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Jan. 6, 2021

Ep112 New Years Resolutions and Starting Fresh

In the first part we'll talk about dog owners and where they can start. In the second part we'll talk about new years resolutions…

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Dec. 22, 2020

Ep111 The skeptics guide to handling

In the first part we'll talk about "energy" and how we can better describe what we mean. In the second part we'll talk about "int…

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Dec. 15, 2020

Ep110 No Fight Means Good, Right?!?

This week we're talking about the dogs who aren't difficult to groom but are showing signs of stress. Is that a behavior problem?…

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Dec. 8, 2020

Ep109 To Talk Or Keep Quiet

In the first part we'll talk about some myths about using your voice. In the second part we'll talk about how using your voice ca…

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Dec. 1, 2020

Ep108 Cooperative Care and Force Free

In the first part we'll talk about cooperative care and how it helps us in the long run. In the second part we'll talk about what…

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Nov. 24, 2020

Ep107 What is Desensitization?

This week we'll talk about desensitization and sensitization. Are you making dogs more sensitive to something or less sensitive t…

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Nov. 10, 2020

Ep106 The First Step

This week we're talking about the very first step of any training- Goal Setting. Why do we need a goal? --- Send in a voice me…

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Nov. 3, 2020

Ep105 "It's Almost To The Point Where I Can't Get This Dog Done!"

This week we'll talk about what's happening when we say things like "It's almost to the point where I can't get this dog done" an…

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Oct. 27, 2020

Ep104 Walking You Through

In the first part I'm going to have you imagine yourself doing a nail trim while I walk you through the steps I would take. In th…

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Oct. 20, 2020

Ep103 Working With People

In the first part we'll talk about some myths that groomers and owners may still believe. In the second part we'll talk about hel…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Ep102 The "Bad Experience"

In the first part we'll talk about where the "Bad Experience" may be happening or may have happened. In the second part we'll tal…

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Oct. 6, 2020

Ep101 What Do I Say?

This week we're talking about the use of words and what to do if a dog doesn't know any useful words. --- Send in a voice mess…

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Sept. 29, 2020

Ep100 Some Tips For New Groomers

In the first part we'll.talk about 100 episodes and what I've learned. In the second part we'll talk about how understanding a do…

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Sept. 22, 2020

Ep99 What Do We Want Customers To Know And Be Doing?

In the first part we'll talk about dog owner responsibilities. In the second part we'll talk about some of the homework I give ow…

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Sept. 15, 2020

Ep98 Discipline And Cookies

In the first part we'll talk about Discipline. What it really means and is it useful in the grooming setting. In the second part …

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Sept. 8, 2020

Ep97 Adding Training to your Handling Skills

Animal handling skills are super important but we can add training to our handling skills to teach dogs to be better for grooming…

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Sept. 1, 2020

Ep96 Adding Training Tech Talk To Grooming

This week I'm talking adding training tech talk to what we do in the grooming room. What principles are we using? What is it if i…

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Aug. 25, 2020

Ep95 "Handling Fees"? and comfort.

In the first part we'll talk about pricing. Are "Handling Fees" a good idea? In the second part we'll talk about physical comfort…

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Aug. 18, 2020

Ep94 Assess The Dog And Keep The Goal In Mind

This one is for the trainers and those of us who work with trainers. In the first part we'll talk about the new puppy or new dog …

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Aug. 11, 2020

Ep93 The Crossover Groomer

In the first part we're going to talk about the Crossover Groomer. Making the switch from "Get it done even though the dog has a …

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Aug. 4, 2020

Ep92 Stress and Calm

In the first part we'll talk about how stress builds up. In the second part we'll talk about ways to calm a dog. --- Send in a…

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July 28, 2020

Ep91 Some Basic Science

In the first part we'll be talking about using the Scientific Method. In the second part we'll be plsying a game of "Opinion or O…

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July 21, 2020

Ep90 Such A Silly Puppy

In the first part we'll talk about a puppy that I worked with on the grooming table this week. In the second part we'll talk abou…

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July 14, 2020

Episode 89 Teamwork

In the first part we'll talk about working as a team and helping dogs win. In tge second part we'll talk about calming dogs if th…

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