Online Sunday, November 13th And Monday, November 14th

Behaviorial problems during grooming is the reason dogs get hurt, people get hurt, equipment gets broken, and customers get upset. Teaching dogs to be Calm, Comfortable, and Cooperative for grooming is safer for everyone and better for your business. There are many ways to help dogs learn to be great for grooming.

How about spending 2 days online learning the skills that will help you keep pets and staff safe, equipment in one piece, as well as making customers happy.  And have enough time to watch the recordings if you can’t make it live. Then, the Behavior And Handling Summit should not be missed! It will be held live on Sunday, November 13th and Monday, November 14th starting at 9AM current Pacific Time. Live workshops are closed captioned and transcripts will be provided for the recordings. Upon request, transcripts can be provided in other languages.


Sunday, November 13th:

  • Feline Behavior And Handling with Anjie Coates

    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.

  • Why Pushing Dogs Through Grooming Back Fires with Chrissy Neumyer Smith

    We’ve all heard it, “Keep grooming. He’ll figure out that it doesn’t hurt.” We’ll talk about what the dog is learning, why it works sometimes and not other times, what the behavior terms are, and what we can do instead.

  • Why Are You Doing That?? with Barb Hoover-

    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.

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

    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.

  • Grooming From The Perspective Of The Dog with Kate Klasen

    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:

  • Don’t Grab the Beard! with Ashley Hanvey

    The default way we are taught to hold faces is by the hair on the dogs chin. Some don’t 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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Feline Physiology And Special Handling with Malissa Conti-Diener

    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 feline’s special needs.

  • Grooming From The Perspective Of The Cat with Kate Klasen

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

I bet you’re wondering how to register. You have 2 options.

If you have a Pawsitive Educational Training Summit membership, you do nothing. You are automatically registered and you get 6 weeks to watch the recordings. Don’t have a membership, then grab one at


Don’t want a membership. Then you can buy this single summit at $109 until October 23rd and then the price goes up to $147 and have 3 weeks to watch the recordings.

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