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June 29, 2022

Ep162 Labels

Do labels really help us? What do we really see? What behavior do we observe?

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May 31, 2022

Ep161 "Ready" or "Not Ready"

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 …

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May 23, 2022

Ep160 Educational Opportunities

Want to learn more about dog grooming or about training? This week we're talking about some of the educational opportunities that…

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April 18, 2022

Ep159 Calm Or Jolly

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 y…

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April 11, 2022

Ep158 Burnout

This week we'll talk about how behavior problems can be a source of burnout for groomers and what we can do about it.

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April 3, 2022

Ep157 What Can Owners Do?

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…

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March 23, 2022

Ep156 One For The Owners

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 as…

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March 5, 2022

ep155 Kindness

This week we're talking about kindness. Are we being kind? Would this dog think that we're being kind? How can thinking about kin…

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Feb. 20, 2022

ep154 Learning Through Grooming?

True of False, the only way to terach a dog about grooming is by grooming them. Is that true? Is it false? Is there more to it? F…

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Feb. 6, 2022

ep153 "But this doesn't hurt"

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 w…

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Jan. 27, 2022

ep152 Conversations With Customers

This week I'll walk you through somd of my customer conversations. How can we help them understand how behavior affects the groom…

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Jan. 14, 2022

ep151 The Fear Free Trend

This week we're talking about how vet's are noticing differences with the fear free trend and how it's affecting their customers.…

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Jan. 4, 2022

Ep150 Routines

This week we'll talk about routines and about being flexible. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of those. --- Sen…

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Dec. 30, 2021

Ep149 Our Emotions

Working with dogs is really hard work. How can our worries, and frustrations, or anger affect the dog on our table? And what can …

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Dec. 21, 2021

Ep 148 "Where Can I Start?"

"Where can I start? How do I do this? Where are the instructions?" We'll talk about some starting points this week. --- Send in…

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Dec. 15, 2021

Ep147 Pain

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 …

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Dec. 7, 2021

Ep146 The Podcast And A New Project

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 inf…

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Nov. 17, 2021

Ep145 Dopamine, Counter Conditioning, and Desensitization

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 condi…

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Oct. 30, 2021

ep144 Holistic Grooming or Cooperative Care

In the first part we'll talk about Holistic Grooming or Cooperative Care. Why do groomers and trainers use different terms to des…

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Oct. 15, 2021

Ep143 "Spoiled Dogs"

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 ab…

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Sept. 28, 2021

Ep142 Food Is A Tool

Using food isn't necessarily using positive reinforcement and using positive reinforcement isn't necessarily using food. Now, if …

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Sept. 22, 2021

Ep141 "Old School"

This week we'll be talking about "Old School" mindsets. Is "old school" thinking making your job harder? Could you be holding on …

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Sept. 8, 2021

Ep140 Nail Trimming

This week we'll be talking about why some dogs have issues with foot handling and nail care and what we can do to work on it. ---…

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Sept. 4, 2021

Ep139 Maybe It's Not The Dog

The problem may not be the dog. This week we'll talk about the kind of things that we, as groomers, owners, and other pet pros do…

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