Make It Your Summer Destination
June 20-23, 2013
Mark your calendars for June 20–23, 2013, because PetQuest is returning to the Holiday Inn Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio! Get ready for another weekend of seminars, educational programs, exciting grooming competitions, and a three-day trade show.
Seminar attendees will enjoy a wide variety of educational programs at PetQuest. Topics include grooming, mobile grooming, pet health, business skills, and animal behavior. Among this year’s speakers are world-renowned industry icons and champion groomers.
Thursday’s seminar sessions include a full day of grooming demonstrations by Lisa Leady, the two-time winner of the Barkleigh Honors Judge of the Year Award. Author of Mobile Pet Grooming, Jodi Murphy will address mobile grooming topics in her four-hour seminar. Also on Thursday, Joey Villani will debut a brand new seminar on business topics. Up and coming speaker Amie Haslar, who debuted at PetQuest 2012 to rave reviews, returns with a Thursday evening cat grooming demo.
Seminars on Friday feature a Barkleigh Honors demo series with award winners Sue Zecco, Jay Scruggs, and Lisa Leady and nominees Kathy Rose and Jodi Murphy. On Saturday, fellow Barkleigh Honors winner Jonathan David will present a grooming demo seminar, Robin Bennett will present a full day of animal behavior topics, and in the evening, Marlene Romani will present a Clipper Vac demonstration seminar. Educational programs also include a session with Angela Kumpe and Lori Craig on the rising creative trend of airbrushing.
Competitions at PetQuest will be GroomTeam sanctioned beginning with the 2013 contests. Groomers will have the opportunity to compete for prizes and GroomTeam points in the open, intermediate, or entry skill level. The PetQuest grooming contests feature five different classes: Poodles, Sporting, Terriers, All Other Purebreds, and Salon Freestyle.
Grooming contests at PetQuest 2013 will also include the exciting creative styling competition. Groomers will sculpt and color their dogs’ hair to transform them into works of art as they compete for trophies, prizes, and the coveted People’s Choice Award. In previous years, PetQuest audiences have seen dogs transform into pandas, monkeys, “toy” Poodles, and tributes to Australia, 101 Dalmatians, and even Shark Week.
In addition to the seminars and grooming competitions, PetQuest attendees will have three full days to enjoy the trade show and the many show specials vendors have to offer. PetQuest is an excellent time to stock up on salon essentials like shampoos, blades, and bows. Take advantage of trade show discounts on your favorite products. The trade show also offers the unique opportunity to try out products and see them in action before making your purchase. Smell shampoos and test out tables that you’ve always had your eye on but have yet to buy! Vendors and company representatives will be available to demonstrate products and answer any questions you might have.
PetQuest is a fun summer destination for groomers and their families. Bring the kids along to watch the exciting grooming contests and see the creative dogs in person. At PetQuest 2012, kids teamed up with several grooming competitors for a fun and colorful creative contest live on GroomerTV. The fun is sure to continue in 2013, so save the date: June 20–23, 2013!
More information will be available online at PQGroom.com. ✂