Sunday, March 10, 2024 • 8:30 am–9:30 am • Italian Suite
A shift in a pet’s emotional and mental state can change a pet’s mood and behavior. In this session, we are going to discuss the power of a positive experience and how that will improve the reaction of a scared, aggressive, or unsure pet. The grooming process can be scary or intimidating, resulting in a range of unwanted behaviors. We will discuss those behaviors and what activities can be used to counteract them. Even pets that enjoy going to the groomers can get overstimulated resulting in an injury to the pet or pet pro. By using enrichment we can reduce the risk of injury to the pet or pet professional. Creating a positive experience with enrichment aids in building relationships between the pet care provider and the pets in their care. Which will lead to more dapper dogs and fabulous felines for future grooms to come.