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    • Wednesday, December 02, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, December 02, 2020
    • 9:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    With Michelle Martiya


    1.5 PPAB, 1.5 CPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 KPA

    This webinar focuses on the broad topic of stress in a grooming salon. It defines what causes stress for the pets, how the stress appears and the steps that groomers/owners can take to either reduce or eliminate stress during the grooming process. This is a great webinar for dog trainers and groomers alike. Gain some insightful knowledge about how a force-free grooming salon can operate and be better able to help educate other pet care providers that you network with 

    This webinar also touches on recognizing and reducing stress in bathers and groomers, and why this is so important.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Understand how stress affects the body.
    • How to recognize stress in dogs.
    • How the pets home life affects dogs during grooming.
    • How pet dog training methods affect dogs during grooming.
    • How to reduce stress in the salon and mobile grooming environments.
    • Gain knowledge on how grooming salons can become force-free so you can better spread the word in your local pet community

    About The Presenter

    Michelle Martiya has been a professional dog groomer for over 20 years and has owned a small mobile grooming business in FL for 13 years. About 2 years ago she became a certified (positive reinforcement) dog trainer, and has since then moved on to working with other species as well, such as horses, cats, and birds. 

    Having been a professional groomer for so long Michelle has a great interest in bridging the gap between grooming and training, and a great interest in sharing her knowledge of canine behavior and behavior modification with other groomers.

    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar
    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Michelle Martiya

    CEUs: PPAB, 1 IAABC, (Pending) CCPDT, (Pending)

    This presentation will discuss how to set up a location for grooming your dog, how to prepare him for grooming, what tools you should use, and how to effectively brush your dog. It will also look at some of the common mistakes made when brushing dogs at home, as well as health issues that owners should be looking out for. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for dog and owner when done correctly, and can help dogs have a better experience when groomed professionally.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to prepare your dog for grooming at home.
    • Choosing your tools
    • How to properly brush your dog at home.
    • Ear infections and grooming.

    About The Presenter

    Michelle Martiya is a dog trainer and pet stylist with over 20 years’ experience in the dog grooming industry. Having worked in both grooming salons and mobile grooming businesses, she is very familiar with the problems that can develop when an animal is not groomed on a regular basis. She is also familiar with the challenges that owners face in maintaining their dog's coat between grooming sessions, such as not knowing how to properly brush their dogs, or how to resolve behavioral issues that may arise when introducing grooming to their pet. Along with her mobile grooming business in Boca Raton, Florida, Martiya also works with other groomers and their clients to help dogs that are fearful and/or anxious during the grooming process. She teaches owners how to use positive reinforcement to prepare their puppies for a lifetime of grooming, or how to counter condition their dogs to difficult procedures, such as nail trimming and blow drying.

    • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    I'm Bored and Who Cares About Food Anyway?

    Presented by Michelle Martiya

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    When introducing a horse to clicker training for the first time the horse will often appear uninterested in the food being offered. They may not attempt any behaviors and will sometimes just walk away from the trainer.

    This webinar examines the many reasons why a horse in a training situation may seem to lack interest in the food and/or training session and how best to  motivate the horse and increase their interest in participating. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why your horse may seem uninterested in food or training when starting out with a clicker training program.
    • Recognize how to deal with internal conflict when beginning a horse training program.
    • Understand the importance of matching the value of food to the difficulty of behavior being trained.
    • Recognize which environmental factors may interfere with your training program.

    About The Presenter

    Michelle has been working professionally as an equine trainer and behavior consultant for over 3 years. She specializes in gentling mustangs and working with fearful, unapproachable equines. She also offers online coaching as well as in person training for human/equine teams.

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