Creating Great Grooming Dogs

Episode 46 More Restraint Or Time To Sedate?

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By Chrissy Neumyer Smith CPG CBCC
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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.
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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.
www.creatinggreatgroomingdogs.com

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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.
24:49
November 12, 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.
23:41
November 5, 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.
18:42
October 29, 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.
16:44
October 22, 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.
22:57
October 15, 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.
22:47
October 8, 2019
Episode 51 Observing Body Language
Thie week we're talking about observing body language and gathering clues.
23:21
October 1, 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.
15:45
September 24, 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, flooding, and how these techniques are different.
25:13
September 17, 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 correct they may be rewarded with a treat.
22:06
September 10, 2019
Episode 47 A Dog's Lifetime In Grooming And Is The Customer Always Right?
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.
24:21
September 3, 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. In part two we'll talk about how sedating a dog doesn't address the behavior issue and that sedating isn't always a safe option.
19:07
August 27, 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.
25:03
August 20, 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 tracking progress. How do you know if the dog is doing better than before? Is it the finished grooming that shows that we were successful? How can we count all of the tiny successes? 
25:24
August 13, 2019
Episode 43 Do some dogs "take advantage of" groomers who are "too nice",
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.
13:51
August 6, 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".
16:57
July 30, 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.
22:57
July 23, 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?
23:56
July 16, 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?
25:27
July 9, 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.
24:55
July 2, 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
24:07
June 25, 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.
25:52
June 18, 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.
24:59
June 11, 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.
23:40
June 4, 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.
30:30
May 28, 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 helps us have a safer work environment.
26:44
May 21, 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. 
21:42
May 14, 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 car. We'll also be doing our weekly action step that relates to this week's content.
23:29
May 7, 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. In the second part we'll talk about ways to make the process easier.
23:48
April 30, 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 you observed will help you spot it faster in the future. In the second part we're going to talk about the modern dog owner and how to help them find what they need. Just to add more fun, find us on podcoin. a neat spot where you earn coins while you listen to podcasts.
26:04
April 23, 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. In the second part we're going to talk about the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test and how it directly relates to grooming and veterinary settings.
27:35
April 16, 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 people think. This weeks "Weekly Action Step" is to take time to ask yourself "Did that help this dog be comfortable, calm, and/or cooperarive?". Getting used to observing if we're being effective will help us learn to be better problem solvers.
26:27
April 9, 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 hand to feel if a dog is loose or stiff. Try it 3 times with each dog you handle each day.
22:11
April 2, 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.
28:11
March 26, 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.
21:38
March 19, 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 talk about an outline for working on behavior change. I'm using Dr Susan Friedman's free pdf Behavior Toolkit. We went through part one of the outline today and will continue next week. http://www.behaviorworks.org/htm/downloads_worksheets.html
24:54
March 12, 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 to help a dog gradually feel comfortable with what ever we're working with.
25:42
March 5, 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.
21:29
February 26, 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.
20:56
February 19, 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.
23:37
February 12, 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.
22:14
February 5, 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 for the grooming setting.
19:01
January 29, 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 their dogs.
25:38
January 22, 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.
22:26
January 15, 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.
21:31
January 8, 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.
26:24
January 2, 2019
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 In Charge" looks like.
23:04
December 26, 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.
23:13
December 19, 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 trouble with grooming.
23:48
December 11, 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 the second part we'll talk about some common owner mistakes.
15:43
December 5, 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 talking to customers and using some of these skills on the table.
19:47
November 27, 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.
14:51
November 20, 2018
Episode 5 Bijou's Law, Grooming Behaviors tranfer to Vet Visits
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.
24:17
November 13, 2018
Episode 4 The Four Quadrants
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.
20:45
November 5, 2018
Episode 3 Fear and Halloween😊
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.
16:38
October 29, 2018
Episode 2 Working On Calm and Observing Behavior
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.
20:17
October 19, 2018
Episode 1 Welcome😊
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 ever podcast. I hope that it's helpful and I'd love your feedback and questions.
20:29
October 18, 2018
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