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Post by Leah_m on Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:33 am

Hi all,

I have previous grooming experience and I am also a trainer. When I was grooming, I found it was very frustrating that I was unable to find quality and reliable advice on dealing with difficult dogs on the table. I have spent many of my grooming hours focusing on this problem and I am confident that I have a wealth of information on how to make grooming as stress free as possible for the dogs, and then in turn the groomer. I am thinking if there is enough interest, I could write up a short course, combined with onsite practical support, which I suspect could be covered in one day. I live in Western Sydney, so this would be for salons or mobiles in the Sydney area. If there is enough interest, I will start something up. Let me know your thoughts!

Leah_m

Location : Western Sydney
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Post by VanT on Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:08 pm

That sounds pretty good.

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Post by UNM on Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:27 am

I am in Melbourne, so not of interest to me, but...

If you work out a basic course outline and post it here that would help people decide if it is going to add to their skills

Just a bullet list of topics covered such as 
Reading body language and behaviour.
When to be assertive, when to use calming approach
Desensitising to trigger factors
Etc


You will likely also get some feedback on additional topics people would like covered.

In principle  it sounds like it would be good.

If you do craft a course, you might also contract major franchise groups and offer it to their franchisees.

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Re: Expressions of Interest for Course on Dealing with Difficult Dogs on the Table

Post by Leah_m on Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:29 am

Thank you for your thoughts Smile

Topics Covered, just a draft, could be less, could be more. My knowledge is all based on behavioural science, and has a solid basis in applied behavioural analysis. You can visit my website here www.dogbee.com.au

Body Language
Recognising Fear
-What are distance increasing and decreasing signals?
-What are appeasement gestures
-What is flooding, learned helplessness & shutdown, and what does it look like
-How to recognise when a dog might be switching towards aggression and what to do about it

Understanding and recognising the 3 thresholds of Reactivity
-Threshold of stimulus perception
-Threshold of stimulus aversiveness
-Threshold of fear response/reactivity

How to keep yourself safe from aggression
Using body language, restraint & equipment

Understanding Desensitisation & Counter Conditioning (DS/CC)
-What is it?
-How we use it?

Restraint & Force
-When do we decide to use force, to what degree etc
-Stress Free Handling Techniques
-How to avoid using force
-How using force can make it worse in the long term


Sedation
When to advise customers it is necessary and how this doesn't have to be a permanent

The reasons why dogs behave they way they do when being groomed

Recognising contributing factors
-Within the dog's home environment 
-The dog's history
-Medical/health/age factors

Getting customers on board with your plan to make it better

Specific Tips/Hints
The little tricks that can go a long way to making a difference. Tips specific to certain situations eg, getting a dog into your trailer when they are resisting or scissoring the face of the fidget.
Cchanges you can make to your salon environment to help.

Practical Support
Book in a difficult dog on the day and we will look at the situation closely and tie it in with our theory

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Post by Leah_m on Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:57 am

Oh and Puppy's first groom- steps to have them love grooming Smile Very Happy

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