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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'l…

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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…

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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 tra…

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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. …

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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 …

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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 train…

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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. -…

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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…

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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 fa…

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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. --- …

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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 w…

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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 abou…

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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 …

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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 tw…

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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…

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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 …

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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 w…

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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 …

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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 differ…

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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…

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Dec. 11, 2018

Episode 9 How Training Affects Your Wallet

In the first part we'll talk about how good training affects your wallet. In the second part we'll discuss if most dogs have trou…

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Dec. 5, 2018

Episode 8 Can A Dog Just Not Be Ready?

In the first part we'll talk about how dogs sometimes aren't ready for us to do something yet but that doesn't mean a refusal. In…

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Nov. 27, 2018

Episode 7 The "Posable Action Figure"

In part 1 we'll be giving Calm and Cooperative Behavior the snazzy new name "Posable Action Figure". In part 2 we'll talk about t…

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Nov. 20, 2018

Episode 6 Food In Training

Part one is about using food in training. Part two is about being thankful for our modern educational oportunities. --- Send i…

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