Creating Great Grooming Dogs

Chrissy Neumyer Smith CPG CBCC

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.

All Episodes

In the first part we'll talk about how dogs don't like being tricked. In the second part we'll talk about dopamine, counter conditioning, and desensitization --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Nov 17

19 min 52 sec

In the first part we'll talk about Holistic Grooming or Cooperative Care. Why do groomers and trainers use different terms to describe this? In the second part we'll talk about the idea that "comforting a dog reinforces fear." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Oct 30

23 min 24 sec

In the first part we'll talk about what "spoiled" means and what it can look like with our dogs. In the second part we'll talk about working with the owners of "spoiled dogs" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Oct 15

17 min 47 sec

Using food isn't necessarily using positive reinforcement and using positive reinforcement isn't necessarily using food. Now, if you've tried using food and it didn't work for you, it could be that you weren't using the tool correctly, much like an owner brushing over mats or an owner giving a prescription diet, but still giving junk food. Understanding the tool and how the process works is how you get the results that you're looking for. Vv4EQ9ZwvTrHd11Asb5Z --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 28

21 min 10 sec

This week we'll be talking about "Old School" mindsets. Is "old school" thinking making your job harder? Could you be holding on to out dated information without eben knowing it? How can you open yourself to learning new material? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 22

24 min 32 sec

This week we'll be talking about why some dogs have issues with foot handling and nail care and what we can do to work on it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 8

25 min 16 sec

The problem may not be the dog. This week we'll talk about the kind of things that we, as groomers, owners, and other pet pros do that can actually teach dogs to hate grooming. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 3

24 min 29 sec

In the first part we'll talk about how dog training is so much more than group obedience classes. In the second part we'll  talk about why trainers need to know more about dog grooming and how that serves pur shared clientelle. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Aug 25

23 min 3 sec

In the first part we'll talk about what subthreshold means and why we should care about it. In the second part we'll talk about a pup that I'm working with. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Aug 18

22 min 52 sec

In the first part we'll talk about how terminology helps us to communicate thoughts, procedures , and ideas so that we can replicate results. In the second part we'll.talk about one particular term that is often misused and confused. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Aug 6

24 min 14 sec

This week we'll talk about handling fees. Do handling fees encourage owners to work on their dog's behavior problems? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jul 29

21 min 30 sec

In the first part we'll talk about the many reasons that dogs get noisy. In the second part we'll talk about the common things that we say that just add to frustration. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jul 25

23 min 24 sec

In the first part we'll talk about dryers and why drying is important and not just a finishing touch like it can be for people. In the second part we"ll talk about how shaving or clipping a dog down is meticulous and tedious work that isn't the best idea for dogs who find grooming difficult. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jul 13

26 min 7 sec

In the first part we'll talk about all of the things that I think about when I'm working with a dog who is new to me and has a history of "not liking it". In the second part we'll talk about how the process played out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jul 6

23 min 49 sec

This week we'll talk about appropriate ways for dogs to show us, tell us, or express to us that they don't like something, are uncomfortable and/or want us to stop. The truth is that dogs need a safe way to communicate that. And we need to know how to respond. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jun 30

21 min 24 sec

In the first part we'll talk about three questions that we can ask to get a good idea about a dog's behavior. In the second part we'll talk about using that conversation to talk about our safety policy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jun 15

20 min 39 sec

In the first part we'll talk about adolescent dogs. They're not adults but they're not puppies either. In the second part we'll talk about the function of behavior and how knowing what happens directly before and directly after will help you change that behavior. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jun 1

20 min 17 sec

In the first partwe'll talk about what we're seeing when we think a dog is stubborn, willful, or defiant. In the second part we'll talk about how that relates to reinforcement and punishment. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

May 18

19 min 26 sec

This week we'll talk about how waiting for a dog to stop struggling is different than working toward Calm, Comfortable, and Cooperative. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

May 4

23 min 12 sec

This week I'll talk about a few dogs that I worked with this week and give you some examples of how I handle things. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Apr 27

22 min 39 sec

In the first part we'll talk about what Trigger Stacking is and why it's important for us to understand. In the second part we'll talk about some human examples. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Apr 20

25 min 1 sec

This week we're talking about how behavior problems can contribute to burn out, stress, injuries to dogs, and injuries to people. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Apr 13

21 min 47 sec

In the first part we'll talk about conferences and webinars. In the second part we'll talk about some training and behavior podcasts and thinking about grooming as a dog sport CCPDT  lists courses approved for ceu's for their CPDT and CBCC trainers. IAABC conference May APDT conference Sept Raising canine- webinars Fenzi dog sports- classes Dogwise- books and videos http://www.dogwise.com?aff=216 TawzerDog- webinars and conferences Some of my favorite dog training and behavior podcasts- Animal Training Academy Drinking From The Toilet Sexier Than a Squirel Fenzi Dog Sports The Bitey End Of The Dog --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Apr 6

