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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 go over ways to teach dogs to be good for handling their head. --- Send …

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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 training. In the second part we're going to talk about how being more relaxed …

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

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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 when their customer needs more than expected. I use an example from this week's brake job on my …

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April 30, 2019

Episode 29. Are dogs afraid of dryers? What can we do to help them?

In the first part I'll try to answer some common questions about drying. Are dryers scary? Can we just let the dogs air dry? We'll talk about separating skills into smaller bits to determine what a dog is comfortable with. …

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April 23, 2019

Episode 28 Is it Intuition or Observation?

In the first part we're going to talk about "gut feelings" and "I just knew the dog was going to..." and how our brain is picking up on observations that we aren't always aware of. Learning how to define what …

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April 16, 2019

Episode 27 Treating Grooming Like A Dog Sport

In the first part we're going to talk about how trainers are kinda being thrown under the bus because we want dogs to be well trained but we haven't given trainers a whole lot of information about what we need. …

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April 9, 2019

Episode 26 Owner Responsibilities and Shaving Dogs

In the first part we're going to talk about the owner's responsibilities with training and keeping everyone safe from their dog. In the second part we're going to discuss shaving dogs because shaving isn't as easy as many peo...

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April 2, 2019

Episode 25 Inspiring Other To Try New Methods and Types of Touching

In the first part we'll talk about inspiring and encouraging others to try new methods. In the second part we'll talk about some types of touching to work on. We'll also talk about this week's "Weekly Action Step"- using your...

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March 26, 2019

Episode 24 Fear and a Safety Policy

In the first part we're talking about being scared, startled, and spooked. In the second part we'll talk about if we need a training plan for every dog and talk about having a safety policy. --- Send in a voice …

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March 19, 2019

Episode 23 Two Common Training Words To Avoid

We're going to talk about two common training words that can cause confusion, frustration, and chaos in the grooming setting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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March 12, 2019

Episode 22 Grooming Equipment and Behavior Change Outline

In the first part we'll talk a bit about the use grooming loops, tables, crates, and tubs and why trainers need to know about the use of this equipment before they work with grooming problems. In the second part we'll …

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March 5, 2019

Episode 21 Body Language and Comfort Zones

In the first part we'll talk about body language that you can feel in your hand while grooming and not try to rely on watching faces and whole bodies. In the second part we'll talk about expanding the comfort zone …

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Feb. 26, 2019

Episode 20 Developmental Phases

In part one we'll talk about how pups grow up. In part two we'll talk about fear imprint stages and we'll talk about aging. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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Feb. 19, 2019

Episode 19 Podcast Review and Examples

In the first part we'll review some of the topics for this podcast. In the second part I'll give some examples of dogs that I'm working with. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

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Feb. 12, 2019

Episode 18 Dominant Dogs and Nervous Dogs

In part one we'll talk about what dominance is and if it plays a role in grooming and vet situations. In part two we'll talk about nervous dogs. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/mess...

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Feb. 5, 2019

Episode 17 Nail Trimming

In part one we'll talk about why nail trimming is important for a dog's health. Part two is about figuring out what part of nail trimming is a dog having trouble with. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatin...

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Jan. 29, 2019

Episode 16 A few Seconds Of Truly Still

In part one we're going to talk about how we can teach a dog to be truly still for a few seconds by using a countdown. In part two we'll we'll talk about how food isn't always a great option …

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Jan. 22, 2019

Episode 15 The Training Goal

In the first part we'll talk about what the training goal is. You can't reach a goal that you haven't defined. In the second part we'll talk about how good behavior starts at home. Getting owners playing with and handling …

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Jan. 15, 2019

Episode 14 Don't Try To Be Everything For Everyone

In part one we'll talk about the variety of professions and people in the dog world. In part two we'll talk about helping owners find the right pro and how that helps your business. --- Send in a voice message: …

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Jan. 8, 2019

Episode 13 One Millimeter From Disaster

In part one we'll talk about how grooming is always one millimeter from disaster and how training can address that. In part two we'll break down how to work on loud noises. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cr...

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Jan. 2, 2019

Episode 12 Communicating With The Dogs

Encouraging what you want and building new skills takes some communication. In part one we talk about naming and explaining what we're doing. In part two we talk about reward markers. --- Send in a voice message: https://a...

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Dec. 26, 2018

Episode 11 Using Humor and Being In Charge

In part 1 we'll talk about using humor and stories with people and how it helps us to learn and teach. Part 2 is about the difference between "Don't Fight Me" and " Be Good With Me" and what "Being …

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Dec. 19, 2018

Episode 10 How do you use rewards with a dog who's a jerk,?

In part one we'll be discussing the question of how to use rewards with dogs who have issues. In part two we'll talk about how to set the mood and make changes in the environment to help a dog. --- …

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