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Jan. 1, 2020

Episode 64 What owners can do with puppies

This week we'll talk about some puppies that I'm working with. In the first part we'll talk about breaking things into tiny steps…

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Dec. 24, 2019

Episode 63 Patience

This week we're talking about patience and 3 strategies to help us be patient. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/…

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Dec. 17, 2019

Episode 62 Understanding other dog professions

This week we're talking about the importance of having a working knowledge of other dog professions. Learning more about how dogs…

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Dec. 10, 2019

Episode 61 For Owners- and the Pros Who Work With Them.

This week is for the owners. Have you ever said phrases like "He doesn't let me", "..but she doesn't like it", "I've tried everyt…

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Dec. 3, 2019

Episode 60 What Is "Humane"?

This week we're talking about "Humane". What does it mean? How do we define int? How do we operationalize it? --- Send in a vo…

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Nov. 26, 2019

Episode 59 Struggling And Fighting

This week we're talking about dogs who struggle and fight with us and why struggling and fighting with them makes things worse. …

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Nov. 19, 2019

Episode 58 A puppy grooming and touching in training lessons

In the first part we'll talk about my grooming appointment with a new puppy. In the second part we'll talk about adding touching …

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Nov. 12, 2019

Episode 57 Trust Starts At Home

In the first part we'll talk about some things that owners can do at home. In the second part we'll talk about speeding up the pr…

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Nov. 5, 2019

Episode 56 Behavior Problems During The Holiday Rush

This week we're talking about handling the pressure of getting perfect holiday trims on dogs with behavior issues. --- Send in…

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Oct. 29, 2019

Episode 55 Scratch Boards and Lifting Dogs

In the first part we'll talk about scratch boards aka nail boards and if they're a good idea. In the second part we'll talk about…

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Oct. 22, 2019

Episode 54 Still and Wggles

In the first part we're talking about using wiggle breaks to reward still. In the second part we talk more about why standing sti…

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Oct. 15, 2019

Episode 53 Is Mixing Methods A Good Idea?

This week we're talking about mixing methods and why I don't recomend it. We'll also talk about why Calm, Comfortable, and Cooper…

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Oct. 8, 2019

Episode 52 Consent In Grooming

This week we're discussing consent, start behaviors, nose targeting, chin targeting and how it all relates to dog grooming. --- …

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Oct. 1, 2019

Episode 51 Observing Body Language

Thie week we're talking about observing body language and gathering clues. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cre…

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Sept. 24, 2019

Episode 50 Three Easy Steps

In the first part we'll talk about three steps. Step one- What is the complaint, problem, and/or issue. Step two- gather clues. S…

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Sept. 17, 2019

Episode 49 Do we need to win when we work with dogs?

In the first part will talk about if we "need to win" and what it means to have an adversarial roll with the dogs we're working w…

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Sept. 10, 2019

Episode 48 Using Treats For Grooming

In the first part we'll talk about Classical Conditioning and using treats to make things fun. In the second part we'll talk abou…

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Sept. 3, 2019

Episode 47 A Dog's Lifetime In Grooming And Is The Customer Always Ri…

In the first part we're going to talk about is "the customer always right" and then in the second part we're going to talk about …

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Aug. 27, 2019

Episode 46 More Restraint Or Time To Sedate?

More restraint or time to sedate are two of the "go to" answers to behavior problems in the grooming industry. These are two extr…

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Aug. 20, 2019

Episode 45 Learned Responses and Physical Responses

In the first part we'll talk about some ways to tell if a dog has learned to be afraid. In tge second part we'll talk about physi…

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Aug. 13, 2019

Episode 44 Recognizing Habits and Tracking Progress

In the first part we're going to talk about habits. We all have some things that we do on auto pilot. Our dogs have habits too. C…

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Aug. 6, 2019

Episode 43 Do some dogs "take advantage of" groomers who are "too nic…

In the first part we'll talk about if dogs will misbehave or take advantage of groomers who are too gentle. In the second part we…

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July 30, 2019

Episode 42 What Can Owners Work On?

This week we're talking about what owbers can work on. What do grooming and veterinary behaviors really break down to? It's an el…

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July 23, 2019

Episode 41 Conferences and Continuing Education Units

In the first part we'll talk about where you can attend a live class with me this fall. In the second part we'll talk about setti…

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