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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 process by naming and explaining what we're doing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor....

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

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

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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 still is difficult. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/mes...

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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 Cooperative is the foundation of any method that I'd encourage you to use. --- Send in a voice mess...

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

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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/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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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. Step three- make a plan. In the second part we'll look at some examples. --- Send in a …

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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 with. In the second part we'll talk about counterconditioning and desensitization, habituation, f...

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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 about Operant Conditioning and using Positive Reinforcement to teach a dog that when they are correc...

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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 how long the average dog spends in grooming during their lifetime. --- Send in a …

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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 extremes. In part one we'll talk about adding more restraint and/or equipment to a stressed out dog....

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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 physical responses to fear. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdo...

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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. Changing habits can be tricky. In the second part we're going to talk about …

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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'll talk about observing how owners act with their dogs and what that dog is used …

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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 elaborate game of "Let me touch you all over with stuff". --- Send in a voice message: https://...

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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 setting up for safety before the dog walks through the door. --- Send in a …

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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 behavior? What exactly is punishment in behavior terms? --- Send in a voice message: https://anch...

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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 links a behavior to a reward? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomin...

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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 some of the safety equipment available to us. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cr...

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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 counterconditioning and desensitization and how that relates to calm comfortable and cooperative...

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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'll give a variety of examples. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatg...

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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 "the Average Joe" feels when they get conflicting information. --- Send in a voice message: ht...

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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'll talk about the cost of an injured groomer. --- Send in a voice …

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