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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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July 16, 2019

Episode 40 Punishment, Punishers, and Reducing Unwanted Behavior.

Laat week we talked about reinforcement. This week we continue with talking about Punishment. What does it mean to punish a behav…

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July 9, 2019

Episode 39 Reinforcement and Rewards

We're going to discuss what it means to have a behavior reinforced. What exactly is reinforcement? What makes a reward? What link…

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July 2, 2019

Episode 38 The Opposition Reflex

In the first part we're hoing to be talking about the opposition relflex in dogs. In the secind part we'te going to talk about so…

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June 25, 2019

Episode 37 Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

In the first part we're going to talk about calm comfortable and cooperative and then the second part we are going to talk about …

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June 18, 2019

Episode 36 When We're Calm, Cool, and Colllected

In the first part we'll talk about how being Calm, Cool, and Collected is helpful when working with animals. In the second part I…

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June 11, 2019

Episode 35 The Podcast Is For Trainers Too

In the first part we'll talk about how this podcast can help trainers. In the second part we'll talk about the frustration that "…

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June 4, 2019

Episode 34 Cost Breakdown Of Injuries

In the first part we'll talk about what the cost could be if a dog or an owner is injured during grooming. In the second part we'…

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May 28, 2019

Episode 33 Face Handling Skills

In the first part we're going to talk about the variety of ways that dogs heads get handled for grooming. In the second part we g…

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May 21, 2019

Episode 32 Our Body Language

In the first part we're going to talk about how our body language can help a dog be more relaxed because everything that we do is…

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May 14, 2019

Episode 31 Do We Need To Change Grooming?

We're going to talk about some of the changes that are being made and some of the neat things going on in the dog world right now…

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May 7, 2019

Episode 30 Playing "True or False" and uncomfortable conversations

We're going to start with a game of True or False. Next we'll talk about when business owners are uncomfortable and appologetic w…

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