The Complete Step-by-Step Handstripping Masterclass

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What You'll Learn

Handstripping From Zero to Hero

Katlin breaks down the entire process of hand stripping. Learn step-by-step exactly how she gets award winning results with safety and comfort in mind.

The Best Tools For The Job

Learn exactly what each handstripping tool is used for, and which ones you'll need to get the best results (without spending too much.)


Learn the best hand stripping practices, all the "Do's and Dont's", and how to get started even if you're a beginner.

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Meet Your Instructor

Katlin is a certified Master Groomer (PIGA), Advanced Professional Groomer (IPG inc.), and a certified Veterinarian Technical assistant.

She has been grooming professionally since 2012, and has been competing in handstrip since 2017.

Most recently, Katlin was awarded #1st place in Mastergroom UK 2021 hand strip, And #3 in Mastergroom Canada 2019.

Katlin started her career in Vet Clinics as a certified Veterinarian Technical Assistant, working in emergency, exotics, and general practice for 8 years.

Combined, Katlin has 15 years of experience working with pets in care and grooming. 

Sneak Peak:

Module 1: Getting Started
Before we jump into grooming I’ll give you a quick lesson on dog skin, hair anatomy, and some important terminology.

This will be our foundation so that you have a deep understanding on “how” and “why” we handstrip.

Module 2: Introduction To Your Tools
Next, I’ll give you a checklist of everything you’ll need to get started.

This Includes my selection of the best stripping stones, carding knives, stripping knives, rakes, combs, and chalk.

I’ll then introduce you to each tool and how to use them for safety and efficiency.

Module 3: Safety
Finally, we need to tackle the “Do’s and Dont’s” of hand stripping. We’ll go through a quick safety checklist along with some basic technique.

I’ll show you how to properly and safely bathe your dogs after hand stripping (and why this is such a hot topic of debate).

Module 4: Let’s Learn to Handstrip
Now we’re ready to start hand stripping! First we learn all the basic techniques and where to use each tool.

I’ll talk you through the entire hand strip. We’ll also learn more about carding, how to roll the coat, and plucking.

You’ll then watch me do a full demonstration on a Wirehaired Dachshund and a Wirefox Terrier.

Module 5: More Advanced Techniques
We’ve tackled the basics – now we can start learning more about stripping the furnishings, beard, and face. I include a workbook that goes through some of the basic patterns for different breeds.

I’ll also include information on hand stripping puppies, mixed breeds, and plucking double coated breeds.

Lastly, I’ll explain how to improve your speed and efficiency. 

What People Are Saying

This course was easy to follow and covered so many amazing topics with very detailed instructions. I would highly recommend to anyone starting out or any pet parents to purchase this course.
Meaghan Dawn
Handstripping Masterclass Student
Primpaws Handstripping masterclass is an excellent online resource for pet owners or groomers who are interested in learning how to hand strip their wire coat dogs. These very interesting and informative sessions are broken down into smaller subsections, which makes it easy to stop and start as time permits. I now feel like I have the confidence to start grooming my own dachshund! Thank you Katlin!​
Dawne T.
Wirehaired Dachshund Owner
Katlin's videos are incredibly clear, packed with useful tips and tricks. Katlin is easy to understand, engaging, and the accompanying text will be a great resource.
Sarah J.
Award Winning Handler and Trainer

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How Much Does It Cost?

The Handstripping Masterclass

$ 147 USD
  • 5 Hours of Videos & Guides you can watch on your schedule
  • Taught by Award-Winning and Certified Hand Stripping Groomer
  • Unlimited Access! This course is yours for life.

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How It Works

The Handstripping Masterclass is taken completely online.  20 online video lessons along with essential reading lessons are accessible from any web browser, phone, tablet, or laptop. They are yours for life.

The information is organized carefully into modules so your learning is self-paced. Enjoy learning today, next week, or next year.

This course is 19 video lessons over 6 chapters (Approx. 5.5 hours), all packed with my years worth of career knowledge. I explain the tools you’ll use, then watch over my shoulder as I show exactly how I groom various different breeds.

Course Outline

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If the Handstripping Masterclass doesn’t help you improve your grooming, we offer a no-questions-asked 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Watch my videos, try my tips and techniques, and if it doesn’t work then quite simply I don’t deserve your money. Email us and we’ll send you your money back. No hard feelings. It’s that simple.

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Most frequent questions and answers
There is no certificate for the handstripping course, and this is for a few reasons.

Namely, this course is taken at your own pace. Since there is no exam, grading, or live classrooms, it is difficult for me to judge each student’s progress and award them a certificate of completion.

I should also note that in my experience as a groomer, online certificates do not hold much weight. Groomers and pet facilities prefer to see a portfolio of finished grooms or have you do a live demonstration to better judge your skills.

All that being said, if you ever need help or want to chat I’m always available.
I’m happy critique pictures or videos of your grooms, give career advice, or anything else grooming related.

Most Terrier Breeds and Wirecoated breeds are required to be hand stripped. If you are unsure you can see the full list of breeds here, or join the handstrip facebook group and post a picture of your dog to receive grooming advice.

Absolutely. We start at the very beginning and get you up to speed with the basics, and then walk you through full hand strips.

Not at all, I’ll take you step-by-step through the entire process, and I always assume you are starting from the very beginning.

We’ll walk you through the best practices for safety and comfort first before teaching you how to handstrip.

To get started with hand stripping you’ll need a few essential tools.

It’s possible to handstrip with just using your hands, but I highly recommend beginner and intermediate groomers make use of specific tools.

I recommend a set of stripping knives, carding knife, chalk, and a rake. We go over these in detail in the course.

Think of these as a valuable investment for saving time and providing the best possible results.

If you’re just grooming your pet at home you can handstrip on the couch, floor, bed, or wherever is comfortable. It will leave behind some hair so I recommend laying down a blanket or towel first. Or try hand stripping outdoors if it’s nice out.

Setters and English Cocker Spaniels require specific Carding techniques unique to those breeds (along with some scissoring).

This course is specific to handstripping wire coated dogs.

Since we do not cover the techniques required to groom Setters and English Cocker Spaniels, this may not be the course for you.

Schnauzers have a unique pattern that are hand stripped and also clipped / scissored.

While this course will prepare you for the hand stripping portion, we do not cover how to scissor or clip dogs.

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