Training for Health Care and Grooming

dog lying peacefully while her toenails are groomed with a dremel grinder

Tail-wagging nail care!  Clean ears without tears!

When your beloved pet is in pain, the last thing you want is for the treatment to cause added distress.  Sometimes we even hesitate to perform important preventive care because it doesn’t seem worth the struggle and stress for all involved.


Dogs and cats can learn to willingly cooperate with essential grooming and health care activities.  You will be able to do what is needed without calling in strong helpers to hold the patient down.


You all can even learn to enjoy going to the veterinary clinic instead of dreading it!

Here are some examples of how this training can help you and your pet:

Pets who need a procedure done repeatedly at home, such as allergy injections, can be taught to hold still and accept the pinch in exchange for a special treat at the end.

Teaching them a way to say "I'm ready," and mixing in practice pokes without the needle can make all the difference in obtaining cooperation:

Proactively training a voluntary "I'm ready" position helped make treating Juni's eye infection stress-free:

Some pets are super-sensitive to being touched.  We're helping Monty get used to a variety of sensations, such as having his back stroked with a Q-tip:

We begin with a consult to learn about your situation and needs.  We will discuss the plan and get you started on training. 

Initial consult: $180 plus tax

Training packages start at $338 plus tax

CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed
Fear Free Certified Professional
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Association of Professional Dog Trainers: APDT
Pet Professional Guild