Taking the Grrr out of Grooming Dogs Resources
“Taking the Grrr out of Grooming Dogs” stems from two books that Sue Williamson authored for the benefit of Professional Dog Groomers and Canine Guardians. Combining her knowledge of grooming and canine behaviour, along with other skills such as Tellington TTouch and Animal Centred Education, and Diploma in Canine Behaviour, Sue has shared her knowledge to enable both groomers and guardians to help their dogs with any grooming sensitivities they may have, or just give their dog a more relaxing grooming experience.
In addition to the two books, there is now a Facebook Group (link below) that anyone interested in learning more can join, this includes canine guardians, groomers, behaviourists, trainers, etc. Sue is also has an educational platform which will continue to be added to based on the content of the two books, which will shortly include a Monthly Subscription Membership Community.
Taking The Grrr out of Grooming Your Dog
This book has been written in response to the many guardians I hear struggling to groom their dogs. I hope that my experiences can offer techniques to help overcome their grooming related issues. I have focussed mainly on brushing and some basic help for clipping claws, with a little discussion around bathing and drying. I use the techniques in this book to achieve positive outcomes and reduce stress for both myself and the dogs I groom as a professional groomer, and with my own dogs. There are many other positive and effective techniques to explore and new methods are evolving all the time.Some basic canine behaviour is included to help you understand your dog.
It is so important that we observe when he is anxious, by taking notice of his body language, in order to learn how we can change the way he views being groomed by taking smaller, more manageable steps. This book will expand your dog behaviour toolbox with some wonderfully simple techniques for less stressful grooming. Easy to apply, you will see significant improvements in the behaviour and wellbeing of your dog whilst you are grooming.
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"Taking the Grrr out of Grooming Your Dog is a brilliant compilation of tips, insights and choice-based options that will be of interest to any canine guardian looking to increase their skill sets. Written from a groomer’s perspective whilst looking at the grooming experience through the eyes of the canine, this book is a must for anyone looking to reduce stress, build trust and improve outcomes."
by Sarah Fisher
Taking The Grrr out of the Grooming Salon
Taking the Grrrr out of the Grooming Salon is based on my personal, first hand experiences grooming 100s of dogs. This book has been written to share my knowledge, experience and techniques I use to help reduce your stress and minimise anxiety for the dogs you groom. I use the techniques described in this book everyday to achieve positive outcomes. There are no doubt many other positive and effective techniques to explore and new methods are evolving all the time.
Some basic canine behaviour is included to help you understand your canine clients. It is so important that we observe when he is anxious, by taking note of his body language, in order to learn how we can change the way he views being groomed by taking smaller, more manageable steps. Animal Centred Education and Tellington TTouch Training are also included to enable you to offer him choices and techniques to aid relaxation.
This book will expand your dog behaviour toolbox with some wonderfully simple techniques for less stressful grooming. Easy to apply, you will see improvements in the behaviour of the majority of dogs you work with and feel a reduction in your mutual stress levels.Buy now
I highly recommend this book. The simplicity in which the author conveys her recommendations, along with many tips and insights, makes them easy to put into practise. With a clearer understanding of things from our dogs perspective we’re guided in ways to adapt our approach so as to build trust and deepen the bond we have with our dogs – sometimes it just needs a change in our mindset to start to improve the grooming experience.
Within a few days following this advice I have seen a huge difference in the way my nervous JR reacts to her feet being touched, simply by using Sue Williamson’s desensitisation methods – my JR now willingly puts her front paws in my hand (her choice) and will let me stroke them with the nail clippers. It takes patience and practise but I’m confident we’re finally on our way to happier, less stressful nail trimming sessions.. The authors gentle manner is quite infectious and will convince all who read this book that there is a better, more enjoyable way, than “just getting the job done”. Trust and respect forms the basis of her teachings.
Lisa Tenzin-Dolma Principal of The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Founder of The Dog Welfare Alliance Organisation co-founder of ICAN
“It’s clear, comprehensive, and it’s going to help a lot of dogs and their caretakers”.