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The Do's and Do Knots of Grooming a Client's Dog Presented by Michelle Martiya

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
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  • Sunday, September 29, 2019
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  • Recorded Webinar

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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.

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