Difficult Dog Series




Too Hot to Handle?!

Macie Pisa

In this seminar Macie will go through proper handling techniques to put into your every dog routine, and what to do in extreme cases that need that extra bit of care. Macie will show you how to assess the what and the why of what sets a dog off so you can help to reduce the stress and start working towards a happy and safe grooming experience.

Vet Advice for Dealing with Difficult Dogs

Dr. Cliff Faver

Dr. Faver will be discussing some of the common conditions that make it difficult to groom dogs, from the basic old age problems to how to groom dogs post-surgery. It is not uncommon that debilitated dogs and cats actually need to be groomed more often, and when done correctly, it can be a very profitable niche. He will discuss basic precautions all the way to product types to consider.

Puppies and Fearful & Geriatric Pets

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Puppies as well as fearful and geriatric pets can all come with challenges. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to read signs the pets are sending and modify behavior to make the grooming process better for all.

Difficult Dogs: Harmony in the Grooming Shop

Mary Oquendo

Over stimulation of pets in a grooming shop can turn even the nicest of pets into Cujo. Mary will answer the common question of ‘What can grooming shops do to easily reduce the stimuli to minimize the effects of normal day-to-day operations?’ The benefits of this workshop will not only augment the well-being of the pets in your care, but will extend to the groomers as well!