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Low-Stress Dog Grooming in the Salon and Home

Low-Stress Dog Grooming in the Salon and Home

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 30, 2026
  • 8:00 PM
  • Live Webinar: AEDT


  • FREE for paid up members of any membership type
  • PPGA Pet Owner members (non paying members) and members of the public


Low Stress Dog Grooming in the Salon and Home

Presented by Emma Cook

For all dogs, a level of regular grooming is a requirement for their health and well-being. For some, this may simply be bathing and nail trimming; for others, it may involve clipping, scissoring and extensive brushing. Unfortunately, many dogs find this process difficult to some degree and as a result, may experience high levels of stress or show undesirable behaviours which can be dangerous to both themselves and those who are grooming them.

In this webinar, Emma Cook will explore how we can utilise a low-stress handling approach and environment during grooming to increase the safety and welfare for all involved. She will discuss some common problems that may arise during the grooming session and how to address them, as well as how to get pet guardians on board with the low-stress grooming process. Understanding how to utilise low-stress grooming procedures will make sessions less of a chore and more of a bonding experience between caregiver and dog - something many groomers and guardians have only ever dreamed of.

Learning Objectives

- Creating a low-stress grooming environment

- Low-stress handling techniques for all dogs

- Increasing safety for both dogs and groomers in the salon

- Identifying and addressing grooming-related behavioural issues       

      About The Presenter

      Emma Cook is a fear free certified dog groomer and qualified dog trainer with ten years experience in the grooming industry. Based in Adelaide, she operates The Funky Foxhound, a dog grooming business specialising in services for dogs who struggle with grooming-related behavioural issues. Her grooming and training techniques utilise a holistic approach including positive-reinforcement training, co-operative care, confidence building exercises and collaboration with other pet professionals to ensure the best outcome for each individual dog. Her emphasis is on the autonomy of her canine clients, encouraging them to make their own choices and to have control over their own grooming sessions, therefore building a relationship based on safety and trust between dog and groomer.

      Emma is a Fear Free Certified Professional, a volunteer Aspiring Instructor at Canine Behavioural School, has her Certificate IV in Animal Training and Behaviour through Applied Vocational Training, has completed a Canine Enrichment Technician qualification through Dognostics, and is a professional member of Pet Professional Guild Australia.

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