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Sunday, November 13th

9 AM

Feline Behavior And Handling with Anjie Coates

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Have you ever wondered what are the best and easiest methods to groom cats? Has the underside of the cat eluded you and getting it clipped been a thorn in your side? I will show you how to handle cats so they’re calm, and you are as well. I’ll teach you the behavior signals you need to be cognizant of to ensure you groom safely.

10:30 AM

Feline Behavior And Handling with Anjie Coates

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Have you ever wondered what are the best and easiest methods to groom cats? Has the underside of the cat eluded you and getting it clipped been a thorn in your side? I will show you how to handle cats so they’re calm, and you are as well. I’ll teach you the behavior signals you need to be cognizant of to ensure you groom safely.

12 Noon

Why Are You Doing That?? with Barb Hoover

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Kicking, pulling, dancing, biting, dodging away, These behaviors can make for a very stressful grooming for both the groomer and the dog. In this class we’ll explore the reasons why some dogs do these things, and what we can do to reduce their resistance.



1:30 PM

What To Do When They’re Under Two with Melissa Jepson

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Puppies, while cute, can be quite a handful when learning how to be groomed and a good client will stay with you for their dog’s lifetime. Many people struggle with creating a good environment for first timers! This class is going to cover psychological milestones, ongoing handling techniques, overcoming common obstacles, and how to set your puppies up for a lifetime of success both on the grooming table and off.



3 PM

Grooming From The Perspective Of The Dog with Kate Klasen

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Have you ever wondered what grooming looks like from the dog’s point of view?  Let’s break it down and wonder no more.



Monday, November 14th

9 AM

Don’t Grab the Beard! with Ashley Hanvey

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The default way we are taught to hold faces is by the hair on the dogs chin. Some dont mind, but some tug, pull, jerk, bite, and scream. Surely there must be a better way? Hang out with me while I show you alternative ways to hold faces. Your dogs will be happier, and so will you.





10:30 AM

How To Improve Behavior Through Enrichment Activities And Positive Connections with Samantha Neitzke-Palya

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A shift in a pet’s emotional and mental state can change a pet’s mood and behavior.  In this session we are going to discuss the power of positive experience and how that will improve the reaction of a scared, aggressive, or unsure pet.  The grooming process  can be scary or intimidating which can result in unwanted behavior.  Creating that positive environment and experience can build relationships between the pet professional and the canine client.  Which will lead to happy dogs and wagging tails for future grooms.





12 Noon

Anxious, Angry, And Infirm: Behavior And Handling Techniques For The Sensitive Pet  with Michelle Knowles

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Proper understanding of the needs of the elderly, fractious, and special needs pets can deepen our interactions and allow trust and care to manifest more freely. We will explore behavior patterns of the young, psychologically impaired, fearful, and elderly pets. Techniques for handling these special kids will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as homework to give to the owner and helpful tips on release forms and when to refuse a groom.





1:30 PM

 Feline Physiology And Special Handling with Malissa Conti-Diener

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Learn to handle felines according to their breed specific physiology. Explore what breeds have distinct  anatomical abnormalities that require special care when being groomed. Create a complete care plan according to your felines special needs.



3 PM

Grooming From The Perspective Of The Cat with Kate Klasen

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Have you ever wondered what grooming looks like from the cat’s point of view?  Let’s break it down and wonder no more.