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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 what doesn't. Who get's to decide what's scary or what isn't. In the second part …

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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 grooming process? Want to learn more about behavior? My Master Groomer Behavior Specialist progra...

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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. In the second part we'll talk about a specific doodle that I worked with this week. Article- ht...

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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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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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 we do about it? Find out this week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggre...

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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 a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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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 message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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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 information about the online Master Groomer Behavior Specialist(MGBS) course through the Whole Pet ...

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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 conditioning, and desensitization --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroo...

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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 describe this? In the second part we'll talk about the idea that "comforting a dog reinforces fear....

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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 about working with the owners of "spoiled dogs" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/c...

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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 you've tried using food and it didn't work for you, it could be that you weren't using the tool ...

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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 to out dated information without eben knowing it? How can you open yourself to learning new mate...

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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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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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 that can actually teach dogs to hate grooming. --- Send in a voice message: …

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Aug. 25, 2021

Ep 138 What Modern Training Has To Offer

In the first part we'll talk about how dog training is so much more than group obedience classes. In the second part we'll talk about why trainers need to know more about dog grooming and how that serves pur shared …

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Aug. 18, 2021

Ep137 Subthreshold

In the first part we'll talk about what subthreshold means and why we should care about it. In the second part we'll talk about a pup that I'm working with. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroom...

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Aug. 6, 2021

Ep 136 Terminology Adds Clarity

In the first part we'll talk about how terminology helps us to communicate thoughts, procedures , and ideas so that we can replicate results. In the second part we'll.talk about one particular term that is often misused and c...

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July 29, 2021

Ep 135 Handling Fees?

This week we'll talk about handling fees. Do handling fees encourage owners to work on their dog's behavior problems? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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July 25, 2021

Ep134 Barking, Whining, and Screaming

In the first part we'll talk about the many reasons that dogs get noisy. In the second part we'll talk about the common things that we say that just add to frustration. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creati...

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July 13, 2021

Ep133 Things That Non Groomers Don't Understand

In the first part we'll talk about dryers and why drying is important and not just a finishing touch like it can be for people. In the second part we"ll talk about how shaving or clipping a dog down is …

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July 6, 2021

Ep132 Walking You Through The Process

In the first part we'll talk about all of the things that I think about when I'm working with a dog who is new to me and has a history of "not liking it". In the second part we'll talk …

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June 30, 2021

Ep131 3 Questions Continued

This week we'll talk about appropriate ways for dogs to show us, tell us, or express to us that they don't like something, are uncomfortable and/or want us to stop. The truth is that dogs need a safe way to …

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June 15, 2021

Ep130 Three Questions To Ask Owners

In the first part we'll talk about three questions that we can ask to get a good idea about a dog's behavior. In the second part we'll talk about using that conversation to talk about our safety policy. --- Send …

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