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My Programs

Master Groomer Behavior Specialist(MGBS) 

This is my Diploma Program Through the Whole Pet Grooming Academy. It's an online program for groomers who want to learn more about the behavior, training, and cooperative care aspects of dog grooming. This is an online, instructor led course incorporating weekly zoom class time as well as an online classroom.  There are four courses that are taken one at a time. 

Level 100 Behavior And How It Relates To Safety 8 weeks

In this course the student will learn about the behavioral and emotional needs of the dog, the safety considerations of working on a living creature, and how to apply animal welfare and humane standards to the grooming process. This is the first of four classes for those seeking the Master Groomer Behavior Specialist credential.

Level 200 Basic Handling Skills 8 weeks

In this course the student will learn how to handle behavior problems during the grooming process, how to asses the behavior, how to apply basic training techniques, and the safe use of the equipment and tools available to groomers. This is the second of four classes for those seeking the Master Groomer Behavior Specialist credential.

Level 300 Adding Training To The Grooming Experience 8 weeks

In this course the student will learn how to determine the cause of a dog's behavior, gain an understanding of a variety of training techniques and approaches, and learn how to track behavioral progress. This is the third of four classes for those seeking the Master Groomer Behavior Specialist credential.

Level 400 Advanced Training Techniques 8 weeks

In this course the student will learn more advanced behavior and training techniques to be able to help dogs with more severe fear, anxiety, stress, and/or aggression. This is the fourth and final class for those seeking the Master Groomer Behavior Specialist credential.

For more information

These classes are through a school. This is not a casual webinar or a weekend program. You must enroll through the Whole Pet Grooming Academy. Go to WholePetNH.com for more information on pricing, enrollment, and check out the other courses available at this fantastic school!