Creating Great Grooming Dogs

Creating Great Grooming Dogs

www.creatinggreatgroomingdogs.com
This is the podcast where dog grooming and dog training meet! Learn how to teach dogs to be great for grooming and other types of handling for health and comfort. Perfect for groomers, trainers, owners, and other pet professionals.


57 Trust Starts At Home
Nov 12 • 25 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
56 Behavior Problems During The Holiday Rush
Nov 5 • 24 min
This week we’re talking about handling the pressure of getting perfect holiday trims on dogs with behavior issues. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
55 Scratch Boards and Lifting Dogs
Oct 29 • 19 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
54 Still and Wggles
Oct 22 • 17 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
53 Is Mixing Methods A Good Idea?
Oct 15 • 23 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
52 Consent In Grooming
Oct 8 • 23 min
This week we’re discussing consent, start behaviors, nose targeting, chin targeting and how it all relates to dog grooming. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
51 Observing Body Language
Oct 1 • 23 min
Thie week we’re talking about observing body language and gathering clues. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
50 Three Easy Steps
Sep 24 • 16 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
49 Do we need to win when we work with dogs?
Sep 17 • 25 min
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, flooding, and how these…
48 Using Treats For Grooming
Sep 10 • 22 min
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 correct they may be rewarded with a…
47 A Dog’s Lifetime In Grooming And Is The Customer Always Right?
Sep 3 • 24 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
46 More Restraint Or Time To Sedate?
Aug 27 • 19 min
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. In part two we’ll talk about…
45 Learned Responses and Physical Responses
Aug 20 • 25 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
44 Recognizing Habits and Tracking Progress
Aug 13 • 26 min
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 tracking progress. How do you know if the dog is…
43 Do some dogs “take advantage of” groomers who are “too nice”,
Aug 6 • 14 min
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 to. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
42 What Can Owners Work On?
Jul 30 • 17 min
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”. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
41 Conferences and Continuing Education Units
Jul 23 • 23 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
40 Punishment, Punishers, and Reducing Unwanted Behavior.
Jul 16 • 24 min
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? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
39 Reinforcement and Rewards
Jul 9 • 26 min
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? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
38 The Opposition Reflex
Jul 2 • 25 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
37 Counter Conditioning and Desensitization
Jun 25 • 24 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored…
36 When We’re Calm, Cool, and Colllected
Jun 18 • 26 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
35 The Podcast Is For Trainers Too
Jun 11 • 25 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
34 Cost Breakdown Of Injuries
Jun 4 • 24 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
33 Face Handling Skills
May 28 • 31 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
32 Our Body Language
May 21 • 27 min
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 helps us have a safer work environment. —- This…
31 Do We Need To Change Grooming?
May 14 • 22 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
30 Playing “True or False” and uncomfortable conversations
May 7 • 24 min
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 car. We’ll also be doing our…
29. Are dogs afraid of dryers? What can we do to help them?
Apr 30 • 24 min
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. In the second part we’ll talk…
28 Is it Intuition or Observation?
Apr 23 • 26 min
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 you observed will help you spot it faster in the…
27 Treating Grooming Like A Dog Sport
Apr 16 • 28 min
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. In the second part we’re going to talk about…
26 Owner Responsibilities and Shaving Dogs
Apr 9 • 27 min
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 people think. This weeks “Weekly…
25 Inspiring Other To Try New Methods and Types of Touching
Apr 2 • 22 min
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 hand to feel if a dog is…
24 Fear and a Safety Policy
Mar 26 • 28 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
23 Two Common Training Words To Avoid
Mar 19 • 22 min
We’re going to talk about two common training words that can cause confusion, frustration, and chaos in the grooming setting. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
22 Grooming Equipment and Behavior Change Outline
Mar 12 • 25 min
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 talk about an outline for working on…
21 Body Language and Comfort Zones
Mar 5 • 26 min
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 to help a dog gradually feel comfortable…
20 Developmental Phases
Feb 26 • 22 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
19 Podcast Review and Examples
Feb 19 • 21 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
18 Dominant Dogs and Nervous Dogs
Feb 12 • 24 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
17 Nail Trimming
Feb 5 • 22 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
16 A few Seconds Of Truly Still
Jan 29 • 19 min
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 for the grooming setting. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
15 The Training Goal
Jan 22 • 26 min
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 their dogs. —- This episode is…
14 Don’t Try To Be Everything For Everyone
Jan 15 • 23 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
13 One Millimeter From Disaster
Jan 8 • 22 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
12 Communicating With The Dogs
Jan 2 • 26 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
11 Using Humor and Being In Charge
Dec 26, 2018 • 23 min
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 In Charge” looks like. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
10 How do you use rewards with a dog who’s a jerk,?
Dec 18, 2018 • 23 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
9 How Training Affects Your Wallet
Dec 11, 2018 • 24 min
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 trouble with grooming. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
8 Can A Dog Just Not Be Ready?
Dec 4, 2018 • 16 min
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 the second part we’ll talk about some common owner mistakes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
7 The “Posable Action Figure”
Nov 27, 2018 • 20 min
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 talking to customers and using some of these skills on the table. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
6 Food In Training
Nov 20, 2018 • 15 min
Part one is about using food in training. Part two is about being thankful for our modern educational oportunities. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
5 Bijou’s Law, Grooming Behaviors tranfer to Vet Visits
Nov 13, 2018 • 24 min
In part 1 we’ll talk about Bijou’s Law and how it’s all about Safety. In part 2 we’ll talk about Grooming Behaviors transfering to Vet Visits. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
4 The Four Quadrants
Nov 5, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode we’ll talk about being openminded about training methods and I’ll give an over view of the 4 quadrants of behavior change. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
3 Fear and Halloween😊
Oct 29, 2018 • 17 min
This episode is about fear snd the way a body responds to it. I give a bunch of human examples from my time scaring people at haunted houses. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
2 Working On Calm and Observing Behavior
Oct 19, 2018 • 20 min
In the first part we’ll be talking about working on calmness on the grooming table. In the second part we’ll be talking about separating stories and labels from observable behavior and why it matters. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
1 Welcome😊
Oct 18, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode we’ll talk a bit about talking to grooming customers about a safety policy and changing their expectations. We’ll also talk about some things that trainers need to think about when teaching dogs to be good for grooming. This is my first…