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This week we're talking about teaching dogs a signal that tells us "Ready" or "Not Ready". Why can that be helpful- and why does it sound so crazy to us as groomers? Find out this week.
Want to learn more about dog grooming or about training? This week we're talking about some of the educational opportunities that you may not be aware of. Links mentioned ccpdt.org, iaabc.org, dogwise.com, fenzidogsportsacademy.com, tawzerdog.com, barkleigh.com, fearfreepets.com
Ep159 Calm Or Jolly

Ep159 Calm Or Jolly

2022-04-1720:24

This week we'll talk about when we "calm a dog down" or "jolly them up". What is the difference, why does it matter, and how do you pick one? Find out this week!
Ep158 Burnout

Ep158 Burnout

2022-04-1122:38

This week we'll talk about how behavior problems can be a source of burnout for groomers and what we can do about it.
This week I'm talking to the owners who want to help prepare their dogs for grooming. How do I talk an owner through this process? Find out this week!
This week I'm talking like I'm talking to an owner and the pros who work with them. How do I help owners understand the safety aspect of behavior issues? Find out this week
ep155 Kindness

ep155 Kindness

2022-03-0523:56

This week we're talking about kindness. Are we being kind? Would this dog think that we're being kind? How can thinking about kindness change our point of view?
True of False, the only way to teach a dog about grooming is by grooming them. Is that true? Is it false? Is there more to it? Find out in the first part.    In the second part we'll talk about how itchiness affects behavior.    
In the first part we'll talk about times when we may be thinking that "this doesn't hurt" but who gets to decide what hurts and what doesn't. Who get's to decide what's scary or what isn't. In the second part we'll talk about if we're causing pain, injuries, or fear. Want to learn more about behavior? My program is the Master Groomer Behavior Specialist program at Whole Pet Grooming Academy. It consists of four courses. Each course is eight weeks long. They are entirely online and include weekly zoom classroom time. For more information about this program and the New Hampshire stste accredited school that I'm teaching it through go to WholePetNH.com. 
This week I'll walk you through somd of my customer conversations. How can we help them understand how behavior affects the grooming process? Want to learn more about behavior? My Master Groomer Behavior Specialist program consists of 4 eight week courses. They are entirely online and include weekly zoom classroom time. The program is through The Whole Pet Grooming Academy, a state acredited school! For more information about this fully online course go to WholePetNH.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
This week we're talking about how vet's are noticing differences with the fear free trend and how it's affecting their customers. In the second part we'll talk about a specific doodle that I worked with this week.  Article- https://stevedalepetworld.com/blog/fear-free-transforming-veterinary-medicine/  Fear Free link- https://fearfreepets.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
Ep150 Routines

Ep150 Routines

2022-01-0421:59

This week we'll talk about routines and about being flexible. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of those. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
Ep149 Our Emotions

Ep149 Our Emotions

2021-12-3021:16

Working with dogs is really hard work. How can our worries, and frustrations, or anger affect the dog on our table? And what can we do about it? Find out this week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
"Where can I start? How do I do this? Where are the instructions?" We'll talk about some starting points this week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
Ep147 Pain

Ep147 Pain

2021-12-1520:28

In the first part we'll talk about 3 categories of pain. In the second part we'll talk about some examples --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
In the first part we'll talk a little bit about the podcast. In the second part we'll talk about my new big project. For more information about the online Master Groomer Behavior Specialist(MGBS) course through the Whole Pet Grooming Academy go to wholepetnh.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
In the first part we'll talk about how dogs don't like being tricked. In the second part we'll talk about dopamine, counter conditioning, and desensitization --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
In the first part we'll talk about Holistic Grooming or Cooperative Care. Why do groomers and trainers use different terms to describe this? In the second part we'll talk about the idea that "comforting a dog reinforces fear." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
Ep143 "Spoiled Dogs"

Ep143 "Spoiled Dogs"

2021-10-1517:48

In the first part we'll talk about what "spoiled" means and what it can look like with our dogs. In the second part we'll talk about working with the owners of "spoiled dogs" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
Ep142 Food Is A Tool

Ep142 Food Is A Tool

2021-09-2821:11

Using food isn't necessarily using positive reinforcement and using positive reinforcement isn't necessarily using food. Now, if you've tried using food and it didn't work for you, it could be that you weren't using the tool correctly, much like an owner brushing over mats or an owner giving a prescription diet, but still giving junk food. Understanding the tool and how the process works is how you get the results that you're looking for. Vv4EQ9ZwvTrHd11Asb5Z --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message
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