongthip avatar

    Christie Chanthongthip

    Curly coats are my weakness and I definitely learned so much from this video. I can’t wait to apply it to my next curly coated groom pup!!

  3. Emma Thornberry avatar

    Emma Thornberry

    Fun to watch and they go into great detail!

  4. Elizabeth Jackson avatar

    Elizabeth Jackson

    Love this session, I would love if in the description of the videos there was a list of the products used

    • Groom Haüs avatar

      Groom Haüs

      Hi Elizabeth! Many of the courses do have a products list with links so always check below the video for that. We are working to add them to all courses that do not have them yet.

  5. Karolina Grembecka avatar

    Karolina Grembecka

    Pina and Lindsey have such great chemistry and they are both so knowledgeable and explain everything so well!! I had lots of fun watching this and learned a lot!! Looking forward to more webinars with both of these ladies 😍 and on a side note both dogs were so well behaved and omg soooo adorable 😍

  6. Tamina Navaei avatar

    Tamina Navaei

    Lots of great tips and advice. Have watched it twice already, looking forward to getting closer to that perfect fluff dry finish! Pina and Lindsey are great instructors that make it all seem possible. Thank you!

  7. Kathy Awalt avatar

    Kathy Awalt

    As always, wisdom to glean from each webinar and appreciate the simplicity of the instructors

  8. Cristina Duluc avatar

    Cristina Duluc

    I really enjoyed this webinar. Attended live and have already rewatched it. As a newbie to the field, I felt it was easy to follow along. It’s so nice to see great groomers just talking though what they each do. Can’t wait to apply the drying technique to my next curly coat groom.

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