22 min 23 sec

This week we'll talk about emotions. Do dogs have the same emotions that we have? Do we know? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Mar 23

25 min 57 sec

In the first part we'll talk about what an owner gets out of working with their dog. In the second part we'll talk about what owners can work on at home. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Mar 16

25 min 5 sec

This week we'll talk about how we often want instructions to follow like a recipe when training is more of a flow chart. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Mar 11

19 min 48 sec

In the first part we're going to discuss the difference between an observable fact and the stories that we make up around them. In the second part we'll play a little game to identify facts and stories. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Mar 4

22 min 19 sec

In the first part we'll talk about setting the mood and helping dogs be calm. In the second part we'll talk about using scents, pheromones, and calming music for dogs. If you want to try the iCalm calming music for dogs please help support the show by using my affiliate link https://icalmpet.com/?rfsn=5383171.00ffe3 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Feb 23

24 min 3 sec

In the first part we'll talk about how important trust is and how it's good for business. In the second part we'll talk about building trust. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Feb 16

22 min 34 sec

In the fist part we'll talk about the reality of sending a dog with a behavior problem to the Vet to be sedated for grooming. In the second part we'll talk about Behaviorists and what that means. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Feb 9

22 min

In the first part we'll talk about my Safety Policy. In the second part we'll talk about talking to our owners about changing policies. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Feb 2

32 min 32 sec

This week we'll talk about some middle ground between letting a dog go and pushing them through. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jan 19

19 min 56 sec

In the first part we'll talk about what flooding is and the 2 possible outcomes. In the second part we'll talk about why that's helpful to understand. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jan 12

23 min 18 sec

In the first part we'll talk about dog owners and where they can start. In the second part we'll talk about new years resolutions for groomers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Jan 6

33 min 55 sec

In the first part we'll talk about "energy" and how we can better describe what we mean. In the second part we'll talk about "intuition" and what we're really observing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Dec 2020

22 min 12 sec

This week we're talking about the dogs who aren't difficult to groom but are showing signs of stress. Is that a behavior problem? Do we need to work toward Calm, Comfortable, and Cooperative? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Dec 2020

23 min 33 sec

In the first part we'll talk about some myths about using your voice. In the second part we'll talk about how using your voice can be a helpful tool. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Dec 2020

25 min 46 sec

In the first part we'll talk about cooperative care and how it helps us in the long run. In the second part we'll talk about what force free means and how it's often misunderstood. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Dec 2020

26 min 40 sec

This week we'll talk about desensitization and sensitization. Are you making dogs more sensitive to something or less sensitive to something? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Nov 2020

24 min 17 sec

This week we're talking about the very first step of any training- Goal Setting. Why do we need a goal? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Nov 2020

24 min 36 sec

This week we'll talk about what's happening when we say things like "It's almost to the point where I can't get this dog done" and "I just couldn't get this dog done today". These statements tell me quite a bit about what is happening. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Nov 2020

25 min 29 sec

In the first part I'm going to have you imagine yourself doing a nail trim while I walk you through the steps I would take. In the second part I'll talk about why I do it that way. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Oct 2020

23 min 5 sec

In the first part we'll talk about some myths that groomers and owners may still believe. In the second part we'll talk about helping fellow groomers modernize. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Oct 2020

24 min 56 sec

In the first part we'll talk about where the "Bad Experience" may be happening or may have happened. In the second part we'll talk about matted dogs and preventing the "bad experience". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Oct 2020

25 min 34 sec

This week we're talking about the use of words and what to do if a dog doesn't know any useful words. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Oct 2020

25 min 28 sec

In the first part we'll.talk about 100 episodes and what I've learned. In the second part we'll talk about how understanding a dogs comfort and range of motion can reduce unwanted behaviors. It's important for new groomers and a great reminder for the experienced groomers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 2020

27 min 9 sec

In the first part we'll talk about dog owner responsibilities. In the second part we'll talk about some of the homework I give owners. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 2020

27 min 57 sec

In the first part we'll talk about Discipline. What it really means and is it useful in the grooming setting. In the second part we'll talk about the grooming worlds love/hate relationship with giving treats. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 2020

28 min 20 sec

Animal handling skills are super important but we can add training to our handling skills to teach dogs to be better for grooming. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 2020

28 min 37 sec

This week I'm talking adding training tech talk to what we do in the grooming room. What principles are we using? What is it if it increases or maintains a behavior? What is it if it decreases or lessens a behavior? Why does that matter? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creatinggreatgroomingdogs/message

Sep 2020

27 min 37 sec