Vet care, Grooming, and Body Handling

This is one of those times when the safer option is also more humane. Helping dogs become more comfortable with body handling means they are less likely to growl, bite, or fight for their freedom in other ways.

These techniques are used in wildlife rehab centers with big tigers and bears. No matter the breed, your dog can definitely learn to be more comfortable with this empowered approach to body handling. You can use this on your cats, too!

Recorded May 26, 2020.

  • Useful for grooming, muzzle training, injections, bathing, flea medicine, harnesses, boots, jackets, backpacks, and more!

  • Systematic approach with safety at the forefront.

  • Introduction to this important topic and pre-requisite for Terrie's 4-week practical course.

  • Empowered training with dogs able to say yes and no.

  • Helpful for professionals and people with their own dogs.

  • On-demand recording of a live webinar.

  • Included with Diamond Membership (see below).

Nail trimming, bath time, blood draws, hair brushing,...

We can improve quality of life by helping dogs feel safe.

  • Grooming can be peaceful!

    From muzzles to vet care to winter boots, this intro webinar will get you started with teaching your dog to be more relaxed with body handling, including grooming and vet care. Useful for professionals as well as caregivers.

  • 1.5 Hour Theory Intro

    Recorded live - this is on-demand content that you can put to use right away.

    It's also a pre-requisite for Terrie's more in-depth 4-week live case consult course. See below to register for the recordings of both classes.

  • What will be covered?

    We’ll introduce the first steps to an experience with lower anxiety and stress and higher relaxation and cooperation.

    Learn the the elements of counterconditioning with empowerment.


5 star rating

Must watch for every person interacting with dogs

Jacqueline Moreno

Awesome info, concise and compassionate for humans and dogs. I loved the examples and the suggested procedures. Wouldn't it be awesome that any dog handling ...

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Awesome info, concise and compassionate for humans and dogs. I loved the examples and the suggested procedures. Wouldn't it be awesome that any dog handling professionals requested that their clients helped their dogs more than vetting and grooming them?

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perfect title

Graciela Morote

excellent webinar, amazing information

excellent webinar, amazing information

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About the Instructor

I'm excited to have Terrie here to teach husbandry. Read on to learn why.

Professional Dog Trainer

Terrie Hayward, M.Ed., CDBC, KPACTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT

Terrie Hayward has an M.Ed. and is a Faculty Member of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA), a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP), and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Additionally, she is also certified in Canine Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild, and has written articles on training for BARKS magazine, Pet Business, and Grooming Business magazine and is the author of three books: A Deaf Dog Joins the Family," co-author, “Grooming Without Stress: Safer, Quicker, Happier,” and “Your 10 Minute a Day Dog.” Terrie is also the creator of the new Deaf Dog Course, details of which you can find on her website:

Terrie works with families and their animal companions, presents workshops, travels, and consults focusing on positive reinforcement interactions and modifying behavior through applications in behavior analysis.

